Restricted Technical Electives (Fall 2023)

During their junior and senior years, students on the new STS curriculum (those who have entered the STS program Fall 2020 or after) are required to complete one course from each of the 8 Restricted Technical Elective (RTE) categories. Below are the RTE courses that will be offered in the Fall 2023 semester. Pre-reqs for each course are listed in parentheses (UDS = upper division standing / Junior status). 

When trying to register for an RTE, if you encounter a pre-req error despite having the pre-req listed in parentheses below, please contact Kathy for assistance ( Kathleen McCormick, 934-420-2220).

Technical & Scientific Communication
EGL 303 – Writing for the 21st Century (EGL 102)  
EGL 310 – Technical Writing  (EGL 102)
PCM 315 – Research Techniques (UDS)
PCM 416 – Writing in Health and Disease (PCM 201) 
SPE 330 – Professional and Tech. Speech (EGL 102)
SPE 331 – Advanced Oral Communications (EGL 102)
STS 381 – Role of Patient Education in Healthcare (STS 330 pre/co)
STS 381 – Science Communication (STS 330 pre/co)

Data Science
BUS 345* – Foundations of Business Analytics (BUS 240 or MTH 110)
PSY 324* – Psychological Measurement & Assessment (PSY 101)
PSY 348* – Statistics for Psychologists (PSY 101, MTH 110)
SOC 366 – Sociological Research Methods (200-level SOC)
STS 350 – Data & Society (MTH 110, STS 330 pre/co)

Geographical Information Science
GEO 322 –  Cultural Geography (100-level HIS/POL/GEO)
GEO 323 – Urban Geography (100-level HIS/POL/GEO)
GIS 301 – GIScience (MTH 110)
GIS 351 – GIS and Public Health (MTH 110)

Organizational Leadership
BUS 311 – Organizational Behavior (BUS 109 or PSY 101) 
PSY 311W – Organizational Behavior (BUS 109 or PSY 101) 
PSY 331 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSY 101)
SOC 303 – Sociology of Work and Occupation (SOC 122 & EGL 102)

Impact of Technological Change
ECO 358 – Economics of Labor (ECO 156 or ECO 157) 
HIS 319 – Pandemics and Disasters (100-level HIS) 
HIS 320 – Europe Since the Industrial Revolution (100-level HIS)
PHI 307 –  Philosophy of Science and Technology (EGL 102)
POL 393 – Politics and Popular Culture (100-level HIS course)
STS 320 – Tech & Humanity in Cinema (UDS)
STS 390 - Penicillin to Proton Therapy (STS 330 pre/co) 
STS 391 – Generative AI: Choices & Challenges (STS 330 pre/co)

Energy, Environment, & Sustainability
BIO 310 – Icthyology (BIO 131)
BIO 355 –  Ecological Principles (BIO 131)
ENV 302* – Wind Technology (MTH 110 or higher)
ENV 303* – Energy Storage and Electric Drive Veh.(MTH 110 or higher)
GEO 330 – Environmental Interactions (200-level Soc. Sci)
POL 330 – 21st century Energy Policy (200-level Soc. Sci)
SOC 352 –  Environmental Sociology (SOC 122 and EGL 102)
STS 341 – Sustainable Food Systems (STS 330 pre/co)
STS 342 – Food and Nutrition Policy in the U.S. (STS 330 pre/co)

Global Connections
BUS 366 –  International Human Resources Management (BUS 109)
ECO 340 – International Trade (ECO 156 or 157) 
HIS 315 – Imperialism: A Modern History (100-level HIS)
HIS 341 – Terrorism and the Mod. World (200-level HIS/POL/GEO)
POL 370 – International Relations (100-level HIS or POL) 
SOC 350 – Global Social Change (SOC 122 & EGL 102)
STS 394 – Global Television and Society (STS 330 pre/co)  

Gender, Race, & Culture
HIS 335  – Gender and Technology from a Historical Persp. (100-level HIS)
HIS 344  – Sports History Since 1945 (200-level HIS/GEO/POL)
MLG 300 – International Cinema (EGL 102)
MLG 306 – Italian Culture and Civilization (EGL 102)
MLG 308 – Arabic Culture and Civilization (EGL 102)  
MLG 311 – Italian American Experiences (EGL 102)
MLG 313 – Science, Literature, and Film in the Hispanic World (EGL 102)
MLG 317 –The Arab-American Experience (EGL 102)
MLG 325 – Visions of the East in Hispanic Civilization (EGL 102)
POL 360 – Women in Comparative Development (200-level Soc. Sci)
PSY 307 – Psychology of Women (PSY 101)
SOC 325 – Social Inequality (200-level SOC course)

* please contact Kathy ( Kathleen McCormick) if you are interested in registering for BUS 345, PSY 324, PSY 348, ENV 302, or ENV 303.

science, technology, & society

Memorial Hall, Room 116
934-420-2220
sts@farmingdale.edu
Spring 2024 Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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Edmund Douglass
Chair of STS/Associate Professor of Physics

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Kathleen McCormick
Administrative Assistant 1

Last Modified 5/15/23