Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

BSOC 1941

How did the approaches to knowledge of nature that developed in medieval and early-modern Europe create an enterprise that associated the practical manipulation of nature with scientific truth? This course ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1941STS 1941

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17401BSOC 1941  LEC 001

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BSOC 2071

This course offers an introductory survey of the history of medicine (principally in Europe and the United States) from classical antiquity to the early twentieth century. Using a combination of both primary ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2710STS 2071

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8673BSOC 2071  LEC 001

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  •  8674BSOC 2071  DIS 201

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BSOC 2101

Human diseases transmitted by insects and related forms (arthropods) have affected human lives and society through history. This course focuses on the pathogens, parasites, and arthropods causing human ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15660BSOC 2101  LEC 001

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15661BSOC 2101  LEC 002

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  • 15662BSOC 2101  DIS 201

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  • 15664BSOC 2101  DIS 203

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  • 15666BSOC 2101  DIS 205

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  • 15667BSOC 2101  DIS 206

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BSOC 2122

The power of a name is sometimes as great as that of an idea. This course will study who Darwin was in his own time, and how he became, then and now, an icon rather than just a Victorian naturalist. We ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2122STS 2122

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17414BSOC 2122  SEM 101

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BSOC 2141

Examines the structural and functional differences between the sexes. Emphasizes mechanisms of mammalian reproduction; where possible, special attention is given to studies of humans. Current evidence ... view course details

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  • 16800BSOC 2141  LEC 001

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BSOC 2350

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague and accounts ... view course details

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  •  9572BSOC 2350  LEC 001

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BSOC 2468

Medicine has become the language and practice through which we address a broad range of both individual and societal complaints. Interest in this "medicalization of life" may be one of the reasons that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468STS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8274BSOC 2468  LEC 001

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  •  8309BSOC 2468  DIS 201

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  •  9611BSOC 2468  DIS 207

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BSOC 2681

Centrally located between two continents; the Middle East is drawn by nature to many environmental challenges that are re-lated to its unequal distribution of natural resources associated with its geological ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 2583JWST 2687NES 2687

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17343BSOC 2681  LEC 001

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BSOC 3011

Biology and biotechnology are major sources of influence on personal and social life. In addition, social and historical conditions have profound influence on biological research,and on the applications ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5857BSOC 3011  LEC 001

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BSOC 3111

This course provides an introduction to the ways in which medical practice, the medical profession, and medical technology are embedded in society and culture. We will ask how medicine is connected to ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3111SOC 3130STS 3111

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15636BSOC 3111  LEC 001

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  • 15646BSOC 3111  DIS 201

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  • 15647BSOC 3111  DIS 202

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  • 15648BSOC 3111  DIS 203

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BSOC 3311

Environmental governance is defined as the assemblage of institutions that regulate society-nature interactions and shape environmental outcomes across a range of spatial and temporal scales.  Institutions, ... view course details

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  •  8206BSOC 3311  LEC 001

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    Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or by permission of instructor.

  •  8207BSOC 3311  DIS 201

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BSOC 3751

Projects under the direction of a Biology and Society faculty member are encouraged as part of the program of study within the student's concentration area. Applications for research projects are accepted ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7786BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7787BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7788BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7789BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7790BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7791BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7792BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7793BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7794BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7795BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7796BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7797BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9819BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Harrington, L

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9820BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

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BSOC 4303

Biotechnology is a broad term for the tools used to alter living organisms for human purposes. Genetic engineering (recombinant DNA technology) is one class of methods used in biotechnology. Private sector ... view course details

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  •  9462BSOC 4303  LEC 001

    • TREmerson Hall 135
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  •  9463BSOC 4303  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  •  9464BSOC 4303  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  • 17992BSOC 4303  DIS 203

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

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BSOC 4691

Multidisciplinary course dealing with the social and environmental impact of food production in the United States and developing countries. Agroecosystems of various kinds are analyzed from biological, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4690STS 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8407BSOC 4691  LEC 001

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    Prerequisite: introductory ecology course or permission of instructor. Limited to 20 students.

BSOC 4991

Students must register for 4 credits each semester (4991-4992) for a total of 8 credits. After the first semester, students receive a letter grade of "R"; a letter grade for both semesters is submitted ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HE 4991STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6837BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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    Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Biology & Society seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3. Apply in 306 Rockefeller Hall.