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STS 1101

From global warming to surveillance of citizens to health-care reform, issues in science, technology, and medicine also are political issues. This course uses contemporary scientific controversies to explore ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16891STS 1101  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Roebuck, C

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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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Food-Flix and Chill

  • 17826STS 1126  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Harrison, R

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

STS 1201

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and policy foundations of contemporary information technology.  Through lectures, readings, discussions, and short assignments, we will address contemporary ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8146STS 1201  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Jackson, S

  •  8166STS 1201  DIS 201

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8167STS 1201  DIS 202

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8168STS 1201  DIS 203

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8169STS 1201  DIS 204

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8170STS 1201  DIS 205

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8171STS 1201  DIS 206

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8408STS 1201  DIS 207

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    • Jackson, S

  •  8409STS 1201  DIS 208

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    • Jackson, S

  •  9307STS 1201  DIS 209

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    • Jackson, S

  •  9308STS 1201  DIS 210

    • R
    • Jackson, S

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

  •  8092STS 2061  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

  •  8102STS 2061  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  8103STS 2061  DIS 202

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    • Staff

  •  8104STS 2061  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  •  8105STS 2061  DIS 204

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    • Staff

  • 17093STS 2061  DIS 205

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    • Staff

  • 17094STS 2061  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

STS 2451

Bioethics is the study of ethical problems brought about by advances in the medical field.  Questions we'll discuss may include:  Is it morally permissible to advance a patient's death, at his or her request, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 2455

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17118STS 2451  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Markovits, J

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

  •  7927STS 2468  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hodzic, S

  •  7928STS 2468  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7929STS 2468  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7930STS 2468  DIS 204

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7931STS 2468  DIS 205

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7932STS 2468  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7933STS 2468  DIS 207

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    • Staff

  •  7934STS 2468  DIS 208

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    • Staff

  •  8013STS 2468  DIS 209

    • F
    • Staff

STS 2470

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  •   Combined with: LSP 2470

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17482STS 2470  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Chaar Lopez, I

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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  •  9243STS 2841  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Roebuck, C

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

  •  5482STS 2851  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Porticella, N

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

  •  7363STS 3241  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zinda, J

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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  •  7200STS 3561  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ziewitz, M

  • 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 society, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECE 3600ENGRG 3600

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7713STS 3601  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Doing, P

STS 3651

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  • 17616STS 3651  LEC 001

    • MW
    • McNulty, T

STS 3719

This course will explore the relationship between DNA and Jewish life. We will conceive of Jews and Judaism broadly, in terms of religious, ethnic, and national discourses as we consider theories of kinship ... view course details

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  • 16323STS 3719  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rock-Singer, C

STS 3991

Applications for research projects are accepted by individual STS faculty members. Students may enroll for 1–4 credits in STS 3991 with written permission of the faculty supervisor and may elect either ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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  •   Combined with: GOVT 4451

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8573STS 4451  SEM 101

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

STS 4470

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  •   Combined with: LSP 4470

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17484STS 4470  SEM 101

    • R
    • Chaar Lopez, I

STS 4541

Hurricanes. Guns. Zika. Contaminated food. Climate change. Hazardous chemicals. Accidents. Cyber warfare. We live in a hazardous world of uncertainty, surrounded by claims about risks, some sounding the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16900STS 4541  SEM 101

    • T
    • Hilgartner, S

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

  •  8135STS 4561  SEM 101

    • T
    • Ziewitz, M

STS 4634

This course places museums within the history of capitalism. It examines the economic dimension of the emergence of the modern museum as a site of cultural and scientific authority. We will consider a ... view course details

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  • 16514STS 4634  SEM 101

    • T
    • Ratcliff, J

STS 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: BSOC 4650

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17224STS 4650  SEM 101

    • T
    • Overby, K

STS 4661

Explores the structure, meanings, and implications of "public communication of science and technology" (PCST). Examines the contexts in which PCST occurs, looks at motivations and constraints of those ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COMM 4660

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16734STS 4661  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lewenstein, B

STS 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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  • 16921STS 4911  SEM 101

    • M
    • Hinrichs, T

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

  •  7515STS 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

STS 6020

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 6020

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17477STS 6020  SEM 101

    • W
    • Goldstein, J

      Slayton, R

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8094STS 6311  SEM 101

    • W
    • Pinch, T

STS 6634

This course places museums within the history of capitalism. It examines the economic dimension of the emergence of the modern museum as a site of cultural and scientific authority. We will consider a ... view course details

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  • 16521STS 6634  SEM 101

    • T
    • Ratcliff, J

STS 6991

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6142STS 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dear, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6759STS 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hilgartner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6760STS 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Kline, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6761STS 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Leuenberger, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6762STS 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Lewenstein, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6763STS 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lynch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6764STS 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Pinch, T

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  •  6765STS 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Prentice, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6766STS 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Pritchard, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6767STS 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Rossiter, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6768STS 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sengers, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6769STS 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Seth, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9587STS 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Slayton, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9642STS 6991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Roebuck, C

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8945STS 7937  SEM 101

    • R
    • Slayton, R