Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Values, Technology and Society Minor


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This interdisciplinary minor, offered by the Department of Anthropology , groups existing courses from a number of departments into an integrated study of the interaction of values, technology, and society as they give shape and direction to the world in which we live. In particular, the minor focuses on the increasing recognition of the need to assert human values (in particular, moral, social, aesthetic, and political values) given the accelerating development of modern technology and the associated increasing complexity and interconnectedness of our lives. Courses in the minor examine these themes as they are reflected in such issues as war and peace, the environment, health, modern science and technology, our use of computers, and the expression of values in our technological society through ethics, art, design, and religion.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.

Minor Requirements (18 units)


Core Courses (9 units)


Electives (9 units)


Three courses (9 units) chosen from the following approved list selected in consultation with the program advisor; one additional core course may be substituted for an elective course with advisor approval. Students are encouraged to select courses that address one of the following program foci.

Complete Three Courses From:

Students may take up to 6 units of lower division coursework in completing the minor requirements.

Total Units Required (18 units)


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