Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

BSOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2460STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16212 BSOC 2061   LEC 001

  • 16222 BSOC 2061   DIS 201

  • 16223 BSOC 2061   DIS 202

  • 16224 BSOC 2061   DIS 203

  • 16225 BSOC 2061   DIS 204

  • 18343 BSOC 2061   DIS 205

  • 18344 BSOC 2061   DIS 206

BSOC 2131

Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson put it, is "the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize reality." Today more than ever, when science and technology have penetrated everyday life in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2035ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17845 BSOC 2131   LEC 001

  • 17846 BSOC 2131   DIS 201

  • 17847 BSOC 2131   DIS 202

  • 17848 BSOC 2131   DIS 203

  • 17849 BSOC 2131   DIS 204

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2201NTRES 2201

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7679 BSOC 2201   LEC 001

  •  7814 BSOC 2201   DIS 201

  •  7815 BSOC 2201   DIS 202

  •  7816 BSOC 2201   DIS 203

  •  7817 BSOC 2201   DIS 204

  •  7880 BSOC 2201   DIS 205

  •  7881 BSOC 2201   DIS 206

  •  8427 BSOC 2201   DIS 207

  •  8428 BSOC 2201   DIS 208

  •  8846 BSOC 2201   DIS 209

  •  8847 BSOC 2201   DIS 210

BSOC 2350

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague to the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2350FGSS 2350LGBT 2350

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15906 BSOC 2350   LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468FGSS 2468STS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9427 BSOC 2468   LEC 001

  •  9428 BSOC 2468   DIS 201

  •  9429 BSOC 2468   DIS 202

  •  9431 BSOC 2468   DIS 204

  •  9432 BSOC 2468   DIS 205

  •  9433 BSOC 2468   DIS 206

  •  9434 BSOC 2468   DIS 207

  •  9435 BSOC 2468   DIS 208

  •  9993 BSOC 2468   DIS 209

BSOC 2581

This lecture course serves as an introduction to the historical study of humanity's interrelationship with the natural world. Environmental history is a quickly evolving field, taking on increasing importance ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2581HIST 2581

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17260 BSOC 2581   LEC 001

  • 17261 BSOC 2581   DIS 201

  • 17262 BSOC 2581   DIS 202

  • 17263 BSOC 2581   DIS 203

BSOC 2821

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2820STS 2821

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17389 BSOC 2821   LEC 001

  • 17398 BSOC 2821   DIS 201

  • 17399 BSOC 2821   DIS 202

  • 17400 BSOC 2821   DIS 203

  • 17401 BSOC 2821   DIS 204

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16710 BSOC 3111   LEC 001

  • 16711 BSOC 3111   DIS 201

  • 16712 BSOC 3111   DIS 202

  • 16713 BSOC 3111   DIS 203

  • 17765 BSOC 3111   DIS 204

  • 17766 BSOC 3111   DIS 205

  • 17767 BSOC 3111   DIS 206

  • 17768 BSOC 3111   DIS 207

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3181STS 3181

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9063 BSOC 3181   LEC 001

BSOC 3481

With the exhilarating and terrifying historical "experiments" of the French and American Revolutions in the background, English Romantic writers tackled the question of the personal and political effects ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17876 BSOC 3481   SEM 101

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

  •  6759 BSOC 3751   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7424 BSOC 3751   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7425 BSOC 3751   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7426 BSOC 3751   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7427 BSOC 3751   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7428 BSOC 3751   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7429 BSOC 3751   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7430 BSOC 3751   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7431 BSOC 3751   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7432 BSOC 3751   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7433 BSOC 3751   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7434 BSOC 3751   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7435 BSOC 3751   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Vogel, K

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8486 BSOC 3751   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Tantillo, J

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8948 BSOC 3751   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8960 BSOC 3751   IND 617

    • TBA
    • Lammerding, J

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18785 BSOC 3751   IND 618

    • TBA
    • Wolfner, M

  • To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

BSOC 4071

Examines problems that arise at the interface of law and science. These problems include the regulation of novel technology, the role of technical expertise in public decision making, and the control over ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4071

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16278 BSOC 4071   LEC 001

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

  • 18332 BSOC 4101   SEM 101

BSOC 4431

This course examines a range of nineteenth-century British literature, focusing on how Victorian writers represented the workings of the human mind. In particular, we examine how novels (and a few poems) ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17152 BSOC 4431   SEM 101

BSOC 4651

Bodies and Diseases in the Middle East (1500-2000) will explore the history of medicine and science in the Middle East from early modern period to the present. It covers the main topics and questions regarding ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 4652NES 4652NES 6652

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16643 BSOC 4651   SEM 101

BSOC 4992

Students must register for the 4 credits each semester (BSOC 4991-BSOC 4992) for a total of 8 credits. After the first semester, students receive a letter grade of "R"; a letter grade for both semesters ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HE 4992STS 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6557 BSOC 4992   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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