Undergraduate Courses

Please consult the online course catalog for complete course information.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the Student Information Services (SIS) website.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Money, Medicine, and Enterprise
AS.140.151 (21)

This course explores the evolution of scientific entrepreneurship, especially focusing in areas of medical science, medical devices, and biotechnology. We'll study factors that have historically both helped and hindered start-ups. We'll visit business incubators, meeting Hopkins-connected entrepreneurs. Lectures and readings will cover topics ranging from the origins of the ethical-drugs industry, to the development of biotechnology, the "race to map the human genome, and controversies over the patenting of genes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.140.151 (21)Money, Medicine, and EnterpriseMWF 10:00AM - 1:00PMMorris, Susan WMaryland 29

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (01)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (06)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (03)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (08)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Public Health in East Asia Through Films & Documentaries
AS.140.176 (01)

This course uses contemporary films and documentaries to address issues in public health in East Asia, past & present. Topics covered include medicine in turn-of-the-twentieth century Japan and China, revolutionary medicine, STDS, mental illness, HIV/AIDs in China, industrial pollution, the politics of universal health care insurance, and pandemics in East Asia.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (05)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Public Health in East Asia
AS.140.146 (01)

This course examines the history of disease, epidemics, and public health responses in East Asia from the 17th-20th centuries. This public health history emphasizes the interactions, connections, and comparisons among China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (07)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Psychopolitics: Science, Mind, and Society
AS.140.313 (01)

This course explores the history of psychiatry and the mind sciences as social and political institutions in the United States, from the country's founding to the present. Each class meeting will explore a set of "alternative facts" emerging in the setting of a landmark political dispute in US history. Students will read, discuss, and research claims made by competing scientific experts about who should participate in American society and to what extent. Overall, the course is geared toward students interested in making sense of the exchange between scientific knowledge and social politics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Ecology, Health, and the Environment
AS.140.311 (01)

Explores diverse problems linking ecological, environmental and public health themes, with focus on Chesapeake region. Students’ research projects can be outside Chesapeake region.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (04)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (02)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Senior Research Seminar
AS.140.411 (01)

For majors pursuing independent research.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Scripta Manent: Manuscript Cultures East and West
AS.140.461 (01)

This seminar looks at manuscripts both as physical objects and as cultural products, through an analysis of their ways of production, material features, and uses in different cultures and contexts. Meetings will be devoted to the codicology, paleography, and philology of manuscripts with a particular focus on the Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic traditions. Indian, Chinese and Japanese contexts will complement the focus of the seminar and provide elements of comparison and wider framing. The seminar will also address recently developed digital tools for the study of manuscripts and provide students with a set of skills and tools for approaching and using manuscript material effectively. The seminar will include hands-on sessions, with viewing of original manuscripts from the rich collections of the Sheridan Libraries and the Walters Art Museum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading and Dissertation
AS.140.863 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Scientific Revolution
AS.140.321 (01)

Explore how the Western understanding of nature changed between 1500 and 1720 through the works of astronomers and astrologers, naturalists and magi, natural philosophers and experimentalists, doctors and alchemists & others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Debating Evolution: From Darwin to Sociobiology
AS.140.326 (01)

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution transformed the field of biology and raised profound moral and spiritual questions. We examine how Darwin’s ideas permeated not only science, but also literature, religion, the social sciences, and politics during the 19th and 20th centuries. We also explore debates about eugenics and sociobiology.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Follow the money: Science, technology, and the ‘knowledge economy,’ c.1800-present
AS.140.322 (01)

This course examines the historical emergence of knowledge-driven economies, paying special attention to the funding, development, and use of science and technology for commercial purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Scientific Revolution
AS.140.321 (02)

Explore how the Western understanding of nature changed between 1500 and 1720 through the works of astronomers and astrologers, naturalists and magi, natural philosophers and experimentalists, doctors and alchemists & others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Metaphor in Science and Medicine
AS.140.441 (01)

Science and medicine are permeated by metaphors. Generated by every domain of human experience, these metaphors embed scientific and medical thought in historically specific times, places, experiences, issues, attitudes and cultures. We will explore the dynamics of metaphorical thinking and examine such specific examples as “The Great Chain of Being,” Darwin’s “struggle for existence” and “natural selection,” the “reflex” from Descartes to Pavlov to cybernetics, body and mind as clock, factory and computer; illness as imbalance and invasion, and the metaphorical associations of tuberculosis and cancer.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading & Dissertation
AS.140.877 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Experimental Bodies: Histories of Human Subjects Research in the 19th and 20th Centuries
AS.140.314 (01)

This course traces the history of human subjects research as a medical and scientific practice. It will focus on the human subjects themselves, and how their experiences intersect with the histories of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Man vs. Machine: Resistance to New Technology since the Industrial Revolution
AS.140.356 (01)

This course analyzes different episodes of “luddism” in the history of science and technology, from the destruction of textile machinery in the early 1800s up to recent controversies about biotechnology and ICT.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Directed Reading & Dissertation
AS.140.843 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (06)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (08)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.176 (01)Public Health in East Asia Through Films & DocumentariesTh 6:30PM - 9:00PM ScreeningsHanson, MartaGilman 132
AS.140.105 (05)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.146 (01)History of Public Health in East AsiaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHanson, MartaSmokler Center 301INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.140.105 (07)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, Gianna MSCH-HUM
AS.140.313 (01)Psychopolitics: Science, Mind, and SocietyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMScharff, Samuel LouisGilman 134BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM
AS.140.311 (01)Ecology, Health, and the EnvironmentTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKingsland, Sharon EGilman 300GECS-SOCSCI
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.411 (01)Senior Research SeminarMercelis, Joris Hans Angele 
AS.140.461 (01)Scripta Manent: Manuscript Cultures East and WestM 3:00PM - 5:20PMFerrario, GabrieleGilman 300
AS.140.863 (01)Directed Reading and DissertationPomata, Gianna 
AS.140.321 (01)Scientific RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMPortuondo, Maria MMaryland 109MSCH-HUM
AS.140.326 (01)Debating Evolution: From Darwin to SociobiologyTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMRaymer, Emilie JosephineGilman 400BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.140.322 (01)Follow the money: Science, technology, and the ‘knowledge economy,’ c.1800-presentW 1:30PM - 3:50PMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleSmokler Center 301
AS.140.321 (02)Scientific RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMPortuondo, Maria MMaryland 109MSCH-HUM
AS.140.441 (01)Metaphor in Science and MedicineW 1:30PM - 3:50PMTodes, Daniel PGilman 300
AS.140.877 (01)Directed Reading & DissertationGreene, Jeremy 
AS.140.314 (01)Experimental Bodies: Histories of Human Subjects Research in the 19th and 20th CenturiesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMNuriddin, AyahGilman 277
AS.140.356 (01)Man vs. Machine: Resistance to New Technology since the Industrial RevolutionM 1:30PM - 3:50PMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleAmes 218GECS-SOCSCI
AS.140.843 (01)Directed Reading & DissertationFrumer, Yulia