Departments & Programs

History and Philosophy of Science

Note Regarding Undergraduate Courses

Because the department does not offer an undergraduate major, almost no course requires a previous history and philosophy of science course for enrollment. Science and other requirements are specified only when they are essential for comprehending the course material.

Guide to Course Numbers

Courses at the 100 level are designed for freshmen and sophomores. Such courses are typically limited to enrollments of 35 students per section. The 200-level courses do not require extensive experience in an appropriate major and are designed for undergraduates at all levels. The 300-level courses deal with more specialized topics and may require some understanding of a particular science. The 400-level courses are specialized courses designed with college honors students particularly in mind. The 300- and 400-level courses sometimes meet with corresponding graduate courses, but will normally carry separate undergraduate requirements.