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Spring 2019 courses

Medicine and Society Minor Contacts

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monique Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu)

Undergraduate Coordinator: Ms. Carol Sue Slusser (slusserc@vt.edu)

Curious about the minor?
Questions about courses?
Please contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) or Ms. Slusser (slusserc@vt.edu). We’re here to help!

Course Options for Spring 2019

Important…

  • In addition to the courses listed on the minor checksheet, there are other courses that you may take for minor credit. These courses are noted on this list as “request substitution.” YOU MUST REQUEST THE SUBSTITUTION FOR THE COURSE TO COUNT TOWARD THE MINOR.
  • For courses that require a substitution: once you have registered for the class, please write to Ms. Slusser (slusserc@vt.edu) to request the substitution, and we will file the change on your DARS.

ENGL 4314: Narrative Medicine
Elective, or REQUEST SUBSTITUTION FOR ENGL 3154 REQUIREMENT.

ENGL 3534: Literature and Ecology
Elective.

HD 1004: Human Development I
Elective.

HD 2314: Human Sexuality
Elective.

HD 4324: Advanced Family Relationships
Elective. Note: The course was recently renamed. The old title is on the checksheet, but this course will still count under the new name.

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 3324: Biomedical Ethics
Requirement or elective.

PHS 2004: Introduction to Public Health
Elective. REQUEST SUBSTITUTION.

PSYC 3054: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Elective.

SOC 3714: Sociology of Aging
Requirement or elective.

SOC 4414: Drugs and Society
Requirement or elective.

SOC 4714: Sociology of Mental Illness
Requirement or elective.

STS 3105: Science and Technology in Modern Society
Elective.

STS 3314: Medical Dilemmas and Human Experience
Requirement or elective.

STS 3284: Technology and Disability
Elective.

STS 4314: Narrative Medicine
Elective, or REQUEST SUBSTITUTION FOR ENGL 3154 REQUIREMENT.

UH 3894: Biomedical Ethics
Elective. Honors students only.

WGS 2284: LGBTQ Issues
Elective. REQUEST SUBSTITUTION.

 

 

 

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2018 SUMMER I COURSE: Medical Geography

GEOG 4047: Medical Geography will be taught during 2018 Summer Session I. This course counts as the SOC requirement, or as an elective.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Medicine and Society Minor Contacts

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monique Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu)

Undergraduate Coordinator: Ms. Carol Sue Slusser (slusserc@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) or Ms. Slusser (slusserc@vt.edu). We’re here to help!

Course Options for Fall 2018

Important…

  • In addition to the courses listed on the minor checksheet, there are other courses that you may take for minor credit. These courses are noted on this list as “request substitution.” YOU MUST REQUEST THE SUBSTITUTION FOR THE COURSE TO COUNT TOWARD THE MINOR.
  • For courses that require a substitution: once you have registered for the class, please write to Ms. Slusser (slusserc@vt.edu) to request the substitution, and we will file the change on your DARS.

ENGL 3154: LITERATURE, MEDICINE, AND CULTURE
Requirement or elective. NOTE: ENGL 3154 is usually offered ONLY in the FALL.

ENGL 3534: LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY
Elective.

GEOG 4074: MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY
Requirement or elective. NOTE: This counts for the SOC requirement.

HD 1004: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT I
Elective.

HD 2314: HUMAN SEXUALITY
Elective.

HD 3314: ISSUES IN AGING
Elective.

HD 4324: ADVANCED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Elective. Note: The course was recently renamed. The old title is on the checksheet, but this course will still count under the new name.

HIST 3714: WAR AND MEDICINE
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.

PHS 4054: CONCEPTS IN ONE HEALTH
Elective. REQUEST SUBSTITUTION.

PSYC 3054: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Elective.

SOC 4704: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
Requirement or elective.

SOC 4094: APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY RESEARCH
New! Work with local residents and county governments,
plus public health and engineering professors, to
document and monitor health concerns related to the
Radford Army Ammunition Plant, with an opportunity to
present research to the Appalachian Regional Commission in
Washington, DC.
Requirement or elective. REQUEST SUBSTITUTION

STS 3105 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN SOCIETY
Elective.

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

STS 4304: MONSTERS, ZOMBIES, AND CYBORGS
Elective.

STS 4304: REIMAGINING THE UNIVERSITY
Elective.

UH 3894: BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
Elective. Honors students only.

WGS 4334: SEXUAL MEDICINE
Elective. REQUEST SUBSTITUTION.
You may also request a substitution for the SOC requirement for the MINOR.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Summer 2017 Course!

Looking for a summer class to fulfill Medicine and Society credits? Dr. Rebecca Hester is offering her popular “Monsters, Zombies, and Cyborgs” course online during SUMMER 1. Registration is now open!

Questions about using the course on your Medicine and Society check sheet: write to Dr. Dufour at msdufour@vt.edu.
Questions about the course: write to Dr. Hester at rjhester@vt.edu

MONSTERS, ZOMBIES, AND CYBORGS
Dr. Rebecca Hester
STS 4304   CRN 42398
Monsters, zombies, and cyborgs are everywhere, from films and literature to video games, cereal boxes, and Halloween costumes. This course will explore the promises and perils of the monsters, zombies and cyborgs that surround us. Drawing from a wide range of novels, cinema, current events, and scholarship about science and technology, the course will explore how biomedical science and technologies are reshaping our understandings of what it means to be human, what it means to be alive or (un)dead, and our aspirations for human and post-human futures.

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Fall 2017 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 Fall 2017

NOTES…

  1. 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.
  2. This fall, there are no Sociology department MSOC offerings. Keep in mind that GEOG 4704 also fulfills the SOC requirement. In addition, you are permitted to fulfill the SOC requirement by taking STS 3984 or STS 4704 –just be sure to request a substitution.

ENGL 3154: LITERATURE, MEDICINE, AND CULTURE
Requirement or elective.

ENGL 3534: LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY
Elective.

GEOG 4704: MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY
Requirement or elective.

HD 1004: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Elective.

HD 2314: HUMAN SEXUALITY
Elective.

HD 3314: ISSUES IN AGING
Elective.

HIST 2984: HISTORY OF REFUGEES with Dr. Brett Shadle
Elective. Substitution needed.

HIST 3714: WAR AND MEDICINE with Dr. Monique Dufour
Elective. You may also substitute this course for the HISTORY requirement.

HIST 3734: HISTORY OF MODERN BIOLOGY with Dr. Mark Barrow
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.

PSYC 3054: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Elective.

STS 2254: INNOVATION IN CONTEXT
Elective. Substitution needed.

STS 3105 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN SOCIETY
Elective.

STS 3314: MEDICAL DILEMMAS AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE with Dr. Ashley Shew
Requirement or elective.

STS 3314: MEDICAL DILEMMAS AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE with Dr. Cora Olsen
Requirement or elective.

STS 3984/APP 3984: SOCIETAL HEALTH with Dr. Rebecca Hester and Dr. Emily Satterwhite.
Elective. You may also substitute this course for the SOC requirement. Register under either course designator.

STS 4704: GENDER AND SCIENCE with Dr. Christine Labuski
Elective. You may also substitute this course for the SOC requirement.

UH 3004: BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
Requirement or elective. Honors students only.

 

 

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Spring 2017 Courses

Medicine and Society Minor Courses—Spring 2017

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.

 

Required Course Options in Spring 2017

NOTE: You may take any of these required course options as an elective, if you are not also using it as a requirement.

ENGL 4314: Narrative Medicine, Dr. Bernice Hausman. You may substitute ENGL 4314 for the ENGL 3154 requirement or use it as an elective. There is NO prerequisite for this course. Disregard prereq on timetable.  Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

HIST 3724: History of Disease, Medicine, and Health, Dr. Monique Dufour

SOC 3714: Sociology of Aging

SOC 4414: Drugs and Society

SOC 4714: Sociology of Mental Illness

STS 3314: Medical Dilemmas and Human Experience

 

Elective Options in Spring 2017

HD 2984: Introduction to Disability Studies. Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

HIST 2984: Duels, Disease and Disaster: Death in 19th century America, Dr. Angela Elder. Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

HIST 3164: Sexuality in American History, Dr. Marian Mollin

HIST 3624: Health and Illness in African History, Dr. Matt Heaton

HIST 3694: History Through Film. Dr. Monique Dufour. Course theme is medicine through film. Topics will include: (1.) Doctor Stories—films with physicians as central characters; (2.) Epidemics—films that dramatize disease outbreaks; and (3.) Illness Narratives—stories about the experience of illness. Films will include: The Fault in our Stars; Contagion; One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest and many more. Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

HD 2314: Human Sexuality

HD 4324: Advanced Family Relationships

HUM 3204: Multicultural Communication

PHIL 1304: Morality and Justice, Professor Wodak

PHIL 4604: Philosophy of Biology, Dr. Jantzen

PSYC 3054: Health Psychology

STS 2154: Humanities, Technology, and the Life Sciences, Dr. Rebecca Hester

STS 3105: Science and Technology in Modern Society, Dr. Matthew Goodrum

STS 4304: Food Challenges and Dilemmas, Dr. Eileen Patzig.NOTE: There is NO prerequisite for this course. Disregard prereq on timetable.

STS 4304: Death, Technology, and Culture, Dr. Phil Olson. NOTE: There is NO prerequisite for this course. Disregard prereq on timetable.

UH 3004: Chinese Medicine, Dr. Denbow. Honors students only. Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

WGS 2284: LGBTQ Issues. Contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution on your DARS.

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Looking for Fall 2016 Courses?

In addition to courses that already appear on the minor checksheet, there are three additional Fall 2016 courses for your consideration. For the course(s) to count toward your minor, please contact Dr. Dufour (msdufour@vt.edu) to file a substitution. Dr. Dufour is also happy to answer any questions!

Elective or Sociology Requirement:

WGS 4334 SEXUAL MEDICINE with Dr. Christine Labuski (chrislab@vt.edu)

Elective:

HIST 2984 GLOBAL HISTORY OF RACE with Dr. Brett Shadle (shadle@vt.edu)

Elective:

STS 4984 TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY with Dr. Ashley Shew (shew@vt.edu)

 

 

 

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Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Course Options

Note: Some of these courses do not appear as official options on the minor checksheet. However, students are welcome use them as electives by request. 

English 3534: Literature and Ecology

English 4824: Science Writing (students are welcome to use this course as an elective–contact Dr. Dufour to file a substitution.)

History 2984: Sickness and Health on the Battlefield and the Home Front, 1861-present (students are welcome to use this course as an elective–contact Dr. Dufour to file a substitution.)

History 3724: History of Disease, Medicine and Health

Human Development 1004: Human Development in Childhood and Adolescence

Human Development 2314: Human Sexuality

Philosophy 1304: Morality and Justice

Religion and Culture 1004: Religious Ethics

Sociology 3714: Sociology of Aging

Sociology 4414: Drugs and Society

STS 2984: Death, Technology, and Culture (students are welcome to use this course as an elective–contact Dr. Dufour to file a substitution.)

STS 3314: Medical Dilemmas and Human Experience

STS 4304: Monsters, Zombies, Cyborgs

UH 3004: Chinese Medicine (students are welcome to use this course as an elective–contact Dr. Dufour to to file a substitution.)

WS 2284 : LGBTQ Issues (students are welcome to use this course as an elective–contact Dr. Dufour to to file a substitution.)

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New Fall 2015 Course: Technology and Disability

STS 4984/5984: Special Study

Technology and Disability

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00pm-3:15pm

Dr. Ashley Shew (shew@vt.edu). Dr. Shew welcomes your questions.

CRN: 88651/88653

Fall 2015

This graduate and advanced undergraduate course is designed to introduce students to the material cultures surrounding dis/ability, the social meaning of “health” technologies, and the lived experiences of who deploy, resist, and wrestle with these technologies.

This course will be “hands-on, minds-on.” We will “play” with different technologies, visit labs on campus that work on bionics and other assistive tech, speak with practitioners who work with patients, and hear from users of the technologies we track. Students will also play an active role in the development of classroom content, leading class in discussion, presenting on individual technology projects, and engaging with literature on their selected topics, including:

– Cochlear ear implants and hearing aids

– Apps for ipads aimed at a people with disabilities

– Mobility aids (wheelchairs, crutches, scooters, canes)

-Other technologies as incorporated by student projects – up to student choice

If you have any queries, please contact developer and instructor Dr. Ashley Shew (shew@vt.edu).

 

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