Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2096: Cyborg Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Alexander Badman-King (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module encourages you to develop a new perspective on the world. A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism. With the figure of the cyborg, we will explore the couplings of humans, machines, sciences, animals and nature. Discussions of 'posthumanist' theory and its moral and political implications will be considered alongside a very wide range of empirical studies drawn from science and technology studies, environmental studies and the arts. The module consists of seminar based discussions of pre-assigned readings. There are no prerequisites and it is suitable for non-specialist students in the social and natural sciences, the humanities and engineering and is highly appropriate for students following interdisciplinary pathways.

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