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POETICS OF THE BODY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 35
Full UC Title: POETICS OF THE BODY 
Transcript Title: POETICS OF THE BODY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course explores the intricate links and parallels between the arts, science, philosophy, architecture, nature, cultural traditions, mysticism, medicine (both western and eastern), law, and economics, through understandings of the human body. The VCA campus providing a unique classroom environment for this subject, with a teaching staff of working artists, academics and guest speakers, all experts in their fields. The Poetics of the Body combines lectures and tutorials with workshops/hands-on approaches in formal and more informal creative applications of theoretical knowledge, as well as student-led collaborative projects. Since the beginning of the scientific revolution in the 17th century the investigation of the body has concentrated primarily on discipline-specific fields of study. In an increasing global and collaborative world the need to have a sense and knowledge of the whole, the interconnections between disciplines, their languages and approaches, histories and cultural expressions, is essential to understanding and shaping the 21st century. A central concern in the Poetics is a creative approach to the study of all disciplines and the practical application of this knowledge to global issues. Underpinning the Poetics of the Body is recognition of the value of interdisciplinarity and the role it plays in understanding critical vocabularies and new areas of research. The focus on the exchange of ideas between students and teachers across the schools and campuses, shapes the range of issues that the human body presents, in all the ways that one experiences it - intellectually, personally, kineaesthetically, and in multi-disciplinary forms. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: POETICS OF THE BODY 
Partner University Department: Victorian College of the Arts 
Partner University Course Number: UNIB10011