Sample Thematic Areas

As Science and Technology Studies is a versatile discipline, students concentrating in Science and Society are afforded the freedom of choosing courses that best serve their personal academic interests and goals. Concentrators work with an advisor to design a coherent course of study from a variety of disciplines. Note that the following thematic areas are samples, and students can design an independent thematic area that revolves around a central concept or question. 

History & Philosophy of Science

Gender & Science

Race, Science, & Ethnicitiy

Health & Medicine

Representing Science in Literature & Culture

Policy, Persuasion, & the Rhetoric of Science

Environment & Society

Independent Focus 

Animal Studies

Many students tweak these areas of study into individualized concentration foci. The following tracks are among those that are being pursued by current students and recent alumni.

History and Philosophy of Chemistry

Biopolitics, Identity, and Medicine

Critical Histories of Psychiatry

Science Communications