Fall 2019

Lower Division Courses

STS 1: Introduction to Science Studies

Lindsay Poirier, TR 3:10-4:30pm + section

History, philosophy, sociology, politics, and cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine. Emphasis on a broad range of perspectives. SS, WE.

STS 2: Introduction to the History of Science

Daniel Stolzenberg, MWF 11-11:50am + 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. AH, SL, SS, WC, WE.

STS 11: Science on Trial

G. Con Diaz, TR 9-10:20am

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

STS 16: Sex, Science, & Society

Howard Chiang, TR 3:40-5pm + section

Survey of the relationship between sex, science, and society in the history of the modern world. Emphasis on the development of scientific ideas about the human body against broader social, cultural, and political trends and from a global viewpoint. AH, DD, SL, WC, WE.

Upper Division Courses

STS 101: Introduction to Data Studies

Lindsay Poirier, TR 12:10-2pm 

Introduction to basic data science concepts, defining problems, clarifying questions, identifying stakeholders, caring for and cleaning data, interviewing techniques, structuring presentations, use of Excel for data problems. SS.

STS 114: The Global Information Age

G. Con Diaz, TR 12:10-1:30pm

Introduction to the global spread of information technologies like computers and smartphones. Special focus on their social, cultural, and commercial impact. SS, WC, WE.

STS 121: Medical Anthropology

Cristiana Giordano, MW 10-11:50am

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. SS, WC, WE.

STS 164: Writing Science

Colin Milburn, TR 10:30-11:50am

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. AH, SL, WE.

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. AH, SS, VL, ACGH.