Science in a Changing World at UMass Boston includes programs of study and other activities that facilitate learning and teaching innovation, research and public engagement, discussion and collaboration among faculty and students concerning interactions between scientific developments and social change.
Science in a Changing World
: M.A. (33cr) and Graduate certificate (15cr)
- "...designed for educators and other concerned citizens who want to explore the relationships among new developments in scientific knowledge, in education, and in society. Innovative and inspiring instructors arrange course material, classroom activities, teaching/learning interactions that provide students an opportunity to learn about science in its social context, to gain a set of models for their own educational or activist work, to discuss practices and philosophies of education and social change, and to undertake research with a view to engaging with science in a changing world."
- Formally a track in the Graduate program in Critical & Creative Thinking. See also:
- • Student handbook, with information about joining & moving through the program of studies
- • Courses
- • Course wikis
- • Faculty
- • CCT monthly news
- • How graduates build on their SICW studies
Science, Technology & Values (STV) undergraduate Program
- This BA/BS-MA program allows UMASS Boston students to earn in 5 years a Bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts (BA or BS), along with the designation University Honors Scholar for those students in the Honors College, as well as a Master's degree in the Science in a Changing World graduate track. (More details)
Inter-college Seminar in Humanities and Sciences
- "...offers students the opportunity to examine historical, socio-political, cultural, philosophical, and ethical dimensions of science and technology. It encourages both science and non-science students to analyze, in a focused way, the impact of science and technology on other social institutions and the impact of those institutions on science and technology."
- A forum for discussion and interaction among faculty, staff, and advanced graduate students at UMass Boston. Participants from different disciplines and colleges come together to focus on topics of common interest, exchange ideas, renew their intellectual energy, and advance their work in a spirit of adventure and collaboration.
- Spring 2015: Making and Breaking: Research and Engagement in the Neo-Liberal Economy
: social media and projects that extend beyond the UMass Boston program of studies