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HPSC2900: The Birth of Modern Science (Advanced)

The topics covered in 'The Birth of Modern Science' will be covered in more depth, in a special tutorial set aside for advanced students.

Code HPSC2900
Academic unit History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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An average mark of 75 or above in (12 credit points of 1000 or 2000 level units of study)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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HPSC2100

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and discuss some major chapters in the history of science from antiquity through the scientific revolution
  • LO2. read and try to interpret primary historical material from these periods (in English translation)
  • LO3. appreciate and discuss some of the particular philosophical and methodological challenges involved in the historiography of science.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.