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The Birth of Modern Science - HPSC2100

Year - 2020

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 procedures 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.

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

Assessment
10x short quizzes (24%), 10x 100wd questions (26%), 3x essays (250wd; 500 wd; 750 wd ¿ together 30%), 10x online activities (10%), class participation (10%)

Textbooks
Weekly readings

Pre-requisites

24 credit points of Junior units of study

Prohibitions

HPSC2900

Details

Faculty: Science

Intensive January

06 Jan 2020

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 24 Jan 2020
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

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
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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