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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Science, Technology, and Society Minor

The beginning of the 21st century has witnessed a number of public controversies at the intersection of science, technology and society. Such discussions are characterized by divergent views on the role of science and technology in contemporary life. Over the next decades many of the most crucial challenges we face will require the integration of societal values with scientific and technological developments — whether in managing end-of-life care, preserving the environment, or continuing to nurture scientific innovation. This minor introduces students to a number of approaches to these questions, taking advantage of the diverse offerings in this area at USC.

Lower-division Requirement (4 units)

SOCI 210 Science, Technology and Social Conflict (4) 

Upper-division Requirement (minimum 16 units)

Four or five* classes, selected from at least two of the three categories:


*CE 469  and CE 473  are 3-unit courses; choosing one of these courses requires students to take six total courses for the minor.

Total requirements: five or six courses (minimum 20 units)