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Social Life of the Modern Fact
CHUM 360
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 260, HIST 217, SOC 295

Facts aren't born; they're made. The challenge is to understand how people have come to think of facts as existing in the world independent of human intervention. This interdisciplinary survey course explores the tools and techniques that people have used to craft facts. We consider examples from the 18th century through the present day, such as training manuals, films, and instruments. The course also examines how broader structures--such as social networks and the law--help produce facts as people share, defend, and use them.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CHUM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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