851-0125-67L  Structuralist and Post-Structuralist Approaches to Signs and Knowledge

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2020
DozierendeR. Wagner
Periodizitäteinmalige Veranstaltung


851-0125-67 SStructuralist and Post-Structuralist Approaches to Signs and Knowledge2 Std.
Fr15:00-17:00ER SA TZ »
15:15-17:00IFW B 42 »
R. Wagner


KurzbeschreibungThis course will review some structuralist and post-structuralist approaches to signs and knowledge. It will start from the French structuralist tradition, continue with the "1968 thinkers", and conclude with feminist and queer critiques of knowledge that rely on this tradition. The theories studied in class will be evaluated in terms of their application to science studies.
Lernziel1. To introduce the structuralist and post-structuralist tradition, as well as subsequent queer and feminist critiques of knowledge (the thinkers taught in the course will most probably come from the following list: Ferdinand de Saussure, Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, and Donna Harraway).
2. To apply the ideas of this tradition to the context of science studies

At the end of the course the students will be able to analyze scientific texts and practices in terms of structuralist, post-structuralist and feminist critique of science.


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Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeR. Wagner
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
ZulassungsbedingungThe course will include reading advanced 20th century philosophical texts. Students without experience in reading philosophical texts may find the course difficult.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusThe course workload includes weekly reading (ca. 20 pages), 10 short weekly preparation tasks and one classroom presentation. The grade will be based on a final essay (1500-2000 words).


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WartelisteBis 06.03.2020

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