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

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