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?

  • Take one or more of our subjects to help fulfill your HASS requirement (we have 52 HASS undergrad classes, 11 of which are CI-H)
  • Do a HASS concentration in STS. The concentration in STS simply consists of three STS subjects.
  • Complete a minor (5 of the 6 classes can count towards your HASS requirement)
  • Double or joint major
  • Do a HASS concentration in Computing & Society

 

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How do you think your STS classes will help you have an impact on the world through your profession?

 

 

AY 2022-2023 Undergraduate Subjects

Subject
Number
Title & Info
STS.002 Finance and Society (CI-H)
STS.003 Ancient Greeks to Modern Geeks: A History of Science
STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World
STS.005 Data and Society
STS.006J Bioethics (CI-H)
STS.011 Biotechnology and Society
STS.012 Science Controversies in Everyday Life
STS.014 Embodied Education: Past, Present, Future (NEW)
STS.021J Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power
STS.023J Science, Gender & Social Inequality in the Developing World
STS.027J The Civil War & the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890
STS.036 Science in American Life, 1920-2020
STS.047 Quantifying People: History of Social Science
STS.050 The History of MIT
STS.051J Documenting MIT Communities (NEW)
STS.053 Multidisciplinary Interactive Learning Through Problem-Solving
STS.060J Anthropology of Biology
STS.075J Technology and Culture
STS.080J Youth Political Participation
STS.084J Social Problems of Nuclear Energy
STS.085J Foundations of Information Policy
STS.086J Cultures of Computing

 

For Questions contact:

Undergraduate Officer

Professor Dwai Banerjee

E51-194A
617-253-3978
dwai@mit.edu

 

Academic Administrator

Karen Gardner

E51-163f
617-253-9759
kgardner@mit.edu