|Semester and Year||FA 2012|
|Time||9:30 AM - 10:45 AM|
Open to Gallatin transfer students only.
Visible and invisible, lonesome and collaborative, inspired and endured, labor makes and maintains the world we live in. To learn about work is to learn how most people spend most of the day, securing means, pursuing dreams, existing in active relation to other people. How do we come to choose the work we do, and how to assess and redress the injustices that often come with the division of labor? What are the ethical and economic relationships that bind us to the faraway strangers, or familiar faces we greet everyday, upon whose efforts our own routines rely? How have artists and writers depicted working people, and in what ways does creative work fit into or fall outside the economy at large? How has work structured our notions and experience of time? In this course, students develop individual research projects across diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, philosophy, art history, law, and critical theory, to explore the challenges that work has posed to political thought, political action, and aesthetic representation alike. Readings drawn from literature, visual culture, intellectual history, and globalization discourse will be supplemented by artworks, films, and the occasional excursion.
First-Year Program: Transfer Student Research Seminar (FIRST-UG)