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Historical Perspectives on Science and Technology minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
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This minor has not been converted to semesters.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

This minor exposes students to a rigorous analysis of the history of science and technology and emphasizes history as a distinctive way of thinking. Students augment their degree program with a series of courses analyzing the historical development, impact, and significance of science and technology. Having completed the minor, students entering such professional fields as science, engineering, law, journalism, and public affairs will be well-prepared to deal with cross-disciplinary, historical questions involving the social, cultural, and environmental contexts of modern science and technology.

Required course*Choose one of the following:
0508-520 Historical Perspectives on Science and Technology Seminar
0508-530 Seminar in Science, Technology and the Environment

ElectivesChoose four of the following:
0508-440 History of Science
0508-442 History of American Technology
0508-446 Makers of Modern Science
0508-449 History of Women in Science and Engineering
0508-450 History of Chemistry
0508-488 History of Ecology and Environmentalism
0508-489 History of Environmental Sciences

* Please check course prerequisites.