STS 4311

STS 4311

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

A cliche among medical professionals says, "If you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." In other words, treatment decisions often are dictated by available technologies. This course looks at medical technologies from dissection to X-rays to antidepressants and the ways they shape how medical professionals look at and practice upon the human body. Takes a broad view of technology, encompassing systems of practice that shape how work is conducted and the body is understood, as well as specific machines and treatments with specific uses. Considers how these technologies often are not only treatments for individual patients but also metaphors for larger cultural questions.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4311BSOC 4311

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16154 STS 4311   SEM 101