Fall Term, 2000: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 - 10:50 am, JH 207
Instructor: Eriberto P. Lozada Jr.
Office: Anthropology Program, JH 349A
Office Hours: M, W, R, F 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, and by appointment
Is truth to be found in science, religion, or some combination of both? How do scientific theories, religious beliefs and technological innovations affect the way we perceive our lives? This course is designed to be an inquiry into these questions involving the production and cultural meanings of scientific knowledge and technological change. We will compare the function and rhetoric of scientific "truths" to other modes of truth-production (such as religion) and consider the ways in which the language of science is culturally produced and in turn reproductive of cultural norms in Western society. Our course readings will focus on topics from religion, biology, physics, and information technology and on critical perspectives from anthropology, rhetoric, and gender studies.
It is the policy and practice of Butler University to make reasonable accommodations for students with properly documented disabilities. Written notification from Student Disability Services is required. If you are eligible to receive an accommodation and would like to request it for this course, please discuss it with me and allow two weeks notice. Otherwise, it is not guaranteed that the accommodation can be received on a timely basis. If you have questions about Student Disability Services, you may wish to contact Michele Atterson, JH 136, ext. 9308.
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