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  Aug 21, 2017
 
 
    
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Catalogue 2017-2018

Science, Technology and Society Program


Director: Nancy Jo Pokrywka, fall semester,

David Esteban, spring semester;

Steering Committee: Leroy Cooper (Biology), David Justin Esteban (Biology), Marque Miringoff (Sociology), M. Mark (English), José Perillán (Physics and Astronomy), Nancy Jo Pokrywkab (Biology), Jill S. Schneiderman (Earth Science), Christopher White (Religion);

Participating Faculty: Leroy Cooper (Biology), Brian Dalyb (Physics and Astronomy), Eve Dunbar (English), David Justin Esteban (Biology), Lucille Lewis Johnson (Anthropology), Jamie T. Kelly (Philosophy), Jennifer Kennella (Biology), M. Mark (English), Marque-Luisa Miringoff (Sociology), José Perillán (Physics and Astronomy), Nancy Jo Pokrywkab (Biology), Miriam Rossi (Chemistry), Paul Ruud (Economics), Jill S. Schneiderman (Earth Science), Eric Trump (German), Christopher White (Religion), Douglas Winblad (Philosophy).

a On leave 2017/18, first semester
b On leave 2017/18, second semester


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. Freshmen and sophomores should talk with the director concerning courses to be taken in the freshman and sophomore years.

Programs

Major

Courses

Science, Technology and Society: I. Introductory

Science, Technology and Society: II. Intermediate

Science, Technology and Society: III. Advanced