Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)|
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Monima Chadha|
Previously coded PHL2210
Unit looks at the growth of scientific theories from the standpoint of three humanities disciplines - history, philosophy and sociology - using a case study method. On completion, students will have an acquaintance with several important developments in the history of science, and have thought about issues in the philosophy of science and sociology of knowledge. They will also have read Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and so have encountered one of the most important books on science written in the 20th C. Three case studies will be presented and students will undertake an individual case study under supervision.
Written work: 75% (3000 words)
On-campus: 2 hours per week.
Off-campus: no timetabled contact hours
A first-year unit in Philosophy or 12-points of study in a science discipline.