STS 400

Teaching STEM, Society and Justice

In this course students learn about "big issues" confronting the relationship between STEM fields, society, and justice today, while learning about curriculum and lesson plan design. They then design a complete teaching module on an issue of their choice concerning fairness and justice connected with STEM disciplines (to be implemented by the STS Program, in consultation with the students, in the Fall). In doing so students learn about, reflect upon, and implement strategies for communicating themes, problems, and issues concerning the place of STEM in society and the influence of society on STEM knowledge, practices and fields.

Prerequisites: STS major of junior or senior standing.