STS 4416

STS 4416

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Living in the contemporary moment means living with reminders that the end of the world – at least as we know it – is looming. From the global ecological crisis to evangelical apocalyptic visions, and from nuclear threats to the changes wrought by automated work, people are brushing up against the limits of human knowledge and experience. In this course, we will consider how anthropologists have grappled with the end of the world, drawing the discipline's boundaries liberally. Working with ethnography, science fiction, film, and more, we will ask: What does it mean to adopt the uncertain future as an object of study? And might the end of the world as we know it also mean the start of a more speculative anthropology?

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANTHR 3000 or permission of instructor required for undergraduate students.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  • 18874 STS 4416   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18875 STS 4416   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Ahmann, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies