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New STS Spring Courses



January 20, 2016

Are you curious about STS? STS Lab courses are our signature courses. According to each course's theme, students in STS lab courses work in teams, gaining the collaborative skills, you will need as you enter your field. This spring, we are offering two:

ST: Connected Mobility Lab (SCTS T 780.001, COM 690)
This course will address the large-scale transitions toward “sustainable” and “smart” technologies in transportation systems with an emphasis on how new information and communication technologies are transforming or disrupting the transport sector. Unlike other courses, this course will do so through an innovative problem-based, hands-on, interdisciplinary “lab” experience in which students collaborate with others to work on real-world problems and solutions.

This 3.0 credit course, taught by Mimi Sheller, PhD, is open to all graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students with department and adviser approval. It meets Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:20 p.m. Location TBD.

ST: Identity and Intersectionality (SCTS T780.002)
The practices of modern science, technology and medicine are deeply raced and gendered. This class moves beyond studies of singular social categories to explore intersections among individuals/identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, [dis]ability, age, etc.) through critical reading of primary and secondary sources undertaken in a social-science “lab” setting.

This 3.0 credit course, taught by Chloe Silverman, PhD, is open to all graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students with adviser and department approval. It meets Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50 p.m. Location TBD.