Science and Technology Studies Requirements

 Advising Sheet STS [pdf]

Relevant Courses for the Upcoming Term

All major areas of concentration in Comparative Studies require a total of 37 semester hours, including at least one “required course” in the area of concentration; remaining courses fulfill the elective and research requirements. All Comparative Studies students should work with their advisors to develop a strong, coherent, individualized program.

The concentration in Science and Technology Studies requires the following:

Required courses (10 credits):

  • 2099 The Question of Comparative Studies
  • 2340 Introduction to Cultures of Science and Technology
  • 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • 4990 Senior Seminar in Comparative Studies

Concentration core (15 credits)

  • CS 2104 Literature, Science, and Technology
  • CS 2214 Intro to Sexuality Studies
  • RS 2670 Science and Religion
  • CS 2677 Religion and Environmentalism
  • CS 3645 Cultures of Medicine
  • CS 3646 Natures, Cultures, Technologies
  • CS 4597.01 Global Studies of Science and Technology
  • CS 4661 (3661) The City and Culture
  • CS 4808 Utopia and Anti-Utopia (3808 Utopia and Dystopia)
  • CS 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • CS 4846 Social Studies of Objects and Networks
  • CS 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies (repeatable with appropriate topics)
  • Philosophy 3650 Philosophy of Science
  • History 2700 Global Environmental History
  • History 2701 History of Technology
  • History 3700 American Environmental History
  • History 3701 History of American Medicine 
 
Electives (12 credit hours):

Courses are to be chosen from Comparative Studies and other departments to provide focus in a particular area, such as medicine and health or science, technology, and the arts. Additional Comparative Studies courses may also partially fulfill this requirement. No more than 3 credits at the 2000-level may count toward the Elective Requirement.

Elective Courses

Comparative Studies electives  (department list)

  • 2104 Literature, Science, and Technology
  • 2214 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • 2264 Introduction to Popular Culture Studies
  • 2265 Introduction to Visual Representation
  • 2301 Introduction to World Literature
  • 2340 Introduction to Cultures of Science and Technology
  • 2341 Technology, Science and Society
  • 2350 Intro to Folklore
  • 2360 Intro to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • 2370 Intro to Comparative Religion
  • 2670 Science and Religion
  • 2677 Religion and Environmentalism
  • 2864H Modernity and Postmodernity: Issues and Ideas
  • 3645 Cultures of Medicine
  • 3646 Cultures, Natures, Technologies
  • 4560 Wexner Center Seminar
  • 4597.01 Golobal Studies of Science and Technology
  • 4655 Studies in Ethnography
  • 4661 The City and Culture
  • 4808 Utopia and Anti-Utopia
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4846 Social Studies of Objects and Networks
  • 4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  • 4921 Inersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
  • 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies (repeatable)
  • 5864 Modernity and Postmodernity: Concepts and Theories

African American and African Studies (department list)

  • 3440 Theorizing Race
  • 4535 Topics in Black Masculinity
  • 4571 Black Visual Culture and Popular Media
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Anthropology (department list)

  • 2202 Peoples & Cultures: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • 3302 Intro to Medical Anthropology
  • 3315 Evolution: Contemporary and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • 3334 Zombies: The Anthropology of the Undead
  • 3525 History of Anthropological Theory
  • 4597.01 Cultural Conflict in Developing Nations
  • 4597.02 Women, Culture, and Development
  • 4597.03H The Prehistory of Environment and Climate
  • 4597.04 The Molecular Revolution: Heredity, Genome Mapping, Genomania
  • 4597.05H The Global Food Crisis
  • 5600 Medical Anthropology: Biosocial Aspects of Health
  • 5601 Sociocultural Aspects of Health
  • 5602 Medical Anthropology: Global Perspectives on Women's Health
  • 5614 Ethnobotany
  • 5615 Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • 5621 The Anthropology of Women
  • 5623 Cultural Ecology
  • 5624  The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Society, and Eating

Classics (department list)

  • 2204 Medicine in the Ancient World
  • 2205 Sports and Spectacles in the Ancient World 
  • 3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
  • 4204 Greek and Roman Science and Technology

Communication (department list)

  • *2511 Visual Communication Design
  • 2540 Introduction to Communication Technology
  • *3224 Principles of Civic Journalism
  • 3226 Multimedia Journalism
  • 3240 Science Communication
  • 3404 Media Law and Ethics
  • 3413 Media Entertainment
  • 3440 Mass Communication and Society
  • 3443 Global Media
  • 3444 Advertising and Society
  • 3466 Communication and Popular Culture
  • 3513 Video Games and the Individual
  • 3545 Human-Computer Interaction
  • 3554 Social Implications of Communication Technology
  • 3597.01 International Perspectives on Communication
  • 3597.02 Media and Terrorism
  • 3629 Language and Social Interaction
  • 3662 Communication and Gender
  • 3668 Intercultural Communication
  • 4401 Mass Communication and Youth
  • 4406 Development of the Mass Media in America
  • 4445 Stereotypes in Media
  • 4554 Social Media
  • 4555 Computer Interface and Human Identity
  • 4557 Communication Networks
  • 4600 Communication and Emotion
  • 4665 Communication and Community
  • 4668 Issues in Intercultural Communication
  • 4737 Health Communication in Mass Mediated Contexts
  • 4738 Health Communication and New Media
  • 4814 Political Communication
  • 4853.01 New Media and Democracy
  • 4853.02 Media and Social Movements

English (department list)

  • 2270 Intro to Folklore
  • 2277 Introduction to Disability Studies
  • 2282 Introduction to Queer Studies
  • 3361 Narrative and Medicine
  • 3372 Science Fiction and/or Fantasy
  • 4569 Digital Media and English Studies
  • 4573.01 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • 4573.02 Rhetoric and Social Action
  • 4574 History and Theories of Writing
  • 4576.03 History of Critical Theory III: Issues & Movements in Critical Theory

Environment and Natural Resources (department list)

  • 2100 Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • 2300 Society and Natural Resources
  • 2367 Communicating Evironmental and Natural Resources Information
  • 4000 Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • 4597.02 Antarctic Marine Ecology and Policy

History (department list)

  • 2260 European Thought and Culture, 19th Century
  • 2261 European Thought and Culture, 20th Century
  • 2270 Love in the Modern World
  • 2610 Introduction to Women and Gender in the U.S.
  • 2620 Women Changing the World: Histories of Activism and Struggle]
  • 2630 History of Modern Sexualities
  • 2700 Global Environmental History
  • 2701 History of Technology
  • 2702 Food in World History
  • 2703 History of Public Health, Medicine, and Disease
  • 2704 Water: A Human History
  • 3020 19th-Century American Ideas
  • 3021 20th-Century American Ideas
  • 3115 History of Medicine and Public Health in Latin America
  • 3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
  • 3247 Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
  • 3307 History of African Health and Healing
  • 3411 Gender and Sexuality in China
  • 3600 Studies in Women’s and Gender History
  • 3612 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations
  • 3630 Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global Context
  • 3641Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
  • 3642 Women in Modern Europe, from the 18th Century to the Present
  • 3700 American Environmental History
  • 3701 History of American Medicine
  • 3705 History of Capitalism in Comparative and Global Perspective
  • 3711 Science and Society in Early Modern Europe
  • 3712 Science and Society in Modern Europe
  • 3715 Explorations of Science, Technology and the Environment in East Asia
  • 3720 Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome
  • 3750 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in Global Perspective

Horticulture (department list)

  • 2203 People and Plants: Meals, Medicine, Material, and Myth

International St/Agricultural Education (department list)

  • 3850 Introduction to Globalization
  • 4661 The City and Culture
  • 4597.01 Problems & Policies in World Population, Food, & Environment
  • 4597.02 Antarctic Marine Ecology and Policy

Philosophy  (department list)

  • 2342 Environmental Ethics
  • 2500 Symbolic Logic
  • 2650 Intro to Philosophy of Science
  • 2660 Metaphysics, Religion, and Science in the Scientific Revolution
  • 2860 Science and Religion
  • 3341H Ethical Conflicts in Health Care Research, Policy & Practice
  • 3420 Philosophical Perspectives on Issues of Gender
  • 3440 Theorizing Race
  • 3650 Philosophy of Science
  • 3680 An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology
  • 3750 Intro to the Theory of Knowledge
  • 5420 Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory
  • 5400 Advanced Political & Social Philosophy
  • 5500 Advanced Symbolic Logic
  • 5650 Advanced Philosophy of Science
  • 5750 Advanced Theory of Knowledge
  • 5830 Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • 5840 Advanced Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Physics (department list)

  • 2367 Uses of Science in Solving Problems of Society

Sociology (department list)

  • 3302 Technology and Global Society
  • 3460 Environmental Justice
  • 3630 Medical Sociology
  • 4608 Gender, Race, and Class in  Mass Communications
  • 5450 Sociology of Global Health and Illness
  • 5605 Sociology of Sexuality
  • 5629 Sociology of Health: Mental and Physical Dimensions

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  (department list)

  • 2215 Reading Women Writers
  • 2230 Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture
  • 2296H Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 2300 Approaches to Feminist Inquiry
  • 2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective
  • 2306 Girlhood
  • 2325 Issues in Women's Health
  • 2326 Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective
  • 2350 Feminist Perspectives on Women and Violence
  • 3306 Gender, Media, and New Technologies
  • 3320 Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 3370 Varieties of Female Experience: Lesbian Lives
  • 3505 Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • 3530 Women, Environment, and Development
  • 4375 Women and Visual Culture
  • 4402 Black Women: Representations, Politics, and Power
  • 4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies
  • 4405 Race and Sexuality
  • 4524 Women and Work
  • 4576 Women and Visual Cultures of Latin America
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality

 

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