Independent Focus

Sample Course of Study #1: Digitial Technology

Required Course: Prerequisite

  • SCSO 1000: Science and Society: Theories and Controversies

Thematic Track

  • CSCI 0020: Concepts and Challenges of Computer Science
  • MCM 0710: Introduction to Cinematic Practice
  • COGS 1020: Neural Modeling Laboratory

OR

  • COGS 0020: Concepts and Challenges of Computer Science
  • COGS 0110: Perception, Illusion and the Visual Arts
  • COGS 1050: Music and Mind

Science Track: Computer Science

  • CSCI 0150 - 0160 or CSCI 0170 - 0180
  • One of the following courses: CSCI 0220, 0510, 0310 0320
  • One 1000-level CS Course

(Specific course sequence to be determined by the individual focus of the student; a focus might be “artificial intelligence” or “cryptography” or “education,” as examples. Some 1000-level CS courses might require additional prerequisites.)

Related STS Courses (Theory)

  • ENGL 1761N: Natural and Supernatural: Issues in the Study of Science and Religion
  • HIST 1190: 19th Century Roots of Modern Science
  • PHIL 0360: Early Modern Philosophy

Required Course: Capstone

  • SCSO 1900: Senior Seminar

 

Sample Course of Study #2: Materials in Science and Art

Required Course: Prerequisite

  • SCSO 1400: Science and Society: Theories and Controversies

Thematic Track: Representing Science in Literature and Culture

  • VISA 1410: Sculpture: Material Investigations
  • Metal Studio (RISD)
  • Glass (RISD)

Science Track:

  • ENGN 0310: Mechanics of Solids and Structures
  • ENGN 0410: Materials Science
  • ENGN 1380: Design of Civil Engineering Structures
  • ENGN 1440: Mechanical Properties of Materials

Related STS Courses (Theory)

  • ARCH 0300: 13 Things: Archaeology, Material Culture, Science Studies and Design
  • HIST 1140: Nature, Knowledge and Power in Early Modern Europe
  • HAA 1550: Topics in the Early History of Printmaking

Required Course: Capstone

  • SCSO 1900: Senior Seminar