The science and technology studies immersion examines some of the major impacts of science and technology in the contemporary world. Special reference is given to American concerns. Students gain an overall appreciation of the social nature of science and technology as they have developed in the past, as they exist today, and as they may affect society in the future under various scenarios. Science and technology have become social systems in their own right and have made possible increasing freedom, a fantastic variety of choice, and, paradoxically, the growing interdependence of all segments of world society. A new level of public awareness and concern is crucial to understanding and dealing successfully with these consequences.
|Choose three of the following:*|
|STSO-201||Science and Technology Policy|
|STSO-240||Social Consequences of Technology|
|STSO-246||History of Women in Science and Engineering|
|STSO-321||Face of the Land|
|STSO-341||Biomedical Issues: Science and Technology|
|STSO-342||Gender, Science and Technology|
|STSO-345||Makers of Modern Science|
|STSO-346||Technology in American History|
|STSO-441||Cyborg Theory: (Re)thinking the Human Experience in the 21st Century|
|STSO-442||Science, Technology and Society Classics|
|STSO-445||The Natural Sciences in Western History|
|STSO-446||History of Chemistry|
|STSO-510||Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar|
* At least one course must be from the 300 level or higher.