Science and technology express human values, and changes in science and technology influence what it means to be human.
Our Science, Technology and Society minor (STS) aims to help you better understand how we consider human values when making decisions to use and apply science and technology.
You will develop awareness of how historical forces, cultural attitudes, and political and ecological processes affect the implementation of scientific, technological, and engineering knowledge – and also how such knowledge affects society.
You will gain critical analytical skills by learning to consistently ask: How do science and technology express our human values? And, how do we, in our roles as citizens, guide science and technology?
Minors are defined as either “studies in the discipline” or as “teaching.”