STS at Michigan Technological University: A history and profile

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At Michigan Tech, science, technology, and society (STS) was introduced as a means of attracting new students to the school, providing general education courses more attractive to engineering students, and furnishing a focus for an unfocused, multidisciplinary department of the Social Sciences. STS enjoyed very limited success in the first two areas; however, using STS as a focus for a hitherto unfocused department has been highly successful and has led to the creation in the department of two new and successful STS-related graduate programs in industrial archaeology and environmental policy. Copyright © 1999 Sage Publications, Inc.

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Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society