Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2012-16
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 21, 2011
Date of Second Reading: January 23, 2012
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – School of Life Sciences the establishment of a graduate degree program - PhD in History and and Philosophy of Science
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Life Sciences – for the establishment of a graduate degree program – PhD in History and Philosophy of Science
Rationale: This degree program is especially appropriate for students with a background in philosophy who seek to broaden their disciplinary studies with an historical perspective. Applicants will typically come from undergraduate programs that have included philosophical, historical, or history and philosophy of science training or with a master's degree in one of those fields. Science students are eligible as well, and will make up relevant undergraduate humanistic core courses during their first years. Most graduates will seek a career based in philosophical or historical analyses of the sciences.