Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 2-hour seminar each week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to fourth year Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in the discipline of History and the Philosophy of Science
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Michael Arnold, Dr Darrin Durant
This subject begins with a sustained engagement with classic texts in the sociology of science and technology, such as works by Merton, Schaffer, Collins, Bloor, Barnes and Kuhn. We follow this with the emergence of a series of radical proposals challenging the classics, including work by Latour, Haraway and Suchman. In the second part of the semester students will have the opportunity to apply their understanding of these contested ideas to a research project of their own choosing.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
Written work totaling 5,000 words due at the end of semester (100%)
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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Subject readings will be available online
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will
|Links to further information:||http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/history-philosophy-science|
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - History and Philosophy of Science |
Graduate Certificate in Arts - History and Philosophy of Science
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - History and Philosophy of Science
Graduate Diploma in Arts - History and Philosophy of Science
History and Philosophy of Science
MA (AS&&ST) History and Philosophy of Science
PC-ARTS History and Philosophy of Science
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