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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Science, Technology, and Society (S T S)

S T S 047 (SOC 047) Wilderness, Technology, and Society (3) Impact of developments in science, literature, and art on changing attitudes toward nature; consequences for conservation, preservation, environmental ethics.
Effective: Spring 1991

S T S 055 (GN) (AERSP 055) Space Science and Technology (3) The science and technology of space exploration and exploitation; physical principles; research and development; history, space policy, and social implications.
Effective: Spring 1994

S T S 100 (GH) Science, Technology, and Culture (3) A survey of the development and culture of science, technology, and medicine in world history.
Effective: Spring 2011

S T S 101 (GH) Modern Science, Technology, and Human values (3) Relationships of science and technology to human aspirations, values, and arts.
Effective: Spring 1996

S T S 105 (GHA) (FD SC 105) Food Facts and Fads (3) Impact on society and the individual of modern food technology, food laws, additives, etc.; historical, current, and futuristic aspects.
Effective: Spring 2004

S T S 107 (GH) (PHIL 107) Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (3) The character of technology; its relation to human values; philosophical assumptions in its development; and how it transforms the world.
Effective: Spring 2004

S T S 122 (GH) History of Science I (3) A history of science and culture from Stonehenge to the scientific revolution.
Effective: Fall 2014

S T S 123 (GH) History of Science II (3) A history of science and culture from the scientific revolution to the present.
Effective: Fall 2014

S T S 124 (GH;US;IL) (HIST 124) History of Western Medicine (3) This course explores the history of health, illness, and medicine in western society.
Effective: Summer 2008

S T S 130 World Food Problems (1-3) Critical examination of data sources, issues, and perspectives concerning contributions of science, technology, and society in resolving world food problems.
Effective: Spring 1991

S T S 135 (GS) (PL SC 135) The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.
Effective: Spring 2001

S T S 150 (GN;IL) (EM SC 150) Out of the Fiery Furnace (3) A history of materials, energy, and humans, with emphasis on their interrelationships. For nontechnical students.
Effective: Spring 2006

S T S 151 (GS;US) (HIST 151) Technology and Society in American History (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
Effective: Spring 2006

S T S 157 (US) (WMNST 157) Science, Technology, and Gender (3) The role of women and gender in science, technology, and engineering.
Effective: Fall 2011

S T S 200 (GS) Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Effective: Spring 1995

S T S 200S (GS) Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Effective: Summer 1999

S T S 201 (GN) Climate Change, Energy, and Biodiversity (3) Studies of global warming, energy options, and biodiversity; their interrelations as sciences and as societal issues.
Effective: Summer 1994

S T S 233 (GH) (PHIL 233) Ethics and the Design of Technology (3) Ethics and individual and group decision-making in the design of technology including design projects and specific attention to institutional ethics.
Effective: Spring 2004

S T S 235 (GH) Science and Religion (3) This course investigates the relationship between science and religion in multiple cultures.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: completion of a basic composition course or the equivalentS T S 100 orS T S 101 or completion of 30 credits of coursework  

S T S 245 (GS;IL) Globalization, Technology, and Ethics (3) An investigation of technology and ethics in the globalized world from contemporary, socio-cultural, and historical perspectives.
Effective: Summer 2008

S T S 407 (PHIL 407) Technology and Human Values (3) Interrelationships of twentieth-century technological change and human values. Emphasis on the social and ethical aspects of technological progress.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: 9 credits in philosophy includingPHIL 107 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

S T S 408 (COMM 408) Cultural Foundations of Communications (3) Examination of oral, scribal, print, industrial and electronic cultures; analysis of impact of technology on communications and social structure.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: select 3 credits fromCOMM 100, COMM 110, COMM 118, COMM 150, COMM 180, COMM 251, COMM 260W, COMM 320, COMM 370 ; or 3 credits of S T S  

S T S 416 (US;IL) (AF AM 416) Race, Gender and Science (3) The class will focus on race and gender as products of science, and how societal values shape scientific activity.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: 6 credits in S T S WMNST or AAA S  

S T S 420 (EM SC 420, SOC 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.
Effective: Spring 1991

S T S 427W Society and Natural Resources (3) Analysis of the relationship between societal development and enhancement and natural resources.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: R SOC 011 orSOC 001  

S T S 428 (IL) (HIST 428) The Darwinian Revolution (3) The origins and implications of evolutionary theory.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: An introductory Science course and a history course.  

S T S 430 (IL) (NUTR 430) Global Food Strategies: Problems and Prospects for Reducing World Hunger (3) Technological, social, and political solutions to providing basic food needs; food resources, population, and the environment; current issues.
Effective: Summer 2005

S T S 432 (PHIL 432) Medical and Health Care Ethics (3) Examines ethical, political, and social issues in the research, implementation, and practice of medicine, medical technologies, and healthcare.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

S T S 433 (PHIL 433) Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) Ethical issues arising in the practice of science and engineering and their philosophical analysis.
Effective: Fall 1995

S T S 435 (PHIL 435) The Interrelation of Science, Philosophy, and Religion (3) The historical and transformative interactions between science and Western philosophical and religious views of nature, humanity, and God.
Effective: Spring 1996

S T S 460 (PL SC 460) Science, Technology, and Public Policy (3) The all-pervasive importance of science and technology policy in modern societies and mechanisms and processes by which it is made.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: three credits in Natural Sciences or Engineering three credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences  

S T S 470 Technology Assessment and Transfer (3) Nature of technology assessment and technology transfer in product design and development process from federal and university labs, and internationally.
Effective: Summer 1996

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