Interdisciplinary Studies

Science, Technology and Society

A Catalyst for Change

Dr. Andrew Ede specialises in the history of science, with a particular focus on the history of chemistry.

Engaging undergraduate courses

Dr. Nathan Kowlasky brings enthusiasm to teaching the history and philosophy of science to students from across campus.


Science, Technology and Society is an established interdisciplinary program that typically draws on the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. At the University of Alberta, the Program in STS aims to provide students from the sciences and humanities with a broad overview of the field that capitalizes on existing faculty strengths and developing interests. In addition to our traditional strengths in both the history and philosophy of science, the Program also draws on emerging interests in the relationship between science and technology and anthropology, literature, sociology, and women’s studies.