Course: History of Chemistry

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Course title History of Chemistry
Course code KCH/HIC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Slavík Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Historical benchmarks in the field of chemistry (pre-alchemy period, alchemy, unification and separation to sub-disciplines: inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry etc). History of chemistry in Bohemia, prominent Czech chemists and their discoveries. Chemistry as a part of contemporary life.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Written assignment presentation and defence, Lecture, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Master: Historical benchmarks in the field of chemistry (pre-alchemy period, alchemy, unification and separation to sub-disciplines: inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry etc). History of chemistry in Bohemia, prominent Czech chemists and their discoveries. Chemistry as a part of contemporary life.
Basic knowledge on field including skills.
Prerequisites
knowledge of high school chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

successfully defended seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Banýr, J. - Novotný, V. R. Stručné dějiny chemie a chemické výroby. FP UK Praha, SPN, 1986.
  • Budiš J. a kol. Historie chemie slovem a obrazem. MU PřF v Brně, 1995.
  • Kol. Encyklopedické listy 11 - Chemikové. Encyklopedický dům Praha, 1998.
  • Mollin J. Historie chemie. UP PřF v Olomouci, 1992.
  • Solárová M., Lichtenberg K. Vybrané kapitoly z historie chemie. Brno, Paido, 2000.


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