Science, Technology, and Society

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Science, Technology, and Society: STS

STS 380. Proseminar: Current Issues in the Societal Impact of Science and Technology.

Overview of the fundamentals of the practice of science, and of science as a human enterprise that interacts with and transforms cultural views, ideas, and habits. Includes lectures by natural scientists, engineers, and social scientists on the societal impact of rapid scientific technological developments from the perspectives of their individual disciplines. Students complete a comprehensive research project on a topic related to the course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.