Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

BSOC 2051

In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, complex ethical issues arise from interpersonal interactions between patients and clinicians to broad controversies that propel medicine into headline news.  ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8254BSOC 2051  LEC 001

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

  •  8255BSOC 2051  DIS 201

  •  8256BSOC 2051  DIS 202

  •  8257BSOC 2051  DIS 203

  •  8258BSOC 2051  DIS 204

  •  8259BSOC 2051  DIS 205

  •  8260BSOC 2051  DIS 206

  •  8261BSOC 2051  DIS 207

  •  8262BSOC 2051  DIS 208

BSOC 2101

Human diseases have affected human lives and society through history. This course focuses on the pathogens, parasites, and arthropods causing human plagues through multiple perspectives (biomedical, social, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16538BSOC 2101  LEC 001

  • 16539BSOC 2101  DIS 201

  • 16540BSOC 2101  DIS 202

  • 16541BSOC 2101  DIS 203

  • 17518BSOC 2101  DIS 204

  • 17519BSOC 2101  DIS 205

  • 17520BSOC 2101  DIS 206

  • 17521BSOC 2101  DIS 207

  • 17733BSOC 2101  DIS 209

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18668BSOC 2101  LEC 002

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2035ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16679BSOC 2131  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2245ARKEO 2245

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9609BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 2420ANTHR 2420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9069BSOC 2420  LEC 001

  •  9070BSOC 2420  DIS 201

  •  9071BSOC 2420  DIS 202

  • 17045BSOC 2420  DIS 203

  • 17046BSOC 2420  DIS 204

BSOC 2561

An exploration of processes of change in health care practices in China. Focuses on key transitions, such as the emergence of canonical medicine, of Daoist approaches to healing and longevity, of "scholar ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16627BSOC 2561  LEC 001

BSOC 2781

We experience our bodies as so much a part of who we are that we take them for granted. Yet the way we think about the body has a history of its own. This class looks at how the idea of "the body" gets ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2780FGSS 2780LGBT 2780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16368BSOC 2781  LEC 001

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5370BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3111SOC 3130STS 3111

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9152BSOC 3111  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: senior, junior, and sophomore students.

  •  9153BSOC 3111  DIS 201

  •  9154BSOC 3111  DIS 202

  •  9155BSOC 3111  DIS 203

  •  9156BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 3231

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9664BSOC 3231  LEC 081

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This 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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Syllabi: none
  •  7271BSOC 3311  LEC 001

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

  •  7272BSOC 3311  DIS 201

  •  7273BSOC 3311  DIS 202

  •  7274BSOC 3311  DIS 203

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENTOM 3440

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16572BSOC 3441  LEC 001

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7001BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7002BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7003BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7004BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7005BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7006BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7007BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7008BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7009BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7010BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7011BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7012BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7730BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Harrington, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7731BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8190BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9626BSOC 3751  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Ratcliff, J

BSOC 4390

Primate species are going extinct.  The goal of this seminar is to examine a variety of issues related to conservation in general, and to the conservation of primates in particular.  For example, what ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4390

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18928BSOC 4390  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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4041FGSS 4841STS 4841

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9047BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6196BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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