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Title: ANSO 311, Prejudice and the Human Condition, Spring 2004
Authors: McGowan, Thomas G.
Keywords: Anthropology and Sociology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2004 Spring
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: This course examines the interpretive dimensions of human existence. We will begin our examination by studying the social epistemology of Emile Durkheim, and continue by extending our analysis into the field of phenomenology and the sociology of knowledge by way of the work of Berger and Luckmann. Our attention will then turn to the phenomenological study of hermeneutics. We will follow Richard Palmer’s lead in examining the Continental tradition, paying close attention to the work of Heidegger and, ultimately, Hand-Georg Gadamer. The seminar will culminate with a detailed study of Gadamer’s hermeneutics and the exploration of the ontological significance of his work for self positioning. The format for this seminar will be lecture and discussion. The seminar will focus on the presentation and discussion of weekly essay papers that will be completed prior to seminar meetings. The essays will be written in response to assigned questions and should be 4-5 pages in length. Preparation of the essays will require the careful interpretation of weekly reading assignments, ensuring quality seminar discussions.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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