Courses

Spring 2021 Courses

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: Math, Maps, and Modeling).

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

Prerequisites may vary and course sizes may be limited.

Please consult the individual department websites for the most up-to-date information regarding course schedules and modalities.

Virtual: a course that is completely online
Hybrid: a course that can be taken in-person or remote
In-person: a course that requires any attendance in-person/on-campus

Course Number & Title Time Block/Mode Instructor Categories
Science, Technology and Society
STS 10-01
Reading Lab: Life
X+, W, 12:00-1:15 PM
 – Virtual
Ricky Crano Core STS
STS 10-02
Reading Lab: Models
G+, F, 1:30-2:45 PM
In-person
June Jeon Core STS
Math, Maps, and Modeling
STS 33 / MUS 58
Music, Technology and Digital Culture
H+, TR, 1:30-2:45 PM
In-person
Joseph Auner Core STS
STS 50-02
STS Lunch Seminar
F+, F, 12:00-1:15 PM
Virtual
Moon Duchin  
STS 50-03 / MATH 19
Math of Social Choice
ARR T 9:30-10:30
Virtual (Asynchronous)
Moon Duchin Math, Maps, and Modeling
STS 50-04 / CVS 51
Science and Power: Who Rules Science?
G+, MW, 1:30-2:45 PM
In-person
June Jeon Core STS
Science and the State
STS 108 / SOC 108 / CH 108
Epidemics: Plagues, Peoples & Politics
H+, TR, 1:30-2:45 PM
– Virtual
Rosemary Taylor Core STS
Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Science and the State
STS 150-01/WGSS 185-02
Companion Cyborgs and Beyond
L+, TR, 4:30-5:45 PM
Virtual
Heather Rosenfeld Core STS
STS 154 / HIST 154
Health and Healing in Medieval & Early Modern Europe
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM
Hybrid
Alisha Rankin Core STS
Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Anthropology
ANTH 20
Global Cities
R+, MW, 9:00-10:15 AM
Virtual
Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer General
Science and the State
ANTH 28
Anthropology of Capitalism  
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM
In-person
Alex Blanchette Science and the State
ANTH 142/AMER 194-01
American Meat
I+, MW, 3:00-4:15 PM
In-person
Alex Blanchette Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Science and the State
ANTH 174
Thinking with Plants: Plants, People, and Society
6, T, 1:30-4:00 PM
In-person
Tatiana Chudakova Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Science and the State
ANTH 179
Building Babies and the Evolution of Childhood
8+, Th, 1:20-4:20 PM
– Virtual
Zarin Machanda Bodies, Health, and Medicine
ANTH 189
How to Pay Attention
1, T, 9:00-11:30 AM
– Virtual
Nick Seaver General
Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Classical Studies
CLS 15 / MATH 15
Mathematics in Antiquity
D, M, 9:30-10:20 AM,
TR, 10:30-11:20 AM
– Hybrid
Anne Mahoney Math, Maps, and Modeling
CLS 176
Ancient Medicine Seminar
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM
– Virtual
Joanne Phillips Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Community Health
CH 99-03
Power, Politics, and Health
L+, TR, 4:30-5:45 PM
– Virtual
Alecia McGregor Bodies, Health, and Medicine
CH 183
Hospital Systems, Too Big to Fail?
7, W, 1:30-4:00 PM
– Virtual
Alecia McGregor Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Economics
EC 117
Economics of Social Interactions and Social Networks
E+, MW, 10:30-11:45 AM
– Virtual
Yannis Ioannides Math, Maps, and Modeling
General
EC 191-01
Urbanization in the Developing World
8, R, 1:30-4:00 PM
– Virtual
Anna Hardmans Science and the State
English
ENG 92-01
Of Microscopes and Monsters
J+, TR, 3:00-4:15 PM
– Hybrid
Jess Keiser General
Environmental Studies
ENV 135
Environmental Policy
13, R, 6:30-9:00 PM
– In-person
TBD Science and the State
GIS
GIS 101 / ENV 107
Introduction to GIS
(01) G+, MW, 1:30PM-2:45 PM
– Virtual
(02) L+, TR, 4:30-5:45 PM
– Virtual
Alexandra Thom Math, Maps, and Modeling
Philosophy
PHIL 38
Rational Choice
K+, MW, 4:30-5:45 PM
– Virtual
Patrick Forber Math, Maps, and Modeling
PHIL 124
Bioethics
K+, MW, 4:30-5:45 PM
– Virtual
Valentina Maria Urbanek Bodies, Health, and Medicine
PHIL 168
Newton's Principia
ARR, T, 6:30-9:15 PM
– Hybrid
George Smith Math, Maps, and Modeling
Political Science
PS 138-03
Politics of Oil and Energy
K+, MW, 4:30-5:45 PM
Virtual
Nimah Mazaheri Science and the State
PS 160
Force, Strategy, and Arms Control
J+, TR, 3:00-4:15 PM
Virtual
Jeffrey Taliaferro Science and the State
Sociology
SOC 186 / CH 186
International Health Policy
ARR T, 4:30-7:00 PM
– Virtual
Rosemary Taylor Bodies, Health, and Medicine
Science and the State
Urban Environmental Policy and Planning
UEP 194-02
GMOS and Sustainable Agriculture
ARR, T, 4:00-6:30 PM
– Virtual
Sheldon Krimsky General
Science and the State
UEP 294-26 / ANTH 149-22
Global Slums
8, R, 1:30-4:00 PM
Virtual
Kristin Skrabut Science and the State

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