Oct 21, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Accelerated Science, Technology, and Society (Law) B.S./J.D.


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This template is designed to advise students participating in the accelerated STSO/Law (B.S./J.D.) program (SSLW). The degree requirements are the same as the B.S. in STSO, however, this template provides for accelerated completion of STSO major requirements in the program’s first three years (at Rensselaer) as well as the coursework of any first-year law program that allows for remote-completion of the requirements of the B.S. in STSO.

First Year


Fall


  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours:
    (See footnote 5 below)

Spring


  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • Intermediate STS course Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • CAS Course Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 7 below)

Spring


  • CAS Course Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • Advanced STS Course Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

Third Year


Note: The third year of this accelerated degree program is the last year in which courses are taken at Rensselaer. As such, students in the accelerated degree program are exempt from the Arch summer semester and away semester experience

Fall


  • CAS Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Advanced STS Course Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • CAS Course Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Courses this year will be taken at law school as part of the first-year curriculum of a J.D. and will complete STSO’s B.S. requirements.

Fall


  • Federal Civil Procedure Credit Hours: 4
  • Contracts Credit Hours: 3
  • Property I Credit Hours: 2
  • Torts Credit Hours: 4
  • Introduction to Lawyering Credit Hours: 3

Spring


  • Constitutional Law Credit Hours: 4
    (Course applied to HASS Core Elective)
  • Criminal Law Credit Hours: 3
  • Property II Credit Hours: 4
  • Introduction to Lawyering Credit Hours: 3
  • Contracts Credit Hours: 2

Footnotes


  1. STSS/STSH 1110 Science, Technology, and Society may be substituted with ITWS 1220 IT and Society.
  2. Intermediate STS course options include STSS 2300 Environment and Society and other STSS or STSH courses at the 2000-level.
  3. Advanced STS Courses include STSH 4510 History of American Technology and other STSS or STSH courses at the 4000-level.
  4. STSS 4980 Research Design is a prerequisite for STSS/STSH 4990 STS and Sustainability Senior Project.
  5. All Rensselaer students must complete a HASS Core. This includes a communication intensive course, a HASS Inquiry course, and a 12-credit integrative pathway. In the case of the Accelerated STSO program (SSLW), students complete 20 credits of their HASS Core requirements at Rensselaer and the final 4 credits at law school through their Constitutional Law course. 
  6. All Rensselaer students must complete a 24-credit Science Core. This includes at least 2 mathematics courses (8 credits), such as MATH 1010, MATH 1020, MATH 1500, MATH 1520, or others.
  7. The 16-credit Complementary Area of Study (CAS) provides STSO majors with a depth of understanding from an external field that will inform their STS research and coursework. The CAS courses should come from a single department (not STS). Two courses should be taken at the 4000-level.

 

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