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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 W22, led by Perrin Selcer (History) and Joy Rohde (Public Policy).

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 - W2022

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

DAAS

662 — Health & Socioeconomic Development

Amcult
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Selcer, Rohde)
658 — Digital Media Theory

Anthrcul
658 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Selcer, Rohde)

Arch / UP
531 — American Space
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 & Media
421 — Media Law
425 — Internet Society and the Law
466 — Global Digital Politics
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences

EEB
413 — Evolutionary Foundations of Medicine

CEE
682 — Problems in Environmental Engineering

Envir Hlth Sci
504 — Genes and Environment
594 — Global Environment and Health
597 — Environmental Health and Policy
614 — Water and Global Health

Hlth Bev-Hlth Edu
540 — Reproductive Health
613 — Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparity
614 — Women's Health & Reproduction
630 — Aging & Health Behavior
654 — Consumer Health Informatics
661 — Sticky Health Communication
669 — Genetics and Health

Hlth Management Pol
624 — Health Policy in Developing Countries
653 — Law and Public Health
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy
809 — Logic and Methods of Medical Care Research

HIST
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core; Selcer, Rohde)
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Selcer, Rohde)

PHIL
511 — Philosophy of Social Science

SI
529 — Online Communities ?
540 — Privacy and Information Technology?
554 — Consumer Health Informatics ?
611— Population Health Informatics?
667 — Digital Curation ?

SEAS
475 — Environmental Law
480 — Climate Change
557 — Industrial Ecology
558 — Water Politics & Policy
561 — Psychology of Envir Stewardship
565 — Principles for Transition
575 — Climate, Economy & Policy
592 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
615 — Renewable Electricity & the Grid
639.038 — Food Literacy for All
641 — Research Methods, Environment & Sustainability

PUBHLTH
512 — Principles of Epid in Pub Hlth
514 — Public Hlth, Science and Environment
EPID
513 — Vaccines in Public Health
515 — Genetics in Public Health
608 — Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
665 — Research Seminar in International Health
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development

PUBPOL
650 — Introduction to Science & Technology Policy Analysis

SOC
445 — Diagnosis, Sex and Society
473 — Reproductive Health & Justice
476 — Sociology of Bioethics
508 — Philosophy of Social Science
515 — Economic Sociology & Organizations
532 — Comparative Historical Sociology

WGS
400 — Women's Reproductive Health
402 — Gender and Health Policy (Kirkland)
410 — Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society

              

Science Technology & Society (STS)

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

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
458 — 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 — Black Digital Studies  T
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (Selcer, Rohde)
658 — Digital Media Theory
658 — Surveillance in Society

Anthropology

440 — Environmental Anthropology
458.002  Ethnography lab: Mexican Exposures (Roberts)
513 — Urbanization and Technological Change in Africa
548 — Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology (Stonington)
554 —  Media Anthropology
558.002  — Waterways (Roberts)
558 — Actor-Network Theory (Hull)
561 —  Issues in Bioanthro
563 — Mechanisms of Human Adaptation (Frisancho)
658 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Selcer, Rohde)
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 
515 — Sustainable Systems
526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture 
527  — Sustainable Food Systems 
531 — American Space
532 — Sustainable Development 
544  — Behavior and Environment  
561 — Transport and Public Policy 
560 — Transportation and Land Use Planning 
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 (McCullough)

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 (Brown)

Climate and Space Sciences & Engineering (formerly AOSS)

581 — Space Policy and Management (Fisk)
605.003  —  Intergov't Panel on Climate (Penner)

Communication and Media

405 — Health and the Media (Merid)
413 — Environ Comm 
421—  Media Law 
425 — Internet Society and the Law 
428 — Gender, Media & Law 
453 — Media in US History (Vaillant)
458 — Media and Technology (Vaillant)
460 — History of Technology and Modern Culture 
464 — Mobile Communication (Campbell)
465 — Health Communication Behavior
466 — Global Digital Politics

467 — Debating Politics and Science
469 — Play and Technology (Sandvig)
478 — Media and Globalization (Punathambekar)
610 —  Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Cultures & Technology
775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition
776 — Media Theory and the Social Sciences
810 — Mobile Communication and Society (Campbell)
820 — Digital Publics 
828 — Historical Approaches to Media & Technology (Vaillant)
840 — Stories and Streams (Dal Cin)
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 
525 — Science Writing
800.003 — Theory of Infectious Disease (King, Woods)
     .004 — New World Agriculture  (Vandermeer)

Engineering

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

Chem 590 — Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
Chem 597  —  Regulatory Issues (Ascione, Wang)
Chem 696 — Technology Innovation, Law & Regulation (Wang)

Engin 521  — Clean Tech Entrepreneurs (Adriaens)
Engin 599  —  Ethics for AI and Robotics (Moore)

Enscen 530 — Engineering Climate Change
Enscen 686 —  Environmental Sustainability (Adriaens)

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 (Dasgupta)

 

English

630 — Literature and History of Science (Whitney)
650 —  Digital Media Theory
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
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 (Svoboda)
796.004 — Environmental Health Policy (Dvonch) 

Film, Television, and Media

FTVM 620 — Digital Theory Seminar: The PostDigital Turn 
FTVM 658 —  Surveillance and Society

German

GERMAN 761 The History and Literature of Science  (Whitney)

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 Communication
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 (Morgenstern)

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 (Greer)
626  —  Race, Ethnicity, 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
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 (Gaggio)
619 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, & Medicine (grad core; Selcer, Rohde)
620 — Global Health, Reproductive Medicine and Biopower
620 — Studies in the History of Medicine
620 — Colonial/Tropical Medicine
682  — Environmental History (Selcer)
698 — Biopolitics and/as History (Cowles)
698 — Making Ancient Knowledge (Neis)
819 — Advanced STS (meets w/ 619) (Selcer, Rohde)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

655 — Gender, Sex and Health (Padilla)

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 Education

580 — Disability Studies
830 — History and Philosophy of Science Education (Bricker)

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  Hakimi, Lampe
610 —  Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture & Technology
611— Population Health Informatics?
648/748 — Infoculture: Theory and Methods in the History and Sociology of Information Technology
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
755 — Unorthodox Research Methods

School of Environment and Sustainability

415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (Low)
457 — Environment and the Politics of (China's) Development in Africa
462 — Environ Rights, Justice and Law
475 — Environmental Law
480 — Climate Change
490 — War and Environment (Tucker)
501.002 — Science Communication for Sustainability (Alofs)
501.014 —  Environmental Finance (Adriaens)
501.022  — Climate Economics and Policy (Stolper)
501.025  — Science and Management of the Great Lakes
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)
501.162  — Sustain, Develop, Program Eval (Jagger)
501.089 — Frontiers in Environ Justice
501.999 — Environ Decision Making: Economy & Environment / Moore
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 (Arvai)
537 — Urban Sustainability
555 — Climate and Development 
557 — Industrial Ecology
558 — Water Politics & Policy
559 — International Environmental Law & Policy (DeYoung)

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 (Mohai)
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. Perfecto
639.108 — Conservation Biology & Ecosystem Health  (Foufopoulos)

641 — Research Methods, Environment & Sustainability 
664 — Food and Water Resource Questions
668 — Advanced Natural Resources Economics
669 — Environmental Economics
677.056 — Climate Change Adaptation 
686 — Environmental Policy

School of Public Health

465 — The Science of Medicine
512 —  Principles of Epid in Pub Hlth
514 —  Public Hlth, Science 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 (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 
513 — Vaccines in Public Health
514  — Social Epidemiology
515 —  Genetics in Public Health
530 — Public Health Communication 
608 — Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
618 — Global Social Epidemiology (Fleischer)
663 — Health and Human Rights
665 — Research Seminar in International Health
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development 
677 — Epidemeology of Aging
813 — Public Health and Aging

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 (Hall)

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 (Kirkland)
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