Minor in Science, Technology, and Society

LMC provides minors in Film and Media Studies, Performance Studies, and Technical Communication. The School also co-sponsors minors in

  • East Asian Studies;
  • Health, Medicine, and Society;
  • Science, Technology, and Society; and
  • Women, Science, and Technology.

Students wishing to pursue any of these minors should consult LMC for detailed information concerning requirements. Courses for all minors are selected from "Courses of Instruction."

LMC also sponsors a series of certificate programs in American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Students should consult the LMC director of undergraduate studies for detailed information on requirements. The courses for these certificates are among those listed in "Courses of Instruction," and all fulfill humanities requirements.

LMC and the School of History and Sociology also cooperate in providing a certificate in African American Studies. Students should consult either school for detailed information concerning requirements. Courses for this certificate are selected from among those listed in "Courses of Instruction" and from the list offered by.

The Science, Technology, and Society minor will provide a context for understanding how science and technology fits within our social world, past and present. It offers students a better understanding of how science and technology develop and change, how they are represented and understood in culture, and how various social and historical contexts shape science and technology. This area of study also develops analytical abilities, verbal and written communications skills, and the critical thinking. It is good preparation for a broad array of careers, including business, education, government, and law.

Program of Study

The multi-disciplinary Science, Technology, and Society minor must comprise at least 15 semester hours, of which at least 9 semester hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

A multidisciplinary minor may contain courses in a student’s major field of study. A maximum of 6 credit hours of such courses may be used to satisfy the course requirements for the minor, provided these courses are not also used to satisfy any course requirement in the student’s major degree program.

Three credit hours taken outside of STS courses may be counted toward the minor, with approval of the HTS minor advisor.

Required Courses
Select two of the following: 16
Engineering in History
Introduction to the History of Disease and Medicine
The Scientific Revolution
Technology and Science in the Industrial Age
Technology and Society
Sci, Tech & Modern World
American Economic History
Sociology of Work, Industry, and Occupations
Gender and Technology
Women in Science and Engineering
Science, Poliltics, and Culture in Nazi Germany
Technology and the Environment
Sociology of Science
Technology and the Shaping of American Society
Culture and Technology
Law, Technology, and Politics
Sociology of Medicine and Health
History of Medicine
Select two of the following: 16
Science, Technology, and the Classical Tradition
The Age of Scientific Discovery
The Age of Scientific Revolution
Science, Technology, and Enlightenment
Science, Technology, and Romanticism
Evolution and the Industrial Age
Science, Technology, and Modernism
Science, Technology, and Postmodernism
Science, Technology, and the American Empire
Science Fiction
Literature and Medicine
Science, Technology, and Ideology
Science, Technology, and Gender
Science, Technology, and Race
Environmentalism and Ecocriticism
Biomedicine and Culture
Film and/as Technology
Select 3 credit hours from any of the above courses. 13
Total Credit Hours15
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The multi-disciplinary Science, Technology, and Society minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours of upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines