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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Digital Infrastructures

  • 19492 STS 1123   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall 104
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Persaud, D

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

STS 1180

Evolution is the central concept in biology. This course examines evolution as a science and places it in an historical context. Classes focus on descent with modification, the nature of natural selection, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 1180

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4764 STS 1180   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall B75
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Heim, A

      Moeller, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

STS 1201

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and policy foundations of contemporary information technology. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and short assignments, we will address contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 1200

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17582 STS 1201   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17583 STS 1201   DIS 201

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17584 STS 1201   DIS 202

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17585 STS 1201   DIS 203

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17586 STS 1201   DIS 204

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17587 STS 1201   DIS 205

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17589 STS 1201   DIS 207

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17591 STS 1201   DIS 209

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17592 STS 1201   DIS 210

    • F Hollister Hall 368
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17593 STS 1201   DIS 211

    • F Hollister Hall 314
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17594 STS 1201   DIS 212

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17598 STS 1201   DIS 213

    • F Phillips Hall 307
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17599 STS 1201   DIS 214

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 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: BSOC 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6368 STS 2051   LEC 001

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

  •  6369 STS 2051   DIS 201

    • F Morrill Hall 102
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6370 STS 2051   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6371 STS 2051   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6372 STS 2051   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6373 STS 2051   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6374 STS 2051   DIS 206

    • F McGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6375 STS 2051   DIS 207

    • F Morrill Hall 102
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6376 STS 2051   DIS 208

    • F White Hall 104
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 2451

Bioethics is the study of ethical questions raised by advances in the medical field.  Questions we'll discuss will include:  Is it morally permissible to advance a patient's death, at his or her request, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2455SHUM 2455

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7178 STS 2451   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7179 STS 2451   DIS 201

    • F Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7180 STS 2451   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18341 STS 2451   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 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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  • 17495 STS 2561   LEC 001

    • MW Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hinrichs, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 2641

In this course we will study the technologies – aqueducts, automata, catapults, concrete and more – that allowed the Roman Empire to prosper and expand. Technical and historical background will accompany ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2641CLASS 2641

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17241 STS 2641   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Library 311
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17242 STS 2641   DIS 201

    • F Uris Hall G44
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • McDonald, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17243 STS 2641   DIS 202

    • R Uris Hall G44
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: COMM 3020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6813 STS 3020   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 101
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Levitan, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    One college-level writing course. No first-year students.

  •  6814 STS 3020   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 3311GDEV 3311NTRES 3311

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5592 STS 3311   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5593 STS 3311   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5594 STS 3311   DIS 202

    • F Fernow Hall G01
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wolf, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5595 STS 3311   DIS 203

    • M Fernow Hall G01
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wolf, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8246 STS 3311   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 3650

In this course, we will examine the role of electronic and digital technologies in the arts of the late 20th and 21st centuries with emphasis on Europe and North America. Beginning with the cybernetically ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7944 STS 3650   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5415 STS 3991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5416 STS 3991   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5417 STS 3991   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lewenstein, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5419 STS 3991   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5420 STS 3991   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pritchard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5421 STS 3991   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5422 STS 3991   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7274 STS 3991   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8427 STS 3991   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7891 STS 4101   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240INFO 5240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6397 STS 4240   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class is closed for enrollment. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  •  6858 STS 4240   DIS 201

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6859 STS 4240   DIS 202

    • F Phillips Hall 307
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6860 STS 4240   DIS 203

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6861 STS 4240   DIS 204

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6862 STS 4240   DIS 205

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6863 STS 4240   DIS 206

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6864 STS 4240   DIS 207

    • F Statler Hall 291
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6865 STS 4240   DIS 208

    • F Hollister Hall 320
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17639 STS 4240   DIS 209

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17640 STS 4240   DIS 210

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 4412

The working of the human body is a universal phenomenon, yet different medical traditions have vastly different conceptions of what a body is. How can something so intimate and tangible like the body be ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19825 STS 4412   SEM 101

    • W Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Chaudhuri, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 4442

Identifying and managing the toxic is critical to medical and environmental sciences as well as techniques of governing and resisting. This course takes up the subject of toxicity as a field of expertise, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4442ANTHR 7442STS 7442

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17045 STS 4442   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 438
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Langwick, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 4634

During Europe's colonial era, the modern museum emerged as a site of cultural and scientific authority. This course investigates the history of imperial collections and collectors, with a focus on Britain ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18008 STS 4634   SEM 101

    • R Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ratcliff, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 4650

In this advanced discussion-based course, students will use their knowledge and analytical skills to explore complex value-laden issues in contemporary healthcare and health policy debate. News stories, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 4650

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18009 STS 4650   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 4675

How have epidemics and pandemics changed social worlds and created new futures? How is colonization political and microbial? What will it take to repair human-animal-environmental relations when they can ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17672 STS 4675   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6054 STS 4991   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

STS 6634

For description, see STS 4634.  view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19131 STS 6634   SEM 101

    • R Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ratcliff, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 6675

How have epidemics and pandemics changed social worlds and created new futures? How is colonization political and microbial? What will it take to repair human-animal-environmental relations when they can ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17676 STS 6675   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 6991

Applications and information are available in 303 Morrill Hall. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5403 STS 6991   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dear, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5404 STS 6991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5405 STS 6991   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kline, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5406 STS 6991   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5407 STS 6991   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lewenstein, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5408 STS 6991   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lynch, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5410 STS 6991   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5411 STS 6991   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pritchard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5412 STS 6991   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Rossiter, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5413 STS 6991   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5414 STS 6991   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7263 STS 6991   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

STS 7005

This one-credit seminar is designed to introduce PhD students in Science & Technology Studies (STS) to the faculty in the STS graduate field and their scholarly interests and work. Faculty members ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  7890 STS 7005   SEM 101

    • F Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 7110

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4099 STS 7111   SEM 101

    • M Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 7442

Identifying and managing the toxic is critical to medical and environmental sciences as well as techniques of governing and resisting. This course takes up the subject of toxicity as a field of expertise, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4442ANTHR 7442STS 4442

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17043 STS 7442   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 438
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Langwick, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

STS 7937

The Proseminar in Peace Studies offers a multidisciplinary review of issues related to peace and conflict at the graduate level. The course is led by the director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 7937HIST 7937

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20170 STS 7937   SEM 101

    • R Uris Hall G08
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Karim, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person