COVID-19

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 fall 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 2021

Lower Division Courses

STS 1: INTRO TO SCIENCE STUDIES

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

MW 4:10-5:30pm

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

STS 32: DRUGS, SCIENCE & CULTURE

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.

Upper Division Courses

STS 101: DATA & SOCIETY

TR 12:10-2pm

Basic concepts in data science from a socio-cultural perspective. Identifying data stakeholders and their biases, reading and evaluating data documentation, exploring data through analysis and visualization, identifying knowledge gaps, and assessing data ethics. QL, SS.

STS 110: COMPUTING, DATA, & LAW 

TR 1:40-3:00pm

Introduction to the problems in American law and policy borne out of the creation and use of information technologies. Topics include intellectual property, corporate law, privacy, and emerging problems surrounding big data. SS, ACGH, WE.

STS 112: VISUALIZING SOCIETY

TR 9:00-10:20pm

Analysis and visualization of historical and contemporary data about populations and societies using R. Critical exploration of visual communication of information about people over time and critical assessment of role of data collection and analysis in societies. DD, QL, SS.

STS 150: GENDER & SCIENCE

TR 11:40-1:00pm

Interdisciplinary approach to the relations between gender and science. Topics include the biological and cultural construction of sexual difference, the role of women as practitioners of science, and feminist approaches to science. DD, SS, ACGH, WE.