Science, Technology, and Society
What You'll Study
The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science, technology and the social world. After working through a common core of courses drawn from the social sciences, the humanities, the natural and physical sciences and engineering, students pursue coursework in one of seven specialized areas:
- Catastrophic Risks and Solutions
- Communication and Media
- Innovation and Organization
- Life Sciences and Health
- Politics and Policy
- Self Designed
- Social Dynamics of Data and Information
Students may also undertake research in affiliated laboratories and through the honors program. All students complete a capstone project, either by taking a senior capstone seminar (STS 200) or by applying for and completing an honors thesis (STS 299). Students must demonstrate mastery in at least one field from within the humanities or social sciences and at least one field from within the sciences or engineering. Majors may declare either a B.A. or a B.S. degree (see the specific requirements for each degree).
Combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, the influence of physical environment and how to address seemingly intractable social problems.
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human beings from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives.
Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.
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What if I Studied...?
Middle Eastern Language, Literature and Culture
Designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to Middle Eastern and African languages, and to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East and Africa.