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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK130 - History of science
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

No places available.
Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

TKVOV CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Per Lundin


Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

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
-    Identify social, political and cultural factors that shape scientific development
-    Explain and interpret historical processes
-    Describe and analyze theoretical concepts and explanatory models in the historical sciences


Content

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

-    The relationship between technology and science
-    The institutionalization of science
-    The development of key disciplines
-    The development of the engineering sciences
-    The growth of big science during the twentieth century
-    The establishment of science-based industries

Organisation



Lectures and seminars.



Literature

See course home page.

Examination

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


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