Minor in Science, Technology and Society

About the Minor

The minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS) allows students to explore the cultural, ethical, historical, political, and institutional dimensions of science, medicine, and technology. By taking courses in different disciplines, students develop an interdisciplinary approach that empowers them to critically analyze the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology. STS programs, also called science and technology studies, are growing in the US and worldwide. The ability to critically identify the values and incentives built into scientific knowledge and technology design and use is highly valued in settings such as health care organizations, government agencies, public policy realms, tech industries, and more.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact:

Kristene Unsworth, PhD
Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society

Additional information can be found on Drexel's Center for Science, Technology and Society page. All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Select 6 - 8 classes from the list below, with a minimum of 24.0 credits. One class must be SCTS 101. At least 2 different subject areas must be represented among these classes. 24.0
Media Anthropology
Visual Anthropology
Digital Culture
Sustainable Built Environment I
Climate Change and Human Health
New Technologies In Communication
Strategic Social Media Communication
Computer Mediated Communication
Race, Crime, and Justice
Crime and the City
Seminar in Justice Informatics
Crime, Violence, and Climate Change
Surveillance, Technology, and the Law
Sex, Violence, & Crime on the Internet
Technology and the Justice System
Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Science Fiction
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Environmental Science and Society
Global Climate Change
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Sociology of the Environment
Global Climate Change
Sustainability: History, Theory and Critic
Religion, Science, and Medicine in History
Technology and Identity
Technology in Historical Perspective
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Technology and the World Community
Themes in Global Environmental History
Disabilities in History
Advanced History Seminar
Health-Care Ethics I
Perspectives on Disability
Advanced Health-Care Ethics
Madness, Mental Health and Psychiatry in the Modern West
Introduction to Ubiquitous Computing
Social Aspects of Information Systems
Social and Collaborative Computing
Technology Management
Introduction to the History of Public Health
Global Air Pollution and Health
Symbolic Logic I
Symbolic Logic II
Ethics and Information Technology
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Science
Environmental Politics
Technology and Politics
Politics of Environment and Health
The Politics of Food
Science, Technology, & Public Policy
Animal Politics
History and Systems of Psychology
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
Addiction & Society
Innovation and Social Justice
Artificial Intelligence and Society
Medicine and Society
Sex and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of the Environment
Sex and The City
Sociology of Global Health
Environmental Justice
Sociology of Disasters
Medicine, Technology and Science
Politics of Life
Women & Human Rights Worldwide
Women's Health and Human Rights
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.