Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS 4531 - [Knowledge and Society]

(also SOC 4530 ) (CA-AS)
Fall. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015. Limited to 15 students.

C. Leuenberger.

What is real? How is one to know? In this course we explore these questions by focusing on the intersection between knowledge, society, culture, and politics. Knowledge is central to the organization of society. It not only constitutes everyday, common-sense, and indigenous practices, but also professional and scientific endeavors. We will discuss theoretical debates and empirical studies of how knowledge partakes in the construction and experience of reality, personhood, identity, interaction, religion, and the emotions, and how it builds and sustains the artistic, scientific, and technical professions.

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