Science and Society
Science and society is an interdepartmental teaching program that offers students throughout the campus the opportunity to discover the connections that link the social, biological and physical sciences with societal issues and cultural discourses. Coursework examines discovery processes in relation to societal values, public policy and ethics, including issues associated with cultural diversity. Whenever possible, opportunities outside the classroom are included as part of the learning experience.
The minor for the program includes, in addition to science and society courses, upper division courses in the areas of history and philosophy of science, policy and decision making, communication of science, and culture, ethics and applications.