ANTHRCUL 658 - Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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This graduate reading and discussion seminar provides an intensive introduction to some of the major themes and issues in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Drawing on scholarship from a range of fields including history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, communication, and information studies, the course mixes theoretical material with more empirically oriented studies. The course introduces a dozen (or so) core concepts from STS through both classic papers and more recent engagement with those concepts by a wide variety of scholars. The goal is to leave students from all disciplines with a sense of what STS has to offer and how they might concretely implement these concepts in their own work. It is the core course for the STS Graduate Certificate.

Course Requirements:

Weekly readings of approximately 200 pages; weekly reading response posts; attendance and participation in discussions; and a final paper.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students from any field in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.

Class Format:

Three-hour seminar


ANTHRCUL 658 - Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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