Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16819BSOC 1942  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2960STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17606BSOC 2061  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17607BSOC 2061  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17608BSOC 2061  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17609BSOC 2061  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17611BSOC 2061  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17991BSOC 2071  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17992BSOC 2071  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 17993BSOC 2071  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2201NTRES 2201

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6855BSOC 2201  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  6944BSOC 2201  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  6945BSOC 2201  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  6946BSOC 2201  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  6947BSOC 2201  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7006BSOC 2201  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7007BSOC 2201  DIS 206

    • RMalott Hall 230
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Stedman, R

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7307BSOC 2201  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7308BSOC 2201  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7567BSOC 2201  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7568BSOC 2201  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  9542BSOC 2201  DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  9543BSOC 2201  DIS 212

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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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

    • TRMcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Langwick, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7755BSOC 2468  DIS 201

    • RUris Hall 302
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7756BSOC 2468  DIS 202

    • RUris Hall 369
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7757BSOC 2468  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7758BSOC 2468  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7759BSOC 2468  DIS 206

    • FUris Hall G24
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7760BSOC 2468  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7761BSOC 2468  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7821BSOC 2468  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2581HIST 2581

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16902BSOC 2581  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 16903BSOC 2581  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 16904BSOC 2581  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 16905BSOC 2581  DIS 203

    • FUris Hall 204
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 16906BSOC 2581  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

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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

    • MWMcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 18413BSOC 2721  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 18414BSOC 2721  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 18415BSOC 2721  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  • 18416BSOC 2721  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  8660BSOC 2841  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17843BSOC 3181  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17001BSOC 3390  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6048BSOC 3751  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Dear, P

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6633BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6634BSOC 3751  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Kline, R

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6635BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6636BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Lewenstein, B

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6637BSOC 3751  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Lynch, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6638BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Pinch, T

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6639BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6640BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Pritchard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6641BSOC 3751  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Rossiter, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6642BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6643BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6644BSOC 3751  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Vogel, K

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7341BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Tantillo, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7635BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Avery, R

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7645BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Lammerding, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8146BSOC 3751  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Wolfner, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17011BSOC 4122  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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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  • 17183BSOC 4127  SEM 101

    • MMcGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Roebuck, K

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

BSOC 4280

Human bodies are inescapably enmeshed in our environments: human health and environmental health are inseparable. But human bodies are not equally impacted by environmental degradation and toxicity. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4280STS 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18947BSOC 4280  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18396BSOC 4425  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

BSOC 4460

Sunset, polar night, Times Square, satellites in space—these are just four lightscapes. Light is essential to humanity in multifaceted ways. It both reflects and shapes human interactions with the environment. ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4466STS 4460VISST 4460

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18647BSOC 4460  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9331BSOC 4650  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16532BSOC 4691  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

BSOC 4991

Students must register for 4 credits each semester (4991-4992) for a total of 8 credits. After the first semester, students receive a letter grade of "R"; a letter grade for both semesters is submitted ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 19048BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5866BSOC 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Biology & Society seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3. Apply in 303 Morrill Hall.