History and Philosophy of Science Table

Semestr 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Prerequisites have changed for the following unit they now read:

HPSC3888 HPSC Interdisciplinary Project Prerequisites:12 credit points of HPSC2XXX

10/02/2020
2.

Assumed knowledge has been removed for the following unit:

HPSC3023 Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil

13/03/2020
3.

Prerequisites have changed for the following unit., they now read:

HPSC3023 Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
P: (12 credit points of HPSC2XXX OR 12 credit points of PSYC2XXX) OR (6 credit points of HPSC2XXX AND 6 credit points of PSYC2XXX)

13/03/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

History and Philosophy of Science major

A major in History and Philosophy of Science requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

History and Philosophy of Science minor

A minor in History and Philosophy of Science requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units drawn from core, interdisciplinary project and selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
HPSC1000
Bioethics
6    N HPSC1900


This Junior unit of study is highly recommended to Intermediate and Senior Life Sciences students.
Intensive January
Intensive June
Semester 1
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC1001
What is this Thing Called Science?
6    N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1901
Semester 2
HPSC1901
What is this Thing Called Science? (Adv)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2900
Intensive January
Semester 1
HPSC2900
The Birth of Modern Science (Advanced)
6    P 24 credit points of Junior study with a Distinction average
N HPSC2100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC2011
Science, Ethics and Society
6    A Students should be familiar will introductory material in Philosophy of Science, Ethics or Sociology.
N HPSC3107
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core
HPSC3016
The Scientific Revolution
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC1001 or HPSC1901 or HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary Project
HPSC3888
HPSC Interdisciplinary Project
6    A Students should have demonstrated the ability to explain topics and concepts in HPS at an intermediate level
P HPSC2X01 and HPSC2011
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
HPSC3002
Hist and Phil of the Biomedical Sciences
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
Semester 2
HPSC3108
Hist and Phil of the Physical Sciences
6    P HPSC2101 or HPSC2901
Semester 1
HPSC3023
Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
6    A HPSC2100 and HPSC2101
P (12 credit points of Intermediate HPSC units) OR (Credit or greater in an HPSC Intermediate unit) OR (12 Intermediate credit points in Psychology units)
Semester 1