Problems of Identity at Biology/Society Interface

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: course 101 or Anthropology 1, or Life Sciences 4 and 23L, or 7C (each may be taken concurrently). Course 105A is not requisite to 105B. Exploration of problems of human identity that are inherently biological and social. Topics vary and may include race, obesity and nutrition, autism, deafness or disability, gender, intelligence, or sexuality. Topics contain set of intertwined problems so complex, so difficult to define, and so wrapped up in conceptions of what it is to be human, that it has spawned research from variety of perspectives in biological and human sciences. Students critically engage various intellectual perspectives--some competing, some complementary--that intersect on one particular topic. Examination of how researchers from social/historical and biological sciences construct topic as intellectual problem, methods they bring to bear on it, and findings they have produced. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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