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