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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 370B science, technology & culture Robert Yamashita 6134 Craven Hall tel. 750-4204 office hours: Tuesdays/Thursday 10:30-12:00.

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1 INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 370B science, technology & culture Robert Yamashita 6134 Craven Hall tel office hours: Tuesdays/Thursday 10:30-12:00

2 ID370B Science, Technology & Culture Introductory Class Course Description –Course Outline -- available next week –Pedagogy Practical Knowledge –Assignments Group World-wide Web Assignment (30%) Research Paper (40%) Take-Home final Exam (30%) Hear From the Students

3 Outline the pedagogical approach of the course Begin to develop some basic working concepts for the course as a whole See how these concepts can be used to examine the world ID370B Science, Technology & Culture PART I. Working Concepts/Tools

4 ID370B Science, Technology & Culture PEDAGOGY PRAGMATICS

5 ID370B Science, Technology & Culture PEDAGOGY Theory as a toolbox –Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault “Intellectuals and Power” in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice The inter-relationship between theory (ideas) and practice (action).

6 ID370B Science, Technology & Culture PEDAGOGY “A theory is exactly like a box of tools. … It must be useful. It must function. And not for itself. If no one uses, beginning with the theoretician himself … then a theory is worthless or the moment is inappropriate. We don’t revise theory, but construct new ones; we have no choice but to make others” –Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault “Intellectuals and Power” in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice (page 208)

7 ID370B Science, Technology & Culture Working Concepts Social Terrain (cognitive mapping) Macro-Micro translation


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