24.636 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.

24.636 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Haslanger.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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