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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Science, Technology and Society Major


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Course Requirements:


14 ½ units including: (1) Social science requirements: 3 units including SOCI 151 - Introductory Sociology ; ECON 102 - Introduction to Economics ; and at least one course from departments in the Division of the Social Sciences, but outside of Economics and Sociology; (2) Natural science requirements: 4 units from at least 2 departments in the Division of the Natural Sciences, 2 of which must include laboratory work from any department. One of the non-lab science requirements may be met with ECON 209 - Probability and Statistics ;
(3) STS 200 - Conceptualizing STS: Theories and Practice ; (4) 5 additional units in STS, with no more than 1 at the 100-level and at least one at the 300-level. Ordinarily these are courses that originate or are cross-listed in STS. Additional courses may meet this requirement with the approval of the director; (5) STS 300 - Senior Thesis  and STS 301 - Senior Seminar .

After declaration of the major, all required courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Distribution Requirements:


At least 3 units in a sequence of courses leading to the 300-level in any department or program, but not including courses counting towards the requirement for 5 additional courses in STS (#4) above.
 

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