2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Re-Imagining the Body


Spring 2014 quarter

Hirsh Diamant visual, expressive and media arts including arts of self cultivation, cultural and Chinese studies, human development, education , Cindy Beck
Fields of Study
cultural studies, health and visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
art, health sciences, cultural studies

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.

Advertised Schedule
5:30-9p Wed, 9a-5p Sat (Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, June 7)
Schedule and Location
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
January 3rd, 2014 Added Saturday dates to schedule.