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Faculty of Science (SC) – Science and Technology Studies

Location: 218 Bethune College, Tel.: 416-736-5021
Professors: J. Hattiangadi, Philosophy; B. Lightman, Humanities
Associate Professors: K. Anderson, Humanities; S. Bailey, Humanities; J. Hadlaw, AMPD; E. Hamm, Science and Technology Studies; E. Jones-Imhotep, Science and Technology Studies; K. Kroker, Science and Technology Studies; A. Martin, Sociology; N. Myers, Anthropology; J. Steigerwald, Humanities
Assistant Professors: R.A. Dyer, Science and Technology Studies; J. Elwick, Science and Technology Studies
Associate Lecturer: D. Lungu, Science and Technology Studies

The Department of Science and Technology Studies provides students with the opportunity to study the place of modern science and technology in human culture and society from an integrated, critical and interdisciplinary perspective. The department offers courses dealing with the history, philosophy and sociology of the mathematical, physical, biological and social sciences, as well as the social, cultural and intellectual contexts which both shaped and were shaped by thinking in those fields. Themes and areas of concentration include: 1) science, technology and social change; 2) history and philosophy of science, technology and the social sciences; 3) science, technology and humanistic thought; and 4) science, technology and the arts.

For students completing the BA degree program the Department of Science and Technology Studies equips them with a broad interdisciplinary education which prepares them for all types of careers. Graduating students will have the same postgraduate opportunities as those possessing an Honours BA in arts fields – i.e. an opportunity to enter professional schools or graduate programs. will be especially qualified to pursue graduate work in graduate programs in history and philosophy of science, as well as their congruent disciplines. For students completing the BSc degree program the Department of Science and Technology Studies equips them with a broad interdisciplinary education while allowing them to specialize in one of the many fields of science (biology, chemistry, physics etc.). As a result, career opportunities in science and elsewhere are readily available.

All graduates are well equipped for further studies in law, medicine, education, journalism and environmental policy. For specific program requirements, please consult the appropriate Faculty Programs of Study section.