Information for Prospective Students
in the History and Sociology of Science Department
Science, Technology & Society
The modern world rests on a foundation of science and technology. The STSC Major examines how this came to be and what it means. Our students study the relationship between scientific knowledge, technological innovations and systems, and society by examining the history of technology and science, the social contexts in which science and technology occur, the organizations of people and things that make up science and technology systems, and the social and cultural consequences of scientific and technological change. The major's broad-based approach provides excellent training for students interested in business, law, government, journalism, research, and education.
Health & Societies
An interdisciplinary liberal arts major examining health practices, knowledge and systems in social context.
GUIDELINES FOR VISITING CLASSES AND THE DEPARTMENT
Prospective students who are interested in our undergraduate programs should first email the relevant program chair before visiting the department. Any and all appointments with chairs or other faculty to discuss courses or program depend on faculty schedules and must be arranged individually.
The websites for HSOC and STSC contain detailed information about those programs, and we recommend that prospective students explore them thoroughly in advance of their visit or any appointments with faculty.
HSOC - Dr. David Barnes ()
STSC - Dr. Ann Greene ()
Associate Director for STSC & HSOC - Dr. Ann Greene ()
The most appropriate classes for prospective students to visit are the lecture classes listed on the College of Arts and Sciences Course List for Visitors.
Because of field trips and exams, all students should check first with the instructor to see if the day they plan to visit is actually a good day to see the class in action.
If a student very much wants to visit a freshman seminar or other seminar class, they must email the instructor for permission. Due to the character of seminars, these classes may not be well-suited for observation and participation.
GRADUATE PROGRAM APPLICANTS should contact the Graduate Chair.