Courses

Approved courses for fulfilling the STS Major & Minor

A major in Science, Technology, and Society requires a minimum of 30 and a maximum 48 at the senior level from approved cross-listed courses including a minimum of 6 at the 400-level.

Required Courses:

HIST 294 An Introduction to the History of Sciences, Technology, and Medicine
PHIL 265 Philosophy of Science
STS 200 Introduction to Studies in Science, Technology and Society
STS 410 Capstone Individual Research


12 selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science or used by the Faculty of Science as a science course.

 

Additional credits must be chosen among the following:

ANTHR 230 Anthropology of Science, Technology, & Environment HIST 497 History of Women & Health
ANTHR 332 Anthropology of Science MST 350 Understanding Video Games (formerly STS 350)
CHRTC 350 Science & Religion: Christian Perspectives PHIL 217 Biology, Society, & Values
CLASS 294 Ancient Science, Technology, & Medicine PHIL 250 Contemporary Ethical Issues
CMPUT 300 Computers & Society PHIL 325 Risk, Choice, & Rationality
ECON 222 Technology, Institutions & Economic Growth PHIL 355 Environmental Ethics
ENGL 304 Computing Technology & Culture: Digital Humanities PHIL 365 Philosophy of Computing
ENGL 486 Studies in Computer Technologies and Culture PHIL 366 Computers & Culture
FS 318 Science Fiction Film PHIL 375 Science & Society 
FS 387 Film & Technology PHIL 411 Philosophy of Space & Time
HADVC 209 History of Modern Design PHIL 412 Topics in Philosophy of Science
HIST 353 History of American Medicine SOC 291 Introduction to Environmental Sociology
HIST 391 History of Technology STS 210 Environment, Science, Culture, and Values
HIST 394 History of Astronomy & Cosmology from
Stonehenge to the Space Age
STS 397 Special Topics in Science, Technology & Society
HIST 397 History of Science I STS 497 Science, Technology & Society
HIST 398 History of Science II WGS 250 Gender & Science
HIST 486 Topics in the History of Technology
HIST 496 Topics in the History of Science  

 

Approved Variable Topics Courses by Term 

Fall 2021 

HADVC 206 History of Art and Design and Visual Culture in the early 20th Century
HIST 496 Topics in the History of Science: Extra-Terrestrial Life Debate
MLCS 299 Special Topic: Instagram Culture
PHIL 412 Topics in Philosophy of Science: Biological and Social Kinds

 

Winter 2022

CMPUT 297 Topics in Computing Science: AI For Non-Scientists
MLCS 299 Special Topic: Instagram Culture
HADVC 255 History of Art and Design and Visual Culture 1848-1900
HADVC 256 History of Art and Design and Visual Culture in the Contemporary Era

 

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 including at least 6 at the 300 or 400-level selected from the list of courses approved for use toward the major and including at least 6 from the following (See also the STS page in the University Calendar):

HIST 294 An Introduction to the History of Sciences, Technology, and Medicine
PHIL 265 Philosophy of Science
STS 200 Introduction to Studies in Science, Technology and Society