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History and Philosophy of Science

Unit of study table (Table A)

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

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

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.
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced)
6 A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC1000
HPSC1001
What is this Thing Called Science?
6 N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1901
HPSC1901
What is this Thing Called Science? (Adv)
6 A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1001

2000-level units of study

Core
HPSC2011
Science, Ethics and Society
6 A Students should be familiar with introductory material in Philosophy of Science, Ethics or Sociology
N HPSC3107
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science
6 P 12 cp from (1000-level units or 2000-level units)
N HPSC2900
HPSC2900
The Birth of Modern Science (Advanced)
6 P An average mark of 75 or above in (12 credit points of 1000 or 2000 level units of study)
N HPSC2100

3000-level units of study

Core
HPSC3016
The Scientific Revolution
6 P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900)
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 12 credit points of HPSC2XXX
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6 P 96 credit points
Selective
HPSC3002
Hist and Phil of the Biomedical Sciences
6 P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
HPSC3023
Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
6 P (12 credit points of HPSC2XXX OR 12 credit points of PSYC2XXX) OR (6 credit points of HPSC2XXX AND 6 credit points of PSYC2XXX)
HPSC3108
Hist and Phil of the Physical Sciences
6 P HPSC1X01 or HPSC2X01