Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3096: Cyborg Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Astrid Schrader (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module encourages you to develop a new perspective on the world. A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism. With the figure of the cyborg, we will explore the couplings of humans, machines, sciences, animals and nature. Discussions of ' posthumanist' theory and its moral and political implications will be considered alongside a very wide range of empirical studies drawn from science and technology studies, environmental studies and the arts. The module consists of seminar based discussions of pre-assigned readings. There are no prerequisites and it is suitable for non-specialist students in the social and natural sciences, the humanities and engineering and is highly appropriate for students following interdisciplinary pathways.