There is a complex relationship between science and society, and this relationship is global in scope. The Global Science, Technology, and Society Program explores this relationship both in contemporary societies and from an historical perspective. The goals of the minor are to:
- Understand the practice and philosophy of science
- Explore how societal and historical forces shape, and are shaped, by science, its boundaries, its implementation, and its use
- Examine ethical questions about the use of science and technology
- Explore multicultural and international approaches to science in a global context, including how differences of culture, class, gender, and ethnicity affect how science is practiced.