COML 6681

COML 6681

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

The history of systems theory involves complex stories of technoscientific change and knowledge production on a global scale. In recent years, scholars have increasingly moved away from the field's predominantly North American and European focuses to study instead how systems theory's thinking of dynamic interrelations, and the related area of cybernetics research on self-organization and recursivity have developed in major Asian societies. This course first explores the epistemological foundations of systems theory before studying its major developments and historical case studies in the PRC, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. We will then examine systems theory and cybernetics' impacts on questions of technocratic governance, biopolitics, economy, gender and sexuality, and cultural and aesthetic production.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 6681

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20209 COML 6681   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students only.