Explore the Past, Engage the Present, Define the Future – The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.

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The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

Spring 2019 Speaker Series

The School of History and Sociology presents the Spring 2019 Speakers Series.

  • Wednesday January 23 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Black in Blue Documentary Screening

    Location: Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center, Room 236

    The Sports, Society, and Technology Program at Georgia Tech will be sponsoring the screening of Black in Blue, a documentary about the …

  • Friday January 25 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Ivan Allen College Graduate Student Paper Conference (Lunch and Afternoon Reception)

    Location: Stephen C. Hall Building, Room 102.

    All faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Tech and guests are welcome to attend the fifth annual IAC Graduate Student paper conference …

  • Monday January 28 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Spring 2019 Speakers Series - Wendy Fu

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (the "Mel")

    The School of History and Sociology presents the second speaker in the Spring 2019 Speakers Series, Dr. Wendy Fu from Emory University.

  • Tuesday February 5 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ivan Allen Cup: Karaoke

    Location: Under the Couch

    The first event in the 2019 Ivan Allen Cup competition is karaoke at Under the Couch.

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