The major in Science, Technology and Society consists of 30
hours of STS courses, plus 15 hours of courses in science or
technology disciplines. In addition, majors must participate in six
designated co-curricular activities. STS majors are exempt
from the Social World area of inquiry in the Core Curriculum.
A major in Science, Technology and Society must complete 30
hours of STS courses. An introduction to the field of science
studies (ST200) is required. Students must also take either
ST320 (Philosophy of Science) or ST330 (Social and
Rhetorical Study of Science & Technology).
The remaining 24 hours may be chosen from a list of STS courses
in various disciplines. These courses vary each semester.
The 15 hours of science or technology courses are not understood
to be part of the STS major, and as such they may be counted
towards other requirements--such as towards a minor or major in a
science and technology discipline.
STS majors must participate in at least six designated
co-curricular activities during their time at Butler--typically
public lectures or other events concerned with STS issues. The
Director of STS will publish a calendar of events that can be used
to meet this requirement. Students must submit a report describing
their impression of the event to director of the STS program.