Featured Courses

STS 165: Built Environments

This course is an introduction to built environments that support our lives. We will study how they carry cultural memory, how they turn knowledge of nature into social assets, and their roles in shaping social order. SS and W credits!

STS 101: Data and Society

Data is a powerful tool for making claims about the world. STS 101 examines the social forces that impact the availability, structure, and governance of data, as well as the forms of ethics, activism, and advocacy that emerge around data. STS 101 provides students with skills in ethical data analysis and interpretation. By learning core techniques of data science, students also learn to think critically about what a data set represents, what it excludes from consideration, and how it functions in different contexts.