Science & Technology Studies (STS)Arts and Sciences, Engineering

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STS 1102

From Frankenstein to The Matrix, science fiction and film have depicted contemporary science, technology, and medicine for almost two centuries. This course introduces students to historical and social ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1620

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17246STS 1102  LEC 001

  • 17247STS 1102  DIS 201

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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Digital Media-Digital Cultures

  • 17577STS 1123  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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: Vision, Knowledge, Power

  • 17582STS 1126  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

STS 1201

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and social foundations of information. Through lectures, readings, and independent projects, the class will learn to analyze and engage key challenges ranging ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 1200

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8874STS 1201  LEC 001

  •  8972STS 1201  DIS 201

  •  8973STS 1201  DIS 202

  •  8974STS 1201  DIS 203

  •  8975STS 1201  DIS 204

  •  8976STS 1201  DIS 205

  •  8977STS 1201  DIS 206

  •  9574STS 1201  DIS 207

  •  9575STS 1201  DIS 208

  • 17377STS 1201  DIS 209

  • 17378STS 1201  DIS 210

STS 1380

This course provides an introduction to data science. Given data from economics, medicine, biology, or physics, collected from internet denizens, survey respondents, or wireless sensors, how can one understand ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CS 1380ORIE 1380

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18397STS 1380  LEC 001

  • 18398STS 1380  DIS 201

  • 18399STS 1380  DIS 202

  • 18400STS 1380  DIS 203

  • 18401STS 1380  DIS 204

  • 18402STS 1380  DIS 205

  • 18403STS 1380  DIS 206

  • 18404STS 1380  DIS 207

  • 18405STS 1380  DIS 208

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

  •  8705STS 2061  LEC 001

  •  8718STS 2061  DIS 201

  •  8719STS 2061  DIS 202

  •  8720STS 2061  DIS 203

  •  8721STS 2061  DIS 204

STS 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 2468BSOC 2468FGSS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8367STS 2468  LEC 001

  •  8368STS 2468  DIS 201

  •  8369STS 2468  DIS 202

  •  8370STS 2468  DIS 204

  •  8371STS 2468  DIS 205

  •  8372STS 2468  DIS 206

  •  8373STS 2468  DIS 207

  •  8374STS 2468  DIS 208

  •  8506STS 2468  DIS 209

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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  • 17119STS 2561  LEC 001

STS 2621

There are several "just-so stories" about science and religion: the world's religions are parallel systems of belief in the supernatural; science has a set method that produces universal truths; and religion ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2621FGSS 2621

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18008STS 2621  LEC 001

STS 2841

This course explores what has been termed "the modern plague."  It investigates the social history, cultural politics, biological processes, and global impacts of the retrovirus, HIV, and the disease syndrome, ... view course details

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  • 17252STS 2841  LEC 001

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

  •  5586STS 2851  LEC 001

STS 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: BSOC 3111DSOC 3111SOC 3130

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8948STS 3111  LEC 001

  •  8949STS 3111  DIS 201

  •  8950STS 3111  DIS 202

  •  8951STS 3111  DIS 203

  •  9415STS 3111  DIS 204

  •  9416STS 3111  DIS 205

  •  9417STS 3111  DIS 206

STS 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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  •  8227STS 3181  LEC 001

STS 3241

Humans have fraught relationships with the animals, plants, land, water—even geological processes—around us. We come together to revere, conserve, protect the things many call nature. We struggle over ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3240SOC 3240

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7671STS 3241  LEC 001

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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  •  7391STS 3561  LEC 001

  • Course not open to Freshmen.

STS 3601

Studies ethical issues involved in engineering practice. Explores the engineer's role in technical decision-making in organizations.  Considers the engineer's relationship to the uses of technology in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECE 3600ENGRG 3600

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8097STS 3601  LEC 001

STS 3991

More information about independent study available in 303 Morrill Hall. view course details

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STS 4041

Scientists in the main try to avoid controversy whilst STS scholars argue that controversy can be a motor of scientific change. There is a lengthy tradition of research into different forms of controversies ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17250STS 4041  SEM 101

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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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4101BSOC 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8709STS 4101  SEM 101

STS 4251

Climate change is old news. Human societies have been debating and coping with climatic changes since long before the (relatively) recent advent of massive-scale greenhouse gas emissions. In this seminar, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4255

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17936STS 4251  SEM 101

STS 4451

This course focuses on what happens when science meet the policy-making world. We will discuss theoretical and empirical studies in Science & Technology Studies that analyze the interactions between ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15681STS 4451  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

STS 4561

Evaluation is a pervasive feature of contemporary life. Professors, doctors, countries, hotels, pollution, books, intelligence: there is hardly anything that is not subject to some form of review, rating, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: INFO 4561SOC 4560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8833STS 4561  SEM 101

STS 4741

In this course we will consider the production of the human body as an artifact of race, sex and gender through the discourses, practices, and technologies of bio-science and bio-medicine. We will read ... view course details

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  • 17130STS 4741  SEM 101

STS 4751

This course is divided into three major thematic sections. The first looks at the history of racial thinking in the West. We begin with the existence (or not) of conceptions of biological race in the early- ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4751

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8780STS 4751  SEM 101

STS 4841

The term "epidemic" travels widely and wildly in contemporary worlds.  But, what, when and where is "the epidemic"? How and why does epidemic unfold? This senior seminar offers an interdisciplinary exploration ... view course details

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  • 17251STS 4841  SEM 101

STS 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: BSOC 4992HE 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7863STS 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

STS 6061

This course examines the relationship between scientific development, technological innovation and maintenance, and the capitalistic forces that support and benefit from these activities. view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6065

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8751STS 6061  SEM 101

STS 6101

This course begins from the premise that bodies and sensing are the ground of sociality. Drawing on texts from Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, Disability Studies, and Animal Studies, as ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17174STS 6101  SEM 101

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

  •  8707STS 6311  SEM 101

STS 6661

In recent years, the scientific community has increasingly referred to "public engagement in science." This seminar explores the scholarly literature addressing that move; the links between "public engagement" ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COMM 6660

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17488STS 6661  DIS 201

STS 6991

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6262STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6926STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6927STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6928STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6929STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6930STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  •  6931STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6932STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6933STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6934STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6935STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6936STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

STS 7741

In this course we will consider the production of the human body as an artifact of race, sex and gender through the discourses, practices, and technologies of bio-science and bio-medicine.  We will read ... view course details

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  • 17133STS 7741  SEM 101

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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  •   Combined with: GOVT 7937HIST 7937

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16476STS 7937  SEM 101