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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK130 - History of science
Vetenskapshistoria
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 99111
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 100

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Take-home examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Per Lundin

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level studies

Course specific prerequisites


Aim

The course gives an overview of the development of modern science from the scientific revolution to the present with a particular emphasis on the twentieth century. It considers scientific ideas and scientific practice in its social, political and cultural context.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe and analyze overarching features in the development of modern science
- Describe and analyze social, political and cultural factors that shape scientific development
- Explain and interpret historical processes
- Describe and analyze basic concepts and explanatory models in the history of science
- Problematize the societal consequences of the development of modern science
- Observe the ethical problems that scientific development may be associated with
- Write argumentative text



Content

The course introduces the development of modern science. Themes and issues covered in the course are:

-    The scientific revolution
-    The institutionalization of science
-    The development of key disciplines
-    The role of popular science
-    The growth of big science during the twentieth century
-    The establishment of science-based industries
-    The relationship between science and technology

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.


Literature

See course home page.

Examination including compulsory elements

Active participation in seminars and examination (tentamen). Grade: F, 3, 4, 5.


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