Science and Society (2022 - 2024)
The minor in science and society requires four 4-point courses (16 points) completed with a grade of C or better (Pass/Fail does not count). All students must take the core course, Introduction to Science and Society (HIST-UA 66), and then choose three other courses from an approved list posted on the minor website.
Many courses in the minor fall into one of the following four clusters: technology, physics, biology/pre-health, and environmental sciences. Students are strongly encouraged, however, to be creative and challenge themselves to think in ways other than those that are strictly categorical. For example, a student interested in understanding the difference between the natural and the artificial might take the following three elective courses in addition to the required Introduction to Science and Society course: Philosophy of Biology; Humans, Machines, and Aesthetics; and Nature and Technology in Modern America.
Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in the various NYU schools contributing to the minor. This will expose them to a plethora of diverse pedagogical experiences and greatly enhance co-learning. All CAS students may apply 16 points taken in the other schools of NYU toward their degree. Students seeking to raise this limit so as to accommodate the course work of the minor in science and society must consult with the College of Arts and Science Advising Center, 726 Broadway, 7th floor; 212-998-8130. Note that, with the exception of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, courses taken in the other schools of NYU do not count toward the 64-point residency requirement in CAS (-UA) courses for internal and external transfers to the College.