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PS 300 SF - Special Topics - FeminismBioethicsBiopolitics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Selected readings and research in political science. See Class Schedule for current topics. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Six hours of political science, or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

Major restrictions will be removed on December 7. Topic: Feminism, Bioethics and Biopolitics. This course examines how recent developments in the life sciences prompt us to reframe debates about bioethics and biopolitics. The course will draw on research in epigenetics, microbiomics, immunology, neuroscience, and environmental toxicology according to which the biological body changes how it rebuilds itself in response to its experience of the social and material world. Exploring the implications of this work, students will engage topics such as the nature of the self, the scope of political agency and moral responsibility, and the practice of medical research, with especial attention to the politics of race, gender, and class. Applies to Law and Power concentration.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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