Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

A course in the social history of medicine that examines the ways in which medicine and its practitioners have impacted-and been impacted by-American social, political, cultural, and economic development. The course focuses on the changing nature of disease, the medical profession past and present as well as historical and contemporary issues in pubic health. Films on different diseases and medical issues are shown twice weekly in the afternoons and there are daily morning discussion sections with teaching assistants to talk about reading and writing assignments. Students are evaluated on written assignments, participation in lectures and discussion sections, and performance on an in-class final.

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:STS 1451 001-LEC
Number:1388
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022
Time / room:M-F 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM / Goldwin Smith Hall G64
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Related:STS 1451 201-DIS
STS 1451 202-DIS
To enroll:

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Jennifer Leigh  Lieberman
Jennifer Leigh Lieberman
Visiting professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Section ID:STS 1451 201-DIS
Number:1390
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM / Goldwin Smith Hall G22
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Lieberman, J. (jll338)
Max. enroll:30
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in STS 1451 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Jennifer Leigh  Lieberman
Jennifer Leigh Lieberman
Visiting professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Section ID:STS 1451 202-DIS
Number:1391
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM / Goldwin Smith Hall G24
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Lieberman, J. (jll338)
Max. enroll:30
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in STS 1451 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:STS 1451 002-LEC
Number:1392
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Time / room:M-F 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Related:STS 1451 203-DIS
STS 1451 204-DIS
To enroll:

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Online course

Jennifer Leigh  Lieberman
Jennifer Leigh Lieberman
Visiting professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Section ID:STS 1451 203-DIS
Number:1395
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:0
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Lieberman, J. (jll338)
Max. enroll:30
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in STS 1451 002-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Online course

Jennifer Leigh  Lieberman
Jennifer Leigh Lieberman
Visiting professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Section ID:STS 1451 204-DIS
Number:1396
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:0
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Lieberman, J. (jll338)
Max. enroll:30
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in STS 1451 002-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Student experiences

"I learned a lot about the different connections between science, technology, and politics in ways I hadn't noticed before. I loved learning about scientific philosophy and how it relates to the advancement of the world and technology."
"The professors, the material, the books you read—everything added up to an unforgettable experience."