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.


Departmental courses:

STSC 160: History of the Information Age
STSC 252 Data and Death
STSC 270: Digital Democracy

Non-departmental courses:

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*
COMM 318: Stories from Data*
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