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Course List

Courses Currently Approved for the STS Graduate Certificate

The graduate advisor 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 direcor to include courses not listed below.

The STS Core Course (History/STS 619, SI 719, AC 620, Anthro 658) and its extension, Advanced STS (History/STS 819) will next be offered in W23. Instructors: Elizabeth Popp Berman (Organizational Studies) and Mark Ackerman (School of Information).

The schedule for the upcoming semester of presentations in the STeMS Speaker Series (STS 571) will be posted here early in the term.

Below, please find the list of courses being offered 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 - W2023

STS
571 — STeMS Speaker Series / Colloquium
619 — Power and Knowledge in Science, Technology & Medicine
819 — Advanced STS

AAS
457 — Africa-China Environmental Development
662 — Health & Socioeconomic Development

AC
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)

Anthro
440 — Environmental Anthropology
658 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)

URP
532 — Sustainable Social Change
540 — Land Use Planning and Development Management
542 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
556 — Healthy Cities Integrative Seminar
561 — Public Policy and Transportation

COMM
467 — Debating Politics and Science
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Cultures & Technology
820 — Digital Nostalgia: New Media, New Memory

DIGITAL
601 — Digital Nostalgia -- Media, Memory
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture & Tech

ENSCEN
504 — Genes and Environment
597 — Environmental Health and Policy
614 — Water and Global Health

FTVM
FTVM 610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology

HBEHED
540 — Reproductive Health
613 — Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparity
614 — Women's Health & Reproduction
654 — Consumer Health Informatics
661 — Sticky Health Communication
669 — Genetics and Health
715 — Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genomics and Health

HMP
601 — Healthcare Quality
653 — Law and Public Health
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy
674 — Economics of Health Management Policy II
685 — Politics of Public Health Policy

HISTORY
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)

SI
529 — Online Communities
610 — Digital Studies Seminar
719 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)

EDU
580 — Disability Studies

ENVIRON
462 — Exploitation and the Environment
475 — Environmental Law
480 — Climate Change
557 — Industrial Ecology
561 — Psychology of Envir Stewardship
565 — Principles for Transition
575 — Climate, Economy & Policy
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
605 — Green Development
615 — Renewable Electricity & the Grid
641 — Research Methods, Environment & Sustainability

PUBHLTH
512 — Principles of Epid in Pub Hlth
514 — Public Hlth Sciences and Environment
516 — Genetics in Epidemiology
608 — Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
665 — Research Seminar in International Health
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development

PUBPOL
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis

SOC
508 — Philosophy of Social Science
515 — Economic Sociology & Organizations
532 — Comparative Historical Sociology

WGS
400 — Women's Reproductive Health
410 — Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues

Science Technology & Society (STS)

African and Afroamerican Studies

409 —  Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa
432 — Violent Environments: Oil
443 — Race, Gender and Health
457 — Africa-China Environmental Development
458 — Health and African Development
462 — Globalization and African Health
483/5 — Gender, Poverty, Medicine
495 — AIDS in Africa 
596 — The History of Environmental Thought and Activism
662 — Health & Socioeconomic Development 

American Culture

601 — Digital Media Theory
601 — Black Digital Studies 
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)
658 — Surveillance in Society

Anthropology

440 — Environmental Anthropology
458.002  Ethnography lab: Mexican Exposures
513 — Urbanization and Technological Change in Africa
548 — Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology
554 —  Media Anthropology
558.002  — Waterways
558 — Actor-Network Theory
561 —  Issues in Bioanthro
563 — Mechanisms of Human Adaptation
658 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)
675 — Technosemiotics: Technology, Media and Culture 

Architecture and Urban Planning / Design

505 — Landscapes of Energy
506 / UP 533  — Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture 
506.006 — Exercising Urban Sustainability 
506.007 —  Race, Space & Architecture 
507  — Green Development
509  — Infrastructure & Power
515 — Sustainable Systems

526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture 
527  — Sustainable Food Systems 
531 — American Space
532 — Sustainable Development 
544  — Behavior and Environment  
560 — Transportation and Land Use Planning 
561 — Transport and Public Policy 
603 — Certitude, Techno-science, and the Neoliberal Economy: Lineaments of a modern architecture 
603 —Architecture and Psychology
610 — Food Literacy for All 
701 — Theories in Digital Technology
824 — Architecture and Psychology

UD — 728 Health, Civil Infrastructure 
729 — Sustainable City

UP 402  —  Food Literacy for All
527 — Sustainable Food Systems
525  — Food Systems Planning 
532  — Sustainable Social Change
540  —  Land Use Planning and Development Management
542 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
544 — Behavior and Environment
552 — Healthy Cities
553  — Sustainable Urban Architecture
556 — Healthy Cities Integrative Seminar
560  —  Transportation and Land Use Planning
561  — Public Policy and Transportation

Asian Studies

ASIAN 551 - Practicum: Medical Encounters in Asia

Climate and Space Sciences & Engineering (formerly AOSS)

581 — Space Policy and Management 
605.003  —  Intergov't Panel on Climate

Communication and Media

405 — Health and the Media
413 — Environ Comm 
421—  Media Law 
425 — Internet Society and the Law 
428 — Gender, Media & Law 
453 — Media in US History
458 — Media and Technology
460 — History of Technology and Modern Culture 
464 — Mobile Communication
465 — Health Communication Behavior
466 — Global Digital Politics
467 — Debating Politics and Science
469 — Play and Technology
478 — Media and Globalization
610 —  Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Cultures & Technology
755 — Unorthodox Research Methods
775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences
810 — Mobile Communication and Society
820 — Digital Nostalgia: New Media, New Memory
828 — Historical Approaches to Media & Technology
840 — Stories and Streams
840.002 — Special Topics in the Social Science Tradition

Digital Studies

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

401 — Environmental Challenges in Africa and How Ecology Can Help
413  — Evolutionary Foundations of Medicine 
525 — Science Writing
800.003 — Theory of Infectious Disease 
800.004 — New World Agriculture 

Engineering

Biomed 523 — The Business of Biology
Biomed 550  —  Ethics and Enterprise

Chem 590 — Environmental Finance
Chem 597  —  Regulatory Issues
Chem 696 — Technology Innovation, Law & Regulation

Engr 521  — Clean Tech Entrepreneurs
Engr 599  —  Ethics for AI and Robotics

Enscen 530 — Engineering Climate Change
Enscen 686 —  Environmental Sustainability

Enseng 501  — Seminar on Energy Systems, Technology & Policy
Enseng 532 — Sustainable Energy Systems
Enseng 567  Energy Infrastucture Systems

CEE 565 — Seminar in Energy Technology, Policy
CEE 567 — Energy Infrastructure Systems
CEE 588 — Environmental Finance
CEE 682 — Problems in Environmental Engineering
CEE 686 —  Environmental Sustainability 

CompSci Engineering —  598.007 Survellance Law & Technology
598.012 — Censorship and Privacy Technology

Mecheng 599.003  — Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Process

 

English

630 — Literature and History of Science
650 —  Digital Media Theory
842 — Liberalism and Scientific Thought

Environmental Health Science

410 —  Sustainabillity & Environ Health 
500 — Principles of Environmental Health Science
504 — Genes and Environment
506 — Principles of Toxicology
580 — Conservation Biology
588 — Environmental Law  
591 — Equality Issues in Environmental Health 
594 — Global Environment and Health
597 — Environmental Health and Policy
601 — Exposure Science & Health
602 — Essentials of Toxicology 
614 — Water and Global Health 
615 — Water Quality and Human Health in the Great Lakes Region
683 —  Air Pollution in Global Health
796.002 — Environmental Carcerogenisis
796.004 — Environmental Health Policy

Film, Television, and Media

FTVM 610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology
FTVM 620 — Digital Media & Culture 
FTVM 658 —  Surveillance and Society

German

GERMAN 761 The History and Literature of Science

Health Behavior and Health Education

503 — Intro to Health Behavior
540 — Reproductive Health 
550 — AIDS and Health Systems 
603 — Population Change
608 — Healthy Cities Int Sem 
610 — Public Health Ethics
613 — Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparity
614 — Women's Health & Reproduction 
617 — Global Public Health
630 — Aging & Health Behavior 
645 — Urban Health 
654 — Consumer Health Informatics
661 — Sticky Health Communication 
667 — Bioterrorism: Community Preparation & Response
668 — Health Communications
669 — Genetics and Health
690 — Environmental Health 
710 —  Women's Health
715 —  Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genomics and Health

Health and Healthcare Research

HHCR 700 — Research in Health and Society 
PIBS 503 — Research Responsibility & Ethics
NEUROL 470 — Science of Medicine

Health Management and Policy

517 — Issues in Public Health Genetics 
601 — Healthcare Quality
605 — Health Information Technology 
611 — Population Health Informatics
615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy
617 — US Food Policy and Public Health
618 — Tobacco Social Policy
619 — Health Policy Process
624 — Health Policy in Developing Countries
625  — Comparative Health Pol & Managemnt in High-income Countries
626  —  Culture and Health Policy
630  —  Business of Biology
649 — Political Issues in Health IT
653 — Law and Public Health 
657 — Ethical Frontiers
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy
664 — Health Policy Analysis
668  —  Introduction to Health Informatics
674 — Economics of Health Management Policy II
681 — Ethical Issues in Health Care
685 — Politics of Public Health Policy
686 —  Environmental Policy
802 — Introduction to Health Services Policy Research
809 — Logic and Methods of Medical Care Research

Health Science

HS 695  -- Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Trauma

History

594 — What is Capitalism 
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)
620 — Global Health, Reproductive Medicine and Biopower
682  — Environmental History
698 — Biopolitics and/as History
698 — Making Ancient Knowledge
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Selcer, Rohde)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

655 — Gender, Sex and Health

Organizational Studies

OS 495. Data, Work, and Organizations

Philosophy

424 — Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics 
511 — Philosophy of Social Science
560 — Topics in the Philosophy of Science 
602 — The Philosophy of Science

Political Science

620 — Research in Politics and the Mass Media 
688.004  — Political Economy H2O Governance
761 — Global Environmental Change and the State 

School of Information

514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques 
519 — Intellectual Property & Information Law 
523 — Information and Control
529 — Online Communities
534  — Theories of Social Influence 
538 — Citizen Interactive Design 
540 —  Privacy and Information Technology
547 — Engage with Communities
550 — Seminar on Information Policy
552 — Technology & Accesibility
554 — Consumer Health Informatics
605.001 — Interdisc Prob Solv: Countering ISIS via social media
610 —  Digital Studies Seminar
611 — Population Health Informatics
654 — Political Issues in Health IT
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development 
667 — Digital Curation 
680 — Computer-supported Cooperation
689  — Social Interaction Experience
710 — Knowledge Infrastructures
719 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Ackerman, Popp Berman)
755 — Unorthodox Research Methods

School of Education

580 — Disability Studies
830 — History and Philosophy of Science Education

School of Environment and Sustainability

415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology 
457 — Environment and the Politics of (China's) Development in Africa
462 — Exploitation and the Environment
475 — Environmental Law
480 — Climate Change
490 — War and Environment
501.002 — Science Communication for Sustainability
501.003  Revisiting the Flint Water Crisis
501.009  Principles of Infrastructure Sustainability...
  See SEAS catalog for lots of other topics coures!

510 — Science and the Practice of Social Change 
525 — Energy Justice
527 — Energy Markets and Politics
528 — Sustainable Food Systems
530 —  Decision Making for Sustainability
537 — Urban Sustainability
555 — Climate and Development 
557 — Industrial Ecology

558 — Water Politics & Policy
559 — International Environmental Law & Policy
560 — Behavior and Environment
561 — Psychology of Envir Stewardship
562 — Environmental Policy and Politics
563 — International Environmental Policy
564 — Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal 
565 — Principles for Transition
566 — Public Opinion and Environment
574 — Sustainable Energy Systems
575 —  Climate, Economy & Policy
576 — Sustainable Finance
581 — Advanced Education for Environment and Sustainability
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
593 — Environmental Justice: Research and Policy Development
594 — Poverty, Environment & Inequality
596 — History of Environmental Thot and Activism
605 — Green Development
615 — Renewable Electricity & the Grid 
639.024 — Global Environ Change & Sustainable Food Systems
639.038 — Food Literacy for All 
639.075 —  Biodiversity, Conservation & Food Sovereignty
639.108 — Conservation Biology & Ecosystem Health
641 — Research Methods, Environment & Sustainability
664 — Food and Water Resource Questions
668 — Advanced Natural Resources Economics
669 — Environmental Economics
677.056 — Climate Change Adaptation

School of Public Health

512 —  Principles of Epid in Pub Hlth
514 —  Public Hlth Sciences and Environment
544  — Globalization & Health (Wilson)
584 — Hazardous Wastes: Regulation, Remediation, and Worker Protection (Batterman)
600 — Intro to Epidemiology
610 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Colacino)
618 — Tobacco From Seedling to Social Policy 
641 — Policies and Programs in Sexual and Reproductive Health
652 — Public Health Law 
668 — Health Informatics 
695 — Public health Policy Issues in Women's Health 

Epid 506 — Intro to International Hlth
511 — Intro Pub Hlth Genetics 
513 — Vaccines in Public Health
514  — Social Epidemiology
516 —  Genetics in Epidemiology
530 — Public Health Communication 
608 — Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
618 — Global Social Epidemiology 
663 — Health, Evidence and Human Rights
665 — Research Seminar in International Health
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development 

677 — Epidemeology of Aging
813 — Public Health and Aging

https://sph.umich.edu/admissions/courses/course.php?courseID=EPID515

School of Public Policy

475  / 728 — Psychology of Climate Change
519 — Sustainable Energy Systems
563 —  Environmental Policy 
633 — Qualitative Research Methods
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis
728 — Information Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy 
754 — Science, Technology, and Public Policy
761 — Politics of Health Policy

Sociology

445 — Diagnosis, Sex and Society
473 — Reproductive Health & Justice
474 — Health Inequalities
475 —  Health, Medicine & Society 
476 — Sociology of Bioethics
490 — Social Inequalities in Health
508 —  Philosophy of Social Science
515 — Economic Sociology & Organizations
532  — Comparative Historical Sociology
547 — Gender and Sexuality
575 — Sociology of Health and Healthcare
580 — Disability Studies
800 —  Science and Health
847 — Wkshop in Gender & Sex
875 — Workshop on Medicine, Aging, Science & Health

Women's and Gender Studies

400 — Women's Reproductive Health
402 — Gender and Health Policy 
410 — Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
432 — Advanced Gender and Health
438 — Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa
443 — Race, Gender & Health
447 — Sociology of Gender 
449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society
801 — Feminism and Health