Courses

Spring 2018

The following courses from departments and programs around the university will count for credit towards an STS degree. Core STS courses are considered to be foundational for the STS degree. General STS courses weave together multiple themes in the field. Finally, some courses are designated in belonging to one or more of the three Tracks of Study (Track I: Bodies, Health, and Medicine; Track II: Science and the State; Track III: Mathematics and Modeling).

The degree information page explains how these categories relate to the degree requirements.

Prerequisites may vary and course sizes may be limited; refer to the individual department websites for details on each course.

Course Number & Title Time Block Instructor Categories
Science, Technology and Society
STS 10-01
STS Reading Lab: Models
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ARR, W, 3:15-4:15 PM Moon Duchin Core STS
Mathematics and Modeling
STS 32 (ANTH 32)
Introduction to the Anthropology of Science & Technology
I+, MW, 3:00-4:15 PM Nick Seaver Core STS
General
STS 50-01 (MATH 19-02)
Math of Social Choice (Voting & Gerrymandering)
G+, MW, 1:30-2:45 PM Moon Duchin Core STS
Mathematics and Modeling
STS 50-02
STS Lunch Seminar Series
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F+, F, 12:00-1:15 PM STS Faculty Does not count toward STS major/minor
STS 116 (PHIL 116)
Philosophy of Science
H+, TR, 1:30-2:45 PM George E. Smith Core STS
General
STS 154 (HIST 154)
Health and Healing in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
J+, TR, 3:00-4:15 PM Alisha Rankin Core STS
Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Anthropology
ANTH 20
Global Cities
K+, MW, 4:30-5:45 PM Cathy Stanton General
Mathematics and Modeling
Science and the State
ANTH 130
Anthropological Thought
F+, TR, 12:00-1:15 PM Sarah Pinto Core STS
ANTH 185-15
Biopolitics: Life, Knowledge, Power
7, W, 1:30-4:00 PM Tatiana Chudakova Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Science and the State
ANTH 185-20
How to Pay Attention
1, T, 9:00-11:30 AM Nick Seaver General
Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Classics
CLS 176
Ancient Medicine Seminar
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM Joanne Phillips Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Community Health
CH 188-03
Too Big to Fail? Hospital Systems
6, T, 1:30 -4:00 PM Alecia McGregor Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Computer Science
COMP 150-06
Ethics for AI, Robotics & Human-Robot Interaction
ARR, M, 9:30-12:00 PM Matthias Scheutz General
Economics
EC 87 (HIST 164)
Economics of the British Industrial Revolution
J+, TR, 3:00-4:15 PM Winifred Rothenberg Science and the State
EC 191-01
Urbanization in the Developing World
8, R, 1:30-4:00 PM Anna Hardman Science and the State
English
ENG 160 (ENV 160)
Environmental Justice and World Literature
H+, TR, 1:30-2:45 PM Modhumita Roy General
GIS
GIS 101
Introduction to GIS
G+, MW, 1:30-2:45 PM Sumeeta Srinivasan Mathematics and Modeling
Mathematics
MATH 150-01
Math of Poverty and Inequality
D+, TR, 10:30AM - 11:45 AM Bruce Boghosian Mathematics and Modeling
Philosophy
PHIL 38
Rational Choice
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM Patrick Forber Mathematics and Modeling
PHIL 124
Bioethics
8, R, 1:30-4:00 PM Valentina Urbanek Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
UEP 221
Climate Change Policy & Planning
6, T, 1:30 -4:00 PM Ann Rappaport Science and the State
UEP 233
Regional Planning Tools and Techniques
7, W, 1:30-4:00 PM Justin Hollander Mathematics and Modeling
Science and the State
UEP 294-10
GMOs: Progress or Peril
ARR, T, 4:00-6:30 PM Sheldon Krimsky General
Science and the State

Spring 2018 - Other Courses of Interest

These courses, while not figuring into the degree requirements, may be of particular interest for STS concentrators because of the way they engage scientific and technological themes. Prerequisites may vary and course sizes may be limited; refer to the individual department websites for details on each course.

ANTH 44 (BIO 44) Primate Social Behavior (J+, TR, 3:00-4:00 PM) TBD
ANTH 185-23 (FMS 194-02) Media Fallout: The Powers and Perils of Communication (5, M, 1:30-4:00 PM) Emilio Spadola
BIO 10 Plants and Humanity (C, TWF, 9:30-10:20 AM) George Ellmore
CHEM 94-01 Science & the Human Experience (L+, TR, 4:30-5:45 PM) Jonathan Garlick
EC 48 Health Economics (ARR, R, 10:00-12:30 PM) Judith Bentkover
EC 119 Quantitative Games and Information (H+, TR, 1:30-2:45 PM) Deborah Mengotto
EC 127 Urban Economics (E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM) Anna Hardman
ENG 02-19 Freshman Writing Seminar: Digital Media Cultures (F+, TR 12-1:15 PM) Ricky Crano
ENV 150 (ANTH 155) Environment, Communication and Culture (G+ TTh 1:30-2:45 PM) Ninian Stein
HIST 290 Material Culture (13+, R, 6:00PM-9:00 PM) George Schwartz
PHIL 170 Computation Theory (J, M 4:30-5:20PM TR 3-3:50 PM) George Smith
PSY 103 Brain & Behavior (J+, TR, 3:00-4:15 PM) Herbert Covington III
SOC 40 Media & Society (J+, TR 3-4:15 PM) Michelle Holliday-Stocking
SOC 180 Seminar: War, Peace, State & Society (10, M, 6:30PM-9:00 PM) Paul Joseph

To register for a class, go directly to SIS.