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Academic Year 2005/2006
Intellectuals and the Production of Knowledge
SOC 244 SP
Facts--especially scientific facts--usually appear "as independent beings endowed with life, and entering into relations both with one another and the human race" (Marx, 1872). Marx was primarily interested in the
of physical labor when he wrote those words, but knowledge, too, is a COMMODITY: a product of human effort and exchange. It does not spring forth fully formed, but rather has a history, a social setting, and a cast of
(and interested) characters. Through case studies and cross-disciplinary readings, this course challenges students to examine the social forces that influence the production and producers of knowledge (scientific and
Hafferty, F., INTO THE VALLEY: DEATH AND THE SOCIALIZATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS
Gould, S., THE MISMEASURE OF MAN
Assorted online readings
The readings listed above are tentative and may change before the
start of classes.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two papers (case studies)
A reading journal
Attendance and participation
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
SISP majors who have not taken SOC 151 (or SOC 152) may obtain a prerequisite override from the administrative assistant in the Sociology Department, or directly from the instructor.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Simpson,Ruth E.
- Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 24)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 4 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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