Courses

Approved courses for fulfilling the STS Major & Minor (2017/18)

A major in Science, Technology and Society requires the following  six courses:

ANTHR 230  Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Society
C LIT 242  Science Fiction
HIST 294  An Introduction to the History of Sciences, Technology, and Medicine
PHIL 217  Biology, Society, and Values
STS 200
 Introduction to Studies in Science, Technology, and Society

Students also take an additional *6 credit hours in science courses of their own choice, in addition to the *6 required for Arts BA degrees. (One of these additional two should be a perquisite for the other and both should either be courses offered by the Faculty of Science or recognized as science courses by that Faculty) (See also the STS page in the University Calendar)

Options Courses Complete the major by taking courses from a list of approved options which may be supplemented with other new or special topics courses..  

 

Additional credits must be chosen among the following: 

ANTHR 332   Anthropology of Science HIST 496      Topics in the History of Science
CHRTC 350 Science and Religion: Christian Perspectives HIST 497 History of Women and Health
CLASS 294 Ancient Science, Technology, and Medicine PHIL 250 Contemporary Ethical Issues
ECON 222 Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth PHIL 265 Philosophy of Science
ENGL 303
Computing Technology and Culture: Cyberculture
PHIL 317 Philosophy of Biology
ENGL 304
Computing Technology and Culture: Digital Humanities
PHIL 325 Risk, Choice, and Rationality 
ENGL 486
Studies in Computer Technologies and Culture
PHIL 355 Environmental Ethics
FS 318
Science Fiction Film
PHIL 365 Philosophy of Computing
FS 387
Film and Technology
PHIL 366 Computers and Culture
HADVC 209
History of Modern Design
PHIL 375 Science and Society
HIST 353
History of American Medicine
PHIL 411 Philosophy of Space and Time 
HIST 391
History of Technology
PHIL 412 Topics in Philosophy of Science
HIST 394
History of Astronomy and Cosmology from Stonehenge
to the Space Age
PHIL 415 Topics in Philosophy of Biology

HIST 397

History of Science I

SOC 291 Introduction to Environmental Sociology
HIST 398
History of Science II
STS 350 Understanding Video Games
HIST 486
Topics in the History of Technology
WGS 250 Gender and Science
  

A minor in Science, Technology and Society requires the following courses:

A minor in Science, Technology, and Society requires a minimum of 12 to *42 at the senior level selected from the list of courses approved for use toward the major, including at least 9 from the following: ANTHR 230, C LIT 242, HIST 294, PHIL 217, STS 200. (See also the STS page in the University Calendar)

ANTHR 230  Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Society
C LIT 242   Science Fiction
HIST 294  An Introduction to the History of Sciences, Technology, and Medicine
PHIL 217  Biology, Society, and Values
STS 200  Introduction to Studies in Science, Technology, and Society