STS.044/444 Science, Technology, and Self: Things and Thinking

Fall 2020: Tuesdays 3-5pm
Undergraduate level: STS.044 (HASS-S)
Graduate level: STS.444

Prereq: None
2-0-7 units

Instructor: Professor Sherry Turkle
Enrollment limited to 15; no listeners

Explores emotional and intellectual impact of objects. The growing literature on cognition and “things” cuts across anthropology, history, social theory, literature, sociology, and psychology and is of great relevance to science students. Examines the range of theories, from from anthropology to psychoanalytic thinking that underlies “thing” or “object” analysis. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.