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First Year Seminars

The 199Y1 and 199H1 seminars are designed to provide the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in a class of no more than twenty-four students. These interactive seminars are intended to stimulate the students’ curiosity and provide an opportunity to get to know a member of the professorial staff in a seminar environment during the first year of study. Details can be found at www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/fyh-1/.

100-level Courses

HPS100H1
Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

HPS110H1
The Science of Human Nature

HPS120H1
How to Think about Science

200-level Courses

HPS200H1
Science and Values

HPS202H1
Technology in the Modern World

HPS203H1
Making Sense of Uncertainty

HPS205H1
Science, Technology, and Empire (New Course)

HPS206H1
Science and State: Science and the Forming of Modern Nations (New Course)

HPS210H1
Scientific Revolutions I

HPS211H1
Scientific Revolutions II

HPS222H1
Science, Paradoxes, and Knowledge

HPS240H1
The Influence of the Eugenics Movement on Contemporary Society

HPS245H1
Visions of Society and Progress (Formerly HPS352H1) (New Course)

HPS250H1
Introductory Philosophy of Science

HPS255H1
History and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (New Course)

HPS260H1
Biology and the Future: Science and Science Fiction

HPS270H1
Science and Literature

HPS272H1
Science against Religion? A Complex History (Formerly HPS326H1)

HPS280H1
History of Science

HPS283H1
The Engineer in History (Engineering Course)

300-level Courses

HPS300H1
Topics in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology: The Limits of Machine Intelligence

HPS300Y0
Britain and the Rise of Modern Science
(Study Abroad Course)

HPS301H1
Topics in the History of Science: Medicine and Public Health in the Middle East

HPS302H1
Topics in Philosophy of Science

HPS304H1
A History Lab: Biomedical Sciences, Past and Present

HPS307H1
History of Energy

HPS309H1
Worldviews 1: Aristotelian-Medieval Worldview

JPH311H1
From Universal Gravity to Quantum Information: The Making of Modern Physics

HPS313H1
Two Hundred Years of Electricity

HPS316H1
Environment, Technology, and Nature

HPS318H1
History of Medicine I

HPS319H1
History of Medicine II

HPS321H1
Understanding Engineering Practice: From Design to Entrepreneurship

HPS322H1
Complexity, Order, and Emergence

HPS324H1
Natural Science and Social Issues

HPS325H1
Modern Science and Holy Texts (New Course)

HPS326H1
History of Science and Religion

HPS333H1
Famous Debates in Science

HPS345H1
Quantifying the World: on the Ethical and Epistemic Implications of AI and Automation (New Course)

HPS346H1
Modifying and Optimizing Life: on the Peculiar Alliance between AI, Biology, and Engineering (New Course)

HPS351H1
Life Sciences and Society (New Course)

JHE353H1
History of Evolutionary Biology

HPS354H1
History of Medicine and Public Health in the Middle East (New Course)

HPS356H1
Child Science: Knowing and Caring for Children in Modern World (New Course)

JHE355H1
History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology

HPS360H1
History of Modern Cosmology

HPS370H1
Philosophy of Medicine (New Course)

HPS371H1
COVID-19: Epistemology and Societal Implications (New Course)

HPS390H1
The Story of Number: Mathematics from the Babylonians to the Scientific Revolution

HPS391H1
Rebels who Count: The History of Mathematics from 1700 to the present

HPS395Y1
Science, Development, and Innovation in Contemporary China
(Summer Abroad Course)

400-Level Courses

HPS401H1
Scientific Artifacts

HPS402H1
Beyond the Human: Animals in the Histories of Science and Technology (New Course)

HPS410H1
History of Mathematics

HPS411H1
Conceptual Foundations of Mathematics

HPS412H1
History of the Biological Sciences

HPS413H1
Reading and Writing about Physics (New Course)

HPS430H1
History of Technology I

HPS431H1
History of Technology II

HPS440H1
Topics in the History of Medicine: Health, Medicine, and Society: Stories and Histories (New Course)

HPS442H1
Sciences of Whiteness in the Middle East & Its Diasporas (New Course)

HPS444H1
Health, Medicine, and Society in the Mediterranean World (New Course)

HPS455H1
Well-being and Policy Analysis (New Course)

HPS450H1
Revolution in Science

Research Opportunity Program

The purpose of the Research Opportunity Program is to provide an opportunity for degree students in their second-year to become involved in original research. For details and application process, see www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop

HPS299Y1 / HPS399Y1 / HPS499Y1
Research Opportunity Program

Advanced Courses

The following advanced courses are only available by special permission of the instructor. Students participate in graduate seminars for undergraduate credit for graduate courses that have an undergraduate cross-listed course. There are forms to fill out for the HPS48XH1 and HPS49XH1 courses, which are available through the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

HPS481H1
Special Research Opportunity in History of Medicine

HPS482H1
Special Research Opportunity in History of Science

HPS483H1
Special Research Opportunity in History of Technology

HPS484H1
Special Research Opportunity in Philosophy of Science I

HPS485H1
Special Research Opportunity in Philosophy of Science II

HPS495Y1
Individual Studies

HPS496H1 / HPS497H1
Individual Studies

HPS498H1
Digital Humanities in History and Philosophy of Science

HPS499Y1
Individual Studies in Theory of Scientific Change