Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences

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STS 1101

From global warming to surveillance of citizens to health-care reform, issues in science, technology, and medicine also are political issues. This course uses contemporary scientific controversies to explore ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16602STS 1101  LEC 001

STS 1113

During Spring 2017, headlines across multiple media announced: "Thousands Rally in DC for March for Science;"  "March for Science: Crowds Join International Global Earth Day Protests."   But why are people ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

STS 1116

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) lived during an extraordinary period in global history. In Darwin's time, imperial politics combined with the rise of industrial capitalism to produce a world order dominated ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

STS 1123

This seminar explores the ways in which Technology 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: How to Build a Scientist

  • 17584STS 1123  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Scientific Subject: Intersectional Feminist

  • 17582STS 1126  SEM 102

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

STS 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: BSOC 1942HIST 1942

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16557STS 1942  LEC 001

STS 2011

This course introduces some central ideas in the field of S&TS. It is aimed at students from any background who are challenged to think more critically about what counts as scientific knowledge and ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7883STS 2011  LEC 001

  •  7884STS 2011  DIS 201

  •  8044STS 2011  DIS 202

  •  9550STS 2011  DIS 203

  •  9551STS 2011  DIS 204

STS 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: BSOC 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9661STS 2051  LEC 001

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

  •  9662STS 2051  DIS 201

  •  9663STS 2051  DIS 202

  •  9664STS 2051  DIS 203

  •  9665STS 2051  DIS 204

  •  9666STS 2051  DIS 205

  •  9667STS 2051  DIS 206

  •  9668STS 2051  DIS 207

  •  9669STS 2051  DIS 208

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

  •  8046STS 2071  LEC 001

  •  8048STS 2071  DIS 201

STS 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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  • 17525STS 2131  LEC 001

STS 2751

As technologies and algorithms that can autonomously take in information, make decisions, and act on those decisions become more and more prevalent, questions arise as to the moral and ethical aspects ... view course details

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  •  9145STS 2751  LEC 001

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

  •  6719STS 2871  LEC 001

  • 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.

  •  6720STS 2871  DIS 201

STS 2921

Explores the history of information technology from the 1830s to the present by considering the technical and social history of telecommunications (telegraph and the telephone), radio, television, computers, ... view course details

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  • 16724STS 2921  LEC 001

  • 16726STS 2921  DIS 201

  • 16727STS 2921  DIS 202

  • 16728STS 2921  DIS 203

STS 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: BSOC 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6420STS 3011  LEC 001

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

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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  •  7914STS 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  7915STS 3311  DIS 201

  •  7916STS 3311  DIS 202

  •  7917STS 3311  DIS 203

STS 3991

More information about independent study available in 303 Morrill Hall. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7600STS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7601STS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7602STS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7603STS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7604STS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7605STS 3991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7606STS 3991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7607STS 3991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7608STS 3991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7609STS 3991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7610STS 3991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7611STS 3991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

STS 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: BSOC 4122HIST 4122

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16655STS 4122  SEM 101

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

  • 10010STS 4240  LEC 001

STS 4301

In this course we will discuss how society, culture and politics shape technological artifacts and the natural and built environment, such as bridges, roads, and landscapes in diverse cultural contexts. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 4301GOVT 4807

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17837STS 4301  SEM 101

STS 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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  • 16320STS 4351  SEM 101

STS 4616

This course seeks to explore the intersections of corruption and environmental media. We will be analyzing films and other media (including artworks and literary texts) that deal with the environmental ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4614SHUM 4616

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17032STS 4616  SEM 101

STS 4618

How can studying the deep past of information storage and transmission help us understand our current engagements with information and contemplate its future? In this course we will we will explore the ... view course details

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  • 17033STS 4618  SEM 101

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

  •  9514STS 4691  LEC 001

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

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 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8662STS 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

STS 6121

This graduate seminar offers an introduction to environmental history—the study of human interactions with nonhuman nature in the past. It is a subfield within the historical discipline that has complex ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6221

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16596STS 6121  SEM 101

STS 6481

This graduate course offers an introduction to the history of western medicine from the classical age to the 20th century. Students will be introduced to major events, figures, and themes, as well as to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6491

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17561STS 6481  SEM 101

  • Students enrolled in this course will be required to attend Professor Seth's undergraduate lectures in STS 2071 Introduction to the History of Medicine.

STS 6541

This course focuses on what happens when science meets the policy-making world. We will specifically focus on: the rise of science diplomacy, the use of science in order to further development goals, and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17841STS 6541  SEM 101

STS 6991

Applications and information are available in 303 Morrill Hall. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7587STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7588STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7589STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7590STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7591STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7592STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7593STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7594STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7595STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7596STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7597STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7598STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7599STS 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

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

  •  5876STS 7111  SEM 101

STS 7937

The Proseminar in Peace Studies offers a multidisciplinary review of issues related to peace and conflict at the graduate level. The course is led by the director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 7937HIST 7937

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16144STS 7937  SEM 101

  • Taking two semesters of the course fulfills the basic requirement of the graduate minor in Peace Studies and Peace Science.