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Botanical STS: Plants as Nature, Capital, Empire
STS 310
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: ENVS 332

Interest in the social and technoscientific lives of plants has been rising. Described as the Plant Turn or Critical/Transnational Plant Studies, this multidisciplinary field of study encompasses the social and environmental sciences, experimental humanities, and visual/sonic/literary arts. In this course, we will delve into contemporary works that situate the relationship between plants and botanical studies at the center of critical analysis and creative practice. What happens to notions of agency/intelligence, property/exchange, and power/knowledge when we think with and about plants? We will explore answers to these questions by engaging in three types of activities: readings and film screenings, field visits to botanical collections and agricultural stations, and online use of global plant databases.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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