Sep 26, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024

Science, Technology, and Society Pathway


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The pathway in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) is designed for students broadly interested in the social and political dimensions of science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Students use political and social science methods to investigate scientific and technological developments.

Requirements


To fulfill this pathway, students must complete 12 credit hours in courses offered by the Department of Science & Technology Studies (courses with the STSO prefix, and the specific INQR courses listed below, but excluding credits from independent studies and URPs).

Only four (4) credits from the HASS Inquiry (INQR) courses listed below can be applied to the pathway. Students should pay careful attention to prerequisites of classes above the 1000-level. Students who are interested in undertaking the compatible minor and major in Science, Technology, and Society should also pay careful attention to the required courses of those programs before making their course selections for this pathway.

We recommend (but do not require) that students use their HASS Inquiry course to begin to fulfill this Pathway. HASS Inquiry courses offered by the Department of Science and Technology Studies are the following:

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