Re-Imagining the Body
Spring 2014 quarter
This interdisciplinary program will explore how the human body was imagined by Eastern and Western cultures and how we can re-imagine the body to achieve better health and a greater sense of well-being. In particular we will study organs and body systems, look at the ways the body was imagined in Western scientific illustration and in alchemical images, Chinese diagrams, and Tibetan paintings. We will look at major organs and body systems from physical, physiological, and spiritual perspectives, practice medical illustration, and explore new ways of understanding and representing the interdependent work of a healthy body. Our study will also include an introduction to energy systems and alternative medicine.
Credits will be awarded in medical illustration, cultural studies, and anatomy.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Evening and Weekend
Advertised schedule: 5:30-9p Wed, 9a-5p Sat (Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, June 7)
|January 3rd, 2014||Added Saturday dates to schedule.|