Faculty: Professors Kleinman (director) (Community and Environmental Sociology), Alatout (Community and Environmental Sociology), Apple (Consumer Science), Aylward (Classics), Baker (Curriculum and Instruction), Bier (Industrial and Systems Engineering), Blum (Jounralism and Mass Communication), Broman (History of Science), Broussard (Journalism and Mass Communication), Charo (Law School), Downey (Journalism and Mass Communication), Dunwoody (Journalism and Mass Communication), Eschenfelder (Library and Information Studies), Feinstein (Curriculum and Instruction, Community and Environmental Sociology), Fujimura (Sociology), Gerber (Sociology), Hausman (Philosophy), Harrison (Community and Environmental Studies), Hogle (Medical History and Bioethics), Keller (Medical History and Bioethics), Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), Lepowsky (Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies), Maynard (Sociology), McKenzie (English), Mitman (Medical History and Bioethics), Montague (Industrial and Systems Engineering), Ossorio (Law, Medical Ethics), Osswald (Mechanical and Polymer Engineering), Pfatteicher (Agricultural and Life Sciences), Rudolph (Curriculum and Instruction), Russell (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Shalick (Medical History and Bioethics), Shatzberg (History of Science), Scheufele (Life Sciences Communication), Senier (Community and Environmental Sociology, Family Medicine), Shapiro (Philosophy), Sheridan (Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute), Smith (Library and Information Studies), Sober (Philosophy), Steinkuehler (Curriculum and Instruction), Streiffer (Medical History and Bioethics), Turner (Geography), Wendland (Anthropology), Wilson (Engineering Physics), Witmore (English)
Science and technology studies integrates knowledge about science, technology, and medicine with society, culture, and the economy. This interdisciplinary field of study incorporates a broad base of scholarship to provide a nuanced picture of science and technology as human enterprises, situated in wider historical, social, and cultural contexts.
The Science and Technology Studies (STS) Program offers a Ph.D. Option A minor.
The Ph.D. minor in STS is offered to graduate students who are candidates for a Ph.D. degree in another department or program. The STS Ph.D. minor provides graduate students with an integrated program of interdisciplinary training in science and technology studies. The minor is open to students in all campus departments, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The program is oriented toward helping students use insights from STS in their research and teaching.
All graduate students who are interested in the Ph.D. minor in STS should consult as soon as possible with the Director of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. Graduate students will work with the Director to choose an adviser from the Center's affiliated faculty members. The advisor will assist in planning the student's program of education.
Completion of the course requirements must be arranged in close consultation with the student's Holtz Center affiliated advisor and assistant director.
Students working on an STS minor are required to take one core graduate seminar, STS 901, which introduces students to the perspectives on science, technology, and society that transcend any single discipline. In addition, students in the Ph.D. minor are required to complete a set of thematic courses (amounting to 6-9 credits) outside of the student's major field of study. The course of study must consist of classes from at least two different departments. These courses will serve to promote each student's interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship between science/technology and society/culture. Students are required to achieve a grade of B or better in each course. Students pursuing the minor are also expected to attend the bi-weekly STS brown bag seminar, as well as frequent the STS speaker series and other Holtz Center events.
Students may request the inclusion of courses not on the approved list. An example is a relevant topics course. The request must be in writing and must include a copy of the course syllabus. All requests should be sent to the center director.
For more information: Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, 1180 Observatory Drive, Room 6317, Madison, WI 53706; 608-263-2927; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sts.wisc.edu.
Also check the STS website for course updates.
STS 901 Ph.D. Seminar: Science, Technology, and Medicine in Society
STS 902 Research Seminar and Colloquium Series
STS 903 Interdisciplinarity in the Modern Research University
Curric 675 Science in Daily Life: Literacy, Understanding, and Engagement
Envir St/Journ/LifeScCom 860 Science and Environment Communication
InterEgr 650 Women and Leadership in Science, Medicine, and Engineering
ISyE/NE/C&E Soc 708 Societal Risk Management of Technological Hazards
Journ/Life Sc Com 960 Seminar: Science and Environmental Communication
Law 905 Bioethics and the Law
Law 906 Law, Science and Biotechnology
LIS 663, Introduction to Cyberlaw
LIS 863 International Cyberlaw and Policy
Life Sc Com 375/625/875 Risk Communication
Life Sc Com 902 Public Opinion in the Life Sciences
NE 571 Economic and Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Energy
NE 574 Methods for Probabilistic Risk Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants
Philos 565 Ethics of Modern Biotechnology
Poli Sci 512 Science and Government
Pub Affr 866 Global Environmental Governance
Pub Affr 859 Globalization, Technological Change, and Regulatory Harmonization
Anthro 365 Medical Anthropology
Anthro/Gen&WS and Women's Studies 443 Anthropology by Women
Anthro/Med Hist 678 Global AIDS: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
C&E Soc/Soc 612 Agriculture, Technology, and Society
C&E Soc/Soc 610 Knowledge and Society
C&E Soc/Soc 745 Sociological Perspectives on Science and Technology
C&E Soc/Soc 927 The Political Sociology of Science
Gen&WS 530 Biology and Gender
Gen&WS 533 Special Topics in Women and Health
Med Hist 610 Regenerative Medicine and Society
Med Hist 726 Culture and Ethics of Body Modification
Med Hist 728 Bioethics and Society
Soc 637 Sociology of Science
Soc 773 Intermediate Sociological Theory
STS/Soc 311 Biotechnology and Society
STS 611 Gender, Science, and Technology
Hist Sci 623 Studies in Early Modern Science
Hist Sci 639 Technology and Its Critics Since WWII
Hist Sci 720 Proseminar: Historiography and Methods
Hist Sci 903 Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century Science (*Topics course)
Hist Sci 905 Seminar: Modern Physical Science
Hist Sci 907 Seminar: History of Technology (*Topics course)
Hist Sci 909 History of Biology and Medicine
Hist Sci 911 Seminar: Eighteenth Century Science
Hist Sci 913 Seminar: Social Aspects in the Development of Science
Hist Sci 915 Seminar: Science in America
Hist Sci 919 Graduate Studies in Medical History
STS/Envir St/Hist Sci/Med Hist 513/713 Environment and Health in Global Perspective
Philos 519 Philosophy of Mathematics
Philos 520 Philosophy of Natural Science
Philos 521 Philosophy of Social Science
Philos 523 Philosophy of Biology
Philos 524 Philosophy and Economics
Philos 554 Philosophy of the Artificial Sciences
Philos 556 Topics in Feminism and Philosophy
Philos 558 Ethical Problems Raised by Biomedical Technology
Philos 920 Seminar in Philosophy of Science
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