History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
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The Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is jointly administered by the Departments of Classics, History, and Philosophy.
This certificate program explores human understanding of and interaction with the natural world. The time frame reaches from the European Bronze Age to the present. This approach combines the methods and subjects of several disciplines, demonstrates our indebtedness to the thinkers and makers of the past, and also illustrates the far-reaching effects of human activities on the natural world and on present and future societies. The foundation course in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is intended to integrate the material and provide a common focus at the beginning of the program.
The certificate offers specialized preparation for students interested in studying subjects such as Archaeology, Classics, History, Philosophy, and Religion. The Certificate will also appeal to students studying in the areas of Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Pharmacy.
Declaring the Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Students wishing to declare a Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology are encouraged to consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of HSS is available at www.mun.ca/HSS/undergraduate/declare.
Regulations for the Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
The Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology consists of 21 credit hours in eligible courses as prescribed below:
3 credit hours in History 2001
18 credit hours chosen from specified courses listed in Table 1, including aminimum of 3 credit hours in eligible Classics courses, a minimum of 3 credit hours in eligible Philosophy courses, and at least 6 credit hours must be in 3000-level courses.
|Classics 2701||History of Ancient Philosophy|
|Classics 2900||Science and Technology in the Ancient World|
|Classics 2901||Technology and Culture in the Ancient World|
|Classics 2902||The Environment of the Greeks and Romans|
|Classics 2903||Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms|
|Classics 3900||Greek and Roman Medicine|
|Classics 3901||Ships and Seafaring in the Ancient World|
|History 2130||Seafaring Places and Seafaring People|
|History 2340||European Urban History|
|History 2665||Sickness and Health in Western Society|
|History 3030||Environmental History|
|History 3811||The Menace of Progress: Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World|
|History 3940||Urban Life in Medieval Europe|
|Philosophy 2100||Health Ethics|
|Philosophy 2110||Biomedical Ethics|
|Philosophy 2120||Mental Health Ethics|
|Philosophy 2130||Environmental Ethics|
|Philosophy 2201||History of Ancient Philosophy|
|Philosophy 2215||History of Modern Philosophy|
|Philosophy 2330||Philosophy of Technology|
|Philosophy 3460||Philosophy of the Natural Sciences|
|Religious Studies 2810||Religion and Science|
|Religious Studies 3880||Religion, Worldviews, and the Environment|
Credit hours in Classics, History, and Philosophy may be eligible to jointly fulfill requirements of a degree and a certificate. For further information about this program, contact the Program Coordinator.