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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Context of Science and Technology Certificate

The program has a three-part structure:

  1. A required introductory course, HCST 100  (three hours)
  2. Electives chosen from a list of prescribed courses (15 hours)
  3. Natural science/ engineering component (nine hours minimum)

I.) HCST 100 (3 credits) (GFR: meets A/H, GDR: meets H)

II.) Electives (15 hours)

A student in the HCST Certificate Program would take five of these courses, of which at least four would have to be at the upper level. Substitutions to this list can be approved by the director of the certificate program. This course list will be subject to periodic revision. For all courses, a grade of “C” or better is required.

Electives List:

III.) Natural science/technology component (9 hours minimum)

In addition to studying critical literature about science and technology, students must become acquainted in some detail with current conceptions and practice in a chosen area of science or technology as presented by that area’s current practitioners. The following options are available:

Computer Science Option:

Information Systems Option:

Two additional courses chosen from

Select one from the following:

  • either any 200-level MATH course
  • any 300-level STAT course

Physics Option:

Select one of the sequences:

General Engineering Option:


At least two more three-credit courses in an engineering field, selected from the courses listed under the engineering options. In exceptional cases, courses other than the ones listed may be accepted on the recommendation of the advisor, provided they are at a similar or higher level.