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Catalog 2004-2005
Science, Technology, and Society
Requirements of the Minor
School of American and International Studies
Course Descriptions Conveners: Stephen Rice and Bernard Langer

NOTE: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor.
Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.


ASTS 210 Science, Technology, and Society 3 crs.
Two courses in category 1
(Cultural Contexts of Science and Technology)
6 crs.
Two courses in category 2
(Historical Contexts of Science and Technology)
6 crs.
Two courses in category 3
(Social and Institutional Environments of Science and Technology)
6 crs.
One course in practicum* 1-4 crs.
  Minimum 22-26 crs.

*The practicum is to be arranged with the approval of a faculty sponsor and a convener.

Sampling of courses in each category:

Cultural Contexts of Science and Technology
AAMR 307 Technology and Culture in America (3crs.)
CART 220 Fundamentals of Computer Art (4 crs.)
CINT 315 Art and Technology (3crs.)
SHST 341 A History of Scientific Ideas (3crs.)
SINT 343 Science and Religion (3 crs.)
SINT 346 Survey of Science Fiction (3crs.)

Historical Contexts of Science and Technology
AHST/BECO 253 U.S. Economic History (3crs.)
AHST/BBAD 240 History of Business and Industry (3crs.)
APHL 330 Science in a Multicultural World (3 crs.)
CARH 214 Photography: Concepts and History (3 crs.)
SENV 215 Environmental History (3 crs.)
SMTH 441 History of Mathematics (3 crs.)

Social and Institutional Environments of Science and Technology
APOL 210/SENV 207 Public Policy (3 crs.)
BECO 305 Industrial Organization (3 crs.)
SENV 223 Energy and Society (3 crs.)
SENV 317 Environmental Policy and Regulation (3 crs.)
SINT 230 Computers and Society (3 crs.)
MECO 303 Environmental Economics (3 crs.).



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