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Science, Technology, and Society Minor

Semester Requirements

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

This minor integrates the studies of human society, science, and technology in their social content and context. The minor bridges the humanities and social sciences to provide better understanding of the ways in which science, technology, and society are mutually interacting forces in our world. Students learn how to analyze the social institutions, the built environment, and their role in creating them. This minor enhances a student’s ability to contribute to the development of science and technology in ways that are historically, culturally, and ethically informed.

Course
Required Course
STSO-510 Seminar in STS
Electives
Choose four of the following:
   ENGL-419    Literature and Technology
   PHIL-402    Philosophy of Science
   PUBL-530    Energy Policy
   STSO-140    Science Technology and Values
   STSO-201    Science and Technology Policy
   STSO-240    Social Consequences of Technology
   STSO-245    History of Women in Science and Engineering
   STSO-321    Face of the Land 
   STSO-341    Biomedical Issues
   STSO-342    Gender, Science and Technology
   STSO-345    Makers of Modern Science
   STSO-346    History of American Technology
   STSO-441    Cyborg Theory
   STSO-442    Science, Technology and Society Classics
   STSO-445    History of Science
   STSO-446    History of Chemistry
   STSO-489    Special Topics in STS

Please note: At least one course must be at the 300 level or higher.

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This minor integrates the studies of human society and science and technology in their social content and context. The minor bridges the humanities and social sciences to provide better understanding of the ways in which science, technology, and society are mutually interacting forces in our world. Students will learn how to analyze the social institutions, the built environment, and their role in creating them. This minor will enhance a student’s ability to contribute to the development of science and technology in ways that are historically, culturally, and ethically informed.

Required Course:
0508-530 Seminar in Science, Technology, and the Environment*

Electives—Choose four of the following:
0504-462 Literature and Technology*
0508-440 History of Science
0508-441 Science and Technology Policy
0508-442 History of American Technology
0508-443 Face of the Land
0508-444 Social Consequences of Technology
0508-445 Biomedical Issues: Science and Technology
0508-447 Special Topics: Science and Technology
0508-451 Cyborg Theory: (Re)Thinking the Human Experience in the 21st Century
0508-452 Gender, Science, and Technology
0508-460 Environment and Society
0508-483 Environmental Values
0508-490 Biodiversity and Society
0508-500 Science, Technology, and Society Classics
0515-451 Transfer Technology and Globalization*

* Students should check the prerequisites for these courses.