This list of pre-approved courses is intended to inspire, not to require.  These are some examples of courses that have been used for this submajor in the past.  Each student should individualize the submajor around their interests and goals.  

Look for courses within SAS and other schools at Penn.  Discuss your goals for the 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 141: Policy, Museums and Cultural Heritage
ANTH 258: Visualizing the Past
ANTH 268: Anthropology of Museums
ANTH 260: Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 317: Politics of Matter and the Matter of Politics
ANTH 415: Archeology of Animals
CIMS 271: Visualizing the Future
CLST 271: Greek and Roman Medicine
COMM 318: Stories from data
ENGL 158: Science Journalism
GRMN 151: Water Worlds
GSWS 242: Science of Sex and Sexuality
GSWS 492: More Human than Human
PHIL 325: Philosophy of Science
RELS 212: Animals and Religion
VLST 223: Philosophy and Visual Perception
VLST 303: Rise of Image Culture

Some department courses that are relevant to this submajor:

STSC 110 Science and Literature
STSC 123 Darwin’s Legacy
STSC 363 Technology and Democracy
STSC 379 Animals in Science, Medicine and Technology

Also check this website for courses relevant to this submajor:


Updated 12/19