Spring 2018 Courses

Medicine and Society Minor Contacts

Coordinator: Dr. Monique Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu)
Checksheet for the minor: https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/msoc/files/2014/10/msoc_checksheet_2018.pdf
Curious about the minor?
Questions about courses?
Please contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu). She’s here to help.

Course Options for Spring 2018

Important…

  • For courses that require a substitution: once you have registered for the class, please write to Dr. Dufour to request the substitution, and we will file the change on your DARS.
  • ENGL 3154 is not offered in the spring. IF you need ENGL 3154 this spring 2018 to complete your minor, please contact Dr. Dufour.

ENGL 3534: LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY
Elective.

ENGL 4314: NARRATIVE MEDICINE
Requirement or elective.

HD 1004: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Elective.

HD 2314: HUMAN SEXUALITY
Elective.

HD 4324: ADVANCED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Elective.

HIST 3706: HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Requirement or elective.

HIST 3724: HISTORY OF DISEASE, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH
Requirement or elective.

HUM 3204: MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Elective.

PHIL 1304: MORALITY AND JUSTICE
Elective.

PHIL 3314: ETHICAL THEORY
Elective.

PHIL 3324: BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
Requirement or elective.

PHIL 4604: PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
Elective.

PSYC 3054: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Elective.

SOC 3714: SOCIOLOGY OF AGING
Requirement or elective.

SOC 4414: DRUGS AND SOCIETY
Requirement or elective.

STS 2154: HUMANITIES, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE LIFE SCIENCES
Elective.

STS 3105 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN SOCIETY
Elective.

STS 3314: MEDICAL DILEMMAS AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Requirement or elective.

STS 4304: TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY
Requirement or elective. Please request a substitution to use as a requirement.

STS 4304: LIFE IN 50 YEARS
Requirement or elective. Please request a substitution to use as a requirement.

We imagine, and live for, accelerating change—a bright, gleaming future inhabited by our better selves, our improved bodies, and our augmented intellect. Let’s consider the year 2068. Many futurists claim we will inhabit a world born of runaway technological growth, a world of almost incomprehensible change in which an “intelligence explosion” allows the human species to transcend evolution. Even though futurists enjoy notoriously bad track records predicting what will happen, we persist in our faith in the unabated, beneficial progress of science, technology and, perhaps, society. In this class, we will examine how our visions of future progress shape our decisions and our work, and analyze how understanding the interrelation of science, technology and society allows us to intervene in, and not merely accept, the future.

WGS 2284: LGBTQ ISSUES
Elective. Please request a substitution to use toward the minor.

 

 

 

 

 

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