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Science, Power, Knowledge (PHL222)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examines the methods and conceptual foundations of the empirical sciences. In so doing, it equips students with a discerning understanding of the broader conditions under which scientific claims can be made, the ways in which they are shaped by paradigms, and how the latter might be reassessed. This unit should be of special interest to students in the empirical (social and natural) sciences.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is for you to read the selections provided in the Unit Reader for each week's topic, the lecture notes or synopses in the Unit Info & Learning Guide, attend or listen to the lecture, and then attend the tutorial for discussion and questions on the week's readings (external students can send comments & questions to their tutor; online discussion forums are planned.)
Other Learning Experiences Internal students complete two 45-minute quizzes, one in mid-term, one at end of term; external students complete a final exam.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Philosophy (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors Philosophy
Appears in these Minors Philosophy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
PHL222
Dr Tim Flanagan
Lecturer - Philosophy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2901
e: T.Flanagan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.059 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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