Minor: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

RC academic minors

University of Michigan students interested in Residential College programs and courses should contact the RC Academic Services Office (134 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0032) or visit in person. Others should contact the RC Admissions Office, 133 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0176.

RC academic minors are open to all LSA students

Students wishing to pursue an RC academic minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with each program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the RC Academic Services Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad, or by calling (734) 763-0032.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/sts

 

effective date : Fall 2014

Not open to students with a minor in Medical Anthropology or History of Medicine and Health

Technology often precipitates the most drastic, most revolutionary changes in how societies and cultures engage one another. The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) minor helps students see beyond the veneer of policy issues to learn about the raw changes in our tools and methods. STS studies the ethical, environmental, and social implications of new tools and methods — and how these affect the developing world.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Science, Technology, and Society must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled by sending e-mail to sts.minor.advisor@umich.edu. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

Courses on science, technology, and society are offered by many different departments and programs in LSA as well as in other colleges of the university. Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. An up-to-date list of currently approved courses is available at the STS Program web site.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 5 courses for a minimum of 15 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

  1. Core course: RCSSCI 275.
  2. Electives. A minimum of 2 courses for at least 7 credits, subject to the following conditions:
    • A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).
    • At least one elective must be at the 300 level or above.
    • Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.
    • At least one elective and the research seminar must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.

Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360, 362, 467

ANTHRCUL

256

AOSS

172, 300

BIOLOGY

101

CHEM

120(section titled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry")

EARTH

140, 171, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

ECON

370

EEB

498

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 201, 211, 256, 263, 270, 318, 350, 360, 361, 375, 280, 391, 414

GEOG

111

HISTORY

301,

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

366,

397 (section titled "Human Nature and its Sciences"),

427

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

NURS

220

PHIL

420

PSYCH

384, 385

RCNSCI

232, 260, 263, 270, 350, 415,

461 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

RCIDIV

318,

351 (section titled "Evolution and Intelligent Design"),

391

SOC

111

UP

263

AOSS

172, 300

CEE

260

EARTH

172, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 263, 350, 380

ENGLISH

415 (section titled "Research and Technology in the Humanities")

GEOG

111

HISTORY

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

310,

396 (sections titled "Race, Gender, and Empire", "Global Nuclear Proliferation"),

498 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

PSYCH

485

RCIDIV

330, 430, 450

RCNSCI

263, 270

RCSSCI

310, 374,

461 (sections titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers", "Global Oil System and the Middle East"),

462

SI

110, 513

SOC

111

495 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

UC 

110

UP

263

WOMENSTD

485

CAAS

355

ANTHRCUL

258 (section titled "Culture and Medicine"),

325, 344, 355, 416

BIOLOGY

118

HBEHED

516

HISTORY

284, 300, 310, 355,

396 (section titled "Human Experimentation")

NURS

220

PSYCH

211 (section titled "Health, Illness, Society"),

359,

401 (section titled "Health Psychology"

RCNSCI

260 (section titled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate)

RCIDIV

351 (section titled "Law and Bioethics")

SOC

475

UC

210

WOMENSTD

220, 324, 400

  1. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.

Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars

SUBJECT/CATALOG

Track(s)

Research Seminar

ANTHRCUL 325 Medicine  
EARTH 496 Technology Science section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
EEB 498 Science  
ENVIRON 318 Science  
HISTORY 396 Medicine section titled "Human Experimentation"
HISTORY 396 Technology section titled "Global Nuclear Proliferation"
HISTORY 498 Technology section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
MENAS 491 Technology Science (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")
PHYSICS 481 Science  
RCIDIV 318 Science  
RCNSCI 415 Science  
RCSSCI 374 Technology  
RCSSCI 461 Technology section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
RCSSCI 461 Technology Science section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
RCSSCI 462 Technology  
SOC 495 Technology section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
WOMENSTD 324 Medicine  

 

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor (Winter 2014-Summer 2014) +

 

effective date : Winter 2014-Summer 2014

Not open to students with a minor in Medical Anthropology or History of Medicine and Health

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

 

Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

Prerequisites to the Minor:

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 5 courses for a minimum of 18 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

  1. Core course: RCSSCI 275.
  2. Electives. A minimum of 3 courses for at least 11 credits, subject to the following conditions:
    • A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).
    • At least two electives must be at the 300 level or above.
    • Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.
    • At least two of the student's three electives must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.
Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360, 362, 467

ANTHRCUL

256

AOSS

172, 300

BIOLOGY

101

CHEM

120 (section titled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry")

EARTH

140, 171, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

ECON

370

EEB

498

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 201, 211, 256, 263, 270, 318, 350, 360, 361, 375, 280, 391, 414

GEOG

111

HISTORY

301,

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

366,

397 (section titled "Human Nature and its Sciences"),

427

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

NURS

220

PHIL

420

PSYCH

384, 385

RCNSCI

232, 260, 263, 270, 350, 415,

461 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

RCIDIV

318,

351 (section titled "Evolution and Intelligent Design"),

391

SOC

111

UP

263

AOSS

172, 300

CEE

260

EARTH

172, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 263, 350, 380

ENGLISH

415 (section titled "Research and Technology in the Humanities")

GEOG

111

HISTORY

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

310,

396 (sections titled "Race, Gender, and Empire", "Global Nuclear Proliferation"),

498 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

PSYCH

485

RCIDIV

330, 430, 450

RCNSCI

263, 270

RCSSCI

310, 374,

461 (sections titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers", "Global Oil System and the Middle East"),

462

SI

110, 513

SOC

111

495 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

UC 

110

UP

263

WOMENSTD

485

CAAS

355

ANTHRCUL

258 (section titled "Culture and Medicine"),

325, 344, 355, 416

BIOLOGY

118

HBEHED

516

HISTORY

284, 300, 310, 355,

396 (section titled "Human Experimentation")

NURS

220

PSYCH

211 (section titled "Health, Illness, Society"),

359,

401 (section titled "Health Psychology"

RCNSCI

260 (section titled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate)

RCIDIV

351 (section titled "Law and Bioethics")

SOC

475

UC

210

WOMENSTD

220, 324, 400

  1. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.
Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars
 
SUBJECT/CATALOG

Track(s)

Research Seminar

ANTHRCUL 325

Medicine

 
EARTH 496

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
EEB 498

Science

 
ENVIRON 318

Science

 
HISTORY 396

Medicine

section titled "Human Experimentation"
HISTORY 396

Technology

section titled "Global Nuclear Proliferation"
HISTORY 498

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
MENAS 491

Technology

Science

(section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")
PHYSICS 481

Science

 
RCIDIV 318

Science

 
RCNSCI 415

Science

 
RCSSCI 374

Technology

 
RCSSCI 461

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
RCSSCI 461

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
RCSSCI 462

Technology

 
SOC 495

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
WOMENSTD 324

Medicine

 

 

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor (Fall 12-Fall 13) +

Science, Technology & Society

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/sts

Not a major program

effective date : Fall 2012-Fall 2013

Not open to students with a minor in Medical Anthropology

 

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

 Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

Prerequisites to the Minor:

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 5 courses for a minimum of 18 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

  1. Core course: RCSSCI 275.
  2. Electives. A minimum of 3 courses for at least 11 credits, subject to the following conditions:
    • A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).
    • At least two electives must be at the 300 level or above.
    • Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.
    • At least two of the student's three electives must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.
Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360, 362, 467

ANTHRCUL

256

AOSS

172, 300

BIOLOGY

101

CHEM

120 (section titled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry")

EARTH

140, 171, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

ECON

370

EEB

498

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 201, 211, 256, 263, 270, 318, 350, 360, 361, 375, 280, 391, 414

GEOG

111

HISTORY

301,

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

366,

397 (section titled "Human Nature and its Sciences"),

427

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

NURS

220

PHIL

420

PSYCH

384, 385

RCNSCI

232, 260, 263, 270, 350, 415,

461 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

RCIDIV

318,

351 (section titled "Evolution and Intelligent Design"),

391

SOC

111

UP

263

AOSS

172, 300

CEE

260

EARTH

172, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 263, 350, 380

ENGLISH

415 (section titled "Research and Technology in the Humanities")

GEOG

111

HISTORY

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

310,

396 (sections titled "Race, Gender, and Empire", "Global Nuclear Proliferation"),

498 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

PSYCH

485

RCIDIV

330, 430, 450

RCNSCI

263, 270

RCSSCI

310, 374,

461 (sections titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers", "Global Oil System and the Middle East"),

462

SI

110, 513

SOC

111

495 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

UC 

110

UP

263

WOMENSTD

485

CAAS

355

ANTHRCUL

258 (section titled "Culture and Medicine"),

325, 344, 355, 416

BIOLOGY

118

HBEHED

516

HISTORY

284, 300, 310, 355,

396 (section titled "Human Experimentation")

NURS

220

PSYCH

211 (section titled "Health, Illness, Society"),

359,

401 (section titled "Health Psychology"

RCNSCI

260 (section titled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate)

RCIDIV

351 (section titled "Law and Bioethics")

SOC

475

UC

210

WOMENSTD

220, 324, 400

  1. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.
Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars
 
SUBJECT/CATALOG

Track(s)

Research Seminar

ANTHRCUL 325

Medicine

 
EARTH 496

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
EEB 498

Science

 
ENVIRON 318

Science

 
HISTORY 396

Medicine

section titled "Human Experimentation"
HISTORY 396

Technology

section titled "Global Nuclear Proliferation"
HISTORY 498

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
MENAS 491

Technology

Science

(section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")
PHYSICS 481

Science

 
RCIDIV 318

Science

 
RCNSCI 415

Science

 
RCSSCI 374

Technology

 
RCSSCI 461

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
RCSSCI 461

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
RCSSCI 462

Technology

 
SOC 495

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
WOMENSTD 324

Medicine

 

 

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor (Fall 2006-Summer 2012) +

Science, Technology & Society

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/sts

Not a major program

effective date : Fall 2006-Summer 2012

Not open to students concentrating in Social Theory & Practice in the Residential College. Not open to students electing the Medical Anthropology minor in the Department of Anthropology

 

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

 

Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

Prerequisites to the Minor:

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 5 courses for a minimum of 18 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

  1. Core course: RCSSCI 275.
  2. Electives. A minimum of 3 courses for at least 11 credits, subject to the following conditions:
    • A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).
    • At least two electives must be at the 300 level or above.
    • Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.
    • At least two of the student's three electives must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.
Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360, 362, 467

ANTHRCUL

256

AOSS

172, 300

BIOLOGY

101

CHEM

120 (section titled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry")

EARTH

140, 171, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

ECON

370

EEB

498

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 201, 211, 256, 263, 270, 318, 350, 360, 361, 375, 280, 391, 414

GEOG

111

HISTORY

301,

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

366,

397 (section titled "Human Nature and its Sciences"),

427

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

NURS

220

PHIL

420

PSYCH

384, 385

RCNSCI

232, 260, 263, 270, 350, 415,

461 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

RCIDIV

318,

351 (section titled "Evolution and Intelligent Design"),

391

SOC

111

UP

263

AOSS

172, 300

CEE

260

EARTH

172, 380,

496 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"

ENSCEN

172

ENVIRON

111, 263, 350, 380

ENGLISH

415 (section titled "Research and Technology in the Humanities")

GEOG

111

HISTORY

302 (section titled "Science, Technology, and Defining the Human"),

310,

396 (sections titled "Race, Gender, and Empire", "Global Nuclear Proliferation"),

498 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

MENAS

491 (section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")

PSYCH

485

RCIDIV

330, 430, 450

RCNSCI

263, 270

RCSSCI

310, 374,

461 (sections titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers", "Global Oil System and the Middle East"),

462

SI

110, 513

SOC

111

495 (section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers")

UC 

110

UP

263

WOMENSTD

485

CAAS

355

ANTHRCUL

258 (section titled "Culture and Medicine"),

325, 344, 355, 416

BIOLOGY

118

HBEHED

516

HISTORY

284, 300, 310, 355,

396 (section titled "Human Experimentation")

NURS

220

PSYCH

211 (section titled "Health, Illness, Society"),

359,

401 (section titled "Health Psychology"

RCNSCI

260 (section titled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate)

RCIDIV

351 (section titled "Law and Bioethics")

SOC

475

UC

210

WOMENSTD

220, 324, 400

  1. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.
Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars
 
SUBJECT/CATALOG

Track(s)

Research Seminar

ANTHRCUL 325

Medicine

 
EARTH 496

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
EEB 498

Science

 
ENVIRON 318

Science

 
HISTORY 396

Medicine

section titled "Human Experimentation"
HISTORY 396

Technology

section titled "Global Nuclear Proliferation"
HISTORY 498

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
MENAS 491

Technology

Science

(section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East")
PHYSICS 481

Science

 
RCIDIV 318

Science

 
RCNSCI 415

Science

 
RCSSCI 374

Technology

 
RCSSCI 461

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
RCSSCI 461

Technology

Science

section titled "Global Oil System and the Middle East"
RCSSCI 462

Technology

 
SOC 495

Technology

section titled "Steam Engines and Computers: From Proletariats to Information Workers"
WOMENSTD 324

Medicine

 

 

Science, Technology, and Society Minor (Fall 2005-Summer 2006) +

 Science, Technology & Society

 

www.lsa.umich.edu/sts

sts.minor.advisor@umich.edu

Not a major program

effective date of minor: Fall 2005 through Summer 2006

Not open to students concentrating in Social Sciences in the Residential College

Not open to students electing the Medical Anthropology minor in the Department of Anthropology

 

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

 

Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 5 courses for a minimum of 18 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

A. Core course: Residential College Nat Sci 275. Social Dynamics of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

B. Electives. A minimum of 3 courses for at least 11 credits, subject to the following conditions:

A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).

At least two electives must be at the 300 level or above.

Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.

At least two of the student's three electives must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.

 

 

Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360 Race and Human Evolution

361 Biology, Society, and Culture

362 Problems of Race

AOSS

300 Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change

BIOLOGY

101 Biology and Human Affairs

140 Genetics and Society

CHEM

120 First-Year Seminar, section subtitled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry"

EEB

498 Ecology of Agroecosystems

ENVIRON

212 Introduction to Global Change III: Studies of Global Sustainability

270 Our Common Future: Ecology, Economics & Ethics of Sustainable Development

HISTORY

285 Science, Technology and Society: 1940 to the Present

301 Discovery of the Universe

302 Topics in History, section entitled "Science, Technology and Defining the Human"

366 American Science/American Culture

397 History Colloquium, section entitled "Human Nature and Its Sciences"

427 Magic, Science and Religion in Early Modern England

591, section subtitled "Science and Society in Early Modern Europe"

HONORS

252, Sophomore Seminar, section subtitled "Numbers and Reasons"

NRE

270 Our Common Future: Ecology, Economics & Ethics of Sustainable Development

PHYSICS

281 Physics and National Science Policy

Residential College

RCNSCI 232 History of Life

RCNSCI 250 Ecology, Development, and Conservation in the New World Tropics (taught in Spanish)

RCNSCI 260 Science and Societal Issues: The Immune System

RCNSCI 343 Scientific Change

RCSSCI 360, section subtitled "Exploring the Boundary between Science and Politics"

AOSS

300 Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change

BIOLOGY

140 Genetics and Society

ENGLISH

415 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature, section subtitled "Research and Technology in the Humanities"

HISTORY

285 Science, Technology and Society: 1940 to the Present

SI

110 Introduction to Information Studies

513 Women and Informaiton Technology

SOC

110 Introduction to Information Studies

UP

263 Energy, Environment, and the City

WOMENSTD

483 Special Topics, section entitled "Women and Information Technology"

Residential College STS Program

RCIDIV 330 Information Technology and Global Politics

RCIDIV 430 Perspectives on High Technology Society

RCIDIV 450 Science and Social Responsibility

RCNSCI 263 Energy, Environment, and the City

RCNSCI 270 New Biotechnology: Scientific, Social, and Historical Perspectives

RCNSCI 419 Sustainable Energy Systems

RCSSCI 271 Technology, Politics, and Culture

RCSSCI 382 History of Time

ANTRHCUL

258, section subtitled "Culture and Medicine"

325 Anthropology of Childbirth

416 Global Health

444 Medical Anthropology

BIOLOGY

118 AIDS and Other Health Crises

CAAS

355 Health and Illness in African Worlds

HISTORY

284 Sickness and Health in Society, 1492 to Present

355 Health and Illness in African Worlds

MEDCARE

475 Introduction to Medical Sociology

SOC

475 Introduction to Medical Sociology

WOMENSTD

324 Anthropology of Childbirth

Residential College STS Program

RCNSCI 260 Science and Societal Issues, section entitled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate.

C. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with and approved by the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.

 

 

 

Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars

SUBJECT Track(s) Research Seminar
ENVIRON Technology 318 Food, Land, and Society
ENVIRON Science 414 Science and Politics
HISTORY

Medicine

Science

396, 397 Colloquium, section subtitled "Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875" and other colloquia, if appropriate
HISTORY Technology 379 History of Computers and Networks
HISTORY Technology 497 Technology, Colonialism, and Development
HONORS

Medicine

Science

370 (section subtitled "The Rhetoric of Evidence in Research')
PHYSICS All 481 Physics and National Science Policy
RCCORE All 405 Senior Independent Study, taken with a member of the STS Program core faculty
RCIDIV Technology 318 Food, Land, and Society.
RCNSCI Science 415 Science and Politics
RCSSCI Technology 374 Race, Gender and Empire in the Nuclear Age
RCSSCI Technology 379 History of Computers and Networks
RCSSCI Technology 488 Technology, Colonialism, and Development

D. Science/Technology/Medicine cognate (lab based). Students electing this minor must complete one cognate, consisting of a laboratory-based course in a natural science, computer science, or engineering. This cognate may count toward the LS&A distribution requirement (if it is approved for that requirement). Ideally, this course should relate to the student's chosen focus cluster.

Science, Technology, and Society Minor (February 17, 2001-Summer 2005) +

 Science, Technology & Society

 

www.lsa.umich.edu/sts

sts.minor.advisor@umich.edu

Not a major program

effective date of minor: February 17, 2001 through Summer 2005

Not open to students concentrating in Social Sciences in the Residential College

 

No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

 

Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 5 courses for a minimum of 18 credits of courses, to be elected from the categories as stated below:

A. Core course: Residential College Nat Sci 275. Social Dynamics of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

B. Electives. A minimum of 3 courses for at least 11 credits, subject to the following conditions:

A maximum of one elective at the 100 level is permitted (up to 4 credits).

At least two electives must be at the 300 level or above.

Students may also count any research seminar (see below) as an elective.

At least two of the student's three electives must be drawn from one of the focus clusters: science and society, technology and society, or medicine and society.

 

 

Science and Society Focus Cluster

Technology and Society Focus Cluster

Medicine and Society Focus Cluster

ANTHRBIO

360 Race and Human Evolution

361 Biology, Society, and Culture

362 Problems of Race

AOSS

300 Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change

BIOLOGY

101 Biology and Human Affairs

140 Genetics and Society

CHEM

120 First-Year Seminar, section subtitled "The History and Philosophy of Chemistry"

EEB

498 Ecology of Agroecosystems

ENVIRON

212 Introduction to Global Change III: Studies of Global Sustainability

270 Our Common Future: Ecology, Economics & Ethics of Sustainable Development

HISTORY

285 Science, Technology and Society: 1940 to the Present

301 Discovery of the Universe

302 Topics in History, section entitled "Science, Technology and Defining the Human"

366 American Science/American Culture

397 History Colloquium, section entitled "Human Nature and Its Sciences"

427 Magic, Science and Religion in Early Modern England

591, section subtitled "Science and Society in Early Modern Europe"

HONORS

252, Sophomore Seminar, section subtitled "Numbers and Reasons"

NRE

270 Our Common Future: Ecology, Economics & Ethics of Sustainable Development

PHYSICS

281 Physics and National Science Policy

Residential College

RCNSCI 232 History of Life

RCNSCI 250 Ecology, Development, and Conservation in the New World Tropics (taught in Spanish)

RCNSCI 260 Science and Societal Issues: The Immune System

RCNSCI 343 Scientific Change

RCSSCI 360, section subtitled "Exploring the Boundary between Science and Politics"

AOSS

300 Global Environmental Impact of Technological Change

BIOLOGY

140 Genetics and Society

ENGLISH

415 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature, section subtitled "Research and Technology in the Humanities"

HISTORY

285 Science, Technology and Society: 1940 to the Present

SI

110 Introduction to Information Studies

513 Women and Informaiton Technology

SOC

110 Introduction to Information Studies

UP

263 Energy, Environment, and the City

WOMENSTD

483 Special Topics, section entitled "Women and Information Technology"

Residential College STS Program

RCIDIV 330 Information Technology and Global Politics

RCIDIV 430 Perspectives on High Technology Society

RCIDIV 450 Science and Social Responsibility

RCNSCI 263 Energy, Environment, and the City

RCNSCI 270 New Biotechnology: Scientific, Social, and Historical Perspectives

RCNSCI 419 Sustainable Energy Systems

RCSSCI 271 Technology, Politics, and Culture

RCSSCI 382 History of Time

ANTRHCUL

258, section subtitled "Culture and Medicine"

325 Anthropology of Childbirth

416 Global Health

444 Medical Anthropology

BIOLOGY

118 AIDS and Other Health Crises

CAAS

355 Health and Illness in African Worlds

HISTORY

284 Sickness and Health in Society, 1492 to Present

355 Health and Illness in African Worlds

MEDCARE

475 Introduction to Medical Sociology

SOC

475 Introduction to Medical Sociology

WOMENSTD

324 Anthropology of Childbirth

Residential College STS Program

RCNSCI 260 Science and Societal Issues, section entitled "From Shamans to Cyborgs: Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Illness, and the Biomedical Sciences" and other topics as appropriate.

C. One research course or seminar, at the 300- or 400-level, in the student's chosen focus cluster, chosen in consultation with and approved by the advisor. The research course or seminar will normally be completed in the student's junior or senior year. To be approved for this requirement, a course must include a major research project (typically a long term paper) or a significant field study component.

 

 

 

Approved STS Research Courses and Seminars

SUBJECT Track(s) Research Seminar
ENVIRON Technology 318 Food, Land, and Society
ENVIRON Science 414 Science and Politics
HISTORY

Medicine

Science

396, 397 Colloquium, section subtitled "Health and Medicine in US Culture since 1875" and other colloquia, if appropriate
HISTORY Technology 379 History of Computers and Networks
HISTORY Technology 497 Technology, Colonialism, and Development
HONORS

Medicine

Science

370 (section subtitled "The Rhetoric of Evidence in Research')
PHYSICS All 481 Physics and National Science Policy
RCCORE All 405 Senior Independent Study, taken with a member of the STS Program core faculty
RCIDIV Technology 318 Food, Land, and Society.
RCNSCI Science 415 Science and Politics
RCSSCI Technology 374 Race, Gender and Empire in the Nuclear Age
RCSSCI Technology 379 History of Computers and Networks
RCSSCI Technology 488 Technology, Colonialism, and Development

D. Science/Technology/Medicine cognate (lab based). Students electing this minor must complete one cognate, consisting of a laboratory-based course in a natural science, computer science, or engineering. This cognate may count toward the LS&A distribution requirement (if it is approved for that requirement). Ideally, this course should relate to the student's chosen focus cluster.


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