Connecting the humanities with the sciences, technology, and medicine, the IHPST's diverse course offerings are designed to meet the program requirements and interests of Majors and non-Majors, full-time and part-time students. We offer a comprehensive program of undergraduate instruction in general history of science, history of biology, history of medicine, history of mathematics, history of physical science, history of technology, philosophy of science, and science, technology, and society (STS). Students not intending to specialize in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology will find that IHPST courses complement almost any of the fields and disciplines in the Faculty of Arts & Science. IHPST courses are considered Non-Specialist Electives for students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science and who are concentrating in an area other than the Humanities.
Students who elect to concentrate their studies in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology will select from three programs offered by the Institute: HPS Major, HPS Minor, and Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor.
Science students may count any HPS course for the Humanities Breadth Requirement; Social Sciences and Humanities students may count specific HPS courses (as indicated in the course description section) as a science breadth requirement.
HPS courses are also offered through the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Engineering students should contact either the Faculty office (978-3134) or the IHPST office (978-5397) for course and timetable information in the history or philosophy of science. Students from other Faculties who wish to enrol in one of these courses must petition the Registrar of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.