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STS Core Course

History 285 / RCSSCI 275 / STS 285 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M
Will be offered next in Winter 2022; instructor: John Carson.

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

Term Summary of Courses - W2022

 

 

Science, Technology & Society

STS 220  — Women's Health M
STS 234  — History of Medicine M
STS 265  — Minds and Brains in the US M
STS 285  — Science, Technology, Medicine & Society S,T,M
STS 334  — Medical Anthropology M
STS 399 — Concepts in Global Health  M
STS 499 — End of Life in Cross-Cultural Perspective  M

African and African American Studies

DAAS 309 — Global Health in Africa  S,M
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 365  — Global Gender Health  S,M
DAAS 432  — Violent Environments  S,T 
DAAS 443  — Race, Gender & Health  M
DAAS 457 — Africa-China Environmental Development  T
DAAS 458 — Health and African Development  M,T
DAAS 462  —  Globalization and African Health   M
DAAS 495 — AIDS in Africa  M

American Culture

AC 202 — Digital Cultures    T
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 301.003 —  Digital Maps and Activism  T
AC 333 — Green Indigeneity S
AC 334 — Race and Video Games  T
AC 346 — Media Matter  T 
AC 347 — Politics of Code  T
AC 358.001 —  Topics in Digital Studies  T
AC 358.003 — Deception, Manipulation, Privacy  T
AC 358.004 — How Do Algorithms See  T
AC 365 — AIDS and America   M Meisler
AC 380 — Transnational Media  T Rivero
AC 405 — Culture and Mental Health in Psychology  M  Gone
AC 410 — Ethics and Info Technology  T
AC 498 — Surveillance in Society  S

Anthropology

Anthrobio 167  Evolution of Environmental Global Health  S,M 
Anthrobio 342 —  Nature/Culture Now! S,T  Bigham, Roberts
Anthrobio 363 —  Genes, Disease, Culture  S,M   Bigham
Anthrobio 373 — Humans and Environmental Change S,T
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 325 — Childbirth and Culture   S,M 
Anthrocul 327 — Critical Theory in Medicine & Healing  M Roberts
Anthrocul 341 — The Globalization of Biomedicine  M  Stonington
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 357 — Sound, Music and Noise  T  Hsieh 
Anthrocul 440 — Environmental Anthro S
Anthrocul 458 — The Sensorium: Art, Life, and Online Worlds  T
Anthrocul 458.002 — Ethnography Lab:  Mexican Exposures  S,M  Roberts, Leighton
Anthrocul 458.003 — Anthro of Infectious Disease   M,T  Dumes
Anthrocul 458.006 — Contested Illness and Anthropological Theories of the Body  S,M Dumes



Asian Studies

AS 253 — Global Gaming  T
AS 351  Chinese Food in Crisis: Health, Ecology, and Identity in an age of Globalization  M,T
AS 371 — Natural Disasters East Asia  S,T
AS 370 — Acupuncture History    M

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 112 —  The Evolutionary Influence of Humans  S
Biol 118 — AIDS and Other Health Crises   M
Biol 120  — Myth Busters: Health and Nutrition  S, M
Biol 121.001 —  Plants and Human Conflict  S,T
Bio 121.003 — Health, Politics & Ethics in Post-Genomic Era  S,T
Biol 144 — Genetics in Society   M,S  Denef
Biol 197 — Science Writing   S, M
Biol 212 — Plants & Human Health  S, M
Biol 241 — Health, Biology & Society  M,S  Stern, Olsen

Chemistry

105 — Our Changing Atmosphere   S,T 

Classic Civilizations

CLCIV 277 — Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean   S  Haug
CLCIV 350 — Greek Science. S
CLCIV 392 —  Ancient Medicine   M

Climate and Space Sciences & Engineering (formerly AOSS)

CLIMATE 102 — Extreme Weather   S
CLIMATE 105 — Climate Change   S

CLIMATE 140 — Climate and the Media   S 
CLIMATE 171 — Global Change: Sustainability Science    S
CLIMATE 172 — Global Change: Sustainability Challenges   S
CLIMATE 300 — Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change    S,T
CLIMATE 480 — Climate Change in Action    S

Communication and Media

Comm 159 — Global Media Dynamics T  Punathambekar
Comm 271 — Communication Revolutions   S,T 
Comm 281 —  Media Psychology   S,T 
Comm 307  — Communicating Science, Health & Environment  S,T,M
Comm 313 — Behind the Digital Screen   T Sandvig
Comm 334 — Race, Gender, and Video Games  T
Comm 348 — Media and the Body    S,M 
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 413 — Environmental Communications  T,S
Comm 417 — Marketing Social Change  T
Comm 421 — Media Law and Policy    T 
Comm 424 — Race, Gender & New Media  T
Comm 425 — Internet, Society & the Law    T 
Comm 428 — Gender , Media & Law    T 
Comm 453 — US Media History    T
Comm 454 — Media Economics    S
Comm 460 — History, Technology and Culture   T
Comm 464 — Social Consequences of Mobile Communications   T Campbell
Comm 465 — Health Comm Behavior  T, M  
Comm 467 — Debating Politics and Science  S, T
Comm 469 —  Play & Technology  T Sandvig

 

Complex Systems Program

CMPLXSYS 250  — Energy and Climate Change    S, T

Digital Studies

Digital 202  —  Digital Culture
Digital 220  —  Digital Media
Digital 410  —  Ethics and Info Technology

Earth and Environment

Earth 102 — Energy from Earth  S
Earth 108 — When Earth Attacks  S 
Earth 109 — Water and Society    S 
 
Earth 110 —  Evolving Oceans  (minicourse)  S  
Earth 111 — Climate & Humankind (minicourse)  S
Earth 114 — Global Warming    S 
Earth 122 — Extreme Weather S  

Earth 140  — Climate and the Media  S  Bassis
Earth 141 — Climate Change in the Age of Humans  S
Earth 144 —  Climate and Humans  S,T
Earth 158 — Environmental Impact: Energy    S,T
Earth 159 — Sustainable Futures    S,T
Earth 171  Global Change: Sustainability Science  S
Earth 172 — Climate and Sustainability  S 
Earth 262 — Plants and People   S,T 
Earth 277 — Water in the 21st Century   S,T  
Earth 310 — Toxicology: The Study of Environmental Chemicals and Disease
Earth 331 — Climate and Climate Change    S
Earth 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?    S 
Earth 380 — Natural Resources, Economy & Environment    S,T

Economics

Econ 370 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S  
Econ 437 — Energy Economics and Policy   S 
Econ 438 — Economics of Health Services   M 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

EEB 315 — Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease   S,M
EEB 492 — Behavioral Ecology    S
EEB 498 — Ecology of Agroecosystems    S 
EEB 499 — Responsible Research and Scholarship in Biology   S,M

Engineering

Engin 100.350-358 — Human Power Generation   T
100.200 — Design in the Real World   T
100.351-400 — Engineering Biological Solutions S,T
100.401-500 — Solar Power: Renewable Energy S, T
100. 450 —  Green Energy: Harness the Wind  S, T DeRoo, Hohnson
100.550 —  Urban Mobility  S,T  Rohan, Hortop
100.800-806 — Engineers Making a Difference   T
450 —  Global Health Design  T

CEE 200 — Intro to Civil and Environmental Engineering  S, T 
CEE 230 — Thermodynamics and the Environment    T
CEE 265  Sustainable Engineering Principles S,T
CEE 307 — Sustainable Cities    T,S 
CEE 365 — Environmental Engineering Principles    T  

English Language and Literature

English 242 — The Science in Science Fiction  S
English 280 — Digital Culture  S  Hu, Gold
English 316 — Disability Studies   S 
English 317.002  — Literature of Medicine  M  Schoenfeldt
English 317.003  Green Indigeneities  S, T
English 320 —  Lit and Environment   S 
English 328 — Writing and Environment  S 
English 342 — Science Fiction & Social Justice    S
English 420 — Technology and the Humanities   T

Environmental Science and Engineering

ENSCEN 105 — Changing Climate S, T 




Program in the Environment

Environ 101 — Energy, Food, Environment al Justice   S,T
Environ 102 — Extreme Weather    S 
Environ 105 — Our Changing Atmosphere    S 

Environ 110 — Sustainability Science    S  
Environ 111 — Climate and Sustainability    S,T 
Environ 112 — Climate and Humans   S 

Environ 167 — Evolution of Environmental Global Health  S 
Environ 201 — Ecological Issues    S 
Environ 204 — Water & Society  S, T 
Environ 207 — Sustainability and Society    S
Environ 208 —  Business and the Natural Environment   S 
Environ 211 —  Social Science and Environmental Problems  S
Environ 223 — Garbage in the Modern World   T
Environ 235 —  Environ Science & Policy  S 
Environ 236 —  Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe S,T 
Environ 237 — Global Environmental History  S 

Environ 238 — A History of Everything   S 
Environ 240  — Environmental Ethics   S
Environ 242 — 2.5 Jillion Yrs Human Food and Foodways  S, T
Environ 244 —  Intro to Environmental Humanities   S 
Environ 250 —  Environ and Climate Change  S, T 
Environ 256 — Culture, Adaptation, and Environment    S  
Environ 262 —  Plants and People  S,T 
Environ 263 — Energy and Environment    S,T
Environ 270 — Globalization and Environment    S,T
Envir 277 — Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean  S 
Environ 290 — Food    S
Environ 302 — Energy & Environ Policy Research  S
Environ 305 — Sustianable Campus S,T

Environ 306 — Global Water    S
Environ 308 —  Sustainability and Health  S, T
Environ 310 — Toxicology: Environmental Chemicals and Disease    S 
Environ 312 — Environ Politics and Policy    S,T
Environ 314 —  Food Literacy for All  S
Environ 320 — Environmental Journalism    S,T 
Environ 321— Climate and Adaptation   S
Environ 324 —  Introduction to Water Law and Policy  S 
Environ 332 — Climate and Climate Change  S
Environ 333 — Inexhaustible Seas?  S 
Environ 335 — Introduction to Environmental Politics    S
Environ 350 — The Built Environment: Introduction to Landscape Change    S,T 
Environ 351  — China Food Crisis  S,T 
Environ 357 — Architecture, Sustainability and the City T

Environ 360 — Behavior and Environment    S
Environ 361 — Psychology of Environmental Stewardship    S 
Environ 365 —  International Environmental Policy   S 
Environ 367 — Global Enterprise and Sustainable Development  S 
Environ 375 — Environmental and Resource Economics    S  
Environ 376 — Environmental Ethics   S,T
Environ 377 — Literature and Environment   S

Environ 380 — Natural Resources, Economics, and the Environment    S,T
Environ 390 — Environmental Activism S
Environ 391 — Sustainable Campus    S  

Environ 407 — Sustainable Cities    S,T
Environ 408  —  Landuse Policy & Law  S,T
Environ 412 — Environmental Values in Public Policy S
Environ 413 — Environ Communication  S,T
Environ 415 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology    S
Environ 432 — Violent Environments: Oil.  T  Adunbi
Environ 462  — Principles of Transition: Power  S, T
Environ 465 — Tech and Policy for Decarbonization  S, T
Environ 468 —  Oil & Gas Policy in the US   S,T  Raimi
Environ 475 — Environmental Law    S  
Environ 480 —  Climate Change Action  S

Film, Television, and Media

FTVM 190  — From Sci-Fi to AI  S,T
FTVM 202  — Digital Culture  T
FTVM 334 — Race, Gender, and Video Games    T
FTVM 354 — New Media History  T
FTVM 346  — Media Matter  T  Whitney
FTVM 366  History of the Internet T
FTVM 368 — Mobile Media Cultures    T  Murray

German

Ger 232.001 — Environment and Sustainability   S,T
Ger 326.002 —  Germany and the Environment  S,T 
Ger 326.004 — The Birth of Psychology  S  D
Ger 346 —  Media Matter   T 
Ger 378 — Topics in the History of German Science    S,T 
Ger 416 — German Ecocriticism  S,T

Health Sciences

HS495 -- Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Trauma 

History

History 102 — A History of the Present: Climate Change, Nuclear Power, and Energy Futures, post-Fukushima  S,T, M
History 195.002  Environmental Histories of Disaster  S, T
History 196 — Other Minds    S  Cowles
History 196  — Ancient Nature  S
History 209   Death, Immortality and the After Life 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 231 — Histories of Human Experimentation   S,M   Howell
History 233  —   Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphillis to AIDS  M 
History 234 — Medicine in the Western World from the 18th c to the present    M

History 236  —  Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe S,T 
History 237 —  Global Environmental History   S,T 
History 238 — A History of Everything    S,T  
History 242  —  Medical Traditions in the Middle East  S,M 
History 265  —  Minds and Brains in America  S, M  
History 277 — Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean  S  
History 285 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M  Carson
History 292 — Ancient Medicine   S,M 

History 305 — American Addictions   S,M  
History 310 — Globalization in History    T
History 355 — Health and Illness in African Worlds    M
History 368 —  History of the Family  S
History 376  —  Epidemics  M
History 385  — The Environmental History of China  S,T
History 390  —  Nature, Race, and Space in the History of Health and Disease in Brazil  M

History 399.006 — Blood, Oil & Water in Ancient History   T
History 399.007 — Digital Futures of History   T
History 407 — History of Medicine, Disease & Bodies M  Wu
History 491 — Environmental Justice HistoryLab: Great Lakes Areas of Concern S,T
History 497 — Human Nature and its Sciences    S
History 497 — Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875    S,M
History 497 — What is a Human?  Nature and Knowledge before Modernity  S
History 497 — Climate Change in History   S

International and Comparative Studies (CICS, INTLSTD)

CICS 401  Global Mental Health    M

INTLSTD 301 — Concepts in Global Health  M
INTLSTD 351 — Chinese Food in Crisis: Health & Identity S,T
INTLSTD 384.003  — History of Disaster   S,T 
INTLSTD 385 — Globalization of Biomedicine  M
INTLSTD 401.006   — End of Life in Cross-Cultural Perspective  M

Organizational Studies

OS 450  Technological Innovation
OS 495. Special Topics: Data, Work, and Organizations  **TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR: epberman@umich.edu**

Middle East Studies

MIDEAST 201  —  Medical Traditions in the Middle East  S,M Crisostomo
MIDEAST 291  —  Inscribing Power: Language and Writing in the Ancient World  T
MIDEAST 341 —   Science and Technology in the Ancient Middle East S,T Chrisostomo
MIDEAST 391 —  Alternative Therapies in the Middle East and Global South  S, M
MIDEAST 490 —  Science and Society in the Modern Middle East S,T,M

Philosophy

Phil 155 — The Nature of Science    S
Phil 196.001  (FYS)  Nuclear Weapons and the Ethics of Apocalypse  S
Phil 240 — Environmental Ethics   S
Phil 298 —  Bioethics  S
Phil 320 — Worldview of Modern Science    S 
Phil 322 — Methods of Science    S
Phil 323 — The Scientific Revolution    S
Phil 340 — Minds and Machines    S,T 
Phil 356 — Issues in Bioethics    S,M
Phil 376 — Environmental Ethics    S
Phil 381  — Science and Objectivity   S
Phil 424 — Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics    S

Physics

Physics 106  — Everyday Physics  S,T
Physics 210  — Energy  S,T
Physics 365  — Cyberscience  S,T
Physics 481 — Science, Technology & Public Policy    S,T 

Political Science

PoliSci 323 —  Water, Law & Policy  S,T
PoliSci 331 — Environmental Public Opinion Analysis  S, T 
Polsci 336 — Energy Politics S ULWR
Polsci 380 — Environmental Politics and Policy    S,T

Psychology

Psych 112 — Psychology as a Natural Science    S,M 
Psych 211.004 — Project Outreach: Health, Illness and Society    M
Psych 291 — Women and Gender    M
Psych 321 —  American Addictions    M  
Psych 360 — Behavior and Environment  S 
Psych 362 — Psychology of Environmental Sterwaship   S
Psych 389 — Psychology and Law S
Psych 401.008-009 — Health Psychology  M
Psych 413 — A History of Modern Psychology    M 
Psych 477.002  — Mental Health: 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 312  — Public Health Politics  S, T
PubHlth 350  —  Global Public Health M
PubHlth 381 —  Public Health Systems  M
PubHlth 401— Public Health: Cancer M
PubHlth 403 —  Obesity: Cells, Society  M
PubHlth 405  — Social History of Infectious Disease  M
PubHlth 413 — Vaccines in Public Health M
PubHlth 450 — Critical Reflections on Global Publich Health M, T
PubHlth 465 — The Science of Medicine  S,M

 

Public Policy

PubPol 210 — Health and Society: Intro to Public Health    S,M
PubPol 250 — Social Systems, Energy and Public Policy    S,T
PubPol 312 — Environmental Politics in Policy  S,T 
PubPol 313 —  Environmental Management & Policy S,T
PubPol 412 —  Environmental Values in Public Policy  S T
PubPol 468  — Oil & Gas Policy in the US    S, T
PubPoll 474  —  Values & Ethics: Science and Technology in the Public Good   S,T, M
PubPol 475 — Cybersecurity for Future Leaders T

Residential College

RCIDIV 270 — Globlalization and Environment  S,M
RCIDIV 302 — Special topics in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society S,T,M
RCIDIV 305 — Environment and Social Justice Literature    S,T
RCDIV 341 —  Science and Technology in the Ancient Middle East S,T

RCDIV 390 — Environmental Activism  S
RCDIV 391 — Sustainable Campus S, T

RCNSCI 110 — Global Change: Sustainability Science  S,T
RCNSCI 202 —  Ecological Issues S,T 
RCNSCI 260 — Mind, Medicine & the Arts  M, S
RCNSCI 263  — Energy and the Environment   S,T
RCNSCI 360.003 — The Immune System: Art, Mind, and Medicine  S, M
RCNSCI 419 — Sustainable Energy Systems    S,T
RCSSCI 275 — Science, Technology, Medicine and Society    S,T,M 
RCSSCI 327 — Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing    M


School of Information

SI 106  — Programming, Information & People  T  
SI 110 — Introduction to Information Studies    T 

SI 310  — Information Environments T
SI 311  — Self Organized Science S, T
SI 316 — Designing and Analyzing Socla Media Feeds 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 431  Algorithms and Society  T
SI 446 — Personal Privacy: Policy, Practice and Technology Issues    T
SI 489  — Designing Engagement thru Social Media T
SI 514 — Digital Humanities: Debates & Techniques  T

Sociology

Soc 270  — Gender and the Law  S, M 
Soc 285  — Social Life in the Digital World  S,T 
Soc 302 — Intro to Sociology: Health & Society   M 

Soc 315 — Economic Sociology: Money, Markets, Power  T 
Soc 345 —  Sociology of Sexualities   S,M  
Soc 346   Sociology of the Body  S, M 
Soc 380 — Public Opinion Analysis    S,T
Soc 443  —  Race,Gender & Health  S 
Soc 445 — Diagnosis, Sex, and Society  S,M
Soc 447 — Sociology of Gender  S, M
Soc 474 — Health Inequalities  M, T
Soc 475 — Health, Medicine, and Society    M
Soc 476 — The Sociology of Bioethics    S,M
Soc 477 — Death and Dying  S,M  Livne

University Courses / Applied Liberal Arts

ALA 105 — Digital Research    T
ALA 106 — Health & Health Care   M 
ALA 118 — Programs, Information and People  T
ALA 160 — Introduction to Medical Humanities  (Minicourse)  M
ALA 209 — International Health Care M

UC 110 — Intro to Information Studies  T 
UC 151 — Medical Ethics: At the Bedside    M  
UC154.001— US Medicine, Arrowsmith-Obama  M
UC 154.001 Viruses and Society  S,M 
UC 154.002 Health and Happiness: Exploring the Science  M, S
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 270 — Health Career Observations  M
UC 370.001 — Food Studies Research S

Urban Planning / Architecture

ARCH 357 —  Sustainable City T
ARCH 425 —  Environmental Systems S,T

UP 263 —  Energy and Environment    S,T
UP 402 —   Food Literacy for All  S
UP 423 —   Intro Urban & Environmental Planning   S,T 
UP 427 —  Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems   S,T

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 212 — Global AIDS Epidemic    M
WGS 220 — Perspectives in Women's Health   M  
WGS 270 — Gender & the Law  S,M
WGS 291 — Psychology of Women and Gender   S  
WGS 300 — Men's Health    M
WGS 307 — Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing    M
WGS 324 — Childbirth and Culture    M 
WGS 331  — Feminist Theory of Gender and Health  M
WGS 342 — Topics in Gender and Health  S,M 
WGS 348  — Sociology of Sexualities  M,S 
WGS 360 —  History of the Family  S
WGS 365 — Global Perspectives on Gender, Health    S, M

WGS 400 — Women's Reproductive Health    M  
WGS 410 —  Reproductive Justice M

WGS 417  — 19th C Race and Mental Health
WGS 447  — Sociology of Gender  S,M 
WGS 449 — Diagnosis, Sex & Society  M
WGS 485 — Gender, Mentoring, and Technology    T