Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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BSOC 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: STS 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7002BSOC 2051  LEC 001

  • University Common Course.

  •  7004BSOC 2051  DIS 201

  •  7006BSOC 2051  DIS 202

  •  7008BSOC 2051  DIS 203

  •  7010BSOC 2051  DIS 204

  •  7012BSOC 2051  DIS 205

  •  7014BSOC 2051  DIS 206

  •  7016BSOC 2051  DIS 207

  •  7018BSOC 2051  DIS 208

BSOC 2101

Human diseases transmitted by insects and related forms (arthropods) have affected human lives and society through history. This course focuses on the pathogens, parasites, and arthropods causing human ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16367BSOC 2101  LEC 001

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2101ENTOM 2100

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16393BSOC 2101  LEC 002

  • 16368BSOC 2101  DIS 201

  • 16370BSOC 2101  DIS 203

  • 16373BSOC 2101  DIS 206

  • 16374BSOC 2101  DIS 207

  • 18496BSOC 2101  DIS 208

  • 18497BSOC 2101  DIS 209

BSOC 2201

The actions of people are crucial to environmental well-being. This course addresses the interrelationships between social phenomena and the natural (i.e., biophysical) environment. It is intended to (1) ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2201NTRES 2201

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6998BSOC 2201  LEC 001

  •  7153BSOC 2201  DIS 201

  •  7154BSOC 2201  DIS 202

  •  7155BSOC 2201  DIS 203

  •  7156BSOC 2201  DIS 204

  •  7223BSOC 2201  DIS 205

  •  7224BSOC 2201  DIS 206

  •  7901BSOC 2201  DIS 207

  •  7902BSOC 2201  DIS 208

  •  8958BSOC 2201  DIS 209

  •  8959BSOC 2201  DIS 210

BSOC 2468

Medicine has become the language and practice through which we address a broad range of both individual and societal complaints. Interest in this "medicalization of life" may be one of the reasons that ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468STS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16815BSOC 2468  LEC 001

  • 16816BSOC 2468  DIS 201

  • 16817BSOC 2468  DIS 202

  • 16818BSOC 2468  DIS 203

  • 16819BSOC 2468  DIS 204

  • 16820BSOC 2468  DIS 205

  • 16821BSOC 2468  DIS 206

  • 16822BSOC 2468  DIS 207

  • 16823BSOC 2468  DIS 208

  • 18414BSOC 2468  DIS 209

  • 18415BSOC 2468  DIS 210

BSOC 2640

An introduction to the origins and development of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. We will read a variety of sources on the ancient theory and practice of medicine, including pre-Hippocratic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2640CLASS 2640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16089BSOC 2640  LEC 001

  • 16090BSOC 2640  DIS 201

  • 16091BSOC 2640  DIS 202

  • 16652BSOC 2640  DIS 203

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3111SOC 3130STS 3111

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17280BSOC 3111  LEC 001

  • Course open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students.

  • 17281BSOC 3111  DIS 201

  • 17282BSOC 3111  DIS 202

  • 17283BSOC 3111  DIS 203

BSOC 3181

This course explores the history, sociology, and ethics of risk. In particular, we will focus on the complex and often ambiguous relationship between science, technology, and risk. A historical perspective ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3181STS 3181

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16159BSOC 3181  LEC 001

  • Freshman not permitted to enroll.

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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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BSOC 4311

A cliche among medical professionals says, "If you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." In other words, treatment decisions often are dictated by available technologies. This course looks at ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4311STS 4311

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16155BSOC 4311  SEM 101

BSOC 4411

This senior seminar offers an intensive research and reading experience in the philosophy of medicine, considering, in particular, questions about what physicians know, how that knowledge informs current ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 2961STS 4411

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18638BSOC 4411  SEM 101

BSOC 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: HE 4992STS 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5790BSOC 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Biology & Society seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3. Apply in 306 Rockefeller Hall.