From Animation to Zombies: the Ethics, (Bio)Politics and Aesthetics of Defining Life

This course invites you to probe the diverse definitions of one of the most central terms of human existence: “life.” In order to understand and critically examine what constituted life in diverse contexts and times, and how these definitions have been shaping the way life is treated, we will engage with different schools of thought and a variety of materials and media that help us determine the ethical, (bio)political, and aesthetic consequences of defining life and its limits. Taught in English.

Class Number: 

GER 160A1

Grading: 

Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E. Available to qualified students for pass/fail option.

Special Exam: 

Course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).

Usually Offered: 

Spring

Units: 

3

Approved As: 

General Education Tier One - Humanities
General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies

Level: 

Undergraduate

Category: 

TRAD/GenEd