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CORE 002 SC - Nerds and Geeks


The words “geek” and “nerd” are used to describe individuals with a range of behaviors from the socially awkward to the intellectually focused. In this course, we will examine how, in our high-tech age, these terms have crossed over from a subculture to pop culture. We will explore the rise and fall of historical intellectual periods as they relate to the present day emphasis on STEM and the concurrent anti-science movements. We will also discuss misogynist versus feminist trends, and transnational influences (e.g. Japan, Korea, Germany, Hungary). Students in the class will play a part in the direction and design of a class final project.

 

Course Credit: 1.0


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