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SLE209 - History and Philosophy of Science

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sanja Van Huet

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 4 credit points

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): 2 hours weekly via CloudDeakin, plus self-paced learning activities.

Content

Students often see science as a set of facts and not as a process for making sense of the natural and physical world. Today’s science is built on ways of thinking that were developed centuries ago. The purpose of this unit is for students to develop knowledge of the history and philosophy of science and the relationship between science and the society. Students will review controversies in science, examine science as a human endeavour, explore different values and attitudes to science and explain how science influences our world. Learning assessment activities in this unit will allow students to recognise the evolution of science and its role in the advancement of our society. Working collaboratively, students will research, collect and analyse information around how people enact science from discovery through to practice, through to application, through to understanding in this unit. They will learn the importance of the scientific process, and methods in the development ideas and theories.

Assessment

Weekly quiz 20%, individual report to a media group 20%, essay 30%, group wiki and conference presentation 30%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3696$3772

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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