Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences

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STS 1102

From Frankenstein to The Matrix, science fiction and film have depicted contemporary science, technology, and medicine for almost two centuries. This course introduces students to historical and social ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 1620

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15627STS 1102  LEC 001

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STS 1123

The influence of science and technology is ubiquitous in our current age.  Science and technology affect both the western and non-western world, while individual interactions with hi-tech and ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Living in a Technological World

  • 17587STS 1123  SEM 101

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STS 1126

This seminar explores the ways in which Science and Society shape one another and provides the opportunity to write extensively about this mutual shaping. Topics vary by section. view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Drugs and Politics

  • 17588STS 1126  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Politics of Global Health

  • 17978STS 1126  SEM 102

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STS 1201

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and social foundations of information. Through lectures, readings, and independent projects, the class will learn to analyze and engage key challenges ranging ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: INFO 1200

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18000STS 1201  LEC 001

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STS 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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  •   Combined with: BSOC 1941HIST 1941

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17400STS 1941  LEC 001

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STS 2011

Introduces some of the central ideas in the field of S&TS. As well as serving as an introduction to students who plan to major in Biology and Society or in Science and Technology Studies, the course ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: SOC 2100

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8135STS 2011  LEC 001

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  •  8138STS 2011  DIS 202

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  •  8440STS 2011  DIS 203

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  • 15619STS 2011  DIS 204

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STS 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2071HIST 2710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8442STS 2071  LEC 001

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  •  8444STS 2071  DIS 201

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  •  8446STS 2071  DIS 202

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  •  8448STS 2071  DIS 203

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  •  8450STS 2071  DIS 204

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  •  8721STS 2071  DIS 205

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STS 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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  •   Combined with: BSOC 2122HIST 2122

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17413STS 2122  SEM 101

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STS 2131

Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson put it, is "the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize reality." Today more than ever, when science and technology have penetrated everyday life in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2035ENGL 2035

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9508STS 2131  LEC 001

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  • To be placed on a provisional waitlist, please email Professor Banerjee, ab425@cornell.edu.

STS 2331

Surveys the major themes in the development of agriculture and agribusiness in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. These include particular individuals (e.g., Liberty Hyde Bailey, Luther ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2331

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8452STS 2331  LEC 001

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STS 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468BSOC 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8275STS 2468  LEC 001

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  •  8315STS 2468  DIS 201

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  •  8316STS 2468  DIS 202

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  •  8317STS 2468  DIS 203

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  •  8318STS 2468  DIS 204

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  •  8319STS 2468  DIS 205

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  •  8320STS 2468  DIS 206

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  •  9613STS 2468  DIS 207

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  •  9614STS 2468  DIS 208

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STS 2501

Investigates the social, technical, political, and economic history of technology in Europe and the United States from the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century to the present. Topics include ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 2500ENGRG 2500HIST 2500

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8516STS 2501  LEC 001

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  • 16370STS 2501  DIS 201

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STS 2871

Evolution is the central concept in biology. This course examines evolution as a science and places it in an historical context. Lectures focus on descent with modification, the nature of natural selection, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 2070

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6822STS 2871  LEC 001

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  • Intended for students with no background in college biology. May not be taken for credit after BIOEE 1780 Does not meet evolutionary biology requirement for biological sciences major.

  •  6823STS 2871  DIS 201

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  •  6824STS 2871  DIS 202

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  •  6825STS 2871  DIS 203

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STS 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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  •   Combined with: BSOC 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6469STS 3011  LEC 001

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STS 3020

How to write about science, technology, and medicine for the media. Writing assignments focus on writing news for web sites, blogs, magazines, and other media. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: COMM 3020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8429STS 3020  LEC 001

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  • Not open to freshmen. Prerequisite: college-level writing course.

  •  8430STS 3020  LAB 401

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STS 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 3111DSOC 3111SOC 3130

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15633STS 3111  LEC 001

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  • Not open to Freshmen

  • 15637STS 3111  DIS 201

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  • 15638STS 3111  DIS 202

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  • 15639STS 3111  DIS 203

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STS 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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  •  8210STS 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  8211STS 3311  DIS 201

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  •  8212STS 3311  DIS 202

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  •  8213STS 3311  DIS 203

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  •  8365STS 3311  DIS 204

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STS 3601

Studies major ethical and social issues involved in engineering practice. The issues include responsibility for designing products that do not harm public health, safety, and welfare; rights of engineers ... view course details

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  • 15863STS 3601  LEC 001

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STS 3811

This course will cover various topics in the philosophy of science. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 3810

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6817STS 3811  DIS 201

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  •  6818STS 3811  DIS 202

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STS 3991

More information and applications available in 306 Rockefeller Hall. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7759STS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7760STS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7761STS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7762STS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7763STS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7764STS 3991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7765STS 3991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7766STS 3991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7767STS 3991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7768STS 3991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7769STS 3991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7770STS 3991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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STS 4221

Over the centuries New York State has been the site of activity for a great many women of consequence. This course is a one-semester survey of the past and present activities and contributions of rural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 4220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15625STS 4221  SEM 101

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STS 4240

The social impact of technologies is typically thought about fairly late, if ever, in the design process. Indeed, it can be difficult at design time to predict what effects technologies will have. Nevertheless, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: INFO 4240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

STS 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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  •  9532STS 4303  LEC 001

    • TREmerson Hall 135
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  •  9533STS 4303  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  •  9534STS 4303  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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  • 17994STS 4303  DIS 203

    • TBA
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

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STS 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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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4690BSOC 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8408STS 4691  LEC 001

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

STS 4751

This course is divided into three major thematic sections. The first looks at the history of racial thinking in the West. We begin with the existence (or not) of conceptions of biological race in the early- ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4751

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15629STS 4751  SEM 101

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STS 4951

Explores how the human and social sciences have provided the knowledge and categories we use to make sense of human beings and their behavior. Looking across a range of disciplines-including sociology, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15631STS 4951  SEM 101

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STS 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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  •   Combined with: BSOC 4991HE 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 16862STS 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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STS 6301

Sociologist C. Wright Mills challenged his readers to develop their "sociological imagination" to understand the social and historical forces at work in seemingly individual events, such as the receipt ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15632STS 6301  SEM 101

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STS 6811

Advanced discussion of some problem or problems in the philosophy of science. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6810

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Philosophical Naturalism and Its Critics

  •  9474STS 6811  SEM 101

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STS 6991

Applications and information are available in 306 Rockefeller Hall. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7746STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7747STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7748STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7749STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7750STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7751STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7752STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7753STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7754STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7755STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7756STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7757STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7758STS 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

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STS 7003

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  •   Combined with: HIST 7000

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8911STS 7003  SEM 101

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STS 7111

Provides students with a foundation in the field of science and technology studies. Using classic works as well as contemporary exemplars, seminar participants chart the terrain of this new field. Topics ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5869STS 7111  SEM 101

  •