Apr 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Scripps Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Scripps Catalog

Science, Technology, and Society Major


Requirements for the Major


A major in Science, Technology, and Society requires a minimum of 13 courses including senior seminar and thesis.

1. Science and technology practice (science and/or engineering): Three courses

  • STS is about knowledge-making practices, so students should experience those practices directly. Students must take three courses in one discipline in science, engineering, or mathematics that advance beyond the introductory level.

2. STS 010 HM Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society  

3. Context and theory: Three courses

     a.  One historical studies course from :

     b.  One philosophy of science course from:

     c.  One social science approaches course from:

4. Two additional STS courses in a single area: either History, or Philosophy, or Social Sciences.

  • This requirement asks students to acquire depth in one of the main disciplinary areas of STS.

5. Two STS electives

6.  Senior Seminar and Senior Thesis