Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

STS 1121

Why do so many women and minority students drop out of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields? Is this true at Cornell, the Alma Mater of so many top-ranked scientists (including ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17386STS 1121  SEM 101

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STS 1126

This seminar explores the ways in which Science 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:Science, Pwr&Social Policy

  • 17387STS 1126  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Hist of Environ Illness

  • 17388STS 1126  SEM 102

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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

  •  7708STS 2051  LEC 001

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  • University Common Course.

  •  7711STS 2051  DIS 201

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  •  7716STS 2051  DIS 202

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  •  7718STS 2051  DIS 203

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  •  7720STS 2051  DIS 204

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  •  7722STS 2051  DIS 205

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  •  7724STS 2051  DIS 206

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  •  7726STS 2051  DIS 207

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  •  7728STS 2051  DIS 208

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STS 2061

Politicians, scientists, and citizens worldwide face many environmental issues today, but they are neither simple nor straightforward. Moreover, there are many ways to understand how we have, do, and could ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2061PHIL 2460

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15683STS 2061  LEC 001

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  • 15684STS 2061  DIS 201

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  • 15685STS 2061  DIS 202

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  • 15686STS 2061  DIS 203

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  • 15687STS 2061  DIS 204

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STS 2231

In this seminar, we will explore the role of energy as a force in the driving of history.  With the widespread harnessing of fossil fuels in the nineteenth century as our pivot point, we will consider ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16885STS 2231  SEM 101

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STS 2821

This course aims to make comprehensible both to science majors and to students of the humanities the historical  structure and development of modern science and to show sciences as cultural phenomena. ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2821HIST 2820

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16551STS 2821  DIS 201

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  • 16552STS 2821  DIS 202

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  • 17939STS 2821  DIS 203

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  • 17940STS 2821  DIS 204

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  • 17989STS 2821  DIS 205

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  • 17990STS 2821  DIS 206

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STS 2851

Environmental problems, public health issues, scientific research-in each of these areas, communication plays a fundamental role. From the media to individual conversations, from technical journals to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COMM 2850

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5795STS 2851  LEC 001

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STS 3031

Today, nuclear things connote power and perils to nations and people around the world. We will examine the changing reasons that nuclear technologies—the artifacts, experts, and codified knowledge associated ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15816STS 3031  SEM 101

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STS 3241

The purpose of this course is to provide a critical understanding of the interconnectedness of environment and society. A primary focus of the course will be the relationship between environmental and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3240SOC 3240

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8616STS 3241  LEC 001

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STS 3561

Computers are powerful tools for working, playing, thinking, and living. Laptops, PDAs, webcams, cell phones, and iPods are not just devices, they also provide narratives, metaphors, and ways of seeing ... view course details

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  •  8110STS 3561  LEC 001

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STS 3601

Studies major ethical and social issues involved in engineering practice. The issues include responsibility for designing products that do not harm public health, safety, and welfare; rights of engineers ... view course details

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  • 17183STS 3601  LEC 001

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STS 3991

More information and applications available in 306 Rockefeller Hall. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6595STS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7403STS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7404STS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7405STS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7406STS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7407STS 3991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7408STS 3991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7409STS 3991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7410STS 3991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7411STS 3991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7412STS 3991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7413STS 3991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7414STS 3991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

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STS 4291

This course examines scientific controversies that become political. Why does some science become politicized rather than normalized and routinized? How do societies deal with collective uncertainty and ... view course details

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  • 15703STS 4291  SEM 101

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  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

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

  • 15676STS 4301  SEM 101

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STS 4441

A one-semester survey of women's role in science and engineering from antiquity to the present, with special emphasis on the United States in the 20th century. Readings include biographies and autobiographies ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 4440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8116STS 4441  SEM 101

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STS 4661

Explores the structure, meanings, and implications of "public communication of science and technology" (PCST). Examines the contexts in which PCST occurs, looks at motivations and constraints of those ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COMM 4660

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17568STS 4661  LEC 001

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STS 4981

What if, William Blake once asked, every bird that flies "is an immense world of delight, closed by your senses five?" Asking what real and possible worlds our habits of sensory perception exclude, Romantic ... view course details

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  • 17032STS 4981  SEM 101

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STS 4992

Students must register for the 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 4992HE 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15674STS 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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STS 6031

Hacktivism, cyber-crime, cyber-espionage, and cyber-war have become worrisome for individuals, corporations, and nation-states. This course analyses cyber conflict as technopolitics, showing how the specific ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15820STS 6031  SEM 101

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STS 6311

In this Graduate seminar we will discuss the nature, politics and basic assumptions underlying qualitative research. We will examine a selection of qualitative methods ranging from interviewing, oral history, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 6310

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5793STS 6311  LEC 001

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STS 6331

In recent decades, anthropologists have begun to treat biomedicine as ethnomedicine, opening up the cultural assumptions, differences, and contingencies underpinning biomedical science and practice. This ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15693STS 6331  SEM 101

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STS 6561

Valuation is a pervasive feature of contemporary life. Professors, universities, hotels, markets, movies, user experience, intelligence - almost everything is subject to some form of review, rating, or ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: INFO 6561

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16323STS 6561  SEM 101

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STS 6671

Module of CHEME 6660 that examines the relationships of technology and society, and the nature and communication of technical knowledge. view course details

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  •   Combined with: CHEME 6673ECE 5510

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17996STS 6671  SEM 101

    • TROlin Hall 218
    • Jan 27 - Feb 24, 2015
    • Doing, P

      Tester, J

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STS 6991

Applications and information are available in 306 Rockefeller Hall. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6694STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7415STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7416STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7417STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7418STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7419STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7420STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7421STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7422STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7423STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7424STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7425STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7426STS 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

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