Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History and Philosophy of Science)

Course 377-HP (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The postgraduate certificate provides an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinator:
Dr Kristian Camilleri
School of Social and Environmental Enquiry

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should:
  • develop a knowledge of one or more areas in the study of history, philosophy and sociology of science;
  • understand the main theories, concepts and analytic approaches relating to these areas of study;
  • appreciate the significance of these ideas and issues in the context of the discipline
  • develop an ability to proceed to original work in the study of history, philosophy and sociology of science.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Subject Options: Elective subjects
History and philosophy of science
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Not offered in 2008

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2008
Students may choose a maximum of two honours subjects in philosophy as electives. With the approval of the course coordinator, a maximum of one elective may be also be chosen from honours subjects offered in other departments of the Faculty of Arts.
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in history and philosophy of science or cognate discipline with a grade average of H2B (70%) or equivalent in the major
  • a Graduate Diploma in Arts (History and Philosophy of Science) with a grade average of H2B (70%) or equivalent.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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