SLE209 - History and Philosophy of Science
Offered from 2016 (subject to approval)
Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Must have passed 4 credit points
2 x 1 hour class per week via Cloud (online)
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
History and Philosophy of Science represents a merging of disciplines in science and the humanities. This unit will explore past and present developments in a range of disciplines of science, agriculture, technology, medicine, astronomy, and palaeontology, including themes such as Darwinism, global warming, science and pseudoscience, religion, culture, political, economic and societal interactions, and the digital world. Case studies will be examined to critically analyse science and its social, cultural and political significances in the modern world.
Assignment 30%, case study analysis 30%, video/media report 20%, online class discussions 20%