Aug 03, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
    
Catalogue 2021-2022

Science, Technology and Society Program


Director: First semester, Christopher Whiteb; second semester, David Justin Estebana;

Steering Committee: Abigail Baird (Psychological Science), Elizabeth Howe Bradley (President), Leroy Cooperb (Biology), Abigail Coplinb (Sociology and Science, Technology and Society), David Justin Estebana (Biology), Kenneth Livingston (Cognitive Science), M. Mark (English), José Perillán (Physics and Astronomy), Nancy Jo Pokrywkaa (Biology), Claire Sagana (Political Science), Jill S. Schneidermana (Earth Science), Christopher Whiteb (Religion);

Participating Faculty: Alicia Atwoodb (Economics), Abigail Baird (Psychological Science), Elizabeth Howe Bradley (President), Leroy Cooperb (Biology), Abigail Coplinb (Sociology and Science, Technology and Society), David Justin Estebana (Biology), Benjamin Hoa (Economics), Jamie Kelly (Philosophy), Jennifer Kennell (Biology), Kenneth Livingston (Cognitive Science), John H. Long, Jr.ab (Biology), M. Mark (English), Osman Nemlia (Philosophy), Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosaa (Philosophy), José Perillán (Physics and Astronomy), Nancy Jo Pokrywkaa (Biology), Miriam Rossi (Chemistry), Claire Sagana (Political Science), Jill S. Schneidermana (Earth Science), Christopher Whiteb (Religion).

a On leave 2021/22, first semester

On leave 2021/22, second semester

ab On leave 2021/22


The multidisciplinary program in Science, Technology, and Society is designed to enable students to pursue three objectives: a) to understand the central role of science and technology in contemporary society; b) to examine how science and technology reflect their social, political, philosophical, economic and cultural contexts; and c) to explore the human, ethical and policy implications of current and emerging technologies.

Students interested in the program are urged to plan for declaration as early as possible in their college careers. First-year students and sophomores should talk with the director concerning courses to be taken in the first and sophomore years.

Programs

Major

Courses

Science, Technology and Society: I. Introductory

Science, Technology and Society: II. Intermediate

Science, Technology and Society: III. Advanced