HPS and STS... where the humanities meet science, technology, and medicine
The history and philosophy of science and technology is a discipline that cuts across the sciences and the humanities — part of the larger interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS). Our courses treat science, technology, and medicine as integral components of human knowledge, culture, and society across time, and as rich domains for philosophical analysis. Undergraduate courses explore these various features and provide a wider context for the understanding of science, technology, and their applications. Students taking courses that focus on the history of science and technology will find that the material is an important component of social, cultural, and intellectual history. Students taking courses in philosophy of science will explore the concepts, theoretical underpinnings and methodology of the sciences – an exploration that will enrich their understanding of the nature of science and its role in producing knowledge.
Read more about our undergraduate studies to learn how you can major or minor in history and philosophy of science and technology, or science and technology and technology studies.