Dec 10, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Science and Technology Studies Ph.D.


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The STS Department’s doctor of philosophy program primarily trains professionals for stewardship of technological civilization and researchers, teachers, planners, and advisers in academic, government, and private institutions.

The curriculum requires a total of 72 credit hours (up to 30 in dissertation). Required courses in the core are STSS 6200 Science Studies, STSS 6040 Technology Studies, STSS 6100 Policy Studies, STSS 6120 Advanced Research Methods, and a theory option. STSS 6360 Advanced Contemporary Political Thought, and topics courses such as STSS 6961 Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, STSS 6962 Social Theory, and STSS 6963 Feminist and Postcolonial Theory, or other STS graduate courses approved by the graduate committee meet the theory option. The graduate director may also approve substitutions of other relevant courses. Remaining course work is drawn from policy studies, science studies, and technology studies. Students who enter the program without a master’s degree may earn one along the way to the Ph.D.

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