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.
AFRC 202: Spirit Possession in the Caribbean
ANTH 155: Globalization
ANTH 260: Cultures of Science and Technology
CIMS 295: Mobile Phone Cultures
CIMS 378: Global Media
COML 260: Translating Cultures
NELC 337: Jewish Magic
SOCI 307: Race, Science, Justice
VLST 101: Eye, Mind, Image
Some department courses that are relevant to this submajor:
HSOC 437: Biopiracy
STSC 209: Race and Culture in Global Science
STSC 329: CSI Global
STSC 338: Hybrid Science