Spring 2024 HSTM Graduate Courses

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HSCI 5242: Navigating a Darwinian World

In this course, we grapple with the impact of Darwin's theory of evolution in the scientific community and beyond. We'll examine and engage the controversies that have surrounded this theory from its inception in the 19th century through its applications in the 21st. What made Darwin a Victorian celebrity, a religious scourge, an economic sage and a scientific hero? We'll look closely at the early intellectual influences on theory development; study the changing and dynamic relationship between science and religion; and critically analyze the application of Darwin's theory to questions of human nature and behavior. More Info

Instructors: Mark Borrello

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: TTh 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM 

Location: Mechanical Engineering 25

Units: 3.0

HSCI 5421: Engineering Ethics

Engineering ethics in historical context, including the rise of professional engineering societies; ethical problems in engineering research and engineers' public responsibility; ethical implications of advanced engineering systems such as the production of nuclear weapons; development of codes of ethics in engineering. More Info

Instructor: Jennifer Alexander

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: MWF 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM 

Location: Appleby Hall 303

Units: 3.0

HSCI 5611: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science

Understanding the origins of our own culture of Modern Science in the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Newton's ambiguous legacy; science as wonder and spectacle; automata and monsters; early theories of sex and gender; empire and scientific expeditions; reshaping the environment; inventing human sciences; Frankenstein and the limits of science and reason. More Info

Instructor: Victor Boantza

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: MW 11:15 AM12:30 PM

Location: Amundson Hall 120

Units: 3.0

HSCI 5993: Directed Studies

Guided individual reading or study. More Info

prereq: instr consent

Instructor: TBD

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 15.0

HSCI 5994: Directed Research

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prereq: instr consent 

Instructor: TBD

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 15.0

HSCI 8113: Research Methods in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Introduction to sources, methods, and problems of research in history of science, technology, and medicine. Preparation of major research paper under faculty supervision. More Info

Instructor: Mark Borrello, Susan Jones, Jennifer Gunn

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: T 02:25 PM – 04:45 PM

Location: Kolthoff Hall 138

Units: 3.0

HSCI 8125: Foundations for Research in the Scientific Revolution

Development of sciences/natural philosophy, 1500-1725. More Info

prereq: Grad HSci major or minor or instr consent

Instructor: Victor Boantza

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: W 03:35 PM05:30 PM 

Location: Smith Hall 121

Units: 3.0

HSCI 8333: FTE: Master's

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prereq: Master's student, adviser and DGS consent

Instructor: TBD

Dates: None

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0

HSCI 8444: FTE: Doctoral

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prereq: Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0

HSCI 8666: Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits

Description: TBD. More Info

prereq: Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; dept consent for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 6.0

HSCI 8777: Thesis Credits: Master's

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prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required (Plan A only)

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 18.0

HSCI 8888: Thesis Credit: Doctoral

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prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 24.0

HSCI 8993: Directed Studies

Description: TBD. More Info

prereq: instr consent 

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 5.0

HSCI 8994: Directed Research

Description: TBD. More Info

Instructor: None

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: None

Location: None

Units: 1.0 - 5.0

HSCI 8950: Seminar: Science and Technology in Cultural Settings

For advanced graduate students; topics in development of science and technology in or across specific geographic regions or particular cultures. More Info

prereq: instr consent

Instructor: Jennifer Alexander

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: M 03:35 PM05:30 PM 

Location: Vincent Hall 301

Units: 3.0

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HMED 8002: Foundations in the History of Modern Medicine, 1800-present

Description: This seminar explores the history of modern medicine from the early 1800s through the present day. Topics covered include the history of public health, germ theory, medical technology, empire and medicine, health insurance, alternative medicine, and mind-body medicine. Historiographical and research methods will be emphasized. Special attention is also paid to the ways culture, race, geography, and economy have shaped the history of medicine over time. More Info

Instructor: Wayne Soon

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: M 02:30 PM04:25 PM 

Location: Ford Hall 155

Units: 3.0

HMED 8113: Research Methods in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Description: Introduction to sources, methods, and problems of research in history of science, technology, and medicine. Preparation of major research paper under faculty supervision. More Info

prereq: instr consent

Instructor: Jennifer Gunn, Mark Borrello, Susan Jones

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: T 02:25 PM04:45 PM 

Location: Kolthoff Hall 138

Units: 3.0

HMED 8333: FTE: Master's

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prereq: Master's student, adviser and DGS consent

Instructor: NA

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0

HMED 8632: Directed Study

Description: TBD. More Info

prereq: instr consent

Instructor: Jennifer Gunn, Jole Shackelford, Evan Roberts, Wayne Soon, Matthew Reznicek

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0 – 6.0

HMED 8444: FTE: Doctoral

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prereq: Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent

Instructor: NA

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0

HMED 8666: Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits

Description: TBD. More Info

Requirements: HMed or HSci Doctoral Student

prereq: Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; dept consent for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr

Instructor: NA

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0 – 6.0

HMED 8777: Thesis Credits: Master's

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prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required (Plan A only)

Instructor: NA

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0 – 18.0

HMED 8888: Thesis Credit: Doctoral

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Requirements: PhD student who has passed oral prelims

prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required

Instructor: NA

Dates: 01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024

Meeting Times: NA

Location: NA

Units: 1.0 – 24.0