Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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

  • 16297BSOC 1941  LEC 001

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

  •  8658BSOC 2051  LEC 001

  • First-Year students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

  •  8659BSOC 2051  DIS 201

  •  8660BSOC 2051  DIS 202

  •  8661BSOC 2051  DIS 203

  •  8662BSOC 2051  DIS 204

  •  8663BSOC 2051  DIS 205

  •  8664BSOC 2051  DIS 206

  •  8665BSOC 2051  DIS 207

  •  8666BSOC 2051  DIS 208

BSOC 2245

The history of humankind is also a history of health and disease; the rise of agricultural societies, ancient cities, and colonial empires had wide-ranging effects on diet and nutrition, the spread of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 2245ARKEO 2245

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17784BSOC 2245  LEC 001

BSOC 2420

One of the most pressing questions of our time is how we should understand the relationship between nature (or "the environment") and culture (or society) - and/or whether these should be viewed as separate ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 2420ANTHR 2420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16472BSOC 2420  LEC 001

  • 16473BSOC 2420  DIS 201

  • 16474BSOC 2420  DIS 202

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

  •  5588BSOC 3011  LEC 001

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

BSOC 3111

This course provides an introduction to the ways in which medical practice, the medical profession, and medical technology are embedded in society and culture. We will ask how medicine is connected to ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3111SOC 3130STS 3111

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16603BSOC 3111  LEC 001

  • 16604BSOC 3111  DIS 201

  • 16605BSOC 3111  DIS 202

  • 16606BSOC 3111  DIS 203

  • 16607BSOC 3111  DIS 204

BSOC 3231

This course analyzes the development of foreign policy at the nexus of global health and national security in an attempt to better define and understand the evolving concept of "Global Health Security ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 3231

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18468BSOC 3231  LEC 081

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This course is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

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

  •  7517BSOC 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  7518BSOC 3311  DIS 201

  •  7519BSOC 3311  DIS 202

  •  7520BSOC 3311  DIS 203

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

  •  7239BSOC 3751  IND 602

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    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7240BSOC 3751  IND 603

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    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7241BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7242BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7243BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7244BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7245BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7246BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7247BSOC 3751  IND 610

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    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7248BSOC 3751  IND 611

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    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7249BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7250BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7999BSOC 3751  IND 615

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    • Harrington, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8000BSOC 3751  IND 616

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    • Avery, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8554BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17878BSOC 3751  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Ratcliff, J

BSOC 4101

One animal behaviorist speculates that big brains develop when species are social; that is, when they must read cues from members of their group to understand when to approach, when to flee, when to fight, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4101STS 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16710BSOC 4101  SEM 101

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

  • 16352BSOC 4121  SEM 101

BSOC 4841

The term "epidemic" travels widely and wildly in contemporary worlds.  But, what, when and where is "the epidemic"? How and why does epidemic unfold? This senior seminar offers an interdisciplinary exploration ... view course details

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  • 16439BSOC 4841  SEM 101

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

  •  6422BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

  • Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Biology & Society seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3. Apply in 303 Morrill Hall.