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Sociology of Science - HPSC4103

Year - 2018

This seminar discusses a range of approaches to the social theory of modern science. We will read key texts on questions such as: what makes science part of Western modernity? What is the role of science in the social transformations of the industrial era? In what sense, if at all, can science be said to offer privileged access to reality? What is the relationship between scientific knowledge and social reality?

Classes
One 2 hour seminar per week, individual consultation.

Assessment
5000wd essay (50%) Seminar presentation (50%)

Textbooks
Weekly Readings

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniela Helbig
HECS Band: 1
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