Bachelor of Arts

All Science, Technology and Society (STS) Courses

A. STS Core Course (5 credits)

Key: **STS listing dependent on topic.

BISSTS 307 Science, Technology and Society

B. STS Method Courses (10 credits)

BES 301* Science Methods and Practice
BIS 315* Understanding Statistics

* Required Courses

C. STS Courses (25 credits)

Courses are organized into four groups based on their primary analytical orientation or main theme. Students may choose any combination of courses to fulfill the option requirement. 

1. Mathematical Sciences

BIS 230 Mathematical Thinking for the Liberal Arts
BIS 231 Linear Algebra with Applications
BIS 232 Introduction to Data Visualization
BIS 329 Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum
BIS 350 Concept of Number
BIS 442 **Advanced GIS Analysis & Applications
BIS 447 Topics in Quantitative Inquiry

2. Natural Sciences

BES 302 Environmental Problem Solving
BES 311 Environmental Chemistry
BES 312 Ecology
BES 315 Environmental Chemistry Lab
BES 331 Estuarine Science and Management
BES 362 Introduction to Restoration Ecology
BES 430 Air Pollution and Health
BES 485 Conservation Biology
BIS 218 Power of Maps
BIS 240 Introduction to Sustainable Practices
BIS 250 How Things Work: Motion & Mechanics (if not used to meet prerequisite)
BIS 251 How Things Work: Electricity & Invention (if not used to meet prerequisite)
BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation
BIS 343 Geographic Visualization
BIS 358 Issues in Environmental Science
BIS 380 Bioethics
BIS 381 History of Life
BIS 386 Global Environmental Issues
BIS 388 Philosophy and Science of Quantum Mechanics
BIS 390 Ecology and the Environment
BISSTS 231 Genes, Genomes, and Heredity
BISSTS 232 Embryos, Genes, and Reproductive Technology
BBIO 220 Introductory Biology
BBIO 310 Brain & Behavior
BST 200 Introduction to Climate Science

3. Science Communications

BIS 382 Visual Art of Biology
BISMCS 471 **Advanced Topics in Media and Communication

4. Culture, Politics and Society

BIS 293 **Special Topics
BIS 302 Issues in Mathematics Across Cultures
BIS 307 Environmental Justice
BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy
BIS 355 History of Science and Technology
BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment
BIS 384 Health, Medicine & Society
BIS 392 Water and Sustainability 
BIS 393 **Special Topics
BIS 396 **Topics in Sustainability
BIS 397 **Topics in Environmental Studies
BIS 411 Biotechnology and Society
BIS 421 Science and Technology Policy
BIS 446 Science, Expertise and Public Policy
BIS 458 Energy, the Environment, and Society
BIS 459 Conservation and Sustainable Development
BIS 480 **International Study Abroad
BIS 482 Problems in Interdisciplinary Science
BIS 491 **Topics in Policy Studies
BIS 493 **Special Topics
BIS 496 **Community Service Project
BISSTS 397 **Topics in Science, Technology, and Society
BISSTS 497 **Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Society
CSS 211 Computers and Society