Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  •  6858BSOC 2051  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    First-Year students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

  •  6859BSOC 2051  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6860BSOC 2051  DIS 202

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  •  6861BSOC 2051  DIS 203

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  •  6862BSOC 2051  DIS 204

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  •  6863BSOC 2051  DIS 205

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  •  6864BSOC 2051  DIS 206

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  •  6865BSOC 2051  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6866BSOC 2051  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7896BSOC 2101  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7897BSOC 2101  DIS 201

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  •  7898BSOC 2101  DIS 202

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  •  7899BSOC 2101  DIS 203

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  •  8280BSOC 2101  DIS 204

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  •  8281BSOC 2101  DIS 205

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  •  8282BSOC 2101  DIS 206

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  •  8283BSOC 2101  DIS 207

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  •  8284BSOC 2101  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8498BSOC 2101  LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7509BSOC 2245  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7358BSOC 2420  LEC 001

    • MWSavage Hall 100
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nadasdy, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7359BSOC 2420  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7360BSOC 2420  DIS 202

    • RWhite Hall 110
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8089BSOC 2420  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8090BSOC 2420  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4146BSOC 3011  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Course open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students.

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

  •  7382BSOC 3111  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: senior, junior, and sophomore students.

  •  7383BSOC 3111  DIS 201

    • FSibley Hall 211
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7384BSOC 3111  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7385BSOC 3111  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7386BSOC 3111  DIS 204

    • FSibley Hall 208
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7530BSOC 3231  LEC 081

    • RWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rao, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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: 1 available
  •  5970BSOC 3311  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5971BSOC 3311  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5972BSOC 3311  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5973BSOC 3311  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19398BSOC 3311  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7915BSOC 3441  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  5715BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5717BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5718BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Lewenstein, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5720BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pinch, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5721BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5722BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pritchard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5724BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5725BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6409BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Harrington, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6410BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Avery, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6821BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Johnson, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7517BSOC 3751  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ratcliff, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8599BSOC 3751  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hodzic, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20641BSOC 3751  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4101STS 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18174BSOC 4101  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

BSOC 4127

Visions of bodily corruption preoccupy ruler and ruled alike and prompt campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution. This seminar explores the links between ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18916BSOC 4127  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

BSOC 4227

Critical approaches to embodiment compel bioarchaeologists to consider how social norms and institutional inequalities are enacted and materialized through the body. This course contributes a ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17870BSOC 4227  SEM 101

    • WWhite Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Velasco, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4920BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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