* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
What is science? What makes something a science rather than a pseudo-science? Are the natural and social sciences really in the same business? Is there a scientific method, and if so what is it? These are all questions in the philosophy of science. Covering the work of thinkers from Aristotle through Popper and Kuhn to the present, this unit provides a good grounding in the major topics of this field for students in both the BA and the BSc.
ASSESSMENT: HPA213 - 3000 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hour examination (40%) HPA313 - 3500 words internal assessment (60%),2-hour examination (40%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - H A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.