Science and Society is an interdisciplinary concentration that examines the processes of scientific discovery and the establishment of scientific policies and systems of belief from historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives.
Concentrators analyze the practices, norms, and values that reflect and shape our deepest convictions about what is considered "science." Students select courses in the physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics and choose a thematic track that may include the history and philosophy of science, gender and science, race, science and ethnicity, health and medicine, environment and society, or they may create their own independent focus. Science and Society prepares students to follow, guide, and shape scientific knowledge as it travels from the laboratory into the public arena.
How to Declare
Students can contact the advisor for their year for more information on the Science and Society concentration and how to declare.
Class of 2016 & 2016.5: Harold Cook, History
Class of 2017 & 2017.5: Nancy Jacobs, History
Class of 2018 and 2018.5: Jeffrey Poland, STS
Class of 2019 and 2019.5: Lukas Reippel
To declare a Science and Society concentration, visit Advising Sidekick.