Science, Technology, and Society

What is Science, Technology, and Society?

Studies in Science, Technology and Society (STS) look at the interaction of science and innovation with the wider world. From the invention of the plow to the latest digital technologies, science and technology have shaped societies throughout the world. STS asks: How did these practices arise? How have they influenced our social institutions, ethical values, cultural practices, and economic systems? What can we do to predict and manage their impact in the future?

Why Study Science, Technology, and Society at UAlberta?

STS invites you to explore the role and impact of scientific and technological developments on human societies past, present and future. This program will help you think critically about how social, political, and cultural values affect technological innovation and scientific research, and how research and innovations affect human life.

Experience Beyond the Classroom

Students take courses from Anthropology, Art and Design, Economics, English and Film Studies, History, Sociology, and Philosophy, as well as classes in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. This is a truly interdisciplinary experience.


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