LCST

4043

Reimagining the Human

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Reimagining the Human

Spring 2019

Taught By: Heather Davis

Section: A

CRN: 7468

Credits: 4

What does it mean to be human? How do we conceive of humanity and who gets to be considered a whole person? Drawing on discourses surrounding biomedicine, animal studies, feminist science studies, and critical race studies, this course will examine the discourses and legacies of humanism and posthumanism. The course will be organized around two of the most important feminist thinkers, Donna Haraway and Sylvia Wynter, and their respective projects to both deconstruct and reconstruct a notion of humanity. We will also be engaging with other writers who are indebted to their work and the imperative to consider whether thinking about humans as a species is a politically worthwhile project. [Tracks C, M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:38pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019