Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ANTH 422 - INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER

Long Title: INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This seminar course asks why “infrastructure” – that which enables other things to happen – has recently become such an important concept in the human sciences. After reviewing recent and classic theoretical approaches we explore recent anthropological studies of infrastructures-in-action ranging from information and media infrastructures to environmental and biotic infrastructures to infrastructures of governance and power. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 622. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 422 if student has credit for ANTH 622.