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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020.  The best way to reach staff and faculty is by email.  See our Humans page for our directory.

Current remote office hours - this document will be updated as needed.

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Courses

Lower Division Courses

STS 1: INTRO 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 11: SCIENCE ON TRIAL

TBA, MW 4:10-5:30pm

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 10:30-11:50am + 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.

STS 32: DRUGS, SCIENCE & CULTURE

Joseph Dumit, MW 6:10-7:30pm + section

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. SS, VL, WE.

STS 32: ANCIENT MEDICINE

Colin Webster, TR 10:30-11:50am + section

Medicine in ancient Greece and Rome; physiological conceptions of the body within scientific and social frameworks; exploration of sanitation technology and health in antiquity; medical treatment of the female body; medicine and the economy. AH, WC, WE.

Upper Division Courses

STS 101: DATA & SOCIETY

Lindsay Poirier, TR 12:10-2pm

Explore the origins of data about eviction, crime, and air quality. Examine how power and politics operate in and around data. Learn to analyze and visualize data about some of today's most challenging social problems. SS.

STS 165: BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

Timothy Choy, TR 3:10-4:30pm

Built environments, which are designed to support forms of life. Their role as carriers of cultural memory and in turning knowledge of nature into social assets. Historical constellations of knowledge, social order, and power. SS.