Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1942STS 1942

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16655BSOC 1942  LEC 001

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

  •  6926BSOC 2051  LEC 001

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

  •  6927BSOC 2051  DIS 201

  •  6928BSOC 2051  DIS 202

  •  6929BSOC 2051  DIS 203

  •  6930BSOC 2051  DIS 204

  •  6931BSOC 2051  DIS 205

  •  6932BSOC 2051  DIS 206

  •  6933BSOC 2051  DIS 207

  •  6934BSOC 2051  DIS 208

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

  •  8076BSOC 2131  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 whether these should be viewed as separate domains ... 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

  •  7455BSOC 2420  LEC 001

  •  7456BSOC 2420  DIS 201

  •  7457BSOC 2420  DIS 202

  •  8201BSOC 2420  DIS 203

  •  8202BSOC 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
  • 18943BSOC 2561  LEC 001

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3111SOC 3130STS 3111

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7479BSOC 3111  LEC 001

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

  •  7480BSOC 3111  DIS 201

  •  7481BSOC 3111  DIS 202

  •  7482BSOC 3111  DIS 203

  •  7483BSOC 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

  •  7632BSOC 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3311NTRES 3311STS 3311

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6032BSOC 3311  LEC 001

  •  6033BSOC 3311  DIS 201

  •  6034BSOC 3311  DIS 202

  •  6035BSOC 3311  DIS 203

  • 18622BSOC 3311  DIS 204

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

  •  5776BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5777BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5778BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5779BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5780BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5781BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5782BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5783BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5784BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5785BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5786BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5787BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6471BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Harrington, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6472BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6886BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7619BSOC 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4101STS 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17922BSOC 4101  SEM 101

BSOC 4131

One of the most troubling realizations of the 20th century has been the extent to which human activities have transformed the environment on a global scale. The rapid growth of human population and the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4131STS 4131

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17913BSOC 4131  SEM 101

BSOC 4682

Healing and medicine are simultaneously individual and political, biological and cultural. In this class, we will study the expansion of biomedicine in Africa, the continuities and changes embodied in ... view course details

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  • 16916BSOC 4682  SEM 101

BSOC 4911

Chinese discourses have long linked the circulation of cosmic energies, political power, and bodily vitalities. In these models political order, spiritual cultivation, and health are achieved and enhanced ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16866BSOC 4911  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

  •  4982BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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