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. (See 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
CMPUT 300   Computers and Society PHIL 265 Philosophy of Science
ECON 222 Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth PHIL 317 Philosophy of Biology
ENGL 303 Computing Technology and Culture: Cyberculture PHIL 325 Risk, Choice, and Rationality 
ENGL 304 Computing Technology and Culture: Digital Humanities PHIL 355 Environmental Ethics
ENGL 486 Studies in Computer Technologies and Culture PHIL 365 Philosophy of Computing
FS 318 Science Fiction Film PHIL 366 Computers and Culture
FS 387 Film and Technology PHIL 375 Science and Society
HADVC 209 History of Modern Design PHIL 411 Philosophy of Space and Time 
HIST 353 History of American Medicine PHIL 412 Topics in Philosophy of Science
HIST 391 History of Technology PHIL 415 Topics in Philosophy of Biology
HIST 394

History of Astronomy and Cosmology from Stonehenge
to the Space Age

SOC 291 Introduction to Environmental Sociology
HIST 397 History of Science I STS 350 Understanding Video Games
HIST 398 History of Science II WGS 250 Gender and Science
HIST 486 Topics in the History of Technology    
                                                                                                                                                  

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