Science and Technology Studies Research Seminar

History C251

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
M 12-2
Class Number: 
25021
Units: 
3

This interdisciplinary seminar is aimed at graduate students in the field of science and technology studies who are undertaking significant writing projects, such as dissertation chapters, journal articles, or conference papers. This seminar will serve two functions. First, it will act as a writing lab in which students will share their projects for discussion, critique, and feedback from the perspective of science and technology studies literature as well as students’ home
disciplines. Second, it will help develop students’ professional skills, particularly the ability to speak across academic disciplines about one’s areas of expertise. Above all, the seminar will be grounded in a collaborative learning community where students will share their knowledge, ideas, and tips with each other in a highly interdisciplinary, constructive environment.

This is one of the two required courses for the designated emphasis in STS, and these students are given enrollment priority. However, graduate students are welcomed from any discipline in the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, the natural and physical sciences, and professional schools across campus, even if they are not in the designated emphasis, subject to the availability of space in the class. Ideally students will have passed their PhD examinations and
advanced to candidacy.