Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2035ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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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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 2468FGSS 2468STS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2581HIST 2581

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BSOC 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: HIST 2820STS 2821

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

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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    Combined with: ENGL 3400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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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    Combined with: STS 4071

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Combined with: ANTHR 4101STS 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Combined with: ENGL 4430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: FGSS 4652NES 4652NES 6652

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: HE 4992STS 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6557BSOC 4992  RSC 701

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