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Robert Crawford
TIAS 515
Tacoma Campus

Themes in the Interpretation of Culture

Analyzes selected themes in the study of modern culture, such as health and medicine, sexuality, consumption, television, advertising, film, literature, art, music, architecture, and social, or cultural history.

Class description

TIAS 515B: Course subtitle: Torture and Ideology

An examination of U.S. torture post-9/11 within broader contexts of state practices of torture and their justifications.

Student learning goals

exploration of contemporary forms of anxiety in cultural context; and how anxieties about health intersect with other contemporary anxieties

explorations of aspects of modern and contemporary cultures through the metaphors and meanings of health

General method of instruction

Seminar discussion and instructor lecture.

Recommended preparation

graduate level course experience; although advanced undergraduates will be admitted to the course.

Class assignments and grading

Grading based on seminar participation, critical analysis of the readings, and library research term paper.

Normal modes of assessment of student achievement on assignments


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert Crawford
Date: 03/25/2009