Below is a collection of syllabi from American university graduate STS programs. They are courses that those programs believe provide foundational or “core” learning in STS. If you would like to include your program’s core syllabi (global submissions encouraged!) please send them our way.
All courses are copyright (©) their authors, but they have been provided here with the intent that they may serve as guidance for those developing their own courses, or for those who are eager to explore core readings of STS more generally. You are authorized to use these for either purpose; you may not distribute them on other websites without the permissions of their original authors.
Arizona State University
- Core Seminar I: Human Dimensions of Science and Technology — Clark A. Miller
- Core Seminar II: Science, Power and Politics — Clark A. Miller
- What is Science? An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies — Kathleen Vogel
- Introduction to Science and Technology Studies — Michael Lynch
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society — David Jones and Natasha Schull
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Core courses are: Concepts in STS, Science Studies, Technology Studies, and Policy Studies. The syllabi for these courses are available here.
University of California, Berkeley
- Science, Technology & The Politics of Nature — David Winickoff
University of California, Irvine
- Introduction to Science Studies — Kaushik Sunder Rajan
University of California, San Diego
- Core Seminar in Science Studies — Tal Golan & Charles Thorpe
- Introduction to Science Studies, Part II: Technology and Social Theory — Charles Thorpe
- Intellectual Foundations of the Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine — Charles Thorpe
- Advanced Approaches to Science Studies — Cathy Gere
University of Michigan
- Introduction to Science and Technology Policy Analysis — Paul Erickson
- Introduction to Science & Technology Studies — Sonja Schmid and Matt Wisnioski