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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/Rackham 619, SI 719, AC 620, Anthro 658) and its extension, Advanced STS (History 819) will next be offered in W22, led by TBD.

The schedule for the upcoming semester of presentations in the STeMS Speaker Series (Rackham 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 - F2021

STeMS Colloquium  //  Enroll in Rackham 571   

DAAS 457 — Africa-China Environmental Development

Comm 413 — Environ Comm 
421—  Media Law & Policy 
425 — Internet Society and the Law
465 — Health Communication Behavior
467 — Debating Politics and Science
775 — History of Media Theory: The Humanities Tradition

EEB 525 — Science Writing

Engin
Biomed 523 — The Business of Biology
Biomed 550  —  Ethics and Enterprise
Enseng 532 — Sustainable Energy Systems
Enseng 567  Energy Infrastucture Systems
CEE 567 — Energy Infrastructure Systems
CEE 588 — Environmental Finance

EnvirHlhSci 588 — Environmental Law  
601 — Exposure Science & Health
602 — Essentials of Toxicology

FTVM 620 — Digital Theory Seminar: The PostDigital Turn 

HlthBehavHlthEd 550 — AIDS and Health Systems 
610 — Public Health Ethics
617 — Global Public Health
645 — Urban Health 
668 — Health Communication
690 — Environmental Health 
715 —  Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genomics and Health

HHCR 700 — Research in Health and Society 

HMP 615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy
630  —  Business of Biology
668  —  Introduction to Health Informatics
802 — Introduction to Health Services Policy Research

OS 495. Data, Work, and Organizations

Phil 602 — The Philosophy of Science

SI 519 — Intellectual Property & Information Law 
534  — Theories of Social Influence 
538 — Citizen Interactive Design 
547 — Engage with Communities
552 — Technology & Accesibility
611 — Population Health Informatics
657/757 — Information, Technology and Global Development 
710 — Knowledge Infrastructures

SEAS 457 — Environment and the Politics of (China's) Development in Africa
462 — Environ Rights, Justice and Law
510 — Science and the Practice of Social Change 
560 — Behavior and Environment 
574 — Sustainable Energy Systems
576 — Sustainable Finance

PubHlth 600 — Intro to Epidemiology

Epid 506 — Intro to International Hlth
511 — Intro Pub Hlth Genetics 
515 —  Genetics in Public Health
530 — Public Health Communication 
677 — Epidemeology of Aging
813 — Public Health and Aging

PubPol 519 — Sustainable Energy Systems

Soc 475 —  Health, Medicine & Society 

WGS 410 — Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
432 — Advanced Gender and Health               

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

601.001 — Black Digital Studies  T
610 — Intersectional Perspectives on Digital Culture and Technology
620 — Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine (grad core course); Knoblauch and Ackerman
658 — Digital Media Theory
658 — Surveillance in Society

Anthropology

440 — Environmental Anthropology (Kirsch)
458.002  Ethnography lab: Mexican Exposures (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)
561 —  Issues in Bioanthro
563 — Mechanisms of Human Adaptation (Frisancho)
658 — Science, Technology & Medicine ()
675 — Technosemiotics: Technology, Media and Culture 

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)
515 — Sustainable Systems
526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture (Swartzbaugh)
527  — Sustainable Food Systems  (Blesh et al)
531 — American Space
532 — Sustainable Development (Campbell)
544  — Behavior and Environment  (DeYoung)
552 — Healthy Cities, Int Sem (Kinder)
561 — Transport and Public Policy 
560 — Transportation and Land Use Planning (Levine)
603 — Certitude, Techno-science, and the Neoliberal Economy: Lineaments of a modern architecture (Glover)
603 —Architecture and Psychology (Knoblauch)
610 — Food Literacy for All  (Hoey)
701 — Theories in Digital Technology
824 — Architecture and Psychology (Knoblauch)

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

UP 402  —  Food Literacy for All
527 — Sustainable Food Systems (Blesh et al)
525  — Food Systems Planning (Hoey)
532  — Sustainable Social Change
540  —  Land Use Planning & Development Management
542 — Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
544 — Behavior and Environment
552 — Healthy Cities 

553  — Sustainable Urban Architecture (Kelbaugh)
556  — Healthy Cities Integrative Seminar
539  — Methods for Economic Development  (Campbell)
560  —  Transportation and Land Use Planning
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 and Media

405 — Health and the Media (Merid)
413 — Environ Comm 
421—  Media Law & Policy 
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 (Vaillant)
464 — Mobile Communication (Campbell)
465 — Health Communication Behavior
466 — Global Digital Politics (Hussain)

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  (Kondrashov)
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 (Rozek)
506 — Principles of Toxicology
580 — Conservation Biology (Cardinale)
588 — Environmental Law  
591 — Equality Issues in Environmental Health (Nriagu)
601 — Exposure Science & Health
602 — Essentials of Toxicology 
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
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
614 — Women Health & Reproduction 
617 — Global Public Health
613 — Racial and Ethnic Health Disparity
630 — Aging & Health Behavior 
645 — Urban Health 
654 — Consumer Health Informatics
661 — Communities in Crisis 
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 (Barolo)
NEUROL 470 — Science of Medicine (Morgenstern)

Health Management and Policy

517 — Issues in Public Health Genetics (Citrin, Modell)
601 — Healthcare Quality
605 — Health Information Technology (Friedman)
611 — Population Health Informatics 

615 — Introduction to Public Health Policy
617 — US Food Policy and Public Health (Wolfson)
618 — Tobacco Social Policy (Douglas)
619 — Health Policy Process (Jarman)
624 — Health Policy in Developing Countries 
625  — Comparative Health Pol & Managemnt in High-income Countries (Greer)
626  —  Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Health Policy (Creary)
630  —  Business of Biology
649 — Political Issues in Health IT (Friedman)
653 — Law and Public Health 
657 — Ethical Frontiers (Griffith)
662 — Economics of Health Management Policy (Hirth)
664 — Health Policy Analysis (Eisenberg)
668  —  Introduction to Health Informatics
674 — Economics of Health
681 — Ethical Issues in Health Care
685 — Politics of Public Health Policy (Jarman, Greer)
686 —  Environmental Policy (Rabe)
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; Knoblauch, Ackerman)
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) (Knoblauch, Ackerman)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

655 — Gender, Sex and Health (Padilla)

Organizational Studies

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 (Valentino/Traugott)
688.004  — Political Economy H2O Governance (Hutchings)
761 — Global Environmental Change and the State (Jacobson)

Rackham

571— STeMS Colloquium
619 — Science, Technology & Medicine (Knoblauch, Ackerman)

School of Education

580 — Disability/Culture
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 (King)
529 — Online Communities (Lampe)
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 (Adler-Milstein)
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 (grad core course; Knoblauch, Ackerman)
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 (Churchill)
480 — Climate Change Action (Rood)
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 (Princen)
566 — Public Opinion and Environment (Mohai)
574 — Sustainable Energy Systems
575 —  Climate, Economy & Policy
576 — Sustainable Finance
581 — Advanced Education for Environment and Sustainability (Zint)
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)
677.056 — Climate Change Adaptation (Bierbaum)
686 — Environmental Policy (Rabe)

School of Public Health

465 — The Science of Medicine
512 —  Principles of Epid in Pub Hlth
514 —  Public Hlth, Science and Environment544  — 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 — Environmental Epidemiology
618 — Global Social Epidemiology (Fleischer)
663 — Health and Human Rights
665 — Research Seminar in International Health (O'Neill)
666 — Health and Socioeconomic Development (Stein)
677 — Epidemeology of Aging
813 — Public Health and Aging

School of Public Policy

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

Sociology

445 — Diagnosis, Sex and Society (McGann)
474 — Health Inequalities
475 —  Health, Medicine & Society 

476 — Sociology of Bioethics (De Vries)
490 — Social Inequalities in Health
495 —  Reproductive Health & Justice
508 —  Philosophy of Social Science

515 — Economic Sociology (Livne)
532  — Comparative Historical Sociology
547 — Gender and Sexuality 
575 — Sociology of Health and Healthcare (Anspach)
580 — Disability Studies
800 —  Science and Health (Livne)
847 — Wkshop in Gender & Sex  (Cech)
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 (Wyrod)
443 — Race, Gender & Health
447 — Sociology of Gender 
449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society (McGann)
801 — Feminism and Health (Boyd)