SHUM 6643

SHUM 6643

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

How do humans live with the ruins we create? What lifeways and lifeforms do ruins sustain? What forces cause the remnants of late modernity to endure or erode? Through the lens of archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, cultural geography, art, and architecture, this interdisciplinary seminar interrogates ruination as a condition of the human experience—one that has intensified in the afterlife of modernity, and one whose study might help us cope with advancing planetary decline, even as we work to curb it. For longer description and instructor bio, visit

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Not open to: undergraduates.

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Syllabi: none
  • 16925 SHUM 6643   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person