24.236 Topics in Social Theory and Practice


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An in-depth consideration of a topic in social theory with reflection on its implications for social change. Examples of topics include race and racism; punishment and prison reform; global justice and human rights; gender and global care chains; environmentalism and industrial agriculture; bioethics, disability, and human enhancement; capitalism and commodification; and sexuality and the family. Readings draw from both social science and philosophy with special attention to the normative literature relevant to the issue. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.236 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by A. Prescott-Couch.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-168.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 24.236 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Topics in Social Theory and Practice: Race and Racism site or on the 24.236 Stellar site.

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