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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 240 Cognition and Society

Why do we stomp on coakroaches yet marvel at butterflies? What guidelines do societies rely upon to decide when a person's class or race or age or gender or sexuality is morally and legally relevant? How are personal memories and historical narratives connected to the politics of identity? Drawing upon major sociological, anthropological, and psychological traditions, this course examines socio-cognitive relations within specific contexts of perceiving, reasoning, classifying, framing, time reckoning, and meaning assigning.

Prerequisite

A&S 102 or A&S 103 or permission of instructor

Instructor

Danna