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Minor Curriculum

The minor in STS is open to all undergraduate students at JMU. Courses taken to complete the STS minor can also be used to satisfy the student's major, as well as General Education requirements.

The STS minor requires 18 credit hours with at least one course each from the history, sociology and ISAT courses listed.

  Required Courses Credit Hours
  Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 327. Technology in America  
  ISAT 131. Technology, Science and Society  
  SOCI 315. Science, Technology and Society  
  Elective courses  
  Choose five from at least four different programs/majors 15
  ANTH/ARTH/HIST 492. American Material Culture  
  ANTH/SOCI 313. Processes of Social and Cultural Change  
  ANTH 340. The Invention of Race  
  ANTH 360. Medical Anthropology  
  ANTH 373. Anthropological Perspectives on Environment and Development  
  ARTH 303. History of Design  
  ARTH 474. The New Media and Contemporary Art  
  ARTH 476. Modern Architecture  
  GEOG 322. Agricultural Systems  
  GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics  
  GEOG 344. Economic Geography and Development Issues  
  HIST 305. History of Science and Christianity  
  HIST 326. The Automobile in 20th Century America  
  HIST 327. Technology in America  
  HIST 405. Travel and Exploration  
  HIST 427. U.S. Environmental History  
  HIST 443. Modern American Technology and Culture  
  HIST 481. Early Modern Europe: New Worlds of Exploration & Science  
  ISAT 231. Political Economy of Technology and Science  
  ISAT 311. Role of Energy in Modern Society  
  ISAT 411. Energy Economics and Policy  
  ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation  
  ISAT 456. Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Biotechnology  
  ISAT 471. Transportation: Energy, Environment and Society  
  ISAT 477. Complex Systems and How They Fail  
  PHIL 300. Knowledge and Belief  
  PHIL 395. Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry  
  SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment  
  SOCI 316. Space, Time and the Human Social Environment  
  SOCI 366. Sociology of Knowledge  
  SOCI 375. Medical Sociology  
  WRTC 350. Science and Technology in Literature  


Special topics courses not listed can be applied to the minor with prior approval of the program coordinator.