Biology & Society (BSOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 Graded

  •  8383BSOC 2061  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8384BSOC 2061  DIS 201

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8385BSOC 2061  DIS 202

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8386BSOC 2061  DIS 203

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8387BSOC 2061  DIS 204

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  8509BSOC 2071  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8510BSOC 2071  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8511BSOC 2071  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17923BSOC 2071  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17924BSOC 2071  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17925BSOC 2071  DIS 205

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2201NTRES 2201

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5789BSOC 2201  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5872BSOC 2201  DIS 201

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5873BSOC 2201  DIS 202

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5874BSOC 2201  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5875BSOC 2201  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5934BSOC 2201  DIS 205

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5935BSOC 2201  DIS 206

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6212BSOC 2201  DIS 207

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6213BSOC 2201  DIS 208

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nilson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BSOC 2211

Throughout most of the human career, people survived by hunting and gathering wild foods. The advent of food production is one of the most profound changes in history and prehistory. This course examines ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2201ARKEO 2201

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16655BSOC 2211  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Russell, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  • 16463BSOC 2350  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cohn, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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 medical ... 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

  •  6602BSOC 2468  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Langwick, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6603BSOC 2468  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6604BSOC 2468  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6605BSOC 2468  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6606BSOC 2468  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6607BSOC 2468  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6608BSOC 2468  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6609BSOC 2468  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6664BSOC 2468  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  8065BSOC 2581  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sachs, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8066BSOC 2581  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8067BSOC 2581  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8068BSOC 2581  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8069BSOC 2581  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BSOC 3011

Biology and biotechnology are major influences on modern life. In addition, socio-political and historical conditions have shaped biological research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, environmental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 3011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18184BSOC 3011  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tamarkin, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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 Graded

  •  8455BSOC 3181  LEC 001

    • WFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Slayton, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BSOC 3230

Human-animal relationships are often seen in utilitarian, nutritional terms, particularly in archaeology. But animals and meat have significance far beyond their economic value. This course focuses on ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17661BSOC 3230  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Russell, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  8123BSOC 3390  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Arcadi, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  5569BSOC 3751  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5571BSOC 3751  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5572BSOC 3751  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lewenstein, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5574BSOC 3751  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Pinch, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5575BSOC 3751  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5576BSOC 3751  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Pritchard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5578BSOC 3751  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5579BSOC 3751  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  6244BSOC 3751  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tantillo, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  6490BSOC 3751  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Avery, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  6500BSOC 3751  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lammerding, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  6886BSOC 3751  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Wolfner, M

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

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

  •  8697BSOC 4280  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • LeBlanc, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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 Graded

  •  7546BSOC 4650  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4690STS 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7813BSOC 4691  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Power, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to 20 students.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8702BSOC 4991  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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 Graded

  •  4812BSOC 4992  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Seth, S

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