When and Where: alternate Thursdays (starting 11 January), Humanities and Social Sciences 7077
Instructor: Jonathan Cohen
(joncohenREMOVETHIS@aardvark.ucsd.edu (omit text in caps, which reduces automated spam))
Office hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:00, in H&SS 8072 (and by appointment; please feel free to call)
In this senior seminar we'll be investigating these and related questions about wine, wine perception, and talk about wine by reading together Adrienne Lehrer's classic, Wine and Conversation (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983).
Most of the issues we'll study arise in other domains of sensory experience, and so are not unique to wine. But focussing on wine is convenient -- partly because there are large and well-labeled corpora of talk about wine, and partly because it will be useful to constrain our set of examples to a single domain with which we all have some experience.
In addition, every student will be required to bring a written question (maximum 4 sentences) raised by the reading to every session after the first. These will form the basis of the class discussion, so it is essential that they be handed in every meeting.
|11 January||Introduction, planning||None|
|25 January||Theory: Wine and Semantics||Lehrer, ch1-3|
|8 February||Experiment: Wine and Subjects||Lehrer, ch4-8|
|22 February||Communication: Wine and Wine Talk||Lehrer, ch9-11|
|1 March||Catchup and Conclusions||None|