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History of Science - HPSC4102

Year - 2020

This unit explores major episodes in the history of science from the 18th century until the present as well as introducing students to historiographic methods. Special attention is paid to developing practical skills in the history and philosophy of science.

One 2 hour seminar per week.

10xquestions (50%) and 1x5000 wd essay (50%)

Weekly Readings


12 credit points of HPSC3XXX or PHIL3XXX or HSTY3XXX


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Taught by HPS staff and guest lecturers.
HECS Band: 1
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