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 1362: Bacteria, Bodies, and Empires: Medicine and Healing in the Eastern Mediterranean (HIST 1365)
STSC 2418: Engineering Cultures (HSOC 2418)
STSC 3088: Science, Labor, and Capital (HIST 0878)
STSC 3185: Global Radiation History: Living in the Atomic Age 1945 - Present (HSOC 3185)
STSC 3299: CSI Global
STSC 3334: Hybrid Science
STSC 3766: Cultures of Surveillance (ANTH 3766)

Non-departmental courses:

AFRC 1202: Spirit Possession in the Caribbean
ANTH 2060: Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH 2080: Anthropology of Futurity (DSGN 3120)
ANTH 1550: Globalization: Cause & Effects
CIMS 2952: Mobile Phone Cultures
CIMS 3780: Global Media
COML 1120: Translating Cultures: Literature on and in Translation (GRMN 1120, JWST 1120)
COMM 3180: Stories from Data*
NELC 3300: Jewish Magic
SOCI 2430: Race, Science, Justice (AFRC 2430)
VLST 1010: Eye, Mind, Image (ARTH 1500)


 Updated 06/07/2023