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 337: Anthropology of Policy and Practice
ANTH 347: Anthropology of Corporations
CIMS 103: Television and New Media
CIMS 295: Mobile Phone Cultures
CIS 125: Technology and Policy
COMM 130: Media Industries and Society
EAS 203: Engineering Ethics
ENGL 109: Literature and Business
HIST 107: Comparative Capitalist Systems
HIST 119: History of the Corporation
HIST 131: Financial Meltdown Past and Present
HIST 159: Technology, Policy and War
HIST 161: American Capitalism
HIST 447: Histories of the Information Economy
LGST 222: Internet Law and Policy
LGST 242: Big Data, Big Responsibility
NETS 112: Networked Life
OIID 314: Enabling Technologies
PSCI 107: Introduction to Data Science
Some department courses that are relevant to this submajor:
STSC 160: History of the Information Age
STSC 252 Data and Death
STSC 270: Digital Democracy