CHID 490 B: Research Seminar

Love and Attraction

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
LOW 102
SLN: 
12402
Instructor:
Phillip Thurtle

Syllabus Description:

This class will address the relationship between the humanized notion of love, (where only humans or human-like animals are thought to feel love), and the more materially-based notion of attraction, (where even molecules possess forces of attraction). As the quarter progresses we will pay special attention to the tension between love as a socially conservative force and the role of attraction in upsetting social conventions. Students will be encouraged to ask,“Why is the study of love important?”  “Who feels love?”  “How is love related to attraction?” “How does love and attraction channel existing power relationships?

 

Additional Details:

This class will address the relationship between the humanized notion of love ,(where only    humans or human-like animals are thought to feel love), and the more materially-based notion of attraction, (where even molecules possess forces of attraction). As the quarter progresses we will pay special attention to the tension between love as a socially conservative force and the role of attraction in upsetting social conventions. Students will be encouraged to ask,          “Why is the study of love important?”  “Who feels love?”  “How is love related to attraction?” “How does love and attraction channel existing power relationships?

 

Catalog Description: 
Intensive readings in specific topic. Students complete individual research projects. Satisfies the CHID senior thesis requirement for students who declared the CHID major prior to Summer 2014. Prerequisite: CHID 390.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:02pm