Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

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MDHM 300 001 (CRN: 14426)

IMMUNITY- MEDIA/SCI/CULTURE

Long Title: IMMUNITY IN MEDIA, SCIENCE, AND CULTURE
Department: Medical Humanities
Instructor: Alexander, Travis
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 20
Enrollment data as of: 16-APR-2024 4:25PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
13-DEC-2021  
2:00PM - 5:00PM M
 
Description: This course will consider the conceptual history of immunity and autoimmunity. We will track immunity as it migrates from the domains of law and politics into biomedicine. What are the consequences of this provenance? How have seemingly objective medical conceptions of the body preserved or retained this militaristic belief in independence, power, and control? And what are its consequences for those whose bodies are exposed to that domination? How does the history of immunity inspire contemporary depictions of BIOPOC, trans, queer, and undocumented lives as pathogenic to the flourishing of “healthy” bodies and in turn to their state-sponsored exposure to death? We will propose to answer these questions by integrating an interdisciplinary archive of fiction, film, philosophy, and law. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MDHM 201 Repeatable for Credit.