Majoring in HPS
History and Philosophy of Science allows students to stand back from the specialised concerns of their other subjects and gain some perspective on what science is, how it came to acquire its current form and how it fits into contemporary society. HPS is particularly relevant for students hoping to make careers in science policy, science administration, science education and science reporting. However, any student with a genuine interest in science will derive benefit from study in HPS.
A Major in HPS requires both our intermediate courses:
- HPSC2100 Introduction to History of Science: The Birth of Modern Science and
- HPSC2101 Introduction to Philosophy of Science: What Is This Thing Called Science?
- Plus 24 credit points of senior units of study in HPS including;
- HPSC3022 - Science & Society (this course is compulsory for HPS majors)