STS Cheat Sheet – Everything You Need to Know!

What is STS?

  • We’re an academic department in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS).
  • Our scholars bring methods from the humanities and social sciences to understanding science, technology, and medicine around the world.
  • Learn more about our 16 faculty members and all of their areas of research here.

How do undergraduates engage with STS?


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AY 2023-2024 Undergraduate Subjects

Title & Info
STS.001 Technology in American History
STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World
STS.011 Biotechnology and Society
STS.012 Science Controversies in Everyday Life
STS.014 Embodied Education: Past, Present, Future (More Info)
STS.021J Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power
STS.038 Risky Business: Food Production, Environment, and Health
STS.041 Exercise is Medicine: From Ancient Civilizations to Modern Healthcare Systems (NEW)
STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century
STS.043 Technology & Self: Science, Technology, and Memoir
STS.044 Technology & Self: Things and Thinking
STS.048 African Americans in Science, Technology, and Medicine
STS.050 The History of MIT
STS.055J Living Dangerously: Environmental Problems from 1900 to Today (NEW)
STS.064J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media
STS.065J The Anthropology of Sound
STS.075J Technology and Culture
STS.082J Science, Technology, and Public Policy
STS.084J Social Problems of Nuclear Energy
STS.086J Cultures of Computing
STS.S20 Special Subject: The Future of Facts in Latin America


For Questions contact:

Undergraduate Officer

Professor Dwai Banerjee


Academic Administrator

Karen Gardner