• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Minor code PHSC-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

This minor allows students to concentrate on issues posed for how we should understand ourselves and our situation relative to developments in science.  Logic and Critical Thinking provide the student with analytical tools which the student will need in such investigations, while the other subjects involve issues concerning the character of scientific knowledge or problems posed by work in various particular areas of science.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Make sense of issues and closely analyse and critique arguments in areas related to science and scientific practice
  2. Develop cogent arguments and presentations, including engaging with detailed criticism of their ideas.
  3. Apply complex abstract ideas to real-world phenomena in a wide variety of fields and contexts.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MATH1042 Philosophy of the Cosmos 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6
PHIL2057 Philosophy of Science 6
PHIL2061 Philosophy of Mind 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
PHIL2082 Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology 6
PHIL2122 Philosophy and Public Policy 6
PHIL2123 Philosophy and Science Fiction 6
PHIL2124 Philosophy of Cognitive Science 6
PHIL2125 Rationality and Social Cooperation 6
PHIL2126 Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice 6
PHIL2127 The Philosophy of Time 6
PHIL2128 Philosophy of Physics 6
PHIL3072 Advanced Analytic Philosophy 6
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