Values, Technology and Society Minor

This interdisciplinary minor groups existing courses from a number of departments into an integrated study of the interaction of values, technology and society as they give shape and direction to the world in which we live. In particular, the minor focuses on the increasing recognition of the need to assert human values (in particular, moral, social, aesthetic and political values) given the accelerating development of modern technology and the associated increasing complexity and interconnectedness of our lives. Courses in the minor examine these themes as they are reflected in such issues as war and peace, the environment, health, modern science and technology, our use of computers, and the expression of values in our technological society through ethics, art, design and religion.

Course Requirements

Core                                                                                                 9
PHIL 110 (3), ENVS 001 or TECH 198 (3) and GEOL 111 (3)

Electives                                                                                            9
At least two courses must be taken from the
following approved list selected in consultation with
the program advisor to assure adequate breadth; the
remaining course may be selected from the
above core courses.
Complete three courses from: ANTH 115, ANTH 146,
BIOL 110, ENVS 117, HPRF 135, HIST 142, METR 112,
PHIL 186, RELS 122, RELS 162, RTVF 110 (or equivalent on approval)


Total Units:                                                            18