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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:

Morley Muralitharan

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 4 credit points

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Equivalent of 2 hours of presentations per week delivered via Cloud (online).

Content

The purpose of this unit is for students to develop knowledge in the history of science, the philosophy of science and the relationship between science, culture, religion, and politics and the role of the technology in the modern world.  This unit will cover the nature of science, the difference between what is considered science and non-science, development of science and modelling and visualization in science and technology.  Students are required to engage in studying science controversies, science as a human endeavour, values and attitudes to science and the future face of science.  Learning assessment activities in this unit will provide students with the opportunity to examine the various themes in the history and philosophy of science and test their ability to engage with the themes. Further, students will collaboratively work with other students and participate in the online class discussions.  Students must work collaboratively, research information, collect, analyse and synthesis information, connect theory with practice in the past and present developments in a range of topics covered in this unit. 

Assessment

Online class discussions 20%, team presentation of a video/media report 20%, critical analysis 30%, written literature review 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

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


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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