Course List

Courses Currently Approved for the STS Graduate Certificate

The graduate committee has reviewed the courses listed below and deemed them appropriate for the STS certificate program. It will continue to review courses for inclusion on a yearly basis. Students may petition the grad committee to include courses not listed below. Highlighted and/or linked courses are being offered in the upcoming term.

The STS Core Course (History/Rackham 619, SI 719) will next be offered in W15.

 

African and Afroamerican Studies +

409  Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa (Renne)
433 — Activism in Race, Gender and Health (Haniff)
458.004 — Health and African Development (Stein)
458.008 — Cultural Aspects of Health (Colman-Burns)
462 — Globalization and African Health (Stern)
483/5 — Gender, Poverty, Medicine (Fadlalla)
495 — AIDS in Africa (Ellsworth)
596 — The History of Environmental Thought and Activism (Taylor)
629 — Bodies, Technologies and Nature(s) in Africa (Hecht)
662
— Health & Socioeconomic Development (Stein)

American Culture +

601— Digital Media (Nakamura)
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (grad core course) (Hecht, Nakamura)

Anthropology +

458 Religion, Media, and Politics (Moll)
496 — Human Genetics, Disease and Culture (Bigham)
513 — Urbanization and Technological Change in Africa
541 — Environmental Anthropology (Kirsch)
543 — Demographic Approaches in Anthropology (Fricke & Renne)
548 — Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology (Peters-Golden & Roberts)
558 — The Anthropology of Time (Roberts)
558 — Actor-Network Theory (Hull)
563 — Mechanisms of Human Adaptation (Frisancho)
682 — BioArt International (Robertson)

Architecture and Urban Planning / Design +

505 — Landscapes of Energy (Ghosn)
506 / UP 533 Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture (Kelbaugh)
509 — Going Soft: Aesthetic Regimes of the Human Sciences in the 20th Century (Knoblauch)
526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture (Swartzbaugh)
531 — Networked Cities (McCullogh)
532 — Sustainable Development (Campbell)
572 — Transportation and Land Use Planning (Levine)
603 — Certitude, Techno-science, and the Neoliberal Economy: Lineaments of a modern architecture (Glover)
726 — Theories in Design Health (Knoblauch) 

UD 729 — Sustainable City (McCullough)

UP  — 502 Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts (Pimentel Walker)
525  — Food Systems Planning (Hoey)
532  — Sustainable Development (Campbell)
560  — Behavior and Environment (De Young)
650 — Advanced Urban Theory (Campbell)
671  — Public Policy and Transportation (Grengs)

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Studies +

581 — Space Policy and Management (Fisk)
605.005-6  Climate Change Informatics (Slavin, Posselt)

Communications +

405 — Visual Culture of Science and Medicine (Selberg)
425
Internet Society and the Law (Sparr)
453 — Media in US History (Vaillant)
458 — Media and Technology (Vaillant)
459 —Gender and Law (Sparr)
464 —Mobile Communication (Campbell)
466 — Internet, Society & the Law (Sparr) 

478 — Media and Globalization (Punathambekar)
775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition (Scannell)
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences (Harrison)
810 — Mobile Communication and Society (Campbell)
820 — Media Policy Debate (Sparr) 
828 — Historical Approaches to Media & Technology (Vaillant)
840.001 Social Media Studies: Theories and Research(Ellison)
840.002 Unorthodox Research Methods (Sandvig)

Engineering +

Biomed 550  —  Ethics and Enterprise (Huang, Said)
Chem 597  —  Regulatory Issues (Ascione, Wang)
ESeng 501  — Seminar on Energy Systems, Technology & Policy (Linic, Suljo)
CEE 565 — Seminar in Energy Technology, Policy (Linic)
567 — Energy Infrastructure Systems (Lastoskie)
599  — Special Topics in Energy Systems Engineering (Keoleian)
682 — Problems in Environmental Engineering 

Mecheng 589  — Sustainable Design of Technology Systems (Skerlos)
523 — Business of Biology (Barry)
686 — Environmental Sustainability (Adriaens)

English +

630 — Literature and History of Science (Whitney)
842 — Liberalism and Scientific Thought (Hartley) 

Environmental Health Science +

500 Principles of Environmental Health Science (Neitzel)
504 — Genes and Environment (Rozek)
506 — Intro to International Health (Monto, Harlow)
580 — Conservation Biology (Cardinale)
591 — Equality Issues in Environmental Health (Nriagu)
602 — Environmental Health Policy (Maynard, Bowman)
615 — Water Quality and Human Health in the Great Lakes Region (Xi, Dvonch)

683 —  Air Pollution in Global Health (Dvonch)

Epidemiology +

515 Genetics in Public Health (Smith)
555 — Globalization and Health (Wilson) 
626 — Health Services and Policy (Morganstern)
666 — Health and Socio-economic Development (Stein)
806 —  History of Epidemiology (Baylin)

German +

GERMAN 761 The History and Literature of Science  (Whitney)

Health Behavior and Health Education +

540 Reproductive Health (Anderson, Walker)
603 Population Change (Snow)
610 Public Health Ethics (Roberts)
623 — Racial and Ethnic Health Disparity (Neighbors)
661 — Communities in Crisis (Button)
667 — Bioterrorism: Community Preparation & Response
668 Health Communication (Resnicow)
669 Genetics, Health Behavior, and Health Education (Roberts)
690 Environmental Health (Schulz)

Health and Healthcare Research +

700 Research in Health and Society (Howell, Heisler)

Health Management and Policy +

603  — Managing Healthcare (Rogers)
605 — Health Information Technology (Friedman)
615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Jacobson, Rubin)
618 — Tobacco Social Policy
624 — Health Policy in Development (McLaren)
625  — Comparative Health Pol & Management in High-income Countries (Greer)

649 — Political Issues in Health IT (Friedman)
652 — Health Law (Jacobson)
653 — Law and Public Health (Bowman)

657 — Ethical Frontiers (Griffith)
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy (Hirth)

663 — Economics of Health Management and Policy (McLaren)
664 — Health Policy Analysis (Eisenberg)

684 — Politics of Health Services Policy (Greer)
685  — Politics of Public Health Policy (Greer)

 

History +

508 — Technology, Colonialism, and Development (Hecht)
592  — Japan: Green Archipelago,Toxic Archipelago (Pincus)
606 — Technology, Knowledge, and Culture (Hecht)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Hecht, Nakamura)
620 — Global Health, Reproductive Medicine and Biopower (Hunt)
620 — Studies in the History of Medicine (Pernick)
620 — Colonial/Tropical Medicine (Hunt)
629 — Bodies, Technologies and Nature(s) in Africa (Hecht)
674 — The Feeling of Things in Modern Southeast Asia (Mrazek)
698 — Knowledge and Information Infrastructures (Edwards)
796 — Knowledge and Practice (Hecht)
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Hecht, Nakamura)

History of Art +

HART 680.001 — BioArt International (Robertson)
HART 689.001 — Knowledge and Visuality in Early Modern Europe (Brusati, Nelson)
HART 689.002 — Vision and Mathematics in Baroque Architecture (Soo)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies +

655 — Gender, Sex and Health (Padilla)

Philosophy +

560 — Topics in the Philosophy of Science (Belot)
602 — The Philosophy of Science (Sklar)

Political Science +

620 — Research in Politics and the Mass Media (Valentino/Traugott)
688.004  — Political Economy H2O Governance (Hutchings)
761 — Global Environmental Change and the State (Jacobson)

Rackham +

571— STeMS Colloquium (Stern)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Hecht, Nakamura)

School of Education +

830 Intersections Among Science Education and Science Studies  (Bricker)

School of Information +

500 — Information in Social Systems (Cook)
511 —Information Policy Analysis (King)
514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques  (Conway)
523 Information and Control (King)
528 — History of Computers and Networks (Edwards)
529 — eCommunities (Ellison)
541/741 — Knowledge and Information Infrastructures (Edwards)
542 — Health Informatics (Friedman, Flynn)
550 — Seminar on Information Policy (Rosenberg)
552 Technology & Accesibility (Pal)
554
Consumer Health Information (Klasnja)
589 — History of Computers and the Internet (Edwards)
614 — Climate Change Informatics (Edwards)
648/748 — Infoculture: Theory and Methods in the History and Sociology of Information Technology
654 — Political Issues in Health IT (Adler-Milstein)
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development (Pal)
663 — Entrepreneurial Information Industry (Rosenberg)
680 — Computer-supported Cooperation (Ackerman)
719 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Hecht and Nakamura)

School of Natural Resources and Environment +

490 — War and Environment (Tucker)
501.037  — Urban Sustainability (Newell)
501.046 — Climate Policy (Allan)
501.060/063 — Environmental Regulation (Helfand, Zak)
501.087 — Technology and Community Sustainable Development (Johnson)
501.088 — Political Ecology, Environmental Security, and Conflict (Butt)
501.089 — Climate Change Economics (Hardin)
501.091 —  Renewable Energy and the Grid 
513 — Strategies for Sustainable Development (Hoffman)
527 — Energy Markets and Politics (Lyon)
555 — Climate and Development (Lemos)
557 — Industrial Ecology (Keoleian)
558 — Water Resource Policy
(Murray)
559 — International Environmental Law & Policy (DeYoung)
560— Behavior and Environment (DeYoung) 
561 — Conservation Behavior (De Young)
562 — Environmental Policy and Politics (Yaffee)
563 — International Environmental Policy (Agrawal)
565 — Principles of Sustainability (Princen)
566 — Public Opinion and Environment
567 — Transportation, Energy & Climate Policy (DeCicco)
570 — Environmental Economics

574 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
587 — Landscape, Environment & Media (Diamond)
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
593 — Environmental Justice: Research and Policy Development (Mohai)
596 History of Environmental Law and Activism (Taylor)
664 — Food and Water Resource Questions (Princen)
669 — Environmental Economy (McRae)
677.050 — Healthy Cities (Kinder)
677.042 Environmental Justice and Health (Mohai)
686 — Environmental Policy (Rabe)

School of Public Health +

506 — Introduction to International Health (Montro, Harlow)
509 — Evolution, Behavior & Public Health (Foxman)
584 — Hazardous Wastes: Regulation, Remediation, and Worker Protection (Batterman)
600 — Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Public Health Challenges (Schultz et al)
615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Meadows, Douglas)
618 — Tobacco From Seedling to Social Policy (Warner)
641 — Policies and Programs in Sexual and Reproductive Health
652 — Public Health Law (Jacobson)
668 — Health Informatics (Friedman)
695 — Public health Policy Issues in Women's Health (Lantz)

School of Public Policy +

510 — Politics of Public Policy (Rabe)
519 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis (Rohde)
728 — Information Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy (Rezmeirski)
754 — Science, Technology, and Public Policy (Duderstadt)
761 — Politics of Health Policy (Hall)

Screen Arts and Culture +

SAC 620 -- Graduate Seminar in Electronic Media / Nakamura

Sociology +

475 — Introduction to Medical Sociology (Anspach)
476 — Sociology of Bioethics (De Vries)
547 — Gender and Sexuality (Martin)
575 — Sociology of Health and Health Care (Anspach)

Women's Studies +

402 — Gender and Health Policy (Kirkland)
452 — Sexuality and Science (van Anders)
698.002 — Feminist Science Studies (van Anders)
801 — Feminism and Health (Boyd)