History & Philosophy of Science Certificate Program
History and Philosophy of Science Certificate Program

HPS Courses

The following list aims to include all the courses offered at UT Austin in History or Philosophy of Science, Technology, or Medicine in the last ten years. Some of the courses listed are not presently taught, although they might be taught again in the future. Most of the following courses count toward the Undergraduate Certificate Program in HPS. 

Note: In the list below, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been approved to count toward the HPS Certificate. Courses without an asterisk have NOT been approved for the HPS Certificate. Periodically, the HPS Director identifies courses that might well count toward the Certificate, and submits them to be considered for approval by the College of Liberal Arts. (However, certain factors prevent some courses from being included. Yet the list of HPS Certificate courses does grow over time. Some of the courses marked without * might eventually be approved for the HPS Certificate.)

History and Philosophy of Biology

BIO301C * History of Biology   (Sarkar)

HIS322G * History of the Modern Life Sciences   (Raby)

PHL363L * Philosophy of Biology   (Sarkar)

HIS366N * Biology, Behavior, & Injustice  (Martinez)

HIS350L   Race, Science, and Racism   (Martinez)

HIS322M * History of Modern Science (Hunt, Martinez, Herd)

PHL363L * Darwin, Evolution, and Philosophy  (Sarkar)  

CTI372  * Darwin and the Politics of Evolution   (Prindle)

UGS302   Evolution and Ecology in Society (Singer)

UGS302   Intelligant Design and Evolution (Gilbert)

History and Philosophy of Physics

AST350L * History and Philosophy of Astronomy  (Bromm)

HIS350L  * The Galileo Affair   (Hunt)

PHY341     History of Physics   (Weinberg)

HIS322M * History of Modern Science (Hunt, Martinez, Herd)

HIS350L  * Einstein in an Age of Conflicts   (Martinez)

PHL363L  * Space, Time, and Infinity   (Juhl)

PHL375M * Philosophy of Math and Physics   (Juhl)

PHL363L  * Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 

PHL363L  * Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Mechanics

Environment: Ethics and History

PHL325C * Environmental Ethics   (Sarkar)

HIS392    Environmental History   (Bsumek)

HIS350R   Environmental History of North America   (Bsumek)

HIS350L * Global Environmental History   (Raby)

Religion and Science

PHL363L * Darwin and Design   (Sarkar)

HIS350L * The Galileo Affair    (Hunt)

TC302/UGS303   Scientists and Religion in History  (Martinez)

RS373/ANT324L   Science, Magic, Religion   (Crosson)

PHY341 * Pseudoscience   (Coker)

Ethics and History of the Medical Sciences

CC348 * Ancient Greek Medicine   (Dean-Jones, Curtis)

CC306M   Intro to Medical and Scientific Terminology  (Curtis, Hankinson)

PHL325M * Medicine, Ethics, and Society   (Leon)

HIS365G  * Science, Ethics, and Society   (Levine)

HIS350L   Medicine In African History  (Osseo-Asare)

HIS381    Drugs In World History   (Osseo-Asare)

HIS366N   Global History Of Disease   (Osseo-Asare)

HIS350R/WGS345   Women In Sickness & Health  (Seaholm)

HIS350R   Women, Health, Medicine in American History  (Seaholm)

Philosophy of Science

PHL316K * Science and Philosophy (Juhl, Sarkar, Hankinson)

PHL363L * Discovery of Science 

PHL363L * Philosophy of Science   (Sarkar)

PHL363L * History of the Philosophy of Science  

AST350L * History and Philosophy of Astronomy  (Bromm)

PHL322 * Science and the Modern World   (Juhl, Hankinson, Leon, L. Laudan)

PHL363L * Topics in Philosophy of Science (Juhl, Sarkar, and others)

PHL365/CGS360/PSY394U * Intro to Cognitive Science   (Beaver)

GSD361F * Squaring the Vienna Circle   (Arens)

PHL363L * Emergence, Superven., Reduction   

PHL363L * Space, Time and Infinity   (Juhl)

PHL363L * Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

PHL363L * Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Mechanics

Logic and Scientific Methods

PHL363 * Scientific Method   

PHL363L * Scientific Hypotheses and Evidence

PHL313 * Introductory Symbolic Logic   (Juhl, Barker, Knab, Hyska, and others)

PHL313Q * Logic and Scientific Reasoning (Dever)

PHL363L   Outer Limits of Reason   (Juhl)   

History and Philosophy of Mathematics

PHL344M * Philosophy of Mathematics   (Juhl)

PHL363L * Philosophy of Geometry   (Sarkar)

HIS329U/PHL329U * Perspectives on Science and Math  (Martinez, Raby, Herd, Leon)

The Big Picture

CC348   * Roman Philosophy and Science   (White)

HIS322C * Cultural History of World Science until 1650  (Hart)  

HIS322D * Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century   (Hunt)

HIS322M *  History of Modern Science   (Hunt, Martinez, Herd)

HIS329U * Perspectives on Science and Math  (Raby, Martinez, Herd, Hunt)

PHL363L * History of the Philosophy of Science

HIS362G   Women in Science   (Herd)

UGS303   Science and Art: Then and Now  (Hunt and Henderson)

HIS317N   Discovery History   (Martinez)

History of Technology

HIS350L * Electrification   (Hunt)

HIS329P * History of the Atomic Bomb   (Hunt)

HIS317L   Building America   (Bsumek)


Note: In the list above, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been approved to count toward the HPS Certificate. Courses without an asterisk have NOT been approved for the HPS Certificate. Periodically, the HPS Director identifies courses that might well count toward the Certificate, and submits them to be considered for approval by the College of Liberal Arts. (However, certain factors prevent some courses from being included. Yet the list of HPS Certificate courses does grow over time. Some of the courses marked without * might eventually be approved for the HPS Certificate.)


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