To prepare for a major in History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) it is recommended that you take 6 credit points of junior units in HPS and 12 credit points of elective units of study from history, philosophy, gender studies, physics, psychology, or other related areas of study in arts or science in consultation with the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. It is a good idea to plan ahead and have an idea of which senior units you need to complete, so that you can plan your junior and intermediate prerequisite units accordingly.
In second year, you will take intermediate HPS units which are the prerequisites for your senior HPS units.
To successfully complete your HPS major you must take at least 24 credit points of senior HPS units of study.
The Birth of Modern Science
What is this Thing Called Science?
History and Philosophy of the Biomedical Sciences
The Scientific Revolution
History and Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry
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