Fall 2018

Lower Division Courses

STS 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Daniel Stolzenberg, MW 11:00-11:50am + section

Introduction to topics and methods of the history of science and technology. Emphasis on understanding the role of science and technology in the modern world through a long-term historical perspective.

Upper Division Courses

STS 108: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN SCIENCE

Mario Biagioli, MW 2:10-4:00pm

Historical and conceptual framework for contemporary debates about intellectual property and science. Topics include US patent system and copyright law, interaction between patents and industrial policy, credit in academic and industrial science, role of IP in global knowledge politics.

STS 121: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Faculty TBA, MW 10:00-11:50am

Introduction to critical medical anthropology. Topics include anthropological analysis of bio-medicine, psychiatry, systems of knowledge and healing, the body, emotions, and clinical encounters in a cross-cultural perspective.

STS 122: HEALTH AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Emily Merchant, MW 10:30-11:50am

Critical/historical examination of medical technologies: imaging, pharmaceuticals, genetics, implants/devices. Exploration of mutually constitutive relationship between health, medical technologies, social difference (race/gender/class/sexuality).

STS 150: GENDER AND SCIENCE

Emily Merchant, TR 10:30-11:50am

An interdisciplinary approach to the relations between gender and science. Topics include the biological and cultural construction of sexual difference, the role of women as practitioners of science, and feminist approaches to science.

STS 160: GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, MW 3:10-4:30pm

Historical, aesthetic and critical approaches to how information technologies produced ghost effects or a sense of terror in response to new media like the photograph, gramophone, film, typewriter, computer, Turing Machine. Focus on technological media transforms sense perception.

STS 172: VIDEO GAMES AND CULTURE

Stephanie Boluk and Patrick Lemieux, TR 3:10-4:30pm+section

Critical approaches to the study of video games, focusing on formal, historical, and cultural modes of analysis. History of software and hardware in North American and global contexts. Relations of games to society, politics, economics, literature, media, and the arts.

STS 180: TECHNOLOGY AND THE BODY (TOPICS IN STS)

Tim Lenoir, TR 1:40-3:00pm