Program in Science, Technology and Society

Policy, Persuasion and the Rhetoric of Science

Thematic Areas

Sample Course of Study:

Required Course: Prerequisite

  • SCSO 1000: Science and Society: Theories and Controversies

Thematic Track (Content)

  • COGS 0110: Perception, Illusion, and the Visual Arts
  • ENGL 0180: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 1190G: Science as Writing; Scientist as Writer


  • ENVS 1410: Environmental Law and Policy
  • HIST 1790: North American Environmental History
  • SOC 1010: Classical Sociological Theory

Science Track: (Could be any field but this uses geology)

  • GEOL 0070: Introduction to Oceanography
  • GEOL 0160G: Energy Resources
  • GEOL 1960F: Patterns in Nature, in Society
  • GEOL 1150: Limnology: The Study of Lakes

Related STS Courses (Theory)

  • ENGL 1761N: Natural and Supernatural: Issues in the Study of Science and Religion
  • HIST 1190: 19th Century Roots of Modern Science
  • SOC 2130: Organizations and Policymaking

Required Course: Capstone

  • SCSO 1900: Senior Seminar