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HPSC2901: What Is This Thing Called Science? (Adv)

The topics covered in 'What is This Thing Called Science?' will be covered in more depth, in a special tutorial set aside for advanced students.

Code HPSC2901
Academic unit History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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24 credit points of Junior study with a Distinction average
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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HPSC2101 or HPSC1001 or HPSC1901

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

  • LO1. understand philosophical and historical discussions of science and critically assess arguments in these areas
  • LO2. write clear and well-organized responses to philosophical and historical discussions of science, and develop your own views on these issues
  • LO3. relate general philosophical and historical ideas about science to particular examples of scientific work.

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