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Courses Currently Approved for the STS Graduate Certificate

The graduate committee has reviewed the courses listed below and deemed them appropriate for the STS certificate program. It will continue to review courses for inclusion on a yearly basis. Students may petition the grad committee to include courses not listed below. Only the highlighted and/or linked courses are being offered in the upcoming term. 

The STS Core Course (History/Rackham 619, SI 719, AC 620, Anthro 658) and its extension (Advanced STS, History 819) will next be offered in W19.

The schedule for the upcoming semester of presentations in the STeMS Speaker Series (Rackham 571) can be accessed here.

African and Afroamerican Studies

409 —  Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa (Renne)
432 — Violent Environments: Oil
443 — Race, Gender and Health (Haniff)
457 — Africa-China Environmental Development (Adunbi)
458.008 — Cultural Aspects of Health (Colman-Burns)
458.012 — Health and African Development (Stein)
462 — Globalization and African Health (Stein)
483/5 — Gender, Poverty, Medicine (Fadlalla)
495 — AIDS in Africa 
596 — The History of Environmental Thought and Activism (Taylor)
629 — Bodies, Technologies and Nature(s) in Africa (Hecht)
662 — Health & Socioeconomic Development (Stein)

American Culture

601.005 — Digital Media  T
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (grad core course) Roberts, Toyama

Anthropology

440 — Environmental Anthropology (Kirsch)
458.002  Ethnography lab: Environ Health and Inequality in Mexico City (Roberts)
458.003 — Religion, Media & Politics  (Moll) 
458.004 —  Traditions and Directions of Psychiatric Anthropology (Ma)
458.006 — Contested Illness and Anthropolocial Theories of the Body (Dumes)
496 — Human Genetics, Disease and Culture (Bigham)
513 — Urbanization and Technological Change in Africa
543 — Demographic Approaches in Anthropology (Fricke & Renne)
548 — Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology (Roberts)
558.002  — Risk, Finance & Security (Dua)
558 — The Anthropology of Time (Roberts)
558 — Actor-Network Theory (Hull)
563 — Mechanisms of Human Adaptation (Frisancho)
628 — BioArt International (Robertson)
658 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine (Roberts, Toyama)

Architecture and Urban Planning / Design

505 — Landscapes of Energy (Ghosn)
506 / UP 533  — Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture (Kelbaugh)
506.006 — Exercising Urban Sustainability (Arquero De Alarcon)
506.007 —  Race, Space & Architecture (Wilkins)
507  Green Development  (Reames)
509 — Ambiguous Territory: Between Architecture and Environment  (Velikov)
515 — Sustainable Systems (Miller)
526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture (Swartzbaugh)
527  Sustainable Food Systems  (Blesh et al)
531 — American Space (McCullogh)
532 — Sustainable Development (Campbell)
544 Behavior and Environment  (DeYoung)
572 — Transportation and Land Use Planning (Levine)
603 — Certitude, Techno-science, and the Neoliberal Economy: Lineaments of a modern architecture (Glover)
701 — Theories in Digital Technology (Velikov)
726 — Theories in Design Health (Knoblauch) 
727  — Health ind Infrastructure (Adams)
728 — Health and Civil Infrastructure (Vance)

824 — Institutional Logics and their Discontents (Knoblauch)

UD — 728 Health, Civil Infrastructure (Vance)
729 — Sustainable City (McCullough)

UP  — 502 Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts (Pimentel Walker)
527 — Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh et al)
525  — Food Systems Planning (Hoey)
532  — Sustainable Development (Campbell)
544 — Behavior & Environment (De Young)
552 — Healthy Cities (Kinder)
553  — Sustainable Urban Architecture (Kelbaugh)
539  — Methods for Economic Development  (Campbell)
650 — Advanced Urban Theory (Campbell)
671  — Public Policy and Transportation (Grengs)

 

Asian Studies

ASIAN 551 - Practicum: Medical Encounters in Asia (Brown)

Climate and Space Sciences & Engineering (formerly AOSS)

581 — Space Policy and Management (Fisk)
605.005-6  Climate Change Informatics (Slavin, Posselt)

Communications

405 — Health and the Media (Merid)
413 — Environ Comm  (Hart)
421—  Media Law & Policy (Sparr)
425 — Internet Society and the Law (Sparr)
428 — Gender, Media & Law  (Sparr)
453 — Media in US History (Vaillant)
458 — Media and Technology (Vaillant)
464 — Mobile Communication (Campbell)
465 — Health Communication Behavior (Dal Cin)
467 — Politics and Science (Pasek)
469 — Play and Technology (Sandvig)
478 — Media and Globalization (Punathambekar)
775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition (Ankerson)
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences (Dal Cin
810 — Mobile Communication and Society (Campbell)
820 — Media, Time and Digital Life  (Ankerson)
828 — Historical Approaches to Media & Technology (Vaillant)
840 — Comapring Networked Societies (Hussain)
840.002 — Unorthodox Research Methods (Sandvig)

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

401.003  Evolutionary Foundations of Medicine  (Kondrashov)
800.005-009 — Theoretical Ecology: Evolution and Ideology  (Vandermeer)

Engineering

Biomed 523 — The Business of Biology (Canter)
Biomed 550  —  Ethics and Enterprise (Sept)

Chem 597  —  Regulatory Issues (Ascione, Wang)
Chem 686 — Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
Chem 696 — Technology Innovation, Law & Regulation (Wang)

Engin 521  — Clean Tech Entrepreneurs (Adriaens)

Enscen 501  — Seminar on Energy Systems, Technology & Policy (Linic, Suljo)
Enscen 530 — Engineering Climate Change
Enscen 686 —  Environmental Sustainability (Adriaens)

CEE 501.004 — Business Water Risk: From Watersheds to the Capital Markets Adriaens
  .014 —  Greenhouse Gas Control Lastoskie
  .041 — Decentralized Water Supply, Hygiene, and Sanitation  Love
  .163 — Smart Mobility Seminar  Feng

CEE 565 — Seminar in Energy Technology, Policy (Linic)
CEE 567 — Energy Infrastructure Systems (Lastoskie)
CEE 682 — Problems in Environmental Engineering 
CEE 686 —  Environmental Sustainability (Adriaens)

Mecheng 589  — Sustainable Design of Technology Systems (Skerlos)

English

630 — Literature and History of Science (Whitney)
842 — Liberalism and Scientific Thought (Hartley) 

Environmental Health Science

410 —  Sustainabillity & Environ Health (Jolliet, Batterman)
500 — Principles of Environmental Health Science (Neitzel)
504 — Genes and Environment (Rozek)
506 — Principles of Toxicology
580 — Conservation Biology (Cardinale)
588 — Environmental Law   (Churchill)
591 — Equality Issues in Environmental Health (Nriagu)
602 — Essentials of Toxicology (Dvonch)
614 — Water and Global Health (Xi)
615 — Water Quality and Human Health in the Great Lakes Region (Xi, Dvonch)
683 —  Air Pollution in Global Health (Dvonch)
683 — Air Pollution and Global Health (Dvonch)
690 — Practice in Global Environmental Health (Xi)
796.003 — E-waste and Health (Neitzel)
796.005 — Global Occupational Health (Zellers)  

German

GERMAN 761 The History and Literature of Science  (Whitney)

Health Behavior and Health Education

503 — Intro to Health Behavior
540 — Reproductive Health (Anderson)
550 — AIDS and Health Systems (Snow) 
603 — Population Change (Snow)
610 — Public Health Ethics (Roberts)
614 — Women Health & Reproduction (Geronimus)
617 — Global Public Health (King)
623 — Racial and Ethnic Health Disparity (Neighbors)
630 — Aging & Health Behavior (Connell)
654 — Consumer Health Informatics
661 — Communities in Crisis (Button)
665 — Mobile Health: Text Messaging, Apps and Other Mobile Communication Strategies to Prevent Disease and Assist People Living with Chronic Illness  (Piette)

667 — Bioterrorism: Community Preparation & Response
668 — Health Communication (Resnicow)
669 — Genetics & Health (Roberts)
690 — Environmental Health (Schulz)
710.002 — Urban Health (Mehdipanah)
702 — Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (Chatters)

Health and Healthcare Research

HHCR 701 — Research in Health and Society (Howell, Heisler)
PIBS 503 — Research Responsibility & Ethics (Barald)
NEUROL 470 — Science of Medicine (Morgenstern)

Health Management and Policy

517 — Issues in Public Health Genetics (Citrin, Modell)
601 — Healthcare Quality (Ryan)
603  —  Org and Management of Healthcare Systems (Rogers)
605 — Health Information Technology (Friedman)
611 — Population Health Informatics (Dombkowski)
615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Jarman)
617 — US Food Policy and Public Health (Wolfson)
618 — Tobacco Social Policy (Douglas)
619 — Health Policy Process (Jarman)
624 — Health Policy in Development (McLaren)
625  — Comparative Health Pol & Management in High-income Countries (Greer)
626  —  Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Health Policy (Creary)
630  —  Business of Biology
649 — Political Issues in Health IT (Friedman)
652 — Health Law (Haffajee)
653 — Law and Public Health (Haffajee)
657 — Ethical Frontiers (Griffith)
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy (Hirth, McLaren)
664 — Health Policy Analysis (Eisenberg)
668  —  Introduction to Health Informatics
674 — Economics of Health Management & Policy (McClaren, Norton)
684 — Politics of Health Services Policy (Greer)
685  — Politics of Public Health Policy (Greer)

History

508 — Technology, Colonialism, and Development (Hecht)
592  — Doing Environmental History in Japan (Pincus)
594 — Debating Capitalism (Gaggio)
606 — Technology, Knowledge, and Culture (Hecht)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Roberts, Toyama)
620 — Global Health, Reproductive Medicine and Biopower
620 — Studies in the History of Medicine (Pernick)
620 — Colonial/Tropical Medicine
629 — Bodies, Technologies and Nature(s) in Africa (Hecht)
674 — The Feeling of Things in Modern Southeast Asia (Mrazek)
682  — Environmental History (Selcer)
698 — Knowledge and Information Infrastructures (Edwards)
796 — Knowledge and Practice (Hecht)
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Roberts, Toyama)

History of Art

680.001 — BioArt International (Robertson)
689.001 — Knowledge and Visuality in Early Modern Europe (Brusati)
689.002 — Vision and Mathematics in Baroque Architecture (Soo)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

655 — Gender, Sex and Health (Padilla)

Philosophy

424 — Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (Belot)
511 — Philosophy of Social Science (Little)
560 — Topics in the Philosophy of Science (Belot)
602 — The Philosophy of Science (Ruetsche)

Political Science

620 — Research in Politics and the Mass Media (Valentino/Traugott)
688.004  — Political Economy H2O Governance (Hutchings)
761 — Global Environmental Change and the State (Jacobson)

Rackham

571— STeMS Colloquium (by permission of instructor)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Roberts, Toyama)

School of Education

830 — History and Philosophy of Science Education (Bricker)

School of Information

500 — Information in Social Systems (Cook)
511 —Information Policy Analysis (King)
514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques  (Conway)
519 — Intellectual Property & Information Law (Levine)
523 — Information and Control (King)
528 — History of Computers and Networks (Edwards)
529 — Online Communities (Yardi Schoenebeck)
534  — Theories of Social Influence (Krupka)
538 — Citizen Interactive Design (Lampe)
541/741 — Knowledge and Information Infrastructures (Edwards)
542 — Health Informatics (McCabe, Ilitch)
550 — Seminar on Information Policy (Rosenberg)
552 — Technology & Accesibility (Pal)
554 — Consumer Health Information (Klasnja)
589 — History of Computers and the Internet (Edwards)
605.001 Interdisc Prob Solv: Countering ISIS via social media  Hakimi, Lampe
611— Population Health Informatics (Dombkowski)
614 — Climate Change Informatics (Edwards)
648/748 — Infoculture: Theory and Methods in the History and Sociology of Information Technology
649  — Information Visualization (Adar)
654 — Political Issues in Health IT (Adler-Milstein)
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development (Pal)
663 — Entrepreneurial Information Industry (Rosenberg)
680 — Computer-supported Cooperation (Ackerman)
689  — Social Interaction Experience (Ackerman)
710 — Tech Labor, Entrepreneurial Life & Precarious Creativity (Lindtner)
710.001 Algorithmic Culture  Sandvig
710.002 Social Media  Ellison
719 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Roberts, Toyama)
755  — Unorthodox Research Methods (Sandvig)

School of Environment and Sustainability

415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (Low)
462 — Blood, Oil, and Water (Pickett)
475 — Environmental Law (Churchill)
490 — War and Environment (Tucker)
501.002 — Decoding Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: The Global Politics of Agriculture & Biotechnology (Aga)
501.014 —  Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
501.039  — Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh, Jones, Hoey)

501.056  — Land Use & Global Change / Fischer
501.087 — Technology & Commun Sus Dev (Alfaro)
501.089  — Social Vulnerability & Adaptation to Envir Change / Hardin
501.114  — Justice Issues in Conservation and Sustainability / Currie
501.158 —  UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Basu, Edwards, Rood)
501.089 — Digital Media, Scientific Process & Environ Change (Hardin)
501.999 — Environ Decision Making: Economy & Environment / Moore 
512 — Sustain Dev I: Environ Strategy (Hoffman)
513 — Sustain Dev II: Social Issues (Hoffman)

527 — Energy Markets and Politics (Lyon)
530 —  Decision Making for Sustainability (Arvai)

537 — Urban Sustainability
555 — Climate and Development (Lemos)
557 — Industrial Ecology (Miller)
558 — Water Resource Policy (Murray)
559 — International Environmental Law & Policy (DeYoung)
560 — Behavior and Environment (DeYoung) 

561 — Psychology of Env Stewardship (De Young)
562 — Environmental Policy and Politics (Yaffee)
563 — International Environmental Policy (Agrawal)
564 — Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal (De Young, Princen)
565 — Principles for Transition: Power over, Power with (Princen)
566 — Public Opinion and Environment (Mohai)
570 — Environmental Economics
574 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
581 — Advanced Education for Environment and Sustainability (Zint)
587 — Landscape, Environment & Media (Diamond)
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts (Dale)
593 — Environmental Justice: Research and Policy Development (Mohai)
594 — Poverty, Environment & Inequality (Taylor)
596 — History of Environmental Thot and Activism (Taylor)
605 — Green Development (Reames)
615 — Renew Elec & the Grid (Arbabzadeh)
639.038 — Food Literacy for All (Badgley)
639.075 —  Biodiversity, Conservation & Food Sovereignty. Perfecto
639.108 — Conservation Biology & Ecosystem Health  (Foufopoulos)
641 — Research Methods, Environment & Behaviour  (Basu)
664 — Food and Water Resource Questions (Princen)
668 — Advanced Natural Resources Economics (Kellogg)
669 — Environmental Economics (McRae)
677.050 — Healthy Cities (Kinder)
677.041 —Climate Change Adaptation (Bierbaum)
686 — Environmental Policy (Rabe)

School of Public Health

544  — Globalization & Health (Wilson)
584 — Hazardous Wastes: Regulation, Remediation, and Worker Protection (Batterman)
600 — Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Public Health Challenges (Schultz et al)
610 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Colacino)
618 — Tobacco From Seedling to Social Policy (Warner)
641 — Policies and Programs in Sexual and Reproductive Health
652 — Public Health Law (Jacobson)
668 — Health Informatics (Flynn)
695 — Public health Policy Issues in Women's Health (Lantz)

Epid 506 — Intro to International Hlth (Wilson)
Epid 509  — Evolution, Behavior and Public Health
Epid 511 — Intro Pub Hlth Genetics (Mars)

608 — Environmental Epidemiology (O'Neill)
609 — Vaccines in Public Health (Yang)
618 — Global Social Epidemiology (Fleischer)
663 — Health, Evidence, and Human Rights (Harlow)

665 — Research Seminar in International Health (O'Neill)
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development (Stein)
813 — Public Health and Aging (Mendes de Leon)

School of Public Policy

495 / 750  — Environmental Psychology for Public Policy (Raimi)
510 — Politics of Public Policy (Kabo)
519 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
633 — Qualitative Research Methods (Parthasarathy)
710 — Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (see different sections)
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis (Rohde)
728 — Information Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy (Rezmeirski)
750  Imagining the Global Environment (Monfreda)
750.305 — Psychology of Climate Change (Raimi)
754 — Science, Technology, and Public Policy (Duderstadt)
761 — Politics of Health Policy (Hall)

Screen Arts and Culture

SAC 620 -- Electronic/Digital Media & Culture  T

Sociology

475 — Health, Medicine and Society (Anspach)
476 — Sociology of Bioethics (De Vries)
490 — Social Inequalities in Health 
547 — Gender and Sexuality (Armstrong) 
575 — Sociology of Health and Healthcare (Livne)
800 —  Medicine, Aging, Science, and Health (Anspach)

Women's Studies

402 — Gender and Health Policy (Kirkland)
410— Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues (Peterson)
432 — Intro to Global Health (Eagle)
438 — Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa (Wyrod)
443 — Race, Gender & Health
447 — Sociology of Gender (Cech)
449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society (McGann)
452 — Sexuality and Science (van Anders)
698.001 — Feminist Science Studies (van Anders)
801 — Feminism and Health (Boyd)