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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.

The STS Core Course (History/Rackham 619, SI 719, AC 620) 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.

Below, please find the list of courses being offered in Winter 2019 that are pre-approved for the STS Certificate. For detailed descriptions and other class information, go to Department/School and Title in the drop-down lists below for links to the Course Guide.

Term Summary of Courses - W19

STeMS Colloquium  // Cowles
Enroll in Rackham 571, by permission of instructor

 

DAAS              Violent Environments: Oil

                        Health and African Development

                        Health & Socioeconomic Development

AC                   Digital Cultural Studies 

Anthro              Environmental Anthropology

                        Ethnography lab: Environ Health and Inequality in Mexico City

                        Anthro of Infectious Disease

                        Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology

Arch/UP            Food Literacy for All (also SEAS)

CommStds        Internet Society and the Law

                        Politics and Science

EEB                  Evolutionary Foundations of Medicine 

                        Theory of Infectious Disease

                        New World Agriculture

Engin                Clean Tech Entrepreneurs

                        Energy Infrastructure Systems

                        Problems in Environmental Engineering 

EHS                 Genes and Environment 

                        Environmental Law (also via SEAS)

                        Water and Global Health 

                        Global Occupational Health 

HEBHED            Women Health & Reproduction

                        Global Public Health

                        Consumer Health Informatics

                        Genetics & Health

                        Environmental Health

                        Ethics, Genomics & Health 

HMP                Healthcare Quality

                        Org and Management of Healthcare Systems

                        Population Health Informatics

                        US Food Policy and Public Health

                        Health Policy Process

                        Health Policy in Development

                        Health Law 

                        Law and Public Health

                        Economics of Health Management Policy

                         Economics of Health

                        Politics of Public Health Policy

HIST                 Doing Environmental History in Japan

                        Advanced STS (meets w/ Core Course)

SI                     Information and Control

                        Online Communities 

                        Consumer Health Information

                        Population Health Informatics 

                        Information Visualization

                        Entrepreneurial Information Industry
                        
                       Field-based Theroies in Social Computing / CSCW

SEAS               Climate Change Action 

                       Climate Economy & Policy 

                        Food Literacy Seminar

                        Sustainable Sites and Historical Precedent?

                        Industrial Ecology

                        Psychology of Env Stewardship

                        Environmental Justice: Research and Policy Development

                        Green Development

                        Renew Elec & the Grid

                        Global Environ Change & Sustainable Food Systems

PubHlth            Vaccines in Public Health

                        Research Seminar in International Health

                        Health and Socioeconomic Development 

PubPol            Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis

                        Renewable Energy Policy 

                        Science, Technology, and Public Policy

FTM                 Electronic/Digital Media & Culture

SOC                Health Inequalities

                        Sociology of Bioethics

                        Sociology of Health and Healthcare

                        Science and Health

                        Workshop in Gender & Sex

                        Workshop on Medicine, Aging, Science & Health

WS                  Gender and Health Policy 

                        Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues

                        Sociology of Gender                                               

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)
458.012 — 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 Cultural Studies  T Aristarkhova
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (grad core course) Cowels, Sandvig

Anthropology

440 — Environmental Anthropology (Kirsch)
458.002  Ethnography lab: Environ Health and Inequality in Mexico City (Roberts)
458.003 — Anthro of Infectious Disease (Dumes)
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 (Stonington)

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 (Cowles, Sandvig)

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)
556 — Healthy Cities, Int Sem (Kinder)
561 — Transport and Public Policy (Grengs)
572 — Transportation and Land Use Planning (Levine)
603 — Certitude, Techno-science, and the Neoliberal Economy: Lineaments of a modern architecture (Glover)
610 — Food Literacy for All  (Hoey)

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)

Communication Studies

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)
460 — History of Technology and Modern Culture (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 — The Biology of Communication? (Soroka)
840.002 — Special Topics in the Social Science Tradition? (Sandvig)

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

413  Evolutionary Foundations of Medicine  (Kondrashov)
800.003 — Theory of Infectious Disease (King, Woods)
     .004 —New World Agriculture  (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)

Enseng 567  Energy Infrastructure Systems (Lastoskie)

CEE 501.068 — Data Mining in Transportation 
   .141 — Decentralized Water Supply, Hygiene, and Sanitation  Love
  .850 — Next Gen Transpo Systems Seminar (guest lecturers)

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)
796.001 — Global Occupational Health (Zellers)  

Film, Television, and Media

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)
608 — Healthy Cities Int Sem (Kinder)
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)
667 — Bioterrorism: Community Preparation & Response

668 — Health Communication (Resnicow)
669 — Genetics, Health Behavior and Health Educ (Roberts)
690 — Environmental Health (Schulz)
702 — Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (Chatters)
710.002 — Urban Health (Mehdipanah)
710.003 — Ethics, Genomics & Health (Roberts)

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 (McClaren, Li)
685 — Politics of Public Health Policy (Falkenbach)

History

508 — Technology, Colonialism, and Development (Hecht)
592  — Doing Environmental History in Japan (Pincus)

594 — Debating Capitalism (Gaggio)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Cowles, Sandvig)
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)
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Cowles, Sandvig)

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 (Cowles, Sandvig)

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)
529 — Online Communities (Lampe)

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 (Veinot)
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)
648/748 — Infoculture: Theory and Methods in the History and Sociology of Information Technology
649  — Information Visualization (Kay)
654 — Political Issues in Health IT (Adler-Milstein)
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development (Pal)
663 — Entrepreneurial Information Industry (Bloom)

680 — Computer-supported Cooperation (Ackerman)
689  — Social Interaction Experience (Ackerman)
710 — Tech Labor, Entrepreneurial Life & Precarious Creativity (Lindtner)
710 —  Field-based Theroies in Social Computing / CSCWW (Ackerman)
710.001 Algorithmic Culture  Sandvig
710.002 Social Media  Ellison
719 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core course; Cowles, Sandvig)
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)
480 — Climate Change Action (Rood)

490 — War and Environment (Tucker)
501.002 — Decoding Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: The Global Politics of Agriculture & Biotechnology (Aga)
501.014 —  Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
501.025  — Climate Economics & Policy (Stolper)
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)
501.163  — Food Literacy Seminar (Jagger)
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 (Keoleian)
558 — Water Resource Policy (Murray)
559 — International Environmental Law & Policy (DeYoung)
560 — Behavior and Environment (DeYoung) 
561 — Psychology of Env Stewardship (Duvall)
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)
639.024 — Global Environ Change & Sustainable Food Systems (Jain)
639.038 — Food Literacy for All (Hoey)
639.075 —  Biodiversity, Conservation & Food Sovereignty. Perfecto
639.108 — Conservation Biology & Ecosystem Health  (Foufopoulos)
641 — Research Methods, Environment & Sustainability  (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 513 — Vaccines in Public Health (Yang)
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)
750.304 — Renewable Energy Policy (Mills)
754 — Science, Technology, and Public Policy (Duderstadt)
761 — Politics of Health Policy (Hall)

Sociology

474 — Health Inequalities (Sullivan)
476 — Sociology of Bioethics (De Vries)
490 — Social Inequalities in Health 
547 — Gender and Sexuality (Armstrong) 
575 — Sociology of Health and Healthcare (Anspach)
800 —  Medicine, Aging, Science and Health (Anspach)
847 — Wkshop in Gender & Sex (Cech)
875 — Workshop on Medicine, Aging, Science & Health

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 (McGann)
449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society (McGann)
801 — Feminism and Health (Boyd)