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Sophomore Course Choices Available 2022-23 

In their sophomore year, Milstein Scholars choose one class from this highly select group of courses across Arts & Sciences (and occasionally outside the College). These courses connect technological themes with humanities-oriented methodologies, combine praxis and theory, and showcase the excellence of Cornell faculty and the breadth of their research. 

Students may petition to add a course to this list. They may also take this course in the fall of their Junior year (but they must have taken it by the spring semester of their Junior year or their Junior Project will not move forward).

Milstein Scholars should consider this Sophomore Course as an opportunity to begin formulating a Junior Project and building a faculty-mentor relationship. Some of the included faculty have been guests in the M Studio or are Faculty Fellows. (Interested in studying novels like data? Take INFO 3350; Passionate about making video essays or interactive films? Check out GERST 2703; Curious about building a bio-tech device? Take PHIL 2455; Want to know more about "design thinking"? DEA 1110 is the place to start).

Ethics and Consequences

INFO 1260 Choices and Consequences in Computing (or INFO 1200)
(crosslisted) CS 1340
Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS, SDS-AS)
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Recommended prerequisite: PSYCH 3420. Permission of instructor required.
J. Kleinberg, K. Levy.

STSCI 3600 Integrated Ethics in Data Science
Prerequisities: Introduction to Statistics (STSCI 2100/2130/2150, MATH1710) or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Co-meets with STSCI 5600. 
Fall. 3 credits. S/U grades only (no audit).
M.E. Karns.

PHIL 2621: Minds and Machines
(crosslisted) COGST 2621 
(KCM-AS, ETM-AS)          
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
W. Starr.

PSYCH 4420 - The Psychology and Ethics of 21st Century Technology
(crosslisted) COGST 4420
(KCM-AS, ETM-AS)      
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Recommended prerequisite: PSYCH 3420. Permission of instructor required.
D. Field.

ANTHR 1900 - Global Engagements: Living and Working in a Diverse World
(crosslisted) SHUM 1900 
(CA-AS, GLC-AS, SCD-AS) (CU-CEL, EC-LASP)    
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.
S. Villenas.

ASRC 3434 - Underground Railroad Seminar
(crosslisted) AMST 3434SHUM 3434
(HB) (CA-AS, ALC-AS) (CU-CEL)      
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.
G. Aching.

PSYCH 4420 - Psych and Ethics of Tech 21st Century
Co-meets with PSYCH 6421.Prerequisite: PSYCH 3420 recommended. Permission of instructor required.
(KCM-AS, ETM-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.
D. Field.

STS 4451 - Making Science Policy: The Real World
(crosslisted) GOVT 4451 
(SBA-AS, SSC-AS) (CU-CEL)    
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.Permission of instructor required. Offered in Washington, D.C.
C. Leuenberger.

PHIL 2455 - Introduction to Bioethics
(crosslisted) SHUM 2455, STS 2451,
 (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)   
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.
J. Markovits.

Design Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction

DEA 1110 - Making a Difference by Design 
(crosslisted) COGST 1111  (CU-CEL)   
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.
H. Kao

DEA 1150 - Design Graphics and Visualization
(LAD-HE)     
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.
S. Yoon.

GERST 2703 Thinking Media
(crosslisted) COML 2703ENGL 2703MUSIC 2703PMA 2703 
(CA-AS, ALC-AS)   
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading. 
E. Born

PAM 3120 - Research Design, Practice, and Policy
(SBA-HE) (CU-CEL)    
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent.
Staff

INFO 4240 - Designing Technology for Social Impact
(crosslisted) STS 4240 Co-meets with INFO 5240. Technical background is not needed for this course.
(CA-AS, SSC-AS)   
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.
C. Csikszentmihalyi.

AEM 4375 Advanced Design and Innovation
(CU-CEL)     
Prerequisite: AEM 3110 or AEM 5110 or relevant coursework or experience. Permission of instructor required. Satisfies the Dyson Grand Challenges project requirement.     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).
D. Ramzy.

INFO 3450 - Human-Computer Interaction Design 
(crosslisted) COMM 3450 Co-meets with INFO 5355.   
Fall, Spring 4 credits. Letter grades only.
Fall: G. Leshed; Spring: Q. Yang.

Code in Culture

INFO 2950: Intro to Data Science
(MQR-AS, SDS-AS)      
Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or equivalent, CS 1110 or CS 1112, or permission of instructor. Information Science majors must complete this class prior to their senior year.
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.
M. Wilkens.

INFO 2950: Intro to Data Science
(MQR-AS, SDS-AS)      
Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or equivalent, CS 1110 or CS 1112, or permission of instructor. Information Science majors must complete this class prior to their senior year.
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.
M. Wilkens.

INFO 3350: Text Mining History and Literature 
Co-meets with INFO 3350.      
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only. Intended for: students with programming experience, or permission of instructor required.
M. Wilkens

CLASS 2641 - The Technology of Ancient Rome
(crosslisted) ARKEO 2641, STS 2641
(HB) (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.
C. Roby

LING 4424 Computational Linguistics
(crosslisted) COGST 4240CS 4744    Prerequisite: Elementary Python (CS 1133 suffices), LING 1101, or CS 2800, or PHIL 2310. Prerequisite for CS majors: Elementary Python and CS 2800. Co-meets with LING 6424.
(MQR-AS, SMR-AS)       
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
M. Rooth.

Math 3610  "(The art & science of ) Mathematical Modeling
Prerequisite: two semesters of calculus or permission of instructor.   
(MQR-AS, SMR-AS) (CU-CEL) 
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading. 
A. Vladimirsky

SHUM 4800 Rural Humanities Seminar
(CA-AS, SCD-AS) (CU-CEL)   Application required. Co-meets with SHUM 6800. Interested students should apply online: Rural Humanities/spring-seminar.
(MQR-AS, SMR-AS)       
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Staff.

INFO 4940: Special Topics in Information Science
Co-meets vary by section.Study of topics not currently covered in INFO offerings, as determined by faculty and student interest. 

Fall, Spring. 1-4 credits, variable. Student option grading.
Staff.

Digital Arts

ARTH 3650 - History and Theory of Digital Art
(crosslisted) INFO 3660STS 3650VISST 3650 Co-meets with ARTH 6653.
(CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading (no audit).
M. Fernandez.

ART 2701- Digital Media: Introduction to Digital Media
(ALC-AAP, LA-AAP)  Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both ART 2701 and ARCH 1502.
Fall, Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Staff.

ART 3799 - Digital Media: Special Topics
(ALC-AAP, LA-AAP)   Prerequisite: ARCH 1502ART 2701, or permission of instructor..
Fall or Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Staff.

 

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