8.9 Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
The Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is administered and coordinated by the Departments of Classics, History, and Philosophy in a triennial rotation.
The Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology aims to promote the study through core courses of the 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 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, Pharmacy, and Science.
Students intending to complete a certificate program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences must meet the admission requirements as outlined in the University Calendar. Students are also advised to consult the University Calendar regarding General Regulations for Certificate Programs and Graduation Requirements.
Throughout their program of study, students enrolled in the Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology are encouraged to contact the Program Director for assistance with course planning, declaring their program of study, prerequisite and registration issues, and questions about the potential eligibility of any courses not listed here. The Director liaises with representatives of participating departments, and supports students in identifying upcoming course offerings and creating a tentative schedule.
Students wishing to declare a Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology are encouraged to consult with the Program Director 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/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.
The Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology consists of 21 credit hours in eligible courses as prescribed below:
3 credit hours in History 2001; and
18 credit hours chosen from specified courses listed in Core Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, including a minimum of 3 credit hours in eligible Classics courses, a minimum of 3 credit hours in eligible Philosophy courses, and a minimum of 6 credit hours in 3000-level courses.
Students are strongly advised to consult with the Program Director for assistance with course planning.
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