2022-2023 Course Catalog

Welcome to Virginia Tech! We are excited that you are here planning your time as a Hokie.

View Undergraduate Course Catalog

Science, Technology & Law (STL) Minor

To complete the minor in Science, Technology & Law, a student must take the three STL core courses (total of 9 credit hours), choose 1 “Ethics” course and 1 “Civic” course (total of 6 credit hours), and take a minimum of 3 credit hours of elective courses. The total amount of credit hours required to complete this minor is 18 credit hours. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 in-minor GPA. All courses listed count towards in-minor GPA. Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites, please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.

Required Minor Courses
Degree Core Requirements
STL 2304Foundations of Science, Technology and Law (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning) 1 3
STL 4304Intellectual Property Law3
STL 4314Current Topics in Science, Technology and Law (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced/applied); Integrative outcome: Ethical Reasoning) 1 3
Ethics Course
Select one of the following:3
Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Morality and Justice (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Global Ethics (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Civic Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to United States Government and Politics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Introduction to World Politics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
The Global Economy and World Politics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Subtotal15
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Professional and Legal Issues in Civil Engineering (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced/applied), Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning) 1
Health and Safety Systems
Environmental Management for Mining and Geoenergy
Materials In Todays World
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Real Estate Law
Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Law of Critical Environmental Areas
Legal Foundations of Planning
History of Science
History of Science
History of Technology
History of Technology
Judicial Process
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
The Life Sciences and Society
Science and Technology in Modern Society
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology
Communication Law
COMM 4374
Subtotal3
Total Credits18
1

Courses indicated with an asterisk are Pathway Courses. Any individual students’ choice will fulfill three different core outcomes and the two integrative outcomes of the Pathways curriculum.