Science, Technology, and Society

  • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2003
    This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social an
  • 21A.750J / STS.250J Social Theory and Analysis, Fall 2004
    This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on
  • 6.805 / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier, Fall 2005
    This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evol
  • 6.933J / STS.420J The Structure of Engineering Revolutions, Fall 2001
    6.933J / STS.420J provides an integrated approach to engineering practice in the real world. St
  • ESD.85J / 17.312J / STS.461J Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies, Fall 2005
    This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at the interface
  • HST.930J / STS.449J Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech, Fall 2005
    In this course, social, ethical and clinical issues associated with the development of new biotechno
  • 21H.116J / STS.029J The Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2005
    Although attention will be devoted to the causes and long-term consequences of the Civil War, this c
  • 21H.952J / STS.410J Readings in American History Since 1877, Fall 2003
    This seminar aims to develop a teaching knowledge of the field through extensive reading and discuss
  • 21H.968J / STS.415J Nature, Environment, and Empire, Spring 2005
    This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domesti
  • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2004
    The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by histo
  • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2003
    The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by histo
  • MAS.714J / STS.445J Technologies for Creative Learning, Fall 2004
    This course explores how new technologies can help people learn new things in new ways. It analyzes
  • STS.001 Technology in American History, Spring 2006
    This course will consider the ways in which technology, broadly defined, has contributed to the buil
  • STS.002 Toward the Scientific Revolution, Fall 2003
    This subject traces the evolution of ideas about nature, and how best to study and explain natural p
  • STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005
    This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present
  • STS.005 Disease and Society in America, Fall 2005
    This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses
  • STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004
    This course explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and sc
  • STS.014 Principles and Practice of Science Communication, Spring 2006
    This course helps in developing skills as science communicators through projects and analysis of the
  • STS.035 The History of Computing, Spring 2004
    This course focuses on one particular aspect of the history of computing: the use of the computer as
  • STS.036 Industrial Landscapes, Fall 2004
    What makes a landscape industrial? What makes an industrial site a landscape? This class consid
  • STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2006
    This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics ran
  • STS.049J Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004
    This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology in American his
  • STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003
    Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of
  • STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2006
    This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural proce
  • STS.066 Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters, Fall 2002
    Subject examines the brain as a cultural object in contemporary media, science, and society. Explore
  • STS.067 Scientific Visualization across Disciplines: A Critical Introduction, Spring 2005
    This subject exposes students to a variety of visualization techniques so that they learn to underst
  • STS.069 Technology in a Dangerous World, Fall 2002
    Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our
  • STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005
    This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students wi
  • STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change, Fall 2005
    This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environme
  • STS.350 Social Study of Science and Technology, Spring 2004
    This course surveys canonical and recent theories and methods in science studies. We will organize o
  • STS.360 Ethnography, Spring 2003
    This course is a practicum-style seminar in anthropological methods of ethnographic fieldwork a
  • STS.428 Technology and Change in Rural America, Fall 2004
    This course considers the historical dimensions of rural production from subsistence to industrializ
  • STS.429 Food and Power in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2005
    In this class, food serves as both the subject and the object of historical analysis. As a subject,
  • STS.436 Cold War Science, Spring 2004
    The history and legacy of the Cold War on science is examined in a seminar setting for this course,
  • STS.464 Cultural History of Technology, Spring 2005
    The subject of this course is the historical process by which the meaning of \”technology\” has been
  • STS.467 Research Seminar in Deep Sea Archaeology, Spring 2002
    STS.467 examines the intellectual foundations of archaeology in the deep sea. The course explores th
  • STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan, Fall 2005
    This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power