The minor in Science, Technology and Society consists of 18
hours of STS courses, plus 10 hours of courses in science or
technology disciplines. In addition, minors must participate in
three designated co-curricular activities.
Minors in Science, Technology and Society must complete 18 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 12 hours may be chosen from a list of STS courses
in various disciplines. These courses vary each semester.
The 10 hours of science or technology courses are not understood
to be part of the STS minor, and as such they may be counted
towards other requirements--such as towards a minor or major
in a science and technology discipline.
Minors must participate in at least three 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.