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Course List

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 direcor 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 W20.

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

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 - F19

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

American Culture

601.001 — Black Digital Studies 

Anthropology

A458.002  Ethnography lab: Environ Health and Inequality in Mexico City

Architecure & Urban Planning

527  — Sustainable Food Systems  (Blesh et al)

44  — Behavior and Environment  (DeYoung)

552 — Healthy Cities, Int Sem (Kinder)

560 — Transportation and Land Use Planning (Levine)

726 — Theories in Design Health (Knoblauch)

727  — Health ind Infrastructure (Adams)

728 — Health and Civil Infrastructure (Vance)

700 — Advanced Urban Theory

Communication Studies

413 — Environ Comm  (Hart)

428 — Gender, Media & Law  (Sparr)

464 — Mobile Communication (Campbell)

465 — Health Communication Behavior (Dal Cin)

775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition

820 — Global Digital Cultures 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

401 -- Environmental Challenges in Africa and How Ecology Can Help (Harris)

Engineering

Biomed 523 — The Business of Biology (Canter)

Biomed 550  —  Ethics and Enterprise (Sept)

CEE 588 — Environmental Finance: Green Growth thru Sustainable Invextment

English

842 — Liberalism and Scientific Thought (Hartley) 

Environmental Health Science

500 — Principles of Environmental Health Science (Neitzel)

601 — Experimental Science & Health (Dvonch, Meeker)

602 — Essentials of Toxicology (Dvonch)

690 — Practice in Global Environmental Health (Xi)

Health Behavior and Health Education

503 — Intro to Health Behavior

540 — Reproductive Health (Anderson)

550 — AIDS and Health Systems (Amico)
 
603 — Population Change (Snow)

608 — Healthy Cities Int Sem 

610 — Public Health Ethics (Roberts)

Health and Healthcare Research

HHCR 700 — Research in Health and Society (Howell, Heisler)

Health Management and Policy

615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy (Jarman)

625  — Comparative Health Pol & Management in High-income Countries (Greer)

626  —  Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Health Policy (Creary)

630  —  Business of Biology

652 — Health Law

668  —  Introduction to Health Informatics

674 — Economics of Health

History

594 — What is Capitalism (Gaggio)

Rackham

571 - STeMS Colloquium (by permission of instructor)

School of Information

542 — Intro to Health Informatics 

649  — Information Visualization (Kay)

Environment and Sustainability

501.158 —  UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Basu, Rood)

510 — Science and the Practice of Social Change (Lemos)

527 — Energy Markets and Politics (Lyon)

528 — Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh et al)

530 —  Decision Making for Sustainability (Arvai)

560 — Behavior and Environment (DeYoung) 

562 — Environmental Policy and Politics (Yaffee)

574 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)

576 — Environmental Finance (Adriaens)

592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts

677.041 —Climate Change Adaptation (Bierbaum)

Public Health

465 — The Science of Medicine

Epid 506 — Intro to International Hlth

511 — Intro Pub Hlth Genetics (Mars)

514  — Social Epidemiology (Needham

515 —  Genetics in Public Health  (Smith)

618 — Global Social Epidemiology (Fleischer)

663 — Health and Human Rights (Harlow)

741 —  Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Michigan Air Pollution

813 — Public Health and Aging (Mendes de Leon)

Public Polcy

519 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)

710 — Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (see different sections)

Sociology

532  — Comparative Historical Sociology

547 — Gender and Sexuality 

800 —  Science and Health (Anspach)

847 — Wkshop in Gender & Sex 

Women's Studies

410— Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues (Peterson)

432 — Intro to Global Health (Eagle)

449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society (McGann)

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

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)
662 — Health & Socioeconomic Development (Stein)

American Culture

601.001 — Black Digital Studies  T
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)
552 — Healthy Cities, Int Sem (Kinder)
561 — Transport and Public Policy (Grengs)
560 — 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)
540  —  Land Use Planning & Development Management

552 — Healthy Cities (Kinder)
553  — Sustainable Urban Architecture (Kelbaugh)
556  — Healthy Cities Integrative Seminar
539  — Methods for Economic Development  (Campbell)
561  — 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)
605.003  Intergov't Panel on Climate (Penner)

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
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences (Dal Cin
810 — Mobile Communication and Society (Campbell)
820 — Global Digital Cultures 
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)

401 Environmental Challenges in Africa and How Ecology Can Help (Harris)
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 588 — Environmental Finance: Green Growth thru Sustainable Invextment
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)
601 — Exposure Science & Health (Dvonch, Meeker)
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
690 — Practice in Global Environmental Health (Xi, Dvonch)
796.001 — Global Occupational Health (Zellers)  

Film, Television, and Media

FTVM 620 -- Electronic/Digital Media & Culture  T

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 (Amico) 
603 — Population Change (Snow)
608 — Healthy Cities Int Sem 
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 and Health (Roberts)
690 — Environmental Health (Schulz)

Health and Healthcare Research

HHCR 700 — 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
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
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
685 — Politics of Public Health Policy (Falkenbach)

History

592  — Doing Environmental History in Japan (Pincus)
594 — What is 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
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

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 
542 — Intro to Health Informatics 
547 — Engage with Communities

550 — Seminar on Information Policy (Rosenberg)
552 — Technology & Accesibility (Pal)
554 — Consumer Health Informatcs (Veinot)
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 (Adar)
654 — Political Issues in Health IT (Adler-Milstein)
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development (Pal)
680 — Computer-supported Cooperation (Ackerman)
689  — Social Interaction Experience (Ackerman)
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 — Science Communication for Sustainability (Alofs)
501.014 —  Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
501.025  — Climate Economics & Policy (Stolper)
501.039  — Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh, Jones, Hoey)
501.055  — Food Systems: Implications of Unequal Access (Taylor)
501.119 — Technology & Commun Sus Dev (Alfaro)
501.158 —  UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Basu, Rood)
501.163  — Food Literacy Seminar (Jagger)
501.089 — Digital Media, Scientific Process & Environ Change (Hardin)
501.999 — Environ Decision Making: Economy & Environment / Moore
510 — Science and the Practice of Social Change 
512 — Sustain Dev I: Environ Strategy (Hoffman)
513 — Sustain Dev II: Social Issues (Hoffman)
527 — Energy Markets and Politics (Lyon)
528 — Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh et al)

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)
574 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
576 — Environmental Finance (Adriaens)

581 — Advanced Education for Environment and Sustainability (Zint)
587 — Landscape, Environment & Media (Diamond)
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
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)
677.041 — Climate Change Adaptation (Bierbaum)
686 — Environmental Policy (Rabe)

School of Public Health

465 — The Science of Medicine
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
511 — Intro Pub Hlth Genetics (Mars)
513 — Vaccines in Public Health (Yang)
514  — Social Epidemiology (Needham
515 —  Genetics in Public Health  (Smith)

608 — Environmental Epidemiology (O'Neill)
609 — Vaccines in Public Health (Yang)
618 — Global Social Epidemiology (Fleischer)
663 — Health and Human Rights (Harlow)
665 — Research Seminar in International Health (O'Neill)
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development (Stein)
741 —  Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Michigan Air Pollution
813 — Public Health and Aging (Mendes de Leon)

School of Public Policy

495 / 750  — Environmental Psychology for Public Policy (Raimi)
519 — Sustainable Energy Systems (Keoleian)
633 — Qualitative Research Methods (Parthasarathy)
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis (Rohde)
710 — Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Michigan Air Pollution & Health

728 — Information Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy (Rezmeirski)
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
495 —  Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
532  — Comparative Historical Sociology
547 — Gender and Sexuality 
575 — Sociology of Health and Healthcare (Anspach)
800 —  Medicine, Aging, Science and Health (Anspach)
847 — Wkshop in Gender & Sex 
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)