Spring 2018

Lower Division Courses

STS 2: Introduction to the History of Science

Daniel Stolzenberg, MWF 11:00-11:50am

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.

STS 40A: Media History 1, Gutenberg to Oppenheimer

Kris Fallon, TR 10:30-11:50am

History of Media to 1945, with particular focus on mechanically reproduced mass media technologies including the printing press, the newspaper, photography, cinema, radio and early computing technology. Analysis of inter-related cultural and political topics.

Upper Division Courses

STS 131: Darwin

Jim Griesemer, MWF 9:00-9:50am

Development of modern biology from pre-Darwinian roots to the present.

STS 151: Media Theory

Tim Lenoir, TR 9:00-9:50am

Critical and theoretical approaches to the emergence of new technologies since the invention of photography. Examine various approaches to media (formalist, semiotic, structuralist, Frankfurt School, cybernetics, visual and gamer theory).

STS 173: Science Fiction

Mike Ziser, TR 10:30-11:50am

Literary modes and methods of science fiction. Representative texts, authors, and themes of the genre—e.g., time travel, alternative universes, and utopias. Relations of science fiction to science, philosophy, and culture.

STS 175: Lab Studies Lab

Tim Choy, MW 10:00-11:50am

Hands- on training in Science and Technology Studies fieldwork, interviewing, archival research and data analysis. Review of laboratory studies literature, informed consent procedures, ethics, and care of the data.

STS 180: Topics in History and Philosophy of Science

Patrick Carroll, MW 2:10-3:30pm

STS 180: Science on Trial: Law, Science, and Technology in the United States

Gerardo Con Diaz, TBA

Relationships among law, technology, and science. Scientific evidence and testimony, biology education, patenting, and sterilization.

STS 190: Sounding Data

Owen Marshall, TR 12:10-1:30pm

Critical and creative approaches to auditory data and display in art, science, and technology. Practical introduction to sonification techniques through sound studies and sensory ethnography. Heuristic listening and collaborative sound design.