Minor in Science, Technology, and Society

The Science, Technology, and Society minor will provide a context for understanding how science and technology fits within our social world, past and present.

This minor offers students a better understanding of how science and technology develop and change, how they are represented and understood in culture, and how various social and historical contexts shape science and technology. This area of study also develops analytical abilities, verbal and written communications skills, and the critical thinking. It is good preparation for a broad array of careers, including business, education, government, and law.


Requirements

  • Students select two HTS courses and two LMC courses from a menu of courses in the respective schools, and then select one additional course from those menus (five total classes, 15 hours).  HTS majors with a STS minor must choose an LMC class for the additional course.
  • Nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • Approved courses include the following:
    • HTS 1081, Engineering in History;
    • HTS 2081, Scientific Revolution;
    • HTS 2082, Technology and Science in the Industrial Age;
    • HTS 2084, Technology and Society;
    • HTS 2100, Science, Technology, and the Modern World;
    • HTS 3001, American Economic History;
    • HTS 3007, Sociology of Work and Industry;
    • HTS 3020, Gender and Technology;
    • HTS 3021, Women in Science and Engineering;
    • HTS 3046, Science, Politics, and Culture in Nazi Germany;
    • HTS 3081, Technology and the Environment;
    • HTS 3082, Sociology of Science;
    • HTS 3083, Technology and American Society;
    • HTS 3084, Culture and Technology;
    • HTS 3085, Law, Technology, and Politics;
    • HTS 3086, Sociology of Health and Medicine;
    • HTS 3087, History of Medicine;
    • LMC 3102, Science, Technology, and the Classical Tradition;
    • LMC 3104, The Age of Scientific Discovery;
    • LMC 3106, The Age of Scientific Revolution;
    • LMC 3108, Science, Technology, and the Enlightenment;
    • LMC 3110, Science, Technology, and Romanticism;
    • LMC 3112, Evolution and the Industrial Age;
    • LMC 3114, Science, Technology, and Modernism;
    • LMC 3116, Science, Technology, and Postmodernism;
    • LMC 3118, Science, Technology, and the American Empire;
    • LMC 3214, Science Fiction;
    • LMC 3219, Literature and Medicine;
    • LMC 3302, Science, Technology, and Ideology;
    • LMC 3304, Science, Technology, and Gender;
    • LMC 3306, Science, Technology, and Race;
    • LMC 3308, Environmentalism and Ecocriticism;
    • LMC 3318, Biomedicine and Culture; and
    • LMC 3352, Film and/as Technology. 
  • Three hours taken outside of the list of approved electives may be counted toward the minor, with approval of the STS minor advisor.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis; each course must be completed with a grade of C or better. 
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research.  Students may not use 6 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • To learn more about the rules and regulations governing minors, visit the Georgia Tech Catalog.
  • For more information on the Science, Technology, and Society minor, email the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. You can also schedule an advising appointment using the online appointment scheduler.