History and Philosophy of Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !755-BB-MAJ+1017 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010




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Major study in History and Philosophy of Science (HPS).

The science major in History and Philosophy of Science.

Students may only complete this major in conjunction with another science major that cannot be biotechnology or environmental science.

Objectives: .
Structure & Available Subjects:

In 2010 a number of new third year level subjects have been introduced, replacing or adding to subjects previously available within the major. Some previously offered subjects have been cancelled. The University is committed to ensuring that students are not disadvantaged by these changes and students may complete a major as defined by the current structure or a structure detailed in a previous year's handbook applicable to any year the student was enrolled in the course. Students completing third year level subjects across multiple years (e.g. in 2009 and 2010) should refer to advice within each subject entry on non-allowed subject combinations. Students unsure about the structure of their intended major should seek advice from the Science Student Centre.

Subject Options:

History and Philosophy of Science major

Completion of 50 science points of HPS study at third year level.

Third year level HPS subjects available for science credit completed in previous years will also contribute to the HPS major.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

136-310 Minds and Madness (Prior to 2010)

136-337 Biotechnology in Modern Society (Prior to 2010)

136-311 Asian Civilisations and Science (Prior to 2010)


Only HPS subjects with science status can be included in this major.

To be awarded two science majors (i.e. the History and Philosophy of Science major and a second science major), students must complete a minimum of 87.5 points of science study at third year level. Up to the equivalent of one 12.5 point science subject at third year level can be counted towards both majors where applicable.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Information Systems

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