History of science


course ID

Lecturer

CFU

8

Length

14 Weeks

Semester DD

Second


Course details

Monographic subjects on astronomy, mechanics, natural sciences and mathematics

Objectives

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the presentation of some specific themes, the students should learn to read the relations between the ellenistic science, the modern science and the recent developments of the science in the last century.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The students have to know in a detailed way the subjects presented during the course, and they have to understand their role in the development of the science.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The students should be able, reading suitable references, to understand and present in a complete way the relations between the recent description of a scientific subject and the history of the thought about that subject.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
The students should be able to discuss historically a subject not specifically treated during the course. They should be also able to evaluate the reliability of the sources.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
The students should be able to present the historical development of a subject in a complete way, both to specialists and to non-specialists

LEARNING SKILLS:
The historical method presented during the course could be useful in the leaning of scientific subjects.