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    • MAS.714J / STS.445J Technologies for Creative Learning, Fall 2004 

      Resnick, Mitchel (2004-12)
      This course explores how new technologies can help people learn new things in new ways. It analyzes principles and strategies underlying the design of innovative educational technologies and creative learning environments, ...
    • STS.001 Technology in American History, Spring 2003 

      Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940- (2003-06)
      A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society to one of the world's leading industrial powers. Treats the emergence of industrial capitalism: the rise of the factory system; new forms of ...
    • STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005 

      Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2005-06)
      This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will ...
    • STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008 

      Gerovitch, Slava (2008-06)
      This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries ...
    • STS.006J / 24.06J Bioethics, Spring 2006 

      Hare, Caspar John, 1972-; Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2006-06)
      Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. When and how should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? Should ...
    • STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008 

      Schüll, Natasha (2008-12)
      This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of ...
    • STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004 

      Gusterson, Hugh (2004-12)
      Explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. Studies specific historical episodes focusing on debates between ...
    • STS.036 Industrial Landscapes, Fall 2004 

      Fitzgerald, Deborah Kay (2004-12)
      Subject considers how the visual and material world of "nature" has been reshaped by industrial practices, beliefs, structures, and activities. Readings in historical geography, aesthetics, American history, environmental ...
    • STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Fall 2002 

      Kaiser, David (2002-12)
      This class will study some of the changing ideas within modern physics, ranging from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to solid-state physics, nuclear and elementary particles, and cosmology. These ideas will be ...
    • STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2006 

      Kaiser, David (2006-06)
      This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development ...
    • STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003 

      Dumit, Joseph (2003-06)
      Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, ...
    • STS.066 Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters, Fall 2002 

      Dumit, Joseph (2002-12)
      Subject examines the brain as a cultural object in contemporary media, science, and society. Explores cultural assumptions about neuroscience by drawing on anthropology, history, semiotics, and the cognitive sciences. ...
    • STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2003 

      Kaiser, David (2003-12)
      This seminar offers a review of recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of recent studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. ...
    • STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005 

      Jones, David (2005-12)
      This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical ...
    • STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change, Fall 2005 

      Walley, Christine (2005-12)
      This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict ...
    • STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Fall 2006 

      Helmreich, Stefan, 1966-; Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2006-12)
      This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures ...
    • STS.330J / 21A.830J History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Spring 2009 

      Jones, David; Helmreich, Stefan (2009-06)
      This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise ...
    • STS.436 Cold War Science, Spring 2004 

      Kaiser, David (2004-06)
      This course examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on science, looking predominantly at examples in the United States. It begins by exploring scientists’ new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite ...