Our faculty are trained to provide a distinct critical perspective on science, technology and medicine, and department courses provide students with that perspective.  Courses taught by other faculty in other departments on the same topics might be very valuable but do not necessarily provide this necessary perspective.

Only courses that are on this list count as department courses. Other courses cannot be petitioned.  Within this list majors may elect any seven (7) courses (for majors after 1/4/17.  Before 1/4/17, five department electives are required.)


Be aware that there may be courses that carry STSC coding but are NOT on this list and do not count as department courses.

STSC 002 Medicine in History (HSOC 002)
STSC 016 Islamic Science
STSC 018 Imported Futures
STSC 021 From Darwin to DNA
STSC 026 Philosophy of Space and Time
STSC 077 Voyages of Discovery
STSC 078 Everyday Technologies
STSC 107 SciMedTech in Colonial India

STSC 110 Science and Literature
STSC 123 Darwin’s Legacy
STSC 135 Modern Biology and Social Implication
STSC 145 Comparative Medicine (HSOC 145)

STSC 152 Chinese Science
STSC 160 Information Age
STSC 162 Technology and Medicine in Modern America
STSC 168 Environment and Society
STSC 169 Engineering Planet Earth

STSC 179 Down to Earth: Intro to Environmental History
STSC 201 History of the Physical Sciences
STSC 202 Scientific Revolution
STSC 208 Science and Religion
STSC 209 Race & Gender in Global Science

STSC 212 Science, Technology and Warfare
STSC 217 Science, Technology and Development in South and Southeast Asia
STSC 231 Insect Epidemiology (HSOC 231)

STSC 260 Cyberculture
STSC 270 Digital Democracy
STSC 272 Energy in America
STSC 279 Nature's Nation
STSC 308 Science, Technology and Global Capitalism
STSC 309 Science Lost in Translation

STSC 312 Weapons of Mass Destruction
STSC 314 Cosmopolitan Urbanism
STSC 316 Science, Technology and Society in East Asia
STSC 319 Science in Context
STSC 322 Edgar Allan Poe's Science
STSC 328 What is Prediction?
STSC 338 Hybrid Science: Nature, Health and Society in Latin America
STSC 352 Technology, Innovation and Business
STSC 363 Technology and Democracy
STSC 364 Technologies of Research
STSC 371 Emerging Technologies
STSC 382 Guns and Love

STSC 379  Animals in Science, Medicine and Technology
STSC 391 Bioethics and National Security
STSC 408 Depicting Data, Picturing Nature
STSC 411  Sport Science, Medicine and Technology
STSC 429 The Neurological Condition
STSC 436 Biopiracy

STSC 442 Hospital as Curing Machine
STSC 443 Science and the Senses
STSC 454 Military Medicine and Technology
STSC 461 Child in the City
STSC 462 Technology, Innovation and Business

STSC 471 Guns and Health
HSOC 102 Bioethics
HSOC 112 The People's Health
HSOC 140 History of Bioethics
HSOC 216 Gender and Health
HSOC 241 Stem Cells, Science and Society
HSOC 337 Race and Medicine in the Global South
HSOC 458 Environments and Health
HSOC 462 Seeking Health
PHIL 026 Philosophy of Space and Time  (STSC 026)