The Graduate Certificate Program will be accepting applications in Winter 2013. See Admissions instructions below. **Submission deadline is Friday, April 5.**
The STS Graduate Certificate Program is designed for students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan (including LSA departments and most professional schools).
The 15-credit certificate program helps students to:
- Understand the social dynamics of science, technology, and medicine.
- Explore these dynamics across world societies and cultures.
- Develop sensitivity to issues of gender, race, and class in science, technology, and medicine.
- Employ STS approaches as scholars or practitioners (e.g., engineers or scientists).
Course of Study
- The core STS Graduate Seminar, History 619 / SI 719 Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine, is required. Offered nearly every year (next: Winter 2014). 3 credits.
- Three electives chosen from the list of pre-approved STS Certificate courses. Substitution of courses not on the list requires approval of the Graduate Committee. (Credit varies; must total at least 9).
- Three semesters of attendance at the STeMS Faculty/Graduate Colloqium Series. Students attend biweekly seminars and meet as a group once or twice during the semester. 3 credits (1 credit per semester; enroll in Rackham 571).
Courses must be taken in at least three different departments or schools (which may include the student’s home department or school). Up to six of the fifteen credit hours may include courses that are required for the student’s graduate or professional degree. The STS Graduate Committee, in consultation with its Science Advisory Committee, may require additional coursework or other preparation.
For further information, email email@example.com (John Carson, Department of History).