Current Program Requirements 

The following (regnant) program requirements apply to most current students (to all those who have entered the STV program after March 1st, 2013):

The minor consists of five STV courses (15 semester hours). Students must:

  1. Take the course STV 20556, "Science, Technology, and Society," the “core” course, which is taught in both the fall and spring semesters. (This need not be a student’s first STV course, but it is ideally situated earlier rather than later in the student's academic career.) 

  2. Take (at least) one STV foundational ("STVF") course. Foundational course offerings will vary each semester and have a focus and specific content determined by the instructor; at least two foundational courses will be offered each semester. These courses are small (approximately 20 students) and feature a large discussion component. In these courses STV students will have the opportunity to explore in greater depth questions of how science, technology and medicine intersect with society. 

  3. Take any three further STV courses.  

Completion of the STV minor will be noted and certified on a student’s final University transcript. To receive minor credit an STV course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (Three hours of the minor requirement may be taken via Directed Readings or as an Undergraduate Research project.)

 

Current Course Offerings

As always, please check Novo for the most current course information. For facile (but not necessarily up-to-date) reference, here is a listing of Spring 2017 STV courses (with foundational STV courses annotated). 

 

"Old" Program Requirements

The following applies to only to students who have enrolled in the STV program and taken STV courses prior to the fall semester of academic year 2013-2014.

The minor consists of five STV courses (15 semester hours). All students must take:

  1. Take the course STV 20556, "Science, Technology, and Society," the “core” course, which is taught in both the fall and spring semesters. (This need not be a student’s first STV course, but it is ideally situated earlier rather than later in the student's academic career.) 
  2. In addition to STV 20556, students must take one course (at least) from each of Clusters One, Two, and Three, listed below. 
  3. Students must choose a fifth course, which may be from any of the four clusters listed below. There is no specific order in which the courses must be taken

(Old) Cluster One: Human Dimensions of Science and Technology

(Old) Cluster Two: Science, Technology, and Ethics

(Old) Cluster Three: Science, Technology, and Public Policy

(Old) Cluster Four: Optional Electives

Completion of the STV minor will be noted and certified on a student’s final University transcript. To receive minor credit an STV course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. (Three hours of the minor requirement may be taken in Directed Readings.)