The Libraries seek to support research in contemporary political and social studies of technology and society, science and the state, ecology, and environment. It supports the needs of undergraduate, MA/MS students, Ph.D. students, the teaching faculty, post-docs, and research staff members. There is no single degree-granting program in this area, but students in many disciplines have interests in these topics.
New courses include the political and social aspects of environmental regulation.
Areas of established specialization are nuclear policy, control of nuclear wastes and arms proliferation.