Requirements for the major
Last Will and Testament,
minimum of 37 credit hours are required for the major and include:
- Four elective courses in HPS, one of which must be at the 1xxx level.
requirement, which may be fulfilled by taking HPS 0611 or Philosophy 0500.
1653 Introduction to Philosophy of Science. The logic requirement should be completed
before taking 1653.
- HPS 1702 Junior/Senior Seminar for HPS Undergraduate
- A logic course - HPS 0611 or Philosophy
- HPS 1653 Introduction to Philosophy of Science.
- A history
of science course e.g. HPS 0427 Myth and Science; HPS 0545 Space-Time-Matter;
HPS 0515 Magic, Medicine and Science; or any other suitable course approved by
the director of undergraduate studies.
- HPS 1703 Writing
Workshop for Undergraduate Major. This is a one-credit course that is taken in
conjunction with HPS 1702.
- Fifteen credit hours in the natural or social
sciences. Majors must pursue at least one science at an advanced level.
The writing requirement for
the major is fulfilled by taking HPS 1703, which is offered in conjunction with
Declaring an HPS Major:
declaring an HPS major, students must complete two HPS courses with a B- or better
or receive permission of the major advisor.
for Courses in Major:
Students who wish
to graduate with a major in HPS must maintain a 2.0 quality point average in courses
to be used toward the major.
HPS is easily combined with a major in any science as
a double major. This provides the student with a deeper historical and conceptual
understanding of the science(s) he or she is studying.
Any of the natural or social sciences
may be used as a related area.
S/N Grading Option:
No courses to be counted toward the major may be taken
on a Satisfactory/Audit basis.
There are no language requirements beyond those required
by CAS. However, students who plan to continue in graduate studies should remember
that language competency may be required at that level. French, German, Latin,
or Greek are especially useful.