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Indiana University Bloomington

Minoring in HPSC

At present, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine does not offer an undergraduate major, but students can minor in this field, and those wishing to pursue study specifically in this area can do so through the Individualized Major Program (IMP). Inquiries and applications to the IMP should be made at the IMP office, Lindley Hall 301D.

Requirements for the minor are 15 credit hours in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, chosen in consultation with an adviser, including: Science Literacy and Responsible Research Curriculum

  • One introductory course: X102, X200, or X451
  • One core course: X340 or X411
  • Research Ethics: document with the Department that you have completed the no-credit courses/workshops, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Human Subject Research, through the IU Office of Research Compliance
  • One course from the Tool Skill list
  • One course from the Elective list
  • One capstone course: X433

Tool Skill and Elective course options can be found in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin. Selected courses in the Department fulfill College of Arts and Sciences fundamental skills requirements as well as distribution requirements for Traditions and Ideas, Social Inquiry, Historical Studies, and Mathematical Sciences and Cognition. All other schools accept approved History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine courses to fulfill their distribution requirements (see each individual school's Bulletin for a listing of approved courses). Students should consult with their advisers to ensure that a particular History and Philosophy course will meet their needs.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Seminar Series (you must take 3 of the 4). Sessions will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm, facilitated by expert faculty researchers, faculty members of compliance committees, representatives from the Office of Research Compliance. Register at here Search for Research Compliance {Responsible Conduct of Research of RCR}

Content Areas Includes:

Protection of Research Subjects/Participants/ Sept 13, 2018: IMU Oak room - Human Subjects, Research with Animals

Threats to Research Integrity/ October 11, 2018 IMU Dogwood Room - Research Misconduct, Conflicts of Interest/Commitment

Reporting/Review Research/ February 14, 20019; IMU TBD - Peer Review, Publications Practice and responsible authorship

The Practice of Research/ March 21, 2019 IMU TBD - Data acquisition, management sharing, and ownership, Collaborative Science, Mentor,/trainee responsibilities