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STS 3011

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Biology and biotechnology are major sources of influence on personal and social life. In addition, social and historical conditions have profound influence on biological research,and on the applications of such research in medicine, agriculture, and other fields. Biological research itself is a social process involving personal and commercial competition, different styles of work and interpretation, and complex human interactions. The course aims to introduce students to basic science and technology studies (S&TS) perspectives on biological knowledge and biotechnology. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate and discuss these perspectives. The course is designed to prepare students for more advanced courses in the Biology & Society and S&TS majors, but students who do not plan to take further courses in those subjects can get critical insight into biology's profound role in shaping our modern way of life.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Combined with: BSOC 3011

  •  6469STS 3011  LEC 001

  • 4 Credits Graded