History and Philosophy of Science

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

History and Philosophy of Science

For a major in History and Philosophy of Science, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area. Students must include the core unit of HPSC3107 Science, Ethics and Society.
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Junior units of study
HPSC1000
Bioethics
6    N HPSC1900


This Junior unit of study is highly recommended to Intermediate and Senior Life Sciences students.
Semester 1
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced)
6    N HPSC1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Intermediate units of study
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2900
Semester 1
Summer Main
HPSC2900
The Birth of Modern Science (Advanced)
6    P Enrolment in the Talented Student Program or 24 credit points of Junior study with a Distinction average
N HPSC2100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC2101
What Is This Thing Called Science?
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2001, HPSC2901
Semester 2
Summer Main
HPSC2901
What Is This Thing Called Science? (Adv)
6    P Enrolment in the Talented Student Program or 24 credit points of Junior study with a Distinction average
N HPSC2100, HPSC2101

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Senior units of study
HPSC3002
Hist & Phil of the Biomedical Sciences
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
Semester 2
HPSC3016
The Scientific Revolution
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Phil
6    A Basic knowledge about the history of modern science as taught in HPSC2100 AND the principles of philosophy of science as taught in HPSC2101 OR knowledge of the various sub-disciplines within Psychology.
P (at least 12 credit points of intermediate HPSC Units of study) OR (a CR or above in one HPSC intermediate Unit of Study) OR (12 intermediate credit points in psychology).
N PSYC3202
Semester 1
HPSC3107
Science, Ethics and Society
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
N HPSC3022, HPSC3024
Semester 1
HPSC3108
Hist and Phil of the Physical Sciences
6    P HPSC2101 or HPSC2901
Semester 1