The Minor in Science and Society is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the different ways science and technology shape modern society and, in turn, how society shapes science and technology. From the food we eat to the way we conceive family relations or our obligations to future generations, our daily practices and our beliefs are increasingly influenced by scientific research and its applications. In turn, politics, public opinion, moral beliefs and cultural practices affect scientific and technological development. Courses in this program address such topics as science and values, science-related policy and politics, ethical uses of technology, scientific revolutions and controversies, modeling and communication of scientific research, and knowledge transfer from research to commercial and societal applications.
|Professor Hakob Barseghyan
|Chris de Barros
Academic Liaison Officer
To acquire a Minor in the Science and Society Program, you'll need to complete a total of 4.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs), including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300+ level.
- Only 1.0 FCEs (at most) from the 100 Level will be counted towards your total
- Up to 1.0 FCEs may be chosen from approved courses offered by other departments (see list of Cognate Courses below)
Requirement 1 | Introductory courses
Requirement 2 | Core Vic courses
Requirement 3 | Core HPS courses
Requirement 4 | Additional courses
You will need to complete an additional 0.5 FCEs from the courses listed above under Requirement 2 or Requirement 3.
Requirement 5 | Additional & Cognate Courses
You must complete an additional 1.0 FCEs from the courses listed above under Requirements 2 or 3, or from the list of approved cognate courses below: