Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

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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  •   Combined with: HIST 1941STS 1941

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9822BSOC 1941  LEC 001

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BSOC 2061

Politicians, scientists, and citizens worldwide face many environmental issues today, but they are neither simple nor straightforward. Moreover, there are many ways to understand how we have, do, and could ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2460STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16988BSOC 2061  LEC 001

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  • First-Year students not permitted to enroll into this course.

  • 16991BSOC 2061  DIS 203

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  • 16992BSOC 2061  DIS 204

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  • 17337BSOC 2061  DIS 205

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  • 17338BSOC 2061  DIS 206

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8402BSOC 2071  LEC 001

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  •  8403BSOC 2071  DIS 201

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  •  8404BSOC 2071  DIS 202

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  •  8405BSOC 2071  DIS 203

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  •  8406BSOC 2071  DIS 204

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  •  8445BSOC 2071  DIS 205

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BSOC 2681

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

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  • 17710BSOC 2681  LEC 001

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BSOC 3011

Biology and biotechnology are major influences on modern life. In addition, socio-political and historical conditions have shaped biological research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, environmental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: STS 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5867BSOC 3011  LEC 001

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  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3311NTRES 3311STS 3311

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8068BSOC 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  8069BSOC 3311  DIS 201

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  •  8070BSOC 3311  DIS 202

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  •  8071BSOC 3311  DIS 203

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  •  8206BSOC 3311  DIS 204

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BSOC 3460

The body is often taken for granted as the material substrate for culture -- its physicality the purview of science and its meaning the purview of social studies. This course examines a range of texts ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 3465STS 3460

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16818BSOC 3460  LEC 001

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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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7727BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7728BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7729BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7730BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7731BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7732BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7733BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7734BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7735BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7736BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7737BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7738BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8926BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Harrington, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8927BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19010BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

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BSOC 4122

The power of a name is sometimes as great as that of an idea.  This course will study how Darwin became, then and now, an icon rather than just a Victorian naturalist.  We will look at writings of Darwin ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4122STS 4122

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16399BSOC 4122  SEM 101

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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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  •  8741BSOC 4303  LEC 001

    • TRWarren Hall 401
    • Davidson Evanega, S

      Davies, P

      Herring, R

      Hobbs, P

      Thies, J

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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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  •   Combined with: HE 4991STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6804BSOC 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.

BSOC 6460

This course examines a range of texts that treat the body as the subject and object of cultural, technological, political, and ethical processes. Students investigate the cultivation of physical and social ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 6465STS 6460

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17333BSOC 6460  SEM 101

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