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Past STS Course Offerings

Past undergraduate course offerings

STS Courses 2015-16

 Spring 2016

  • AMS 020      Objects in Everyday Life       Instructor: Caren Kaplan 

    Material culture (objects and artifacts ranging from everyday objects like toys and furnishings to buildings and constructed landscapes) as evidence for understanding the everyday (vernacular) lives (gender, social class, ethnicity, region, age, and other factors; collecting and displaying material.

  • STS / ANT 032      Drugs      Instructor: Joseph Dumit

    Drugs, politics, science, society in a cultural perspective: emphasis on roles of science, government and the media in shifting attitudes toward alcohol, marijuana, Prozac and other pharmaceuticals; drug laws, war on drugs and global trade in sugar, opium, cocaine.

  • STS / CDM 040b    Media History 2      Instructor: Kristopher Fallon

    History of media from 1945 to present, with particular focus on the development of the computer, digital network and internet technologies in the context of other media infrastructures like radio, television and satellite networks. Analysis of inter-related cultural/political topics.

  • STS 108       Intellectual Property     Instructor: Alexandra Lippman

    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 / ANT 121      Topics in Med Anthropology          Instructor: Laura Meek 

    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 131       Darwin          Instructor: James Griesemer

    Students will explore the life and times of Charles Darwin and will trace the development of evolutionary thinking before and after the Origin of Species to appreciate its place in Victorian society and in the corpus of Darwins thought.

  • STS 164      Writing Science         Instructor: Colin Milburn 

    Texts and writing practices in the production of scientific knowledge. Surveys the literary structure of scientific arguments; history of scientific genres; rhetoric and semiotics in scientific culture; graphical systems in the experimental laboratory; narratives of science, including science fiction.

  • STS 175      Laboratory Studies Lab   -  Instructor: TBA 

    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. Individual and group projects possible.

  • STS 180      Topics in History and philosophy of Science     Instructor: Tim Choy   

    In depth treatment of selected topis in the history and philosophy of science. Possible topics include history of modern physics, history of molecular biology, science and society, science and power, scientific explanation, technology and culture, theory testing.

 

FALL 2015

  • STS 020
  • STS 129
  • PHI 108
  • PHI 120
  • HIS 136
  • TCS 158
  • STS 200 - Milburn
  • STS 250 - Ravetto

STS Courses 2014-15

FALL 2014

  • PHIL 208 - Griesemer

WINTER 2015

  • STS 001 - Intro to Science Studies - Carroll
  • STS 020 - Methods in Science Studies - Mialet
  • STS 040B - Media History 2 - Fallon
  • STS 121 - Medical Anthropology - Giordano
  • STS 200 - Topics in STS (core for DE) - Choy
  • STS 173 - Science Fiction - Milburn
  • SOC 295 - Environmental Sociology - Beamish
  • PHIL 208 - Griesemer
  • PHI 220 - Environmental Ethics - Millstein
  • HIS 136 - The Scientific Revolution - Stolzenberg
  • HIS 201S - Science, Technology and Medicine in Early Modern Europe - Stolzenberg
  • ANT 210 - Anthropology of/as Composition - Choy
  • CST 214 - Media Theory / Technologies of the Image - Ravetto-Biagioli

SPRING 2015

  • STS 164 - Writing Science - Milburn
  • STS 175 - Mialet
  • SOC 195 - Technoculture and the Cyborg Society - Carroll
  • STS 250 - Politics of Networks - Fallon
  • WMS 148 - Science, Gender and Social Justice - Chacko
  • ANT 210 - Anthropology, Bodies, Flesh and Improvisation - Dumit
 

STS Courses 2013-14

 

FALL 2013

  • STS 32/ANT 32 - Drugs, Science Culture - Martha Lincoln
  • ENL/STS 173 - Science Fiction - Milburn
  • PHI 120 - Environmental Ethics - Millstein
  • PHI 189i - Philosophy of Heredity - Griesemer
  • AMS 101 - Arts of War - Kaplan
  • PHI 31 - Scientific Reasoning - Greisemer
  • AMS 30 - Images of America - Kaplan
  • ANT 132 - Psychological Anthropology - Giordano

 

WINTER 2014

  • STS 1 - Intro to STS - Carroll
  • STS 20 - Methods in STS
  • STS/TCS 162 - Surveillance Technologies and Social Media - Ravetto
  • STS/ANT 121 - Medical Anthropology - Giordano
  • PHI 108 - Philosophy of the Biological Sciences - Millstein
  • ANT 2 - Cultural Anthropology - Dumit
  • ENL 44 - Video Games and Culture - Milburn
  • PHI 38 - Introduction to Philosophy of Biology - Millstein
  • AMS 21 - Objects in Everyday Life - Kaplan

 

SPRING 2014

  • STS 131 - Darwin - Griesemer
  • STS 175 - Mialet
  • STS 180 - Carroll

STS Courses 2012-13

SUMMER 2012

FALL 2012

  • STS 32 - Drugs, Science & Culture - Dumit
  • STS 108 - IP in Science - Biagioli

  • AMS 30 - Images of America - Kaplan
  • TCS 151 - Topics in Virtuality - Ravetto-Biagioli

WINTER 2013

  • STS 1 - Introduction to STS - Carroll
  • STS 20 - Methods in STS - Choy
  • AMS 21 - Objects & Everyday Life - Kaplan
  • PHI 131 - Appraising Scientific Reasoning - Griesemer
  • STS/RST 120 - Religion, Magic, & Science - Coudert
  • AMS 101C - Visual Technologies of War and Power - Kaplan

SPRING 2013

  • PHI 30 - Intro to Philosophy of Science - Gilmore
  • STS 131 - Darwin - Griesemer
  • STS 175 - Lab Studies Lab - Choy
  • STS 180 - Advanced Topics - Carroll
  • STS/ANT 121 - Medical Anthropology - Dumit
  • PHI 108 - Philosophy of Biology - Griesemer
  • AMS 125 - Corporate Cultures - De La Pena

 

SUMMER 2013 SESSION I

  • STS/ANT 129* - Global Health - Praspaliukiene
  • HIS 136* - Scientific Revolution - Stolzenberg
  • WMS 20 - Gender and Science - Chacko


SUMMER 2013 SESSION 2

  • AMS/TCS 158* - Technology and the Modern American Body - McCullough

  • STS/ENL 164 - Science Fiction
  • PHI 108 - Philosophy of Biology - Griesemer

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