This course critically examines the various frameworks through which science operates to construct difference in living populations. It analyzes the logistics of classification as they pertain to modern empirical science and situates classificatory practices in their historical and cultural contexts. Particular attention is paid to the interplay between scientific research and historical episodes of cultural anxiety concerning the nature and significance of human differences based on race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements and One Level 2 STS Cluster HuSS Elective. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS Elective.