Guided by the premise that the body mediates human understanding about the world, this seminar examines anthropological investigations about the cultural production of the senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing and smell). The readings for the course focus on the diverse ways the senses are organized across cultures and shaped by context, language, identity and society. Students will have an opportunity engage in various sensory related projects through the semester.
Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Anthropology.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies social science distribution requirement.