The minor in Science, Technology and Society consists of 19
hours of STS courses, plus 10 hours of courses in science or
Minors in Science, Technology and Society must complete 19 hours
of STS courses. Of these, minors must complete 7 credit hours of
STS Core Courses. Students must complete ST200
Introduction to Science Studies and ST205 Science and Society
Speakers Series (one time only). Further, minors
must complete one of the following: ST310 Social Studies of
Science and Technology, ST320 Philosophy of Science,
or ST330 Language, Rhetoric and Science.
The remaining 12 hours may be chosen from a list of STS courses
in various disciplines. Of these 12 credits, 9 must be at the
300 level or above. A total of no more than three hours of
independent study or internship credit can be used to
satisfy this requirement. Additionally, no more than
one research methods course may count toward this
requirement. 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.