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STS Core Course

History 285 / RCSCI 275 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M
Will be offered next in Winter 2018; instructor: Professor Perrin Selcer.

Click through in the departments and programs below to get details on highlighted courses for the upcoming semester. Lists are updated in early November and March, as the course guide data becomes available. 

African and African American Studies

DAAS 322  —  Intro to Environmental Politics S,T
DAAS 328 — Women, Agency, and Safe Sex   S,M
DAAS 355  — Health and Illness in African Worlds   M
DAAS 358  — Child Health in Africa  M
DAAS 365  — Global Gender Health Reproduction  S,M
DAAS 409 — Health and Environment in Africa M
DAAS 432  — Violent Environments  S,T 
DAAS 443  — Race, Gender & Health  M
DAAS 458.012 — Health and African Development  S,M
DAAS 458.008 — Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness  M
DAAS 462  —  Globalization and African Health   M
DAAS 495 — AIDS in Africa  M

American Culture

AC 202 — Digital Culture    T
AC 205 — Genes and Society: A Global View S,M
AC 206 — AIDS and America    M, S
AC 233 — Genes and Society: Comparative and International Perspectives   M  Stern
AC 239 —  Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America.  M,S
AC 241 — Health, Biology, and Society: What is Cancer? M Stern
AC 284 — Sickness and Health  M Pernick
AC 301.001 — Sex and Gender in America    S
AC 301.003 —  Digital Maps and Activism  T
AC 333 — Green Indigeneity S
AC 331— Health in America: Patterns, Experience  M
AC 334 — Race and Video Games  T
AC 365 — AIDS and America   M Meisler
AC 498 — Surveillance in Society S

Anthropology

Anthrobio 167  Evolution of Environmental Global Health  S,M  Strassmann
Anthrobio 342 —  Nature/Culture Now! S,T  Bigham, Roberts
Anthrobio 363 —  Genes, Disease, Culture  S,M   Bigham
Anthrobio 371 — Techniques in BioAnthro  S,T  Wolpoff

Anthrobio 469 — Disease, Culture & Human Genetics    S,M


Anthrocul 212 — Global AIDS Epidemic M
Anthrocul 254 — Anthropology of Food    S,T
Anthrocul 256 — Culture, Adaptation and Environment  S,T  Hardin
Anthrocul 258 — Culture and Medicine (Honors only)  S,M Peters-Golden
Anthrocul 298 — The Surgical Body M
Anthrocul 325 — Childbirth and Culture   S,M 
Anthrocul 327 -- Medicine & Healing  M Roberts
Anthrocul 342 — Nature/Culture Now! S,T  Bigham, Roberts
Anthrocul 344 — Medical Anthropology S,M Peters-Golden
Anthrocul 352 — Anthropology of the Body    S  Fehervary
Anthrocul 354  — Art, Science & Technology S,T  Robertson
Anthrocul 35l — Health and Illness in African Worlds   M
Anthrocul 356 — Anthropology of Mental Health   M
Anthrocul 357 — Art, Science and Technology: Human Body as Spectacle   S,T   Robertson
Anthrocul 408 — Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa  S,M
Anthrocul 440 — Environmental Anthro S
Anthrocul 458.002  — The Globalization of Biomedicine T, M   Stonington
Anthrocul 458.003 — Religion, Media, and Politics  T  Moll

Asian Studies

AS 365 — Doctors in the Ancient World    S,M
AS 370 — Acupuncture History    M
AS 480.001 — New Media and Asian Societies    T 

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences

CLIMATE 102 — Extreme Weather   S
CLIMATE 105 — Changing Atmosphere    S

AOSS 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S
AOSS 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges   S
AOSS 300 — Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change    S,T
CLIMATE 480 — Climate Change in Action    S

Biology

Biol 101 — Energy, Food, Environmental Justice    S
Biol 109 — Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Problem Solving   S
Biol 110 — Global Change: Sustainable Science    S

Biol 118 — AIDS and Other Health Crises   M
Biol 120  —  Myth Busters: Health and Nutrition  S, M
Biol 121.002/212 —  Plants and Human Conflict  S,T
Bio 121.004 -- Science, Reason, and Nonsense  S

Biol 120 — Ecology and the Evolution of Medicine    S
Biol 125 — Biotechnology and Society  S,T
Biol 144 — Genetics in Society   M,S  Denef
Biol 212 -- Plants & Human Health  S, M
Biol 241 Health, Biology & Society M,S Stern, Olsen

Chemistry

105 — Our Changing Atmosphere   S,T  De Roo
120 — The Business of Chemistry and Biology   S,T  Glick
120.002 —First Year Seminar: Chemistry, Science and Society    S, T

Classic Civilizations

CLCIV 125 — Science and Religion in Athens  S
CLCIV 277 -- Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean   S  Haug
CLCIV 339 — Doctors in the Ancient World  M
CLCIV 392 —  Ancient Medicine   M

Communications

Comm 271 — Communication Revolutions   S,T  Moshin
Comm 281 —  Media Psychology   S,T  Saleem
Comm 313 — Behind the Digital Screen   T Sandvig
Comm 334 — Race, Gender, and Video Games  T  
Comm 361 — Media in Public Affairs   T
Comm 362 — Digital Media Foundations T
Comm 371 — Media, Culture & Society    T  Cote
Comm 381 — Mass Media & Individual    T,S
Comm 408 — Marketing Social Change  T
Comm 413 — Environmental Communication S Hart
Comm 421 — Media Law and Policy    T
 Sparr
Comm 422 — Social Media and Politics    T
Comm 423 — Computer-mediated Communications    T
Comm 424 — Race, Gender & New Media  T
Comm 425 — Internet, Society & the Law    T  Sparr
Comm 428 — Gender , Media & Law    T
Comm 453 — US Media History    T
Comm 454 — Media Economics    S
Comm 458 — History of Media and Technology    T
Comm 460 — History, Technology and Culture   T
Comm 464 — The Social Consequences of Mobile Communications   T
Comm 465 — Health Communication and Health Behavior Change  T, M  Dal Cin
Comm 467 — Debating Politics and Science    T
Comm 488.002 — Media and the Body    S,M

Comparative Literature

CompLit 122.001 —Writing on Technology; Writing as Technology     T

Complex Systems Program

CMPLXSYS 250  — Social Systems, Energy, and Public Policy    S, T

Earth and Environment

Earth 102 -- Energy from Earth  S Becker
Earth 109 — Water and Society    S  Cruz Da Silva Castro
Earth 111 Climate & Humankind (minicourse)  S Levin
Earth 114 — Global Warming    S  Gleason
Earth 122 — Extreme Weather S  
Earth 140  — Climate and the Media  S  Bassis
Earth 158 — Environmental Impact: Energy    S,T
Earth 159 — Sustainable Futures    S,T
Earth 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S  Kling

Earth 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges      S Amaboldi
Earth 238 — A History of Everything   S,T 
Earth 277 — Water in the 21st Century   S,T  Cruz Da Silva Castro
Earth 331 — Climate and Climate Change    S Poulsen
Earth 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?    S  Hendy
Earth 380 — Mineral Resources, Economy & Environment    S,T

Economics

Econ 370 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S  Dudley
Econ 437 — Energy Economics and Policy   S  McRae

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

EEB 315 — Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease   S,M
EEB 318 — Food, Land, and Society    S  *RS
EEB 492 — Behavioral Ecology    S
EEB 498 — Ecology of Agroecosystems    S 
EEB 499 — Research Ethics in Biology   S,M

Engineering

Engin 100.350-358 — Human Power Generation   T
100.201-203 — Design in the Real World   T
100.351-400 — Engineering Solutions Global Water S,T
100.401-500 — Solar Power: Renewable Energy S, T
100.501-504 — Biotech and Human Values   T
100.800-806 — Engineers Making a Difference   T
260 — Engineering Across Cultures  T
450 —  Global Health Design  T

CEE 230 — Thermodynamics and the Environment    T
CEE 265 — Sustainable Engineering Principles    T  Ellis
CEE 307 — Sustainable Cities    T,S  Semrau

ESENG 499 Sustainable Engineering & Design T

English Language and Literature

English 125.060 — Science and the Humanities  S,T,M
English 225.009 — Science and Society  S
English 290 — American Environments: History, Thinking, Representation S
English 313 — The Darwinian Revolution  S
English 317 — Green Indigeneities   S
English 319 —  Literature of Climate Change  S
English 320.002 — Southern Natures: Race and Environment   S
English 328 — Writing and Environment: Nature and Culture  S
 
English 342 — Science Fiction    S
English 416 — Disability Cultures   M
English 420 — Technology and the Humanities   T

Environmental Science and Engineering

Enscen 105 — Our Changing Atmosphere   S  De Roo
Enscen 109 — Water and Society   S  Cruz Da Silva Castro
Enscen 114  — Global Warming   S  Gleason
Enscen 122 — Extreme Weather   S Samson
Enscen 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science  S
Enscen 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges    S

Program in the Environment

Environ 101 — Energy, Food, Environment al Justice   S,T
Environ 102 — Extreme Weather    S 
Environ 105 — Our Changing Atmosphere    S  De Roo
Environ 110 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S  
Environ 111 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges    S,T  Amaboldi
Environ 139 — FYS: Environment, Health, Well-being    S,T
Environ 144 -- Climate and Humans   S 
Environ 167 -- Evolution of Environmental Global Health  S Strassmann

Environ 201 — Ecological Issues    S 
Environ 207 — Sustainability and Society    S
Environ 208   Business and the Natural Environment   S  Soderstrom
Environ 211 —  Social Science and Environmental Problems  S
Environ 221 —  Global Environmental History   S
Environ 222 — Introduction to Environmental Justice    S
Environ 223 — Garbage in the Modern World   T
Environ 224 — Global Nuclear Proliferation T
Environ 235   Economics of Natural Resources and Environment  S  Meeks
Environ 238 — A History of Everything   S  Deloria, Givelyou
Environ 240  — Environmental Ethics   S
Environ 242 — 2.5 Jillion Yrs Human Food and Foodways  S, T

Environ 250 —  Social Systems, Energy, and Public Policy  T
Environ 256 — Culture, Adaptation, and Environment    S  Hardin
Environ 263 — Energy and Environment    S,T
Environ 270 — Our Common Future    S
Envir 277 -- Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean  S Haug
Environ 290 — Food    S

Environ 301 — Nature, Culture, Landscape    S
Environ 302 — Topics in Environmental Social Science (See all!)    S
Environ 303 — Tropical Conservation and Resource Management   S
Environ 304 — Environment History of the U.S.  S
Environ 305  Sustainable Food Systems    S,T
Environ 306 — Global Water    S
Environ 308 —  Sustainability and Health  S, T
Environ 310 — Toxicology: Environmental Chemicals and Disease    S  Loch-Caruso
Environ 312 — Environ Politics and Policy    S,T
Environ 313— Environment and Development: Dilemmas of Power and Place in a Global World   S 
Environ 318 — Food, Land and Society    S 
Environ 320 — Environmental Journalism    S,T  Askari, Halpert

Environ 321— Climate Adaptation   S
Environ 324   Introduction to Water Law and Policy  S  Coyle
Environ 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?  S  Hendy
Environ 335 — Introduction to Environmental Politics    S
Environ 350 — The Built Environment: Introduction to Landscape Change    S,T  D'Anieri
Environ 356 — Environmental History    S
Environ 360 — Behavior and Environment    S
Environ 361 — Psychology of Environmental Stewardship    S  De Young
Environ 365 —  International Environmental Policy   S  Coyle
Environ 367 — Global Enterprise and Sustainable Development  S 
Environ 375 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S   Dudley
Environ 376 — Environmental Ethics   S,T  Bouma
Environ 377 — Literature and Environment: Southern Natures    S
Environ 380 — Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment    S,T
Environ 385  — Environmental History of China  T
Environ 390  — Environmental Activist  S
Environ 391 — Sustainable Campus    S   Soderstrom
Environ 401 — Modelling Human-Natural Systems    S
Environ 407 — Sustainable Cities    S,T
Environ 408  —  Landuse Policy, Law and the Environment   S,T
Environ 410 — Environment and the West    S
Environ 412 — Environmental Values in Public Policy    S  *RS
Environ 415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology    S
Environ 462.001 — Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems  T 
Environ 475 — Environmental Law    S  Churchill
Environ 480 —  Climate Change Action  S
Environ 490 — War and Environment    T

German

Ger 326  Germany and the Environment  S,T
Ger 378 — Topics in the History of German Science    S,T

History

History 102 — A History of the Present: Climate Change, Nuclear Power, and Energy Futures, post-Fukushima  S,T, M
History 104  History, Science, and Politics in the Anthropocene      S, T  Edwards, Hecht
History 196 — Epidemics: Deadly Disease in American History    M,S
History 196 — North American Environmental History    S
History 196  — History of the Human Sciences S
History 215  — Catastrophe: A History of Disaster  S,T
History 222 — Global Environmental History  S
History 223 — Garbage in the Modern World  T
 
History 224 — Global Nuclear Proliferation    S,T
History 230.002 — History of Psychology   S,M
History 231 — Histories of Human Experimentation   M   Howell
History 232.001   Histories of Global Health  M   Ko
History 232.003 — Technology and Power in Africa   T
History 233  —   Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphillis to AIDS. M Kazanjian
History 234 — Medicine in the Western World from the 18th c to the present    M
History 236  —  Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe T  Squatriti 
History 238 — A History of Everything    S,T  Deloria, Gibelyou
History 277  Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean  S  Haug
History 284 — Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present   M  Pernick

History 285 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M  Carson
History 292 — Ancient Medicine   S,M  Das
History 310 — Globalization in History    T
History 328.010 —  Environmental History of the U.S.    S,T  Deloria

History 329 — Computers and the Internet: A Global History  T  Edwards
History 339 — Doctors in the Ancient World    S
History 355 — Health and Illness in African Worlds    M
History 356 — Health in America    M
History 376 — Epidemics: Plagues & Cultures from Black Death to the Present    M Pernick
History 379 — The History of Computers   T
History 385  — The Environmental History of China  S,T Cassel
History 399.006 — Blood, Oil & Water in Ancient History   T
History 399.007 — Digital Futures of History   T
History 392 — Doing Environmental History in Japan    S  Pincus
History 407 — The Conquest of Nature   T Selcer
History 472 — Technology and Modernity in the Pacific   S,T
History 496.001 — Science, Technology, and War   S, T
History 496 — History Colloquium: Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875   M 
History 497 — Human Nature and its Sciences    S
History 497 — Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875    S,M
History 497 — Climate Change in History   S
History 497 — Histories of Nature and the Environment: Japan in the World    S,T

History of Art

HistArt 301 — Nature Culture Land  S
HistArt 354 — Art, Science, & Technology: Modern Art and Science   S,T (Robertson)
 

Honors

Honors 135.001 — Stem Cell Research    S
Honors 135.007 — Science and Ethics Intersect: Thalidomine and other case studies    S
Honors 232 — Biology and Society  S

Honors 250.002 — The Evolution of Cognition    S
Honors 250.004 — Science and the Study of Human Perception   S
Honors 365 — Cyberscience  S

International and Comparative Studies (CICS, INTLSTD)

CICS 401  Global Mental Health    M
INTLSTD 301  Concepts in Global Health  S,M  Stonington
INTLSTD 387.001 Implementation Solutions for Global Health Equity  M  Meraver
INTLSTD 378.010  Ebola and Histories of Global Health  M Hunt
INTLSTD 401.007  The Conquest of Nature T

Near Eastern Studies

NES 278  Zoom: A History of Everything    S,T
NES 490 Science and Society in the Modern Middle East S,T,M

Philosophy

Phil 155 — The Nature of Science    S
Phil 240 — Environmental Ethics   S
Phil 320 — Worldview of Modern Science    S 
Phil 322 — Methods of Science    S
Phil 340 — Mind and Machine    S,T 
Phil 356 — Issues in Bioethics    S,M
Phil 376 — Environmental Ethics    S
Phil 381  — Science and Objectivity   S
Phil 420 — Philosophy of Science    S
Phil 424 — Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics    S
Phil 425 — Philosophy of Biology    S
Phil 464 — The Scientific Revolution    S

Physics

Physics 210  — Energy for Our Future  S,T
Physics 365  — Cyberscience  S,T
Physics 481 — Science, Technology & Public Policy    S,T Walsh

Political Science

Polsci 336 — Energy Politics S ULWR 
Polsci 380 — Environmental Politics and Policy    S,T
Polsci 497 — Politics of Energy in the Developing World    S,T

Psychology

Psych 112— Psychology as a Natural Science    S,M  Malley
Psych 121 — Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Science and Medicine    S,M
Psych 211.004 — Project Outreach: Health, Illness and Society    M
Psych 291 — Women and Gender    M  
Psych 359 — The Psychology of  Aging    M
Psych 360 — Behavior and Environment  S 
Psych 362 — Psychology of Environmental Stewarship   S
Psych 401 — Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science  M
Psych 413 — A History of Modern Psychology    M  
Psych 414 — Sexuality and Science    S,M
Psych 437 — Pavlov and Society    S
Psych 442 — Perception, Science and Reality    S
Psych 477  — Culture & Mental Health in Psychology M
Psych 477.003  Mental Health and Culture: National and International Perspectives   M

Public Health

PubHlth 200  —  Healthy & Society: Introduction to Public Health  M
PubHlth 305 —  Environment and Human Health  T, M
PubHlth 350  —  Global Public Health M
PubHlth 381 —  Public Health Systems
PubHlth 403 —  Obesity: Cells, Society
 

 

Public Policy

PubPol 210 — Health and Society: Intro to Public Health    S,M
PubPol 224 — Global Nuclear Proliferation    S,T
PubPol 250 — Social Systems, Energy and Public Policy    S,T
PubPol 312 — Environmental Politics in Policy  S,T 
PubPol 412 —  Environmental Values in Public Policy  S T
PubPol 475.312 — Imagining the Global Environment: History, Science, Policy  S, T
PubPol 481 — Science, Technology & Public Policy    S,T  Walsh
PubPol 519  —  Sustainable Energy Systems  S T

Residential College

RCCORE 100 — Medicine and Health, East & West    S,M
RCIDIV 302 — Special topics in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society S,T,M
RCIDIV 305 — Environment and Social Justice Literature    S,T
RCIDIV 318 — Food, Land, and Society    S *RS
RCIDIV 350 — Pills, Politics and the Public Good (minicourse)    M 
RCIDIV 351 — Ethics, Politics, and the Pharmaceutical Industry    M *RS 
RCNSCI 202 —  Ecological Issues  S 
RCNSCI 260 — Science and Social issues : Mind, Medicine & the Arts  M, S
RCNSCI 419 — Sustainable Energy Systems    S,T
RCNSCI 263  — Energy and the Environment   S,T
RCSSCI 275 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M 
RCSSCI 327 — Critical Theory in Medicine & Healing    M
RCSSCI 360.002 — History Goes Green: Preservation, Sustainability and the Environment  S,T
RCSSCI 360.003 — Art, Mind, and Medicine  S, M

School of Information

SI 106  — Programming, Information & People  T  
SI 110 — Introduction to Information Studies    T 
SI 310  — Information Environments & Work  T
SI 334 — Persuade and Social Influence T
SI 335 — Social Media in Organizations    T
SI 365 — Cyberscience T 
SI 379 — History of Computers and the Internet    T
SI 410 — Ethics and Information Technology    T  
SI 429 — Online Communities    T
SI 430 — IT & Global Society    T
SI 446 — Personal Privacy: Policy, Practice and Technology Issues    T
SI 514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques  T

Screen Arts and Cultures

SAC 334 -- Race, Gender, and Video Games    T 
SAC 368 -- Mobile Media Cultures    T

Sociology

Soc 230 — Health Population in S. Africa    S,M 
Soc 270  — Gender and the Law  S, M
Soc 302 — Intro to Sociology: Health & Society   M
Soc 345 —  Sociology of Sexuality   S,M  
Soc 380 — Environmental Public Opinion Analysis    S,T
Soc 445 -- Diagnosis, Sex, and Society  S,M

Soc 447  —  Sociology of Gender  S 
Soc 475 — Health, Medicine, and Society    M
Soc 476 — The Sociology of Bioethics    S,M
Soc 495 — Environmental Sociology    S
Soc 495 — Diagnosis, Sex and Society    M

University Course

UC 105 — Digital Research    T
UC 106 — Health and Healthcare   M
UC 109 — Programming, Information & People  T
UC 110 — Intro to Information Studies  T
 
UC 150.001 — Patient-Physician Stories  M
UC 150.002 — Philosopy of Medicine   M
UC 151 — Epidemics: Past, Present & Future  M  
UC 151 — Medical Ethics: At the Bedside    M  
UC 152.001 — Microbiome and the Media    M,T
UC 152  —  Survey of Nutrition and Cancer in International Perspective  M
UC154.001— US Medicine, Arrowsmith-Obama  M
UC 154.002 — Global Health Equity: Principles M
UC 154.001 Viruses and Society  S,M  

UC 154.003 Health and Happiness: Exploring the Science  M, S 
UC 163 — Biotechnology and Human Values    M,T
UC 210 — Careers in Medicine and Health Care    M
UC 250.003 — Critical Issues in Health  M
UC 250.004 — Critical Issues Sustainability  T
UC 252  — Diagnosis of Human Diseases    M
UC 254.001 — Obesity: Science, Culture and Politics of   M
UC 256 — 22 Ways to Think About New Media  T
UC270 — Health Career Observations  M
UC370.001 — Food Studies Research S

Urban Planning

UP 263--Energy and Environment    S,T
UP 357-- Architecture, Sustainability and the City  S,T 
UP 408 -- Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems  S,T

Women's Studies

WS 119 —  Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Science and Medicine    S, M
WS 212 — Global AIDS Epidemic    M
WS 220 — Perspectives in Women's Health   M  
WS 225 — Psychology of Human Sexuality  M
WS 233 —  Genes and Society  M
WS 239 —  Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America  S, M
WS 253 — Gender, Sex, Sexuality in Science and Medicine    M
WS 257 — Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy   S
WS 270 — Gender & the Law  S,M
WS 291 — Psychology of Women and Gender   S  
WS 300 — Men's Health    M
WS 307 — Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing    M
WS 324 — Childbirth and Culture    M 
WS 328 — Women, Agency, and Safe Sex    M
WS 331  — Theory of Gender and Health  M

WS 342  — Sexual Health and Clinical Science  S, M  van Anders
WS 342 — Histories of Women, Medicine and Reproduction  M  Simmons

WS 348  — Sociology of Sexuality  M,S 
WS 356  — Health in America  M
WS 365 — Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction    S, M
WS 400 — Reproductive Health    M  
WS 402 — Gender & Health Policy    M
WS 405 — Pharma, Pills, Policy   M
WS 410 —  Reproductive Justice M
WS 432 — Race, Gender, Mental Health in the 19th C   M
WS 438 — Gender, Health and Well-being in Africa    M
WS 443 — Race, Gender & Health    M
WS 447  — Sociology of Gender  S,M 
WS 452 — Sexuality and Science    S,M
WS 449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society  M
WS 482 — Gender, Drugs & Health    M
WS 485 — Gender, Mentoring, and Technology    T