IDS190-2: Fresh Sem: IDS

Topic:

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
TuTh
1:00pm - 2:30pm
New Psyc Bldg 225 (36 Eagle Ro
Taylor, Leslie
TuTh
1:00pm - 2:30pm
New Psyc Bldg 225 (36 Eagle Ro
Lynn, David G.
FSEM36194
Appropriate for First Year students.

Fall, spring. Variable topics using interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities and social sciences. Topics represent current interests of the instructor.

IDS190: Fifty Shades of Grey (Areas)

Fall 2017

 What do migrant entrepreneurship, hook-up culture, small-scale farming, schizophrenia, and (possibly) poisonous peptides all have in common? These complex issues often elicit black and white binary thinking. In this class, we will identify and investigate the complex grey areas lurking within all these research areas. Co-taught by five teacher-scholars, this course samples Emory’s cutting-edge research and showcases diverse disciplines. By exploring the complexity of many different fields, we will collaboratively identify and deconstruct a range of binaries. Where’s the line between organic and conventional food; is there an easy distinction between good sex and bad sex; what’s the difference between toxin and technology? In “Fifty Shades of Grey (Areas),” we’ll use small group work, class discussions, short presentations, and multi-disciplinary readings to learn how to answer these questions. Sign up if you want to see what research is about, are unsure about your major, or want to learn about facts you can’t find in any textbook (yet).

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