Science, Technology and Society (BA) (16STSBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research H 4 Foreign Language 201 K, 8 3
Social Science D, 7 3 Social Science D, 7 3
Natural Science B 4 Social Science D, 7 3
Mathematical Science A, 16 3 Statistics A, 16 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1 History I 1, C 3
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS 214 Intro to STS G  (3 cr. hr.) 3 STS History 10 3
Literature I 3 3 Literature II 4 3
Social Science 7 3 Social Sciences 7 3
Natural Science B 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
History II 2 3 Philosophy 5, C 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
15 15-16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS Philosophy of Science and Ethics 11 3 STS Assessment & Policy 12 3
STS Specialty 14 3 STS Specialty 14 3
Advanced Writing 15 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Science & Technology 3**/4** Elective 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 1
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS Other 13 3 STS 403 Seminar in STS 3
STS Specialty 14 3 STS Specialty 14 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
GEP Add. Breadth Req. F  (MS/NS/E) 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 1
15 16

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 17, 18: 122
Major/College Footnotes
1. History I: (GRP 501) AFS 275, 276, HI 207,215,216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276. (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
2. History II: (GRP 502) HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 251, 252.
3. Literature I: (GRP 503) ENG 219,220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
**Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century
4. Literature II: (GRP 504) AFS 248; ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251*, 252, 261*, 262*, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351,362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406,407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407; FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492; FLG 300, 316, 323; FLN 301, 302, 401; FLR 303, 304; FLS 300, 302, 304,323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492; GRK 320; HON 202, or 293
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
5. Philosophy: Any three (3) credit hour PHI course on the GEP Humanities list
6. Arts and Letters: All HA courses, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360. Courses in major field of study are excluded.
7. Social Sciences: Four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402.  Six (6) credit hours must be taken form the GEP Social Sciences list.
8. Foreign Language: Completion of FL 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. (All students must take the NCSU Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one used to fulfill the 201 language requirement.)
9. Free Electives: Any course except ECI 105, ENG 110, MA 100, 101, FLx 101, FLS 105, LAT 101, and GRK 101. 100-level foreign-language courses can be used as free electives if they are in languages other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement. Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10.  STS Breadth Requirement-History: HI 321, HI 322, HI 341, HI 480, HI 440, HI 481, HI 482, HI 483, HI 484, HI 485, HI 486. With permission of the STS Program Director/STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
11. STS Breadth Requirement-Philosophy of Science and Ethics: PHI 275, PHI 311, PHI 340, PHI 415, PHI 422, PHI 440, REL 471, STS 304, STS 320, STS/PHI 325. With permission of the STS Program Director, STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
12. STS Breadth Requirement-Assessment and Policy: GN 301, PS 314, PS 320, PS 336, SOC 450, IDS/NR 303, STS 322, STS 323, STS 326, STS 402, STS 406, STS 410, STS 412, (Benjamin Franklin Scholars may substitute E497-Engineering Research Projects for STS 326). With permission of the STS Program Director, STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
13. STS Breadth Requirement-Other STS Courses: ANT 253, ANT/SOC 261, COM 447, COM 487, ENG 232, ENG 376, ENG 425, ENG 520 (with instructor permission), SOC 381, STS/WGS 210, STS/ARS 257, STS 301, STS 302, STS 324, STS 491, WGS 370 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
14. STS Specialty: Each STS major, in consultation with the STS Program Director, will design an STS Specialty (at least 4 courses, 12 hours) that addresses a coherent theme related to science, technology and society. The courses selected for the Specialty must include at least two courses drawn from the humanities and social sciences. 100-level courses are excluded.
15. Advanced Writing: ENG 331, 332, or 333 may be taken to fulfill this requirement.
16. Math and Statistics: Three credit hours of Math from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list required.  Three credit hours of Statistics from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list at either the 2** or 3** level required.
17. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
18. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required for graduation. 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Any PHI course on the GEP Humanities list5;  HI Group I1
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Science major requirement 7
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: STS 214 (3 cr. hrs)
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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