2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Science, Technology & Society (STSO) Minor

The minor in Science, Technology, and Society consists of 18 credit hours distributed as below. A minimum of 9 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. No more than 3 hours total may be Independent Study; no more than 3 hours may be Internship. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor is required. No more than 50% of the graded course credits required for Minor: Science, Technology, and Society may be double-counted in a student's major.

Required Minor Courses
STS 1504Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society3
STS 3504The Practice of Collaborative Research in STS 1 3
or STS 4304 Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology, and Society
Subtotal6
STS Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
The Life Sciences and Society
Innovation in Context
Global Science and Technology Policy
Science, Techology, and Environment
Science and Technology in Modern Society
Technology and Disability
Medical Dilemmas and Human Experience
Energy and Society
The Practice of Collaborative Research in STS (if not taken as requirement) 1
Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (if not taken as requirement) 1
Engineering Cultures
Religion and Science
Introduction to Data in Social Context
History of Technology
History of Science
History of Modern Biology
Gender and Science 1
Independent Study
Internship
Field Study
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
Subtotal6
Elective Courses
Select two of the following: 26
Introduction to Civic Agriculture 1
Biotechnology in A Global Society 1
Social Dimensions of Games, Simulations, and Virtual Environments 1
Create!: Ideation & Innovation
Literature and the Environment 1
Technical Writing 1
Writing and Digital Media 1
Science Writing 1
Seeking Sustainability
Seeking Sustainability
Digital Planet
Environmental Problems, Population, and Development
Medical Geography 1
American Environmental History
Health and Illness in African History
War and Medicine
History of Disease, Medicine, and Health
Nuclear Strategy & Politics
The Politics of Cybersecurity
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Reason and Revolution in Science
and Reason and Revolution in Science
Ethical Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
The Politics of Internet Governance 1
The Dark Web and Threat Analytics
and The Dark Web and Threat Analytics 1
Collaborative Policy-Making and Planning
Transdisciplinary Problem Solving for Social Issues
Federal Cybersecurity Policy and Regulation 1
Foundations of Science, Technology and Law 1
Intellectual Property Law 1
Policy Implementation 1
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 1
Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Ethics and Policy 1
Gender, Environment, and International Development 1
Subtotal6
Total Credits18
1

Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet may have pre-co-requisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

2

May be additional STS electives.