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Knowledge Networks and Global Transformation

SOC 1871R S01 [CRN: 23996]

How do refined knowledge and the social relations that organize and distribute it influence changes in the institutions, inequalities and cultural systems and practices that define particular world regions and global formations? And how do global transformations influence the trajectories of knowledge production themselves? We will examine particular knowledge-identified agents, including universities, research institutes, think tanks, and professional associations, to consider why they approach global transformations in the way that they do. And we will consider how particular kinds of global transformations, from the end of the cold war and the transformation of information/communication technology to the last financial crisis, affect knowledge production itself. By exploring intersections between global complexity and reflexivity in this fashion, we hope to increase our own capacities for seeing the world not only as it is, but how knowledge might be used in making better alternatives for the future. Enrollment limited to 20 juniors and seniors. WRIT
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
4:00 pm - 6:20 pm Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
17 (May 16, 2014 9:00am)