ANTH 367: DNA, Identity, and Power
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.
Course Information from the University Catalog
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.