Course: History of Science and Technology

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Course title History of Science and Technology
Course code KHI/DVTU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ulvr Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Annotation: The subject presents the basic outline of science and technological development from the ancient history until now. The main attention is given to the events that fundamentally contributed to the development of human civilization. It assesses how new inventions and technologies, and especially their implementation in practice, influenced social changes. Lectures of the course are divided according to sectors? For example, natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, medicine, etc..), social sciences, history of agriculture, construction, communications, transportation, military science and technology, etc. - and represent the most significant discoveries and inventions which humanity reached. All lectures are introduction to a deeper analysis of individual sectors and focus mainly on European developments from the Middle Ages to the present. Thematic definition: 01) Introduction to the study of history of science and technology; periodization: from prehistory until present times; contributiono of particular regions of the world for science and technology 02) Consequences of the secientific and technological knowledge for society and historical development in different time periods and particular regions; Czech lands 03) Development of natural sciences I - physics, mathematics and astronomy 04) Development of natural sciences II - chemistry, geology, biology, medicine, genetics and ecology 05) Development of social sciences I - politics, economy and linguistic 06) Developmnet of social sciences II - psychology, sociology and antropology 07) History of agriculture, production of foods, biotechnology and gardening 08) History of building industries and architecture 09) History of data communication facility and computers - broadcasting, television, cinema, internet, telephone and telecommunications etc. 10) History of consumer technologies - textile and garment industry, ¨lighting, materials, stocking-looms, photographs, industrial production, manufactures, factorie etc. 11) History of energetic technologies and electric engineering - attempts to construcr perpetum mobile, mining, steam engine, alcoholic fuel and nuclear energy, materials and processes of their production (for example metalurgy) 12) History of military techniques 13) History of transport - development of engines and locos, rocket technologie and transport of information 14) Nobel prize winners for contribution to the science and technology

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 31 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 31 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Annotation: The subject presents the basic outline of science and technological development from the ancient history until now. The main attention is given to the events that fundamentally contributed to the development of human civilization. It assesses how new inventions and technologies, and especially their implementation in practice, influenced social changes. Lectures of the course are divided according to sectors? For example, natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, medicine, etc..), social sciences, history of agriculture, construction, communications, transportation, military science and technology, etc. - and represent the most significant discoveries and inventions which humanity reached. All lectures are introduction to a deeper analysis of individual sectors and focus mainly on European developments from the Middle Ages to the present.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
Prerequisites
Fulfilment of previous study obligations, see the study program.

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview

Active attendance on discussions (lessons); fulfilment of homework; passing a test successfully; study of recommended literature, study
Recommended literature
  • BLAHOVEC, Antonín ? GRUBER, Jiří. Dějiny techniky. Slaný, Melandrium, 1996. ISBN 90-901801-4-0.
  • DEMJANČUK, Nikolaj. Filozofie a vědecké myšlení. Plzeň, 1992. ISBN 80-86473-19-8.
  • DOROTÍKOVÁ, Soňa. Věda v životě soudobé společnosti. Praha, 1986.
  • FEYNMAN, R. To nemyslíte vážně, pane Feynmane!, Praha 2001.
  • FEYNMAN, Richard. To nemyslíte vážně, pane Feynmane!. Praha, Aurora, 2001. ISBN 80-7299-004-7.
  • FOLTA, Jaroslav. Dějiny vědy a techniky. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-7037-050-5.
  • FOLTA, Jaroslav, et al. Dějiny přírodních věd v datech. Praha, 1979. ISBN 23-078-79.
  • JANOUŠEK, Ivo. Věda, technika a kultura. Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-7037-108-0.
  • JÍLEK, František. Zrození velkých vynálezů. Praha, 1988.
  • Nečas,C.-Zwettler,O. Dějiny vědy a techniky, 1.díl,. Brno, 1992.
  • Nečas,C.-Zwettler,O. Obecné dějiny novověku I.. Brno, 1994.
  • WESSELY, Emil. Dějiny a vývoj techniky. Košice, 2007. ISBN 978-80-8073-943-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (18) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (15) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (17) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -