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.
|History of Ancient Philosophy
|Science and Technology in the Ancient World
|Technology and Culture in the Ancient World
|The Environment of the Greeks and Romans
|Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms
|Greek and Roman Medicine
|Ships and Seafaring in the Ancient World
|Seafaring Places and Seafaring People
|European Urban History
|Sickness and Health in Western Society
|The Menace of Progress: Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World
|Urban Life in Medieval Europe
|Mental Health Ethics
|History of Ancient Philosophy
|History of Modern Philosophy
|Philosophy of Technology
|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.