Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

BSOC 1942

What is modern science? And how did it get that way? This course examines the emergence of the dominant scientific worldview inherited by the 21st century, to trace how it, and its associated institutional ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 1942STS 1942

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16558BSOC 1942  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Dear, P

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9652BSOC 2051  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Prentice, R

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

  •  9653BSOC 2051  DIS 201

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9654BSOC 2051  DIS 202

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9655BSOC 2051  DIS 203

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9656BSOC 2051  DIS 204

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9657BSOC 2051  DIS 205

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9658BSOC 2051  DIS 206

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9659BSOC 2051  DIS 207

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9660BSOC 2051  DIS 208

    • F
    • Prentice, R

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

  •  8128BSOC 2071  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Seth, S

  •  8129BSOC 2071  DIS 201

    • R
    • Seth, S

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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  •   Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17058BSOC 2101  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Caillaud, M

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17059BSOC 2101  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17060BSOC 2101  DIS 201

    • M
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17061BSOC 2101  DIS 202

    • M
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17062BSOC 2101  DIS 203

    • T
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17063BSOC 2101  DIS 204

    • T
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17064BSOC 2101  DIS 205

    • W
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17065BSOC 2101  DIS 206

    • W
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17066BSOC 2101  DIS 207

    • W
    • Caillaud, M

  • 17067BSOC 2101  DIS 208

    • R
    • Caillaud, M

BSOC 2131

Science fiction is not merely a literary genre but a whole way of being, thinking, and acting in the modern world. This course explores classic and contemporary science fiction from Frankenstein to The ... view course details

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  • 17527BSOC 2131  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Banerjee, A

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

  •  5864BSOC 3011  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lynch, M

      Ratcliff, J

  • 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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  •  7910BSOC 3311  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Wolf, S

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

  •  7911BSOC 3311  DIS 201

    • W
    • Wolf, S

  •  7912BSOC 3311  DIS 202

    • F
    • Wolf, S

  •  7913BSOC 3311  DIS 203

    • M
    • Wolf, S

BSOC 3441

In-depth look at the concepts and issues surrounding the conservation of insects and other invertebrates. Topics include sampling rare populations; insect conservation genetics; the role of phylogeny in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENTOM 3440

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16945BSOC 3441  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Losey, J

  • Prerequisite: entomology or conservation biology course or 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

  •  7625BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7626BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7627BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7628BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7629BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7630BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7631BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7632BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7633BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7634BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7635BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7636BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8494BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Harrington, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8495BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9213BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

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

  • 16656BSOC 4122  SEM 101

    • W
    • Dear, P

BSOC 4351

This course examines science and technology in so-called "non-Western" countries as well as the ways that science and technology are shaping new "transnational" or "global" relations. We will explore the ... view course details

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  • 16319BSOC 4351  SEM 101

    • M
    • Langwick, S

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

  •  9513BSOC 4691  LEC 001

  • 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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  •   Combined with: STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6732BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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