How are our lives being changed by technology? Why does science have so much influence in our society? Is modern science superior to traditional methods of knowing nature? Do science and technology do more harm than good? The minor in Social Studies of Science and Technology allows students to seek answers to these questions through the perspective of the humanities and social sciences. In this minor, students choose courses from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, history, communication, sociology, and philosophy, all of which highlight the role of science and technology in modern society.
The minor does not presuppose any specialized scientific training and can be combined with any undergraduate major.
Students interested in following the minor should contact the coordinator, Fredrik MeitonDepartment of History, Horton Social Science Center.