Science, Technology & Society B.S.
Course DescriptionAdv 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 These credits count toward the Humanities (list A) or Social Sciences (list C) requirements for graduation depending on topic.