Science, Technology, and Society

Description
Living in the 21st century world is characterized by rapid technological change and uncertainty. Mastering the intricacies of the interrelationships between technology and human systems prepares you for a fast-changing world of work and knowledge. For more information about the Science, Technology and Society concentration, please visit cls.asu.edu/sts

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

***NOTE: the 2020-21 catalog is still under review, so some listed requirements may change.***

 

General Course 3 hours

STS 101 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society, SB (3) (Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101)
OR
STS 304 Science, Technology and Society, SB (3) (Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101)
OR
STS 194 Special Topic:  [*INTRO*TECH*SOC*]

Internationalization Course 3 hours

STS 110 Global Technology and Development, SB & G (3) (Credit is allowed for only STS 110 or 317)
OR
STS 317 Science, Technology and Global Engagement, SB & G (3)
OR
STS 194 Special Topic: [*INTRO*TECH*SOC*]

Electives 12 hours required
The following are examples of courses available, please see your academic advisor for more options.

ISS 302: Scope of Social Science (SB) (3)

ISS 304: Integrated Theories of Social Science (SB) (3)

ISS 441: Conflict and Conflict Resolution (SB & G) (3)

ISS 450: Consumerism and Sustainable Development (SB) (3)

ISS 456: Culture, Conflict and War ((L or SB) & G) (3)

POS 316 American Political Institutions (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 316 or POS 394 (American Political Institutions))

STS//POS/ISS 301 Research Science and Technology Studies, SB (3)

POS 325: Public Policy Development (SB) (3)

POS 364: National Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism (SB) (3)

POS 485: Political Economy (SB) (3)

STS 302 Philosophy of Science and Technology, SB (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 303 History of Science and Technology, H (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 305 Science and Social Theory, SB (3)

STS 306 Social Effects of Science and Technology, SB (3)

STS 318 Science, Technology and Government, SB (3)

STS 325 Science, Technology and Public Policy, SB (3)

STS 328 Science, Technology and Culture, SB (3)

STS 329 Cultivating Technology in Newly Industrialized Countries, SB & G (3)

STS 330 Information Technology and Globalization, SB & G (3)

STS 331 Ethical Issues in Science and Technology, SB (3)

STS 332 Seminar: Global Issues in Science and Technology, SB & G (3)

STS 364 Science, Technology and National Security, SB (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 425 Law, Values, and Science and Technology, SB (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LSSTSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965-4464
cisaadvising@asu.edu
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA), Second floor

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