Winter 2018

Lower Division Courses

STS 1: Introduction to Science Studies

Patrick Carroll, TR 3:10-4:30pm

History, philosophy, sociology, politics, and cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine.

Upper Division Courses

STS 101: Introduction to Data Studies

TBA, MW 4:10-6:00pm

The course incorporates methods derived from STS and concepts from the social sciences and humanities, focusing on critical approaches to data. Introduction to computational techniques of data analysis.

STS 161: Time: Mechanism and Measurement

Owen Marshall, TR 1:40-3:00pm

Cultural concepts of time; units and instruments of time measurement; historical differences in the social organization of time; and time measurement in twentieth-century science.

STS 172: Video Games and Culture

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

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: Topics in STS (Cross-listed with ANT 191)

Marisol De La Cadena, W 2:10-5:00pm

STS 180: Computing, Data, and Law

Gerardo Con Diaz, TR 10:00-11:50am

Study of the legal and political problems borne out of computing and information technologies. Problems and methods in the study of law and technology; ownership and regulation; privacy and security; and internet law and policy. Related issues such as intellectual property law, the privacy implications of big data and networking, and internet governance.

STS 190: Data Sense and Data Storytelling

TBA, MW 2:10-4:00pm

Data science analysis through case studies. Introduce elementary aspects of the R computing environment for data analysis. Contextualize data analysis historically and socially, and assess its power through storytelling.

STS 190: Business and Technology in the United States: From Electricity to e-Commerce

Gerardo Con Diaz, TR 12:10-5:00pm

Historical introduction to the joint development of business and technology in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present day.