It is possible to take a coherent pattern of courses related to TSE for a BA in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to the TSE courses, there are a large number of related courses which students can select as part of their degree programs (see the TSE section of the calendar). For application forms and more information, see the DIS web site.

Students should consult with the Institute when planning their program and selecting courses.

Program Requirements for a Minor in Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSE) (4.0 credits)

This minor is available to all degree students.

1.) 1.0 credit in:

  • ENSC 2001 [0.5] : Earth Resources and Natural Hazards: Environmental Impacts
  • ISCI 2002 [0.5] : Human Impacts on the Environment

2.) 1.0 credit in:

  • TSES 3001 [0.5]: Technology-Society Interactions
  • TSES 3002 [0.5]: Energy and Sustainability

3.) 1.0 credit from: 

  • ISCI 1001 [0.5]: Introduction to the Environment AND ISCI 2000 [0.5]: Natural Laws
  • TSES 2305 [1.0]: Ancient Science and Technology
  • CLCV 2305 [1.0]: Ancient Science and Technology

4.) 1.0 credit from:

  • TSES 4001 [0.5]: Technology and Society: Risk
  • TSES 4002 [0.5]: Technology and Society: Forecasting
  • TSES 4003 [0.5]: Technology and Society: Innovation
  • TSES 4005 [0.5]: Information Technology and Society
  • TSES 4006 [0.5]: Technology and Society: Work
  • TSES 4007 [0.5]: Product Life Cycle Analysis
  • TSES 4008 [0.5]: Environmentally Harmonious Lifestyles
  • TSES 4009 [0.5]: Special Topics
  • TSES 4010 [0.5]: Special Topics
  • TSES 4011 [0.5]: Technology and Society: Development
  • TSES 4012 [0.5]: Science and Fiction: Creating Tomorrow
  • TSES 4014 [0.5]: Technology-Society: Time

5.) The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Total Credits: 5.0

Note: This Minor is designed for all degree students. There are no requirements for OAC Science credits or University level credits in Natural Sciences. Students with one or more OAC and/or university credits in science can replace ISCI 1001 and ISCI 2000 with TSES 2305, and/or additional half-credit 4000-level TSE courses. Students who have taken courses equivalent to ENSC 2001 and/or ISCI 2002 can also replace all or part of requirement 1 with 4000-level TSE courses. Any substitution requires permission of the Chair of TSE