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May to June

HPS210H1 – Scientific Revolutions I

Course instructor: Brian Baigrie
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-1
Location: NF003

Case studies in the history of science from antiquity to 1800, including the revolutionary work of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Linnaeus, Lavoisier, and Herschel. Designed to be accessible to science and non-science students alike.

Exclusion: HPS200Y1; DR=HUM/SCI; BR=2

HPS250H1 – Introductory Philosophy of Science

Course instructor: TBA
Mondays and Wednesdays 10-12
Location: NF003

This course introduces and explores central issues in the philosophy of science, including scientific inference, method, and explanation. Topics may include underdetermination, realism and empiricism, and laws of nature.


JHE353H1 – History of Evolutionary Biology

Course instructor: Juan Ilerbaig
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3
Location: RW110

An examination of major ideas about biological evolution from the 18th century to the 1930’s and of their impact on scientific and social thought. Topics include the diversity of life and its classification, the adaptation of organisms to their environment, Wallace’s and Darwin’s views on evolution by natural selection, sexual selection, inheritance from Mendel to T.H. Morgan, eugenics, and the implications of evolution for religion, gender roles, and the organization of society.

Prerequisite: 6 full courses or equivalent;

Exclusion: EEB353H1, HPS323H1, HPS353H; DR=HUM/SCI; BR=3