History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

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History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

Location

Location

  • Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS)
  • Dawson Hall, Room 110
  • 853 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T6
  • Telephone: 514-398-4210
  • Fax: 514-398- 7185
  • Email: interdisciplinary [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/hpsc

About History and Philosophy of Science

About History and Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science at McGill is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with an understanding of science through the study of both its historical development and of some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. In addition, there is an ongoing seminar series of talks by visiting speakers: Please visit www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/seminars and www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/lectures.

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC) Faculty

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC) Faculty

Advisers
Monica Hotter, Des Sitaras, Rosa Colaianni
Program Chair
Nicholas Dew (History)
Program Committee
Darin Barney (Art History and Communication Studies)
Emily Carson (Philosophy)
Stephen Menn (Philosophy)
Greg Mikkelson (Philosophy)
Thomas Schlich (Social Studies of Medicine)
Jonathan Sterne (Art History and Communication Studies)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration History and Philosophy of Science (18 credits)

History and Philosophy of Science at McGill is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with an understanding of science through the study of both its historical development and of some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. There is an ongoing seminar series of talks by visiting speakers: please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/seminars/ and http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/lectures/.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits with a maximum of 9 credits at the 200-level selected as follows:

Philosophy of Science

6 - 12 credits of courses focused on the Philosophy of Science with no more than 6 credits at the 200-level chosen from the following:

Communication Studies (COMS)

COMS 210 (3) Introduction to Communication Studies
COMS 410 (3) Cultures in Visualization

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

HPSC 300 (3) Independent Studies: History and Philosophy of Science
HPSC 500 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar: History & Philosophy of Science

Philosophy (PHIL)

Either PHIL 210 or PHIL 310 may count toward the program but not both.

PHIL 210 (3) Introduction to Deductive Logic 1
PHIL 220 (3) Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science 1
PHIL 306 (3) Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 310 (3) Intermediate Logic
PHIL 340 (3) Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1
PHIL 341 (3) Philosophy of Science 1
PHIL 350 (3) History and Philosophy of Ancient Science
PHIL 411 (3) Topics in Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
PHIL 440 (3) Philosophy of Social Sciences 2
PHIL 441 (3) Philosophy of Science 2
PHIL 453 (3) Ancient Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy
PHIL 511 (3) Seminar: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
PHIL 541 (3) Seminar: Philosophy of Science
PHIL 580 (3) Seminar: Problems of Philosophy 1

Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 340 (3) Religion and the Sciences

Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 338 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Knowledge

History of Science

6 - 12 credits of courses focused on the History of Science with no more than 6 credits at the 200-level chosen from the following:

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 359 (3) History of Archaeological Theory

Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 210 (3) Perspectives of Science

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 381 (3) Geographic Thought and Practice

History (HIST)

HIST 212 ()  
HIST 249 (3) Health and the Healer in Western History
HIST 319 (3) The Scientific Revolution
HIST 335 (3) Science and Medicine in Canada
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 350 (3) Science and the Enlightenment
HIST 356 (3) Medicine in the Medieval West
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 410 (3) Topics in History of Science
HIST 447 (3) The Natural History of America
HIST 452 (3) Medicine in Europe 1500-1700
HIST 457 (3) Topics in Medical History
HIST 458 (3) Modern Medicine: Seminar
HIST 459 (3) Modern Medicine: Research
HIST 466 (3) Seminar: Medieval Medicine
HIST 496 (3) Research: Medieval Medicine

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

HPSC 300 (3) Independent Studies: History and Philosophy of Science
HPSC 500 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar: History & Philosophy of Science

Islamic Studies (ISLA)

ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam

Mathematics (MATH)

MATH 338 (3) History and Philosophy of Mathematics
MATH 339 (3) Foundations of Mathematics

Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)