STS 300

STEM, Society, and Justice

This course promotes conversation about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine (STEM2), society, and justice. Students attend a mix of public lectures and small discussion groups on a range of relevant topics. Subjects, for example, may include, but are not limited to: climate change; government and business databases and personal privacy; the ethical, legal, and intellectual issues surrounding the patenting of organisms; STEM funding, both public and private; animal rights; the selection of illnesses to prioritize in medical research; and issues involving the inequality of access to STEM education.