Science, Technology, and Society, Minor

Program Code: STS_UMNR

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD; NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: March 24, 2011

Program Description

This interdisciplinary minor, administered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of the Liberal Arts, is designed for students in every curriculum at the University. The STS courses help students integrate their other courses within the framework of the relationships of science, technology, and society. This minor enables students to examine critically the impact of scientific investigation and technological development on society's values, priorities, and institutions, and alternatively the influence human needs have upon scientific and technological activities.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
STS 4963-6
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 9-12 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) from STS courses9-12
Select 6 credits in consultation with an adviser 16

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Engineering Advising Center
208 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1033
adviser@engr.psu.edu

Liberal Arts Academic Advising
814-865-2545
http://starfish.psu.edu
http://www.la.psu.edu/current-students/undergraduate-students/advising/advisers-by-major

Contact

University Park

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
208 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1033
adviser@engr.psu.edu

http://www.engr.psu.edu/

COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
111 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7691

http://la.psu.edu