Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences

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

STS 1117

The seminar will explore the history of science, technology, and society in the United States during the Cold War.  Students will write about such themes as government funding, promotion, and regulation ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18094STS 1117  SEM 101

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

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:Nuclear Narratives—Stories&Subtexts-Progress

  • 18095STS 1123  SEM 101

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

STS 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: BSOC 1941HIST 1941

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16296STS 1941  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

  •  7490STS 2011  LEC 001

  •  7491STS 2011  DIS 201

  •  7639STS 2011  DIS 202

  •  8633STS 2011  DIS 203

  •  8634STS 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

  •  8667STS 2051  LEC 001

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

  •  8668STS 2051  DIS 201

  •  8669STS 2051  DIS 202

  •  8670STS 2051  DIS 203

  •  8671STS 2051  DIS 204

  •  8672STS 2051  DIS 205

  •  8673STS 2051  DIS 206

  •  8674STS 2051  DIS 207

  •  8675STS 2051  DIS 208

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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  •  8512STS 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

  •  6411STS 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.

  •  6412STS 2871  DIS 201

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

  •  6131STS 3011  LEC 001

  • First-Year students not admitted into course.

STS 3020

How to write about science, technology, and medicine for the media. Writing assignments focus on writing news for web sites, blogs, magazines, and other media. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: COMM 3020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16957STS 3020  LEC 001

  • One college-level writing course. No first-year students.

STS 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: BSOC 3111DSOC 3111SOC 3130

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16582STS 3111  LEC 001

  • 16583STS 3111  DIS 201

  • 16584STS 3111  DIS 202

  • 16585STS 3111  DIS 203

  • 16586STS 3111  DIS 204

STS 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: BSOC 3231

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17076STS 3231  LEC 081

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

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7521STS 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  7522STS 3311  DIS 201

  •  7523STS 3311  DIS 202

  •  7524STS 3311  DIS 203

STS 3991

Applications for research projects are accepted by individual STS faculty members. Students may enroll for 1–4 credits in STS 3991 with written permission of the faculty supervisor and may elect either ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7215STS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7216STS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7217STS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7218STS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7219STS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7220STS 3991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7221STS 3991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7222STS 3991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7223STS 3991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7224STS 3991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7225STS 3991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7226STS 3991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

STS 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 4101BSOC 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16708STS 4101  SEM 101

STS 4120

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: BSOC 4121HIST 4120

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16351STS 4120  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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8740STS 4240  LEC 001

  • 17727STS 4240  DIS 201

  • 17728STS 4240  DIS 202

  • 17729STS 4240  DIS 203

  • 17730STS 4240  DIS 204

  • 17731STS 4240  DIS 205

  • 17733STS 4240  DIS 207

  • 17737STS 4240  DIS 210

  • 17738STS 4240  DIS 211

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  9697STS 4301  SEM 101

STS 4511

Topic for Fall 2018: Biological Art (Bio Art): From the late 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They ... view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 17312STS 4511  SEM 101

STS 4801

This course offers conceptual and analytical tools to study environment-society relations with a focus on water. We will confront water from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, examining ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4801

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18106STS 4801  SEM 101

  • 4 local field-trips required: Dates and locations TBA.

STS 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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  • 16436STS 4841  SEM 101

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

  •  8144STS 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

STS 6131

This graduate course is dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the recent emergence of Posthumanism as a new theoretical paradigm in cultural and literary studies. Hardly a unified theory, Posthumanism ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6186GERST 6315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17015STS 6131  LEC 001

  • Taught in English. Enrollment limited to: graduate students only or instructor permission.

STS 6301

Sociologist C. Wright Mills challenged his readers to develop their "sociological imagination" to understand the social and historical forces at work in seemingly individual events, such as the receipt ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16466STS 6301  SEM 101

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

  • 18525STS 6321  SEM 101

STS 6511

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 17316STS 6511  SEM 101

STS 6902

Designed for an interdisciplinary audience, this seminar explores the theoretical and methodological potentials of a broad range of scholarship in the environmental humanities. Together we will discuss ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6902

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18477STS 6902  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

  •  7202STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7203STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7204STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7205STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7206STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7207STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7208STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7209STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7210STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7211STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7212STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7213STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7214STS 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

STS 7003

The special topic for this semester's seminar is The History of Digitalization.  We will read mostly secondary sources on the transition from analog to digital forms of electronic media, focusing on the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 7000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16559STS 7003  SEM 101

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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  •   Combined with: HIST 7110

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5600STS 7111  SEM 101

STS 7201

This course will examine the peculiar speculative world of emerging technologies-a social and technical "space," found at the edges of expanding technological systems, where new technologies are being ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16467STS 7201  SEM 101