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Science, Technology and Society

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Science, technology and society (STS) is an internationally recognized field of cross disciplinary study that integrates social scientific and humanistic studies to better understand the natural and human-built world. The minor offers students the opportunity to critically examine science, technology and medicine as expressions of human cultures, past and present.

Students learn to scrutinize the ideas, values and materials embedded in the world they inhabit today and to relate them to other times and places. They explore how choices made within various social, economic and political structures influence the development of science, technology and medicine. They also see how the adoption and diffusion of ideas, artifacts and techniques can then influence individuals, society, politics and culture. Courses in this minor draw students together from diverse majors across the campus and encourage open inquiry into the role of science and technology in society.

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Download a declaration of minor form.

If you would like to declare a Science, Technology and Society minor, or if you have questions about the minor, please contact:

Dr. Kevin Borg, Coordinator
Department of History
Cleveland Hall, Room 309
540.568.5761
borgkl@jmu.edu