Graduate Study Plans

To illustrate how different students might approach the STS certificate, we offer representative study plans below.

Student A. Focus on cultural and trans-national studies of technology

  1. Rackham 619: Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine
  2. History 606: Technology, Knowledge, and Culture (Hecht)
  3. History 796: Knowledge and Practice
  4. Information 648/748 - InfoCulture: Theory and Methods in the History and Sociology of Information Technology
  5. Anthropology 513: Urbanization and Technological Change in Africa

Student B. Focus on environmental science, technology, and politics

  1. Rackham 619: Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine
  2. SNRE 574: Sustainable Energy Systems
  3. SNRE 686: The Politics of Environmental Regulation
  4. Urban Planning 532: Sustainable Development: Resolving Economic & Environmental Conflicts
  5. Political Science 761: Global Environmental Change and the State (Jacobson)

Student C. Focus on medical anthropology

  1. Rackham 619: Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine
  2. Anthropology 548: Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology
  3. Anthropology 416/HBEHED 516 - Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
  4. Public Health 655 - Gender and Health: Ethnographic Approaches
  5. History 620: Studies in the History of Medicine

Student D. Focus on information technology, media, and public policy

  1. Rackham 619: Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine
  2. Communications 810: New Media Technology and Public Policy
  3. Political Science 620: Research in Politics and the Mass Media
  4. Information 621: Ethics, Values, and Information Dilemmas
  5. Public Policy 728: Information Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy