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: STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8091BSOC 2061  LEC 001

  •  8098BSOC 2061  DIS 201

  •  8099BSOC 2061  DIS 202

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  •  8101BSOC 2061  DIS 204

  • 17091BSOC 2061  DIS 205

  • 17092BSOC 2061  DIS 206

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

  •  6968BSOC 2201  LEC 001

  •  7060BSOC 2201  DIS 201

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  • 18251BSOC 2201  DIS 211

  • 18252BSOC 2201  DIS 212

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

  •  7919BSOC 2468  LEC 001

  •  7920BSOC 2468  DIS 201

  •  7921BSOC 2468  DIS 202

  •  7922BSOC 2468  DIS 204

  •  7923BSOC 2468  DIS 205

  •  7924BSOC 2468  DIS 206

  •  7925BSOC 2468  DIS 207

  •  7926BSOC 2468  DIS 208

  •  8012BSOC 2468  DIS 209

BSOC 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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  •  9527BSOC 2841  LEC 001

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 4127

Visions of bodily corruption preoccupy ruler and ruled alike and prompt campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution.  This seminar explores the links between ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18219BSOC 4127  SEM 001

BSOC 4634

During Europe's colonial era, the modern museum emerged as a site of cultural and scientific authority. This course investigates the history of imperial collections and collectors, with a focus on Britain ... view course details

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  • 16512BSOC 4634  SEM 101

BSOC 4650

This is an advanced course in biomedical ethics.  Students will use their knowledge and analytical skills to explore complex value-laden issues in contemporary healthcare and health policy debate.  Current ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 4650

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17225BSOC 4650  SEM 101

BSOC 4911

Chinese discourses have long linked the circulation of cosmic energies, political power, and bodily vitalities. In these models political order, spiritual cultivation, and health are achieved and enhanced ... view course details

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  • 16922BSOC 4911  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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  •   Combined with: STS 4992

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5941BSOC 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

  • Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Biology & Society seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3. Apply in 303 Morrill Hall.