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CHID 390 A: Colloquium in the History of Ideas

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
MGH 085
SLN: 
12423
Instructor:
July Hazard Headshot
July Hazard

Syllabus Description:

Trash Dirt Filth Rot: How to Think with Waste

In this course we will explore foundations and frameworks of waste discourse. Multiple meanings of waste inflect our society—from trash we talk, to garbage we toss, to lives rendered disposable and lifeways discarded as worthless. Who says what (or who) counts as waste? How nasty is filth, really? How do whole landscapes and populations become sacrifices? We will scavenge through archives of theory, sci-fi, and popular culture to unbury just what happens when people, places, and things get trashed—and what happens when trash talks back.

Catalog Description: 
Investigates the theoretical and practical problems of interpretation and knowledge production in a topic chosen by the instructor. Primarily for majors. Prerequisite: CHID 101.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2019 - 4:00am
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