Science and Technology Studies

Fall Semester 2017

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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
Wisniewski, AngelaM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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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.

Sex, Science & Gender
STS.3303.A
Wisniewski, AngelaT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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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.

God, Nature, & Charles Darwin
STS.3413.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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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.

Writing Workshop
STS.3433.A
Jenkins, JaneW02:30PM-05:20PM
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This course enhances skills in writing and oral presentations within the context of major themes in the discipline of STS. It is recommended for students planning to undertake honours studies in STS and 4000-level seminars as well as for students wishing to pursue graduate studies or careers requiring accomplished written and oral presentation skills. Pre-requisite: permission of the instructor.

Winter Semester 2018

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 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 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.

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.

Heaven and Earth
STS.3043.A
Jenkins, JaneT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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This course explores theories explaining the structure and material makeup of the universe from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution. Technical details of astronomy and matter theories are examined in philosophical, theological, and medical contexts. Topics include: the shift from an earth-centered to a sun-centered astronomy, medical astrology, the shift from ancient atomism to mechanistic theories of matter, and the implications of postulating empty space in the macro and micro universe.

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.

Last Published: Sat Dec 16 06:05:01 2017