Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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

BSOC 2051

In today's rapidly changing world of health and medicine, complex ethical issues arise in many contexts from the private, interpersonal interactions between doctor and patient to the broad, mass-mediated ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

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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BSOC 2561

An exploration of processes of change in medicine in China.  Focuses on key transitions, such as the emergence of canonical medicine, of Daoist approaches to healing and longevity, of Buddhist medicine ... view course details

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BSOC 2781

We experience our bodies as so much a part of who we are that we take them for granted. Yet the way we think about the body has a history of its own. This class looks at how the idea of "the body" gets ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 2780FGSS 2780LGBT 2780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: STS 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5844BSOC 3011  LEC 001

  • 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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3311NTRES 3311STS 3311

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7952BSOC 3311  LEC 001

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

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

  •  7641BSOC 3751  IND 602

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    • Dear, P

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  •  7642BSOC 3751  IND 603

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    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7643BSOC 3751  IND 604

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    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7644BSOC 3751  IND 605

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    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7645BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7646BSOC 3751  IND 607

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    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7647BSOC 3751  IND 608

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    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7648BSOC 3751  IND 609

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    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7649BSOC 3751  IND 610

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    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7650BSOC 3751  IND 611

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    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7651BSOC 3751  IND 612

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    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7652BSOC 3751  IND 613

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    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8610BSOC 3751  IND 615

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    • Harrington, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8611BSOC 3751  IND 616

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    • Avery, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10117BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

BSOC 4121

Modern science is often seen as having been originally developed in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Copernicus, who set the Earth in motion around the sun in the early 16th century, ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 4120STS 4120

  • 4 Credits Graded

BSOC 4131

One of the most troubling realizations of the 20th century has been the extent to which human activities have transformed the environment on a global scale. The rapid growth of human population and the ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 4131STS 4131

  • 4 Credits Graded

BSOC 4291

This course examines scientific controversies that become political. Why does some science become politicized rather than normalized and routinized? How do societies deal with collective uncertainty and ... view course details

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    Combined with: GOVT 4291STS 4291

  • 4 Credits Graded

BSOC 4411

This senior seminar offers an intensive research and reading experience in the philosophy of medicine, considering, in particular, questions about what physicians know, how that knowledge informs current ... view course details

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    Combined with: PHIL 2961STS 4411

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Combined with: BIOEE 4690STS 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16231BSOC 4691  LEC 001

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

BSOC 4871

If you want to learn geology, engineering, psychology, nutrition, religion, economics, and how to write an epic poem, you go scurrying to widespread corners of the university. Yet in the English Enlightenment, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 4370STS 4871

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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: STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6747BSOC 4991  RSC 701

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    • Prentice, R

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