SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and CULTURE
Georgia Tech's Science, Technology and Culture (STAC) Program is unique in its emphasis on communication skills, cultural interpretation, and textual analysis. Unlike similar programs, which look at science, technology, and the humanities as separate entities, STAC examines the modes of communication and understanding common to them all. As a result, students learn to master the range of methodologies of literary and cultural analysis needed to understand and interpret the "texts" ranging from novels and films to scientific journals and web pages that our society uses to communicate and to understand itself. STAC students pursue a course of study that is genuinely multidisciplinary and international, and that draws upon the multiple strengths of the Georgia Tech faculty.
STAC students also complete nine hours of related coursework outside the major, which can be used for a pre-medicine cluster, a pre-law cluster, an environmental studies cluster, or any other certificate or minor concentration. Students are also encouraged to develop practical experience in the form of co-ops or internships; STAC has established ongoing relationships with companies like IBM, Macquarium, Penton Publishing, and CNN.
A student earning a B.S. in Science, Technology and Culture has a variety of options after graduation; STAC students are equipped with technical, scientific, and cultural skills that few of their peers can match. STAC students have gone on to programs, including policy, law, journalism, medicine, and literature, at institutions such as UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, and Boston University. As the need grows for workers who are both technologically grounded and culturally alert, STAC students will be at the forefront of business and industry.
For students interested in web design, design of interactive games, electronic commerce, or digital art, the STAC major offers an undergraduate specialty in Media Studies. The STAC Media Studies Option offers state of the art production labs and shares faculty and laboratories with the School of Literature, Media, and Communication's digital media degrees: the B.S. in Computational Media, M.S. in Digital Media, and Ph.D. in Digital Media. Other degree options include Biomedicine Studies and Gender Studies.
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