ANTH 619: Disrupting Nature: Queer, Feminist, and Indigenous Science Studies

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces bodies of theory at the intersections of queer, feminist, and Indigenous studies and science and technology studies (STS), and questions how the concepts now known as “nature”, “sex”, and “life” were made. Illuminates connections between science and colonialism and how scientific concepts of nature have helped produce and maintain inequalities. Examines how colonial modes of thought have worked to isolate natural phenomena from their cultural contexts, and imposed divisions that have become the basis of colonial violence. Engages with multiple sustained efforts to resist these divides and/or rethink connections between nature and culture. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: One introductory graduate level social theory course in any discipline or consent of professor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.