Featured Courses

STS 140: Science and Race

This course examines race and racial formations in science, technology, and medicine. It addresses the history of racial thought in scientific and medical research; colonial and decolonial modes of knowledge production; and the racialization of technology. It also covers intersectional approaches to technoscience, social justice, environmental justice, and health care equity.

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 and how it functions in different contexts.