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School of Liberal Arts

Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Science, Technology & Society B.S.

Course Description

Adv Topics in STS

This course focuses on a specific set of issues relating to how science and/or technology engage the larger social world. The issue set is examined in detail from a variety of perspectives (historical, philosophical, sociological, etc.). This course is designed to give upper-division students in the major an opportunity to explore a rapidly changing world in-depth. Topics vary from semester to semester. Topics selected will center around the social dimensions of recent or highly influential developments in science and technology, and might include subjects like gender and technology, modernism and science, or non-western scientific traditions. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and permission of instructor 3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall or spring semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

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STS Symposia


Wyatt J. Galusky
(315) 684-6173
Crawford Hall, Room 216

Kurt E. Reymers
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
(315) 684-6193
Crawford Hall, Room 205

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Admissions Requirements

Minimum SAT scores of 500 across categories. A personal essay including interest and goals in the degree program is strongly recommended. Transfer students should have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.