Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

Showing 17 results.

Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

BSOC 1942

What is modern science? And how did it get that way? This course examines the emergence of the dominant scientific worldview inherited by the 21st century, to trace how it, and its associated institutional ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1942STS 1942

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16819BSOC 1942  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Dear, P

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2960STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17606BSOC 2061  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Pritchard, S

  • 17607BSOC 2061  DIS 201

    • W
    • Pritchard, S

  • 17608BSOC 2061  DIS 202

    • W
    • Pritchard, S

  • 17609BSOC 2061  DIS 203

    • W
    • Pritchard, S

  • 17611BSOC 2061  DIS 204

    • W
    • Pritchard, S

BSOC 2071

This course offers an introductory survey of the history of medicine (principally in Europe and the United States) from classical antiquity to the early twentieth century. Using a combination of both primary ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2710STS 2071

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17991BSOC 2071  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Seth, S

  • 17992BSOC 2071  DIS 201

    • R
    • Seth, S

  • 17993BSOC 2071  DIS 202

    • R
    • Seth, S

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

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6855BSOC 2201  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Stedman, R

  •  6944BSOC 2201  DIS 201

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  6945BSOC 2201  DIS 202

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  6946BSOC 2201  DIS 203

    • F
    • Stedman, R

  •  6947BSOC 2201  DIS 204

    • F
    • Stedman, R

  •  7006BSOC 2201  DIS 205

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  7007BSOC 2201  DIS 206

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  7307BSOC 2201  DIS 207

    • F
    • Stedman, R

  •  7308BSOC 2201  DIS 208

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  7567BSOC 2201  DIS 209

    • R
    • Stedman, R

  •  7568BSOC 2201  DIS 210

    • F
    • Stedman, R

  •  9542BSOC 2201  DIS 211

    • F
    • Stedman, R

  •  9543BSOC 2201  DIS 212

    • R
    • Stedman, R

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

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7754BSOC 2468  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Langwick, S

  •  7755BSOC 2468  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7756BSOC 2468  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7757BSOC 2468  DIS 204

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7758BSOC 2468  DIS 205

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7759BSOC 2468  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7760BSOC 2468  DIS 207

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7761BSOC 2468  DIS 208

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7821BSOC 2468  DIS 209

    • F
    • Staff

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

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16902BSOC 2581  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sachs, A

  • 16903BSOC 2581  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  • 16904BSOC 2581  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 16905BSOC 2581  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16906BSOC 2581  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

BSOC 2721

This course examines the history of mental illness—its conception and treatment—in the United States, from the early 1800s to the present, focusing on four major questions: (1) How have understandings ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2722HIST 2721STS 2721

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18412BSOC 2721  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Vider, S

  • 18413BSOC 2721  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  • 18414BSOC 2721  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  • 18415BSOC 2721  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  • 18416BSOC 2721  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  8660BSOC 2841  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Roebuck, C

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3185HIST 3181STS 3181

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17843BSOC 3181  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Slayton, R

BSOC 3390

The course will investigate all aspects of non-human primate life. Based on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory, group and inter-individual behaviors will be presented. In addition, an understanding ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3390

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17001BSOC 3390  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Arcadi, A

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BSOC 4122

The power of a name is sometimes as great as that of an idea.  This course will study how Darwin became, then and now, an icon rather than just a Victorian naturalist.  We will look at writings of Darwin ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4122STS 4122

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17011BSOC 4122  SEM 101

    • W
    • Dear, P

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17183BSOC 4127  SEM 101

    • M
    • Roebuck, K

BSOC 4425

In the nineteenth century, evolution was a "dangerous" yet seductive concept. How did competing ideas of evolution impact the literary imagination? This course examines the influence of evolutionary thinking ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4425

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18396BSOC 4425  SEM 101

    • W
    • Cohn, E

BSOC 4650

In this advanced course, students will use their knowledge and analytical skills to explore complex value-laden issues in contemporary healthcare and health policy debate.  Case studies and news stories ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4650

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9331BSOC 4650  SEM 101

    • T
    • Overby, K

  • Prerequisite: BSOC/STS 2051 or permission of instructor.

BSOC 4691

Multidisciplinary course dealing with the social and environmental impact of food production in the United States and developing countries. Agroecosystems of various kinds are analyzed from biological, ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4690STS 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16532BSOC 4691  LEC 001

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

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5866BSOC 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Ziewitz, M

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