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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Minor

History of Science & Technology
Graduate School
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Contact Information
Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota, 154 Shepherd Labs, 100 Union Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-7069; fax: 612-301-1442)
Email: hstm@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The program offers opportunities for advanced research and study in the history of science and technology (with particular expertise in the history of the physical sciences, history of the biological sciences, history of technology, and history of American science and technology) and in the history of medicine.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Students must have a bachelor's degree with a preferred grade average of B or better and must be capable of interdisciplinary study. Depending on background and career objectives, additional preparatory studies may be necessary in either the science-technology area or in the humanities and social sciences.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Students who wish to take the graduate minor in the history of science, technology, and medicine are required to take 6 credits for the master's minor and 12 credits for a doctoral minor. The historiography course (HSCI or HMED 8112) is strongly recommended, along with other courses that are selected to define a course of study that should have some identifiable focus but also a certain breadth. Students should not plan to take all courses in the minor from the same faculty member.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
The master's minor requires two 3-credit courses in HSTM or HMED at the 5xxx level or above.
Recommended Courses
HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine (3.0 cr)
or HMED 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
The doctoral minor requires four 3-credit courses in HSTM or HMED at the 5xxx level or above.
Recommended Courses
HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine (3.0 cr)
or HMED 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine (3.0 cr)
 
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HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of practice, different schools. Work of representative historians of science, technology, and medicine.
HMED 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01239 - HMed 8112/HSci 8112
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of practice, different schools. Work of representative historians of science, technology, and medicine. prereq: instr consent
HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of practice, different schools. Work of representative historians of science, technology, and medicine.
HMED 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01239 - HMed 8112/HSci 8112
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of practice, different schools. Work of representative historians of science, technology, and medicine. prereq: instr consent