Approved Courses

STS Core Course

History 285 / RCSCI 275 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M
Will be offered next in Winter 2016 and taught by Prof. Perrin Selcer (History).

 

Click through in the departments and programs below to get details on highlighted courses for the upcoming semester. Lists are updated in early November and March, as the course guide data becomes available. Find a Quick List here.

African and African American Studies +

DAAS 322  —  Intro to Environmental Politics S,T *RS
DAAS 328 — Women, Agency and Sexual Safety   S,M
DAAS 355  — Health and Illness in African Worlds   M
DAAS 365  — Global Gender Health Reproduction  S,M
DAAS 409 — Health and Environment in Africa M
DAAS 432  — Violent Environments S,T 
DAAS 443  — Race, Gender & Health  M
DAAS 458.004 — Health and African Development  S,M
DAAS 458.008 — Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness  M
DAAS 462  —  Globalization and African Health   M
DAAS 495.005  AIDS in Africa  M

American Culture +

AC 202 — Digital Culture    T
AC 205 — Genes and Society: A Global View S,M
AC 206 — AIDS and America    M, S
AC 239 —  Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America.  M,S
AC 241
 Health, Biology, and Society: What is Cancer? M
AC 284 Sickness and Health  M
AC 301.001 — Sex and Gender in America    S
AC301.003 —  Digital Maps and Activism  T
AC 311 — Green Indigeneity S
AC 331— Health in America: Patterns, Experience  M
AC 334 — Race and Digital Games  T
AC 365 — AIDS and America   M

Anthropology +

Anthrobio 342 —  Nature/Culture Now! S,T  Bigham, Roberts
Anthrobio 363 —  Genes, Disease, Culture  S,M
Anthrobio 371 Techniques in BioAnthro  S,T  Wolpoff
Anthrobio 469 — Disease, Culture & Human Genetics    S,M
Anthrocul 158.001 — Anthropology of Food    S,T
Anthrocul 158.003 Art, Science and Technology S,T  Robertson
Anthrocul 212 — Global AIDS Epidemic M
Anthrocul 256 — Culture, Adaptation and Environment  S,T  Hardin
Anthrocul 258 — Culture and Medicine (Honors only)  S,M Peters-Golden

Anthrocul 298 — The Surgical Body M
Anthrocul 325 — Childbirth and Culture   S,M 
Anthrocul 327 — Medicine and Healing    T,M
Anthrocul 342 — Nature/Culture Now! S,T  Bigham, Roberts
Anthrocul 344 — Medical Anthropology S,M  Peters-Golden

Anthrocul 352 — Anthropology of the Body    S
Anthrocul 354  — Art, Science & Technology  S,T
Anthrocul 355 — Health and Illness in African Worlds   M
Anthrocul 356 — Environmental Anthropology    S
Anthrocul 357 — Ethnomathematics    S
Anthrocul 408 — Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa  S,M
Anthrocul 458.001 — Cultures of Piracy.   T  *RS
Anthrocul 458.002 — Religion, Media, and Politics  T

Asian Studies +

AS 365 — Doctors in the Ancient World    S,M
AS 370 — Acupuncture History    M
AS 480.001 — New Media and Asian Societies    T 

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences +

AOSS 102 — Extreme Weather   S
AOSS 105 — Changing Atmosphere    S
AOSS 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S
AOSS 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges   S

AOSS 300 — Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change    S,T
AOSS 480 — Climate Change in Action    S

Biology +

Biol 101 — Energy, Food, Environment    S
Biol 109 — Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Problem Solving   S
Biol 110 — Global Change: Sustainable Science    S
Biol 118 — AIDS and Other Health Crises   M
Biol 120  —  Implications of Evolutionary Biology Outside the Natural Sciences  S Kondrashov
Biol 120/212 —  Plants and Human Health M.S
Biol 120 — Ecology and the Evolution of Medicine    S
Biol 125 — Biotechnology and Society  S,T
Biol 144 — Genomics in Society
    M,S  Denef

Chemistry +

105.001— Our Changing Atmosphere   S,T  Marsik
120.002—First Year Seminar: Chemistry, Science and Society    S, T

Classic Civilizations +

CLCIV 125 — Science and Religion in Athens  S
CLCIV 339 — Doctors in the Ancient World  M
CLCIV 392 —  Ancient Medicine   M

Communications +

Comm 271 — Communication Revolutions   S,T  Vaillant
Comm 281 —  Media Psychology   S,T  Saleem
Comm 313 — Behind the Digital Screen   T Sandvig
Comm 334 — Race, US Culture and Digital Games  T  Nakamura

Comm 361 — Media in Public Affairs   T
Comm 362 — Digital Media Foundations T
Comm 371 — Media, Culture & Society    T  Scannell
Comm 381 — Mass Media & Individual    T,S
Comm 405.003 — Culture of Science and Medicine   S,M
Comm 413 — Environmental Communication S
Comm 421 — Media Law and Policy    T  Sparr

Comm 422 — Social Media and Politics    T
Comm 423 — Computer-mediated Communications    T
Comm 424 — Race, Gender & New Media  T
Comm 425 — Internet, Society & the Law    T  Sparr
Comm 453 — US Media History    T
Comm 454 — Media Economics    S
Comm 458 — History of Media and Technology    T
Comm 459 — Gender and Law    T
Comm 460 — History, Technology and Culture   T
Comm 464 — The Social Consequences of Mobile Communications   T
Comm 465 — Health Communication and Health Behavior Change  T, M  Dal Cin
Comm 488.002 — Media and the Body    S,M
Comm 489 — Debating Politics and Science    T

Comparative Literature +

CompLit 122.001 —Writing on Technology; Writing as Technology     T

Complex Systems Program +

CMPLXSYS 250  — Social Systems, Energy, and Public Policy    S, T

Earth and Environment +

Earth 109 — Water and Society    S  Cruz Da Silva Castro
Earth 114 — Global Warming    S  Gleason

Earth 122 — Extreme Weather S  Samson
Earth 140   Climate and the Media  S  Bassis
Earth 158 — Environmental Impact: Energy    S,T
Earth 159 — Sustainable Futures    S,T
Earth 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S
Earth 172 Global Change: Sustainability Challenges      S Amaboldi
Earth 238 A History of Everything   S,T  Selcer

Earth 277 — Water in the 21st Century   S,T  Cruz Da Silva Castro
Earth 331 — Climate and Climate Change    S Poulsen
Earth 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?    S  Hendy
Earth 380 — Mineral Resources, Economy & Environment    S,T

Economics +

Econ 370 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S  Dudley
Econ 437 — Energy Economics and Policy   S  McRae

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology +

EEB 315 — Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease   S,M
EEB 318 — Food, Land, and Society    S  *RS
EEB 424 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology    S
EEB 485 — Population and Community Ecology   S
EEB 498 — Ecology of Agroecosystems    S 
EEB 499 — Research Ethics in Biology   S,M

Engineering +

Engin 100.151-200 — Human Power Generation   T
100.201-300 — Design in the Real World   T
100.351-400 — Engineering Solutions Global Water S,T
100.401-500 — Solar Power: Renewable Energy S, T
100.501-600 — Biotech and Human Values   T
100.800-806 — Engineers Making a Difference   T
260 — Engineering Across Cultures  T

CEE 230 — Thermodynamics and the Environment    T
CEE 265 — Sustainable Engineering Principles    T Lastoskie
CEE 307 — Sustainable Cities    T,S

MECHENG 499 Sustainable Engineering & Design T

English Language and Literature +

English 125.060 — Science and the Humanities  S,T,M
English 225.009 — Science and Society  S
English 290 — American Environments: History, Thinking, Representation S
English 317 — Literature of Medicine    M
English 313 — The Darwinian Revolution  S
English 319 —  Literature of Climate Change  S
English 320 — Literature and Environment   S
English 328 — Writing and the Environment    S  *RS
English 342 — Science Fiction    S
English 416 — Disability Cultures   M
English 420 — Technology and the Humanities: Electronic Literature   T

Environmental Science and Engineering +

Enscen 105 — Our Changing Atmosphere   S
Enscen 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science  S
Enscen 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges    S

Program in the Environment +

Environ 101 — Energy, Food, Environment    S,T
Environ 102 — Extreme Weather    S  Samson
Environ 105 — Our Changing Atmosphere    S  Marsik

Environ 110 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S  
Environ 111 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges    S,T  Amaboldi
Environ 139 — FYS: Environment, Health, Well-being    S,M
Environ 201 — Ecological Issues    S  Currie
Environ 207 — Sustainability and Society    S
Environ 208   Business and the Natural Environment   S  Soderstrom
Environ 211 —  Social Science and Environmental Problems  S
Environ 221 —  Global Environmental History   S
Environ 222 — Introduction to Environmental Justice    S
Environ 223 —  Garbage in the Modern World   T
Environ 235   Economics of Natural Resources and Environment  S  Meeks
Environ 238 — A History of Everything   S  Selcer, Givelyou

Environ 240  — Environmental Ethics   S
Environ 242 — 2.5 Jillion Yrs Human Food and Foodways  S, T
Environ 250 —  Social Systems, Energy, and Public Policy  T
Environ 256 — Culture, Adaptation, and Environment    S  Hardin

Environ 263 — Energy and Environment    S,T
Environ 270 — Our Common Future    S
Environ 290 — Food    S
Environ 301 — Nature, Culture, Landscape    S
Environ 302 — Topics in Environmental Social Science (depends on topic)    S
Environ 303 — Tropical Conservation and Resource Management   S
Environ 304 — Culture and Environment Topics (depends on topic)    S
Environ 306 — Global Water    S
Environ 308 —  Sustainability and Health  S, T
Environ 310 — Toxicology: Environmental Chemicals and Disease    S  Loch-Caruso

Environ 312 — Environ Politics and Policy    S,T
Environ 313— Environment and Development: Dilemmas of Power and Place in a Global World   S 
Environ 318 — Food, Land and Society    S *RS
Environ 320 — Environmental Journalism    S,T  Halpert

Environ 321— Climate Adaptation   S
Environ 324   Introduction to Water Law and Policy  S  Coyle
Environ 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?  S  Hendy
Environ 335 — Introduction to Environmental Politics    S *RS
Environ 350 — The Built Environment: Introduction to Landscape Change    S,T  D'Anieri
Environ 356 — Environmental History    S
Environ 360 — Behavior and Environment    S
Environ 361 — Psychology of Environmental Stewardship    S  De Young
Environ 365 —  International Environmental Policy   S  Coyle

Environ 367 — Global Enterprise and Sustainable Development  S 
Environ 375 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S   Dudley

Environ 376 — Environmental Ethics   S,T  Bouma
Environ 377 — Literature and Environment: Imagination in North America    S

Environ 380 — Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment    S,T
Environ 391 — Sustainable Campus    S   Callewaert
Environ 401 — Modelling Human-Natural Systems    S
Environ 407 — Sustainable Cities    S,T
Environ 410 — Environment and the West    S
Environ 412 — Environmental Values in Public Policy    S  *RS
Environ 415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology    S
Environ 462 — Doing Environmental History in Japan  S  Pincus
Environ 475 — Environmental Law    S  Churchill

Environ 480 —  Climate Change Action  S
Environ 490 — War and Environment    T

German +

Ger 378 — Topics in the History of German Science    S,T

History +

History 102 — A History of the Present: Climate Change, Nuclear Power, and Energy Futures, post-Fukushima  S,T, M 
History 195 — What is Insanity? Psychology and Psychiatry in the Western World  M Mishuris
History 196 — Epidemics: Deadly Disease in American History    M,S
History 196 — North American Environmental History    S
History 196  — History of the Human Sciences S
History 215  — Catastrophe: A History of Disaster (Honors only) S,T
History 222 — Global Environmental History  S
History 223 — Garbage in the Modern World  T 
History 224 — Global Nuclear Proliferation    S,T
History 230.002 — History of Psychology   S,M
History 232.003 — Technology and Power in Africa   T
History 233  Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphillis to AIDS. M Kazanjian
History 234 — Medicine in the Western World from the 18th c to the present    M
History 238 — A History of Everything    S,T  Selcer, Gibelyou
History 277  Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean  S  Haug
History 284 — Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present   M  Pernick
History 285 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M  Selcer

History 300 — History of Cosmology    S
History 301 — Discovery of the Universe    S
History 310 — Globalization in History    T
History 328.001 —  The Black Death  S,M   French
History 329 — Computers and the Internet: A Global History  T  Edwards

History 339 — Doctors in the Ancient World    S
History 355 — Health and Illness in African Worlds    M
History 356 — Health in America    M
History 376 — Epidemics: Plagues & Cultures from Black Death to the Present    M
History 379 — The History of Computers   T
History 392 — Doing Environmental History in Japan    S  Pincus
History 407 — Technology and Power in Africa   T
History 427 — Magic, Science, and Culture in Early Modern England    S
History 472 — Technology and Modernity in the Pacific   S,T
History 496.001 — Science, Technology, and War   S, T
History 496 — History Colloquium: Human Experimentation    M 
History 497 — Human Nature and its Sciences    S
History 497 — Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875    S,M

History 497 — Climate Change in History   S
History 497 — Histories of Nature and the Environment: Japan in the World    S,T

History of Art +

HistArt 194 — Art, Science, & Technology    S,T  Robertson
HistArt 301 — Nature Culture Land  S

Honors +

Honors 135.001 — Stem Cell Research    S
Honors 135.007 — Science and Ethics Intersect: Thalidomine and other case studies    S
Honors 250.002 — The Evolution of Cognition    S
Honors 250.004 — Science and the Study of Human Perception   S
Honors 365 — Cyberscience    S,T *RS

International and Comparative Studies (CICS, INTLSTD) +

CICS 401  Global Mental Health    M
INTLSTD 301  Concepts in Global Health  S,M  Stonington
INTLSTD 387.001 Implementation Solutions for Global Health Equity  M  Meraver
INTLSTD 378.010  Ebola and Histories of Global Health  M Hunt

INTLSTD 401.003  Technology & Power in Africa  T

Near Eastern Studies +

Philosophy +

Phil 155 — The Nature of Science    S
Phil 240 — Environmental Ethics   S
Phil 320 — Worldview of Modern Science    S  Ruetsche
Phil 322 — Methods of Science    S
Phil 340 — Minds and Machines    S,T  Lormand
Phil 356 — Issues in Bioethics    S,M
Phil 376 — Environmental Ethics    S

Phil 381  — Science and Objectivity   S
Phil 420 — Philosophy of Science    S
Phil 424 — Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics    S
Phil 425 — Philosophy of Biology    S
Phil 464 — The Scientific Revolution    S

Physics +

Physics 210  — Physics for Our Future   S,T
Physics 365  — Cyberscience  S,T *RS
Physics 481 — Science, Technology & Public Policy    S,T *RS Neal

Political Science +

Polsci 336 — Energy Politics S ULWR  *RS
Polsci 380 — Environmental Politics and Policy    S,T
Polsci 497 Politics of Energy in the Developing World    S,T

Psychology +

Psych 112— Psychology as a Natural Science    S,M  Malley
Psych 121 — Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Science and Medicine    S,M
Psych 211 — Project Outreach: Health, Illness and Society    M

Psych 291 — Women and Gender    M  Cortina
Psych 359 — The Psychology of Aging    M  Smith
Psych 384 — Behavior and Environment    S
Psych 385 — The Psychology of Environmental Stewardship    S  De Young
Psych 401.003 — Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science: Health Psychology    M  Jonovich

Psych 413 — A History of Modern Psychology    M  Pachella
Psych 430 — Sexuality and Science    S,M
Psych 437 — Pavlov and Society    S
Psych 442 — Perception, Science and Reality    S
Psych 470  — Culture & Mental Health in Psychology M

Public Health +

PubHlth 200  —  Healthy & Society: Introduction to Public Health  M
PubHlth 350  —  Global Public Health M
PubHlth 305 —  The Environment and Human Health  T, M

Public Policy +

PubPol 210 — Health and Society: Intro to Public Health    S,M
PubPol 224 — Global Nuclear Proliferation    S,T
PubPol 250 — Social Systems, Energy and Public Policy    S,T
PubPol 412 — Environment in Public Policy  S,T  *RS
PubPol 475.005 — Improving Public Health  S, M
PubPol 481 — Science, Technology & Public Policy    S,T *RS  Neal

PubPol 519  —  Sustainable Energy Systems  S T

Residential College +

RCCORE 100 — Medicine and Health, East & West    S,M
RCIDIV 302 — Special topics in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society S,T,M
RCIDIV 305 — Environment and Social Justice Literature    S,T
RCIDIV 318 — Food, Land, and Society    S *RS
RCIDIV 350 — Pills, Politics and the Public Good (minicourse)    M  Greenspan
RCIDIV 351 — Ethics, Politics, and the Pharmaceutical Industry    M *RS  Greenspan
RCNSCI 202   Ecological Issues  S  Currie
RCNSCI 419 — Sustainable Energy Systems    S,T
RCNSCI 263  — Energy and the Environment   S,T
RCSSCI 275 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M Selcer
RCSSCI 327 — Critical Theory in Medicine & Healing    M
RCSSCI 360.002 — History Goes Green: Preservation, Sustainability and the Environment  S,T
RCSSCI 360.003 — Art, Mind, and Medicine  S, M  Evans

School of Information +

SI 106  — Programming, Information & People  T  Resnick
SI 110 — Introduction to Information Studies    T  Lampe
SI 310  — Information Environments & Work  T
SI 334 — Persuade and Social Influence T
SI 365 — Cyberscience T  *RS
SI 379 — History of Computers and the Internet    T
SI 410 — Ethics and Information Technology    T  Conway
SI 429 — Online Communities    T  Ellison

SI 446 — Personal Privacy: Policy, Practice and Technology Issues    T
SI 514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques  T

Screen Arts and Cultures +

SAC 334 -- Race & Digital Games     T  Nakamura
SAC 368 -- Dialogues in Feminism, Technology, and Culture    T

Sociology +

Soc 111 — Global Change II: Human Impacts    S,T
Soc 230 — Health Population in S. Africa    S,M  
Soc 345 —  Sociology of Sexuality   S,M  Sfier-Younis
Soc 380 — Environmental Public Opinion Analysis    S,T
Soc 447  —  Sociology of Gender  S  McGann
Soc 475 — Introduction to Medical Sociology    M
Soc 476 — The Sociology of Bioethics    S,M
Soc 495 — Environmental Sociology    S
Soc 495 — Diagnosis, Sex and Society    M

University Course +

UC 105 — Health and Healthcare I    M
UC 106 Perspectives on Healthcare   M  Morgan

UC 109 Programs, Information & People  T  Resnick
UC 110 — Introduction to Information Studies    T Lampe
UC 151 — Epidemics: Past, Present & Future  M  Shuman
UC 151 — Medical Ethics: At the Bedside    M  Shuman

UC 152.001 — Microbiome and the Media    M,T  Bassis
UC 152.002  —  Survey of Nutrition and Cancer in International Perspective  M
UC 154 — Global Health Equity: Principles M
UC 154.001 Viruses and Society  S,M  Imperiale
UD 154.002 Health and Happiness: Exploring the Science  M, S  Hassett

UC 163 — Biotechnology and Human Values    M,T
UC 210 — Careers in Medicine and Health Care    M
UC 250.001 — Genes and Society: A Global View S,M
UC 252  — Diagnosis of Human Diseases    M
UC 254.001 — Obesity: Science, Culture and Politics of   M
UC 256 — 22 Ways to Think About New Media  T
UC270.009 — Critical issues in Health  M
UC270.010 — Critical Issues Energy & Environ  S,T
UC370.001 Food Studies Research S

Urban Planning +

UP 263--Energy and Environment    S,T
UP 357-- Architecture, Sustainability and the City  S,T  Kelbaugh

Women's Studies +

WS 212 — Global AIDS Epidemic    M
WS 220 — Perspectives in Women's Health   M  Bailey

WS 225 — Psychology of Human Sexuality  M
WS 239 —  Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America  S, M
WS 253 — Gender, Sex, Sexuality in Science and Medicine    M
WS 257 — Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy   S
WS 291 — Psychology of Women and Gender   S  Cortina
WS 300 — Men's Health    M
WS 307 — Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing    M
WS 324 — Childbirth and Culture    M 
WS 328 — Women, Agency, and Safe Sex    M
WS 342 — Gender and Health: Disability Culture  M
WS 348  — Sociology of Sexuality  M,S  Sfier-Younis
WS 356  — Health in America  M
WS 365 — Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction    S, M Fadalla

WS 400 — Reproductive Health    M  Johnson, Harris
WS 402 — Gender & Health Policy    M *RS
WS 405 — Pharma, Pills, Policy   M
WS 410 —  Reproductive Justice M
WS 432 — Diagnosis, Sex, and Society   M
WS 438 — Gender, Health and Well-being in Africa    M
WS 443 — Race, Gender & Health    M
WS 447  — Sociology of Gender  S,M  McGann
WS 452 — Sexuality and Science    S,M
WS 482 — Gender, Drugs & Health    M
WS 485 — Gender, Mentoring, and Technology    T