RACKHAM 619 - Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Rackham Graduate School (RACKHAM)
Department: Graduate School
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This graduate readings seminar is designed to provide an overview of some of the major themes and issues that occupy the field of Science and Technology Studies. Drawing primarily on scholarship in history, anthropology, and sociology, we will mix theoretical material with more empirically oriented studies. The course will focus particularly on the relation between social, political, and cultural contexts and the development of ideas and practices within science, technology, and medicine.

Students will be expected to keep up with the weekly reading, actively participate in seminar discussions, and do short weekly reading reactions that may be shared with the rest of the class. In addition, each week at least one student will be responsible for writing a short think piece (3-5 pages) on the reading material and leading the week's discussion. Two think pieces will be required per student. There will also be a final essay due at the end of the term.

RACKHAM 619 - Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
25011
Open
8
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1107604656
The golem : what you should know about science, Author: Collins, H. M. (Harry M.), 1943-, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520214455
Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge, Author: Epstein, Steven, Publisher: Univ. of California Press 20]0
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780801850202
Technology in the hospital : transforming patient care in the early twentieth century, Author: Howell, Joel D., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1995
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780674793033
Science at the bar : science and technology in American law., Author: Jasanoff, Sheila., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1997
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780199256044
Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory, Author: Latour, Bruno., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2005
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780822329022
The body multiple : ontology in medical practice, Author: Mol, Annemarie., Publisher: Duke University Press 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1421401541
Leonardo to the internet : Technology & culture from the renaissance to the present., Author: Misa, Thomas J., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2011
Required
ISBN: 0691121907
Politics of life itself : biomedicine, power, and subjectivity in the twenty-first century, Author: Rose, Nikolas S., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780300070163
Seeing like a state : how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed, Author: Scott, James C., Publisher: Yale University Press 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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