The interdisciplinary Department of Technology, Culture and Society (TCS) promotes critical engagement with technology and science through research and teaching while drawing on the humanities and social science perspectives.
This mission is fulfilled in part by degree programs in:
The department is also responsible for the School of Engineering's core curriculum in humanities and social sciences (General Education Clusters), which gives undergraduate students a breadth of knowledge and perspective necessary for careers in technology and the sciences.
The Department of Technology, Culture and Society offers elective courses in the humanities and social sciences to meet the General Education requirement for undergraduate students. The cluster curriculum helps today’s engineers and scientists make thoughtful decisions about the values that are implicit in technological options, to understand how humans see themselves and the natural and social worlds, to think critically, and to communicate effectively.
Department Chair: Professor Jonathan Soffer