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STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World

Prereq: None
U (Fall)
12 Units. HASS-H

Exposes students to multidisciplinary studies in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), using four case studies to illustrate a broad range of approaches to basic principles of STS studies. Case studies vary from year to year, but always include a current MIT event. Other topics are drawn from legal and political conflicts, and arts and communication media. Includes guest presenters, discussion groups, field activities, visual media, and a practicum style of learning.Enrollment limited.

D. Fitzgerald

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Humanities and Engineering (Course 21E)

...STS) 1 Must include at least one Tier I subject in addition to STS.004...

Humanities and Science (Course 21S)

...STS) 1 Must include at least one Tier I subject in addition to STS.004...

Science, Technology, and Society

The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) focuses on the ways in which scientific, technological, and social factors interact to shape modern life. The program brings together humanists, social scientists, engineers, and natural scientists, all committed to transcending the boundaries of their disciplines in a joint search for new insights and new ways of reaching science and engineering students. The goal of the program is to set up a forum to explore the relationship between what scientists and engineers do and the constraints, needs, and responses of society. Located in a major university where most people study science and engineering, STS is dedicated to understanding the context of science and engineering.