ANTH 367: DNA, Identity, and Power

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Credits: 3

Considers the history and development of genomics in relation to questions of human identities and belonging, including issues of race, cultural heritage, sex, gender, sexuality, violence, and monogamy. Evaluates how genomics has become a seemingly authoritative source of knowledge about human identities and our relations to one another, and assesses the consequences of genomic truth claims in society today. Evaluates the field of genomics as a form of knowledge production and also as a culturally and politically situated process. Brings science into better relation with critical race theories, Indigenous studies, and queer and feminist science studies to disrupt and reinvent how genomic knowledge of humans is made and understood. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135 or additional introductory coursework in one or more of the following areas: Biological and/or Cultural Anthropology; Biology; Science and Technology Studies; History of Science and/or Medicine; African and African-American Studies; Native American Studies; Latin American Studies; LGBTQ Studies; and Women and Gender Studies.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.