STS Undergraduate Module Syllabus Library
The STS Undergraduate Module Catalogue 2017-18 (pdf) describes HPSC modules offered by UCL Science and Technology Studies (STS) for the 2017-18 session. This should be your first destination when choosing your modules.
What does a module require? STS preserves an archive of documents for our modules. Use these as a guide for the scope and purpose of the module. Please be aware that tutors often change syllabi, adapting them to new information and responding to student feedback.
- HPSC1000-level Modules (First Year)
Year 1 modules use the HPSC1000 code. They are considered "introductory" by UCL. Year 3, advanced, students are not able to enrol in introductory modules. Year 2, intermediate, students should not enrol in introductory modules, and should do so only after consultation with their personal tutors.
Not all HPSC modules are offered every year.
Title 2017-18 Archive HPSC1001 History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1003 Philosophy of Science 1 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1004 Science Policy 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1007 Investigating Science and Society 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1008 Science Communication and Public Engagement 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1010 Revealing Science 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1011 History of Modern Science 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC1012 Investigating History and Philosophy of Science 2017-18 2016-17
- HPSC2000-level Modules (Second Year)
Year 2 modules carry HPSC2000 level codes. They are classified as "intermediate" by UCL.
Not all STS modules are offered each year. These are rotated annually to provide wider variety to a students across the whole of their degree programme. Consult personal tutors for suitability. NOOCS - module not on offer in the current session.
Title 2017-18 Archive HPSC2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2002 Science in Popular Culture 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2003 Philosophy of Science 2 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2006 Science and Ethics 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2008 Human Sciences in Society 2017-18 2016-17 Term 1
2016-17 Term 2
HPSC2012 Science and Religion 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2013 Evolution in Science and Culture 2017-18 2015-16 HPSC2019 History of Natural Sciences NOOCS HPSC2023 Sociology of Science and Technology 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2024 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science NOOCS HPSC2025 Special Topics in Science and Society: Science in Government 2017-18 HPSC2026 Science and Empire NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC2027 Engaging the Public with Science 2017-18 2015-16 HPSC2028 Thinking about Technology 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC2029 Medicine and Society
- HPSC3000-level Modules (Third Year)
STS offers a wide variety of third-year modules. These are given HPSC3000 codes and are classified as "advanced" by UCL. Advanced modules may require prerequisites, and these will be noted at the time of enrolment. Advanced modules are not available to Year 1 students. Year 2 students may enrol; however, STS strongly recommends these students consult the module tutor prior to this decision and also monitor their overall workload. In our experience, year 2 students can be overwhelmed when undertaking more than a few advanced modules.
Not all STS modules are offered every year. This is because we intentionally rotate modules, and some modules build on the research-led expertise of only one tutor. NOOCS - Not on offer in the current session.
Title 2017-18 Archive HPSC3002 Science, Warfare and Peace NOOCS HPSC3003 Science Journalism 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3004 Dissertation 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3009 Science and the Publishing Industry 2017-18 HPSC3011 Science Writing NOOCS HPSC3012 Science in the Twentieth Century NOOCS HPSC3014 Science in the Age of Newton NOOCS 2015-16 HPSC3015 History of Astronomy and Cosmology 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3022 Research-led History and Philosophy of Science NOOCS HPSC3024 Research-led Science and Technology Studies 2017-18 HPSC3026 Research Project 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3028 Philosophy of Medicine 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3029 History of Medicine 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3030 Medieval Science NOOCS HPSC3031 Philosophy of Chemistry NOOCS HPSC3032 Investigating Contemporary Science 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3033 Communicating Science in Digital Environments NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC3034 Science, Art and Philosophy NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC3035 Major Internship contact Cain HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3040 Science, Politics, and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union 2017-18 2014-15 HPSC3041 Disease in History 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3042 Madness and Society NOOCS HPSC3043 History of Social Sciences NOOCS HPSC3044 Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences NOOCS HPSC3045 Philosophy of Information 2017-18 2015-16 HPSC3046 Science and Film Production 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3048 Science in the Ancient World 2017-18 HPSC3049 Sleep and Dreaming 2017-18 2016-17 HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth Century London NOOCS 2014-15 HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC3052 Nature, Technology, and the Environment NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC3053 Globalisation in Theory and Practice NOOCS 2016-17 HPSC3054 Philosophy of Social Science NOOCS HPSC3055 Philosophy of Biological Sciences NOOCS
- STS modules use the prefix "HPSC".
- In general HPSC modules are available to students from all departments at UCL, unless pre-requisites are listed.
- UCL prohibits advanced students (Year 3 or 4) from enrolling in introductory modules (1000-level). This is because advanced students are expected to undertake work approbate to their level of study. STS tutors are able to discuss module selection.
- STS uses UCL Common Timetable for room booking and timetabling. Because this information can change, it is not included on module syllabi.