Science and Technology Studies

Fall Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Principles of Biology I
BIOL.1503.A
Langmaid, WilfredT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[IV. Scientific and Mathematical]This course introduces students to the study of life. Topics include the scientific method, biological molecules, cell structure and function, energy flow, respiration, and photosynthesis.

Science, Tech., and Society I
STS.1003.A
Wisniewski, AngelaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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Science and technology are among the most powerful forces in our world today and come with a vast and complicated array of social, ethical, political, legal, and economic implications. This course introduces students to the core theories and various branches of the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in order to facilitate thoughtful analysis of the intertwined relations among science, technology, and society.

Principles of Biology I
STS.1503.A
Langmaid, WilfredT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[I. Science Courses]This course introduces students to the study of life. Topics include the scientific method, biological molecules, cell structure and function, energy flow, respiration, and photosynthesis.

Science, Tech. and Society II
STS.2103.A
Jenkins, JaneW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course provides an intermediate-level study of the core theories and various branches of the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in order to facilitate thoughtful analysis and discussion of relevant topics which may include: science and public policy, STS and the environment, science and the media, the public understanding of science, gender and science, and/or expertise and scientific knowledge production. Prerequisite: STS 1003.

Science & Tech. in World Hist.
STS.2243.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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Examines the transformation of civilizations around the world by technologies such as stone tools, catapults, hydraulic engineering, metallurgy, and gunpowder. Also examines the growth of the abstract, theoretical sciences of astronomy, mathematics, and medicine in various regions including China, the Americas, Egypt and Greece. Aims to understand the social, political, economic, and religious consequences of science and technology from the Paleolithic Era to the mid-16th century.

Science, Tech. & Innovation
STS.2413.A
Philpot, DuncanM W02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course examines the field of science and technology studies (STS) with a focus on science and technological-based innovation, historically and in the contemporary world. The course will offer students an opportunity to critcally evaluate theories of technological change, and science and technology in globalization, and the post-modern economy. Students will also be expected to critically discuss implications for public policies in the areas of research and development, science and technology, and innovation. No pre-requisites required.

Animals:Rights,Consc&Exper
STS.2603.A
Wisniewski, AngelaT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This course is an introduction to the scientific, legal, philosophical, and political debates over animal rights, animal consciousness, and animal experimentation.

Science, Relg. & Galileo's Tri
STS.3063.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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Examines the complex interactions between Western science and the Judeo-Christian religious tradition in the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods culminating with a close study of Galileo's trial by the Inquisition in 1632 to reveal how variable and complex interactions between science and religion have been characterized at different times by conflict, cooperation, separation, understanding, misunderstanding, dialogue, and alienation. Prerequisite: STS 2243 or permission of the instructor.

Sex, Science & Gender
STS.3303.A
Wisniewski, AngelaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course examines how scientific research, in the late 19th and 20th centuries, has shaped common conceptions of sex behavior and how this scientific knowledge has also been shaped by cultural conceptions of gender roles and normal behavior.

Winter Semester 2019

CourseInstrDaysTime
Principles of Biology II
BIOL.1513.A
Langmaid, WilfredT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[IV. Scientific and Mathematical]This course examines mitosis, meiosis, and genetics. Surveys the structure, function, and evolution of the kingdoms of life. Discusses the basics of ecology, culminating in ecological interactions and the impact of humans on the planet.

Science, Tech., and Society I
STS.1003.B
Wisniewski, AngelaM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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Science and technology are among the most powerful forces in our world today and come with a vast and complicated array of social, ethical, political, legal, and economic implications. This course introduces students to the core theories and various branches of the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in order to facilitate thoughtful analysis of the intertwined relations among science, technology, and society.

Principles of Biology II
STS.1513.A
Langmaid, WilfredT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[I. Science Courses]This course examines mitosis, meiosis, and genetics. Surveys the structure, function, and evolution of the kingdoms of life. Discusses the basics of ecology, culminating in ecological interactions and the impact of humans on the planet.

Science & Tech. From 1543
STS.2253.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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Examines the transformation of civilizations around the world by technologies such as steam engines, electricity, airplanes, and nuclear bombs. Also examines the development and impact of new scientific theories of universal gravitation, evolution, genetics, and bio-engineering. Aims to understand the social, political, economic, and religious consequences of science and technology from the mid-16th century to the present.

Science, Technology and War
STS.2403.A
Brown, CynthiaM W F01:30PM-02:20PM
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This course explores the development of modern techniques, technologies, and social systems for the purposes of making war. It also asks how wars change societies, technologically, socially, and structurally. We will pay attention to technology and changes in military strategy, but we will also look at non-combatants as users of technology. Credit cannot be obtained for both STS 1403 and STS 2403.

Plagues and Peoples
STS.2503.A
Jenkins, JaneM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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This course studies the impact of disease epidemics on human populations and on economic, social, intellectual, religious, and political aspects of life from ancient times to the present.

Controversies in Sci.& Techno.
STS.3013.A
Wisniewski, AngelaT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course explores controversial issues involving science and technology in order to investigate the underlying dynamics of science and technology themselves since it is during controversies that the normally hidden social dimensions of techno-science become more explicit. Various controversies, such as climate change, transgenic foods, biofuels, and chemical additives in food are studied to reveal the rhetorical tools, underlying assumptions, and social, political, economic, and philosophical struggles embedded within science and technology. Pre-requisite: STS 1003.

Science, Tech & Society III
STS.3103.A
Wisniewski, AngelaW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course further develops an integrative understanding of the core theories and various branches of the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) through an advanced study of the theoretical roots and current trends in the discipline. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, research, as well as written and oral presentations by applying theoretical perspectives to different case studies. Perequisite: STS 2103.

God, Nature, & Charles Darwin
STS.3413.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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Examines the complex interactions between theories of biological evolution and Christianity. Beginning with ancient Greek theories of how species arise, the course will focus primarily on the social, political, economic, techno-scientific, and religion contexts of the 19th century when ideas of species transmutation or evolution were discussed. Pre-requisite: a minimum of 9 credit hours beyond the 1000-level.

Last Published: Sat Jul 21 06:15:03 2018