History and Philosophy of Science

 Description
This concentration is designed to give students an understanding of both traditional philosophic issues surrounding science and the historical development of concrete scientific theories and ideas. The philosophic questions about how we understand nature through science and how scientific claims gain authority are enriched when they are considered in an historical context. Such philosophic and historical study will also often include the examination of contemporary sciences and their place within the larger society, including the study of bioethics, policy and law. This concentration is a valuable addition for students with concentrations in the sciences or the humanities. It crosses disciplines to help students engage in unfamiliar and familiar paths of inquiry in new and interesting ways.


Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • At least 9 hours must bear the HPS prefix.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • All courses counting toward the concentration must be approved by an undergraduate advisor in the School of Life
  • Sciences.  
  • * Students must have a minimum of 56 hours completed in order to register for these courses.

 Part 1 – 3 Hours (choose one)

HPS 314 Philosophy of Science (3) (Credit is allowed for only HPS 314 or PHI 314)

PHI 314 Philosophy of Science, HU (3) (Credit is allowed for only HPS 314 or PHI 314)


Part 2 – 9 Hours
Select in consultation with an advisor.
HPS (any 100, 200, 300 or 400‐level courses)  

At least 12 hours must be upper‐division between part 1, part 2 and part 3

Part 3 – 6 Hours
Select in consultation with an advisor.

HPS (any HPS course)      

PHI 103 History of Ancient Philosophy, L or HU (3

PHI 328 History of Ancient Philosophy, HU & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 329 History of Modern Philosophy, HU & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 331 Philosophy of Language, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 332 Metaphysics, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 319 Philosophy of Computing, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

PHI 325 Philosophy of Social Science, HU or SB (3)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3)* (Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy major; minimum 56 hours)

PHI 402 Empiricism (3)* (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy student; minimum 56 hours)

PHI 403 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (3)* (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy BA major or Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law) BA major; minimum 56 hours)

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3)* (Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy student; minimum 56 hours; Credit is allowed for only PHI 413 or PHI 556)

PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy (3)* (Prerequisite(s): undergraduate Philosophy major; minimum 56 hours)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAHPSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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