Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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

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

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

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

    • TR
    • Prentice, R

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

  •  9662STS 2051  DIS 201

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9663STS 2051  DIS 202

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9664STS 2051  DIS 203

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9665STS 2051  DIS 204

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9666STS 2051  DIS 205

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9667STS 2051  DIS 206

    • F
    • Prentice, R

  •  9668STS 2051  DIS 207

    • F
    • Prentice, R

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

    • MW
    • Seth, S

  •  8048STS 2071  DIS 201

    • R
    • Seth, S

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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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

    • TR
    • Searle, J

  • 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.

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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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

    • TR
    • Lynch, M

      Ratcliff, J

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

STS 3121

Sound as a medium has been neglected not only in the sciences but also in social sciences and humanities. We will engage with new emerging work in sound studies by addressing specific locations and activities ... view course details

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    Combined with: MUSIC 3432

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

    • MW
    • Wolf, S

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

STS 3991

More information and applications available in 306 Rockefeller 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

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 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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STS 4616

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    Combined with: COML 4614SHUM 4616

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

STS 4618

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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

  •  9514STS 4691  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Power, A

  • 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

STS 6321

Rather than analyze the social impact of technology upon society, this course investigates how society gets inside technology. In other words, is it possible that the very design of technologies embody ... view course details

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    Combined with: SOC 6320

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

STS 6991

Applications and information are available in 306 Rockefeller 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

  • Enrollment Information

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7594STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

  • Enrollment Information

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7595STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

  • Enrollment Information

  • 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

STS 7937

This course provides an overview of the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies for graduate students.   The core of the course is a series of weekly lectures with Cornell and visiting speakers, ... view course details

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    Combined with: GOVT 7937

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 16144STS 7937  SEM 101

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