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The Birth of Modern Science - HPSC2100

Modern culture is a culture of science and modern science is the outcome of a historical process of 2,500 years. In this course we investigate how traditional knowledge gradually acquired the characteristics of 'science': the social structure, contents, values and methods we are familiar with. We will look at some primary chapters of this process, from antiquity to the end of the seventeenth century, and try to understand their implications to understanding contemporary science in its culture. Special emphasis will be given to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, which is often described as the most important period in the history of science and as one of the most vital stages in human intellectual history.

Classes
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 X 1 hour tutorial, 1 x 1 hour independent online work.

Assessment
4xquizzes (30%) and 6x100wd questions (30%) and 3x750wd essays (30%) and class participation (10%)

Textbooks
Weekly readings

Pre-requisites

24 credit points of Junior units of study

Prohibitions

HPSC2900

Details

Faculty: Science

Summer Main

07 Jan 2019

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 25 Jan 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
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: Professor Ofer Gal
HECS Band: 1
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