Submajors provide the opportunity for students to explore their particular interest within STS by developing an individualized program. Each student puts together a program of four courses that help them explore a topic, problem, theme or question. These courses may come from across the university. The goal is that each student understands how these courses relate to each other and work together to form a coherent group--that each student can have an "elevator speech" describing what they did with their submajor.
This list provides examples of what kinds of courses could be used in the submajor.
They are pre-approved but they are not required courses for the submajor.
STSC majors should look for courses within SAS and in other schools.
Each major should discuss their goals and desired courses for their submajor with the STSC Chair or Associate Director.
Up to three (3) non-College courses* may be in the submajor.
Up to two science courses 200-level and above may count for the submajor where appropriate.
ANTH 213: Local Biologies
ANTH 244: Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH 260: Cultures of Science and Technology
BIOE 555: Bioethics and Technology*
BIOL 019: Biological Science and Public Policy
BIOL 477: Science and Art of Biotech
CIS 125: Technology and Policy*
EAS 203: Engineering Ethics*
GSWS 242: Science of Sex and Sexuality
PHIL 072: Biomedical ethics
Some department courses that are relevant for the submajor
HSOC 002: Medicine in History
HSOC 102: Bioethics
HSOC 152: Medicine and Technology in Modern America
STSC 135: Modern Biology and Social Implications
STSC 329: CSI Global