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CS92PROD
Intellectuals and the Production of Knowledge
SOC 244
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 206

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 products 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 interesting (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 otherwise).

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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