Science, Technology, and Society

STS Minor

The STS Minor is tailored for science and technology majors.  It requires science, engineering, and other technology majors to systematically consider the historical, social, cultural, political, and ethical aspects of science and technology. This gives science and technology majors a better understanding of important practical aspects of science and technology, in particular, the complex interaction between science and technology on the one hand and society on the other. Such practical understanding helps put in clearer focus such issues as political influence on science and technology funding, and the public understanding of science and technology.

In providing this broadening of perspective on science and technology, the STS Minor prepares science and technology majors to be better sensitive to social needs and to better understand the public's complex reaction to science and technology. In addition, the Minor provides background helpful for understanding the goals and methods of co-workers such as accountants, human resource professionals, and lawyers, better enabling use of ‘soft skills’ like communication, adaptability, and non-technical problem solving in the workplace.

In sum, the STS Minor provides science and technology majors with a sense of how science and technology exist in a broader human context.

Minor Advising Information

Please contact Peter Ross with advising questions about the STS Minor

The University Catalog entry for STS Minor provides the curriculum for the STS Minor.

List of Fall 2021 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2021 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2021 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2020 Courses for the Minor
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List of Summer 2020 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2020 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2019 Courses for the Minor
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List of Summer 2019 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2019 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2018 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2018 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2018 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2018 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2017 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2017 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2017 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2017 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2016 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2016 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2016 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2016 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2015 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2015 Courses for the Minor  (XLS)

List of Spring 2015 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2015 Courses for the Minor
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List of Fall 2014 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2014 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2014 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2014 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2013 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2013 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2013 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2013 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2012 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Summer 2012 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

List of Spring 2012 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Winter 2012 Courses for the Minor (XLS)
List of Fall 2011 Courses for the Minor (XLS)

For more information about Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society (STS 201), take a look at the Fall 2016 syllabus (RTF).