Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    Feb 22, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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STS 6101 - [Sense, Movement, Sociality]

(crosslisted) ANTHR 6101  
     
Spring. Not offered: 2023-2024. Next offered: 2024-2025. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

R. Prentice.

This course begins from the premise that bodies and sensing are the ground of sociality. Drawing on texts from Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, Disability Studies, and Animal Studies, as well as some classics of social theory, this course brings bodies and senses to the fore in thinking about how humans live, work, relate, and create together. It considers all the senses from “the big five” (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) to the “hidden senses” (balance, kinesthesia, proprioception, and affect). The goal is to read and think materially, semiotically, and theoretically about how humans, as a social species, interact with our own and other species through our bodies, our senses, and our movements.



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