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ATS2864

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Homer Le Grand

Notes

Previously coded PHL2115

Synopsis

The analysis of controversies over knowledge claims in science - claims about data, instruments, techniques, theories and world-views - reveals the provisional, revisable and dynamic character of scientific knowledge. This often results in controversies within one or more disciplines, the resolution of which may be the inclusion, removal or modification of what is accepted by the scientific community as valid knowledge. Student will gain a familiarity with several competing interpretations of this process and how these may be applied to a range of past and present controversies drawn primarily from the earth sciences.

Assessment

Written work: 70% (3500 words)
Tutorial exercises: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

12 points in Philosophy, History or Social Sciences, or 18 points in Science at any level.