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 2000-level and above may count for the submajor where appropriate.


Departmental courses:

HSOC 0400: Medicine in History (HIST 0867, STSC 0400)
HSOC 1330: Bioethics
HSOC 2523: Medicine and Technology in Modern America
STSC 1151: Modern Biology and Social Implications (HIST 0877)
STSC 2418: Engineering Cultures
STSC 2421: Manufacturing Minds: From Babbage to ChatGPT
STSC 2644: Artifical Subjects: Golems, Homunculi, Robots, and Cyborgs
STSC 3028: Normal People
STSC 3299: CSI Global

Non-departmental courses:

ANTH 2060: Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 2080: Anthropology of Futurity (DSGN 3120)
ANTH 2130: Local Biologies
ANTH 2440: Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH 2060: Cultures of Science and Technology
BIOE 5550: Bioethics and Technology: Neuroethics*
BIOL 1019: Biological Science and Public Policy
BIOL 4077: Science and Art of Biotech
CIS 1250: Technology and Policy*
COMM 3180: Stories from Data*
EAS 2030: Engineering Ethics*
GSWS 2420: Science of Sex and Sexuality
PHIL 1342: Bioethics
SOCI 2917: Bioethics


Updated 06/07/2023