Science and Technology Studies Minor

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Program advisors:

David Horn (Comparative Studies), Noah Tamarkin (Comparative Studies), Juno Pareñas (WGSST)

The Field:

The interdisciplinary minor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) provides students with the tools to understand and evaluate both the social contexts that give rise to particular scientific and technological developments, and the social consequences of these developments. It is designed for STEM majors who wish to consider the ethical, political, and social dimensions of the fields in which they work, and non-STEM majors who wish to understand and evaluate the ways sciences and technologies shape human possibilities in particular historical and cultural circumstances.

The Minor: 

No more than 9 credit hours may be taken in one Department.

Required gateway course (3 credit hours)

CMPSTD 2340: Introduction to Cultures of Science and Technology, or

CMPSTD 2341: Technology, Science, and Society

 

Foundation courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two from:

CMPSTD 3646: Cultures, Natures, Technologies

CMPSTD 4597.01: Global Studies of Science and Technology

HISTORY 2701: History of Technology

HISTORY 3711: Science and Society in Early Modern Europe

HISTORY 3712: Science and Society in Modern Europe

PHILOS 2660: Metaphysics, Religion, and Science in the Scientific Revolution

PHILOS 2860/COMPSTD 2760: Science and Religion

PHILOS 3650: Philosophy of Science

SOCIOL 3302: Technology and Global Society

WGSST/CMPSTD 4845: Gender, Sexuality, and Science

 

Electives (6 credit hours) 

Choose two from:

AEDECON 4320: Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

AEDECON 4597.01: Food, Population, and the Environment

AFAMAST 3440: Theorizing Race

ANTHROP 4597.04: The Molecular Revolution: Genes, Genomes, and Genomania

ANTHROP 4597.05H: The Global Food Crisis

ANTHROP 5614: Ethnobotany ART 5001:Aspects of Art and Technology I

ART 5101: Aspects of Art and Technology II

ART 5201: Aspects of Art and Technology III

CLASS 4204: Greek and Roman Science and Technology 

COMMUN 3545: Human-Computer Interaction

COMMUN 3554: Social Implications of Communication Technology

COMMUN 4555: Computer Interface and Human Identity

CMPSTD 2104: Literature, Science, and Technology

CMPSTD 2677: Religion and Environmentalism

CMPSTD 2760: Science and Religion

CMPSTD 3646: Cultures, Natures, Technologies

CMPSTD 4597.01: Global Studies of Science and Technology

CMPSTD 4845: Gender, Sexuality, and Science

CMPSTD 4846: Social Studies of Objects and Networks

ENGR 5050: Humanitarian Engineering

ENGLISH 2269: Digital Media Composing

ENGLISH 3372: Science Fiction and/or Fantasy

ENGLISH 4569: Digital Media and English Studies

ENR 2300: Society and Natural Resources

ENR 3470: Religion and Environmental Values in America

ENR 3530: Women, Environment and Development

HISTORY 2700: Global Environmental History

HISTORY 2701: History of Technology

HISTORY 2702: Food in World History

HISTORY 2704: Water: A Human History

HISTORY 2720: Big History

HISTORY 3700: American Environmental History

HISTORY 3711: Science and Society in Early Modern Europe

HISTORY 3712: Science and Society in Modern Europe

HISTORY 3715: Explorations of Science, Technology and the Environment in East Asia

HCS 2203: People and Plants: Meals, Medicine, Material, and Myth

INTSTDS 4320: Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

INTSTDS 4597.01: Food, Population, and the Environment

INTSTDS 4703: Science, Technology and US National Security

MEDREN 2610: Science and Technology in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

PHILOS 2342: Environmental Ethics

PHILOS 2660: Metaphysics, Religion, and Science in the Scientific Revolution

PHILOS 2860: Science and Religion

PHILOS 3440: Theorizing Race

PHILOS 3650: Philosophy of Science

PHILOS 3680: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology

PHILOS 5650: Advanced Philosophy of Science

PHYSICS 2367: Uses of Science in Solving Problems of Society

RURLSOC 5500: Diffusion of Innovations

SOCIOL 3302: Technology and Global Society

SOCIOL 3460: Environmental Justice

WGSST 3306: Gender, Media, and New Technologies

WGSST 3530: Women, Environment, and Development

WGSST 4845: Gender, Sexuality, and Science

 

Science and Technology Studies Minor program guidelines

Required for graduation? No

Credit hours required: A minimum of 15 hours. 1000 level courses may not be counted toward the 15 credit hour minimum. No more than 9 credit hours in one department. At least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

Transfer and EM credit hours allowed: A student is permitted to count up to 6 total hours of transfer credit and/or credit by examination.

Overlap with GE: A student is permitted to overlap up to 6 credit hours between the GE and the minor. 

Overlap with the major and additional minor(s):

• The minor must be in a different subject than the major.

• The minor must contain a minimum of 12 hours distinct from the major and/or additional minor(s).

 

Grades required: 

• Minimum C- for a course to be listed on the minor.

• Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the minor.

• Course work graded Pass/Non-Pass cannot count toward the minor.

• No more than 3 credit hours of course work graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory may count toward the minor.

 

Minor approval: The minor course work must be approved by the Department of Comparative Studies or the ASC advisor.

Filling the minor program form:  The minor program form must be filled at least by the time the graduation application is submitted to a college/school counselor.

Changing the minor: Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved by the Department of Comparative Studies or the ASC advisor.


Questions?

Contact Dr. David Horn at horn.5@osu.edu at the Department of Anthropology. 

 

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