The History of science (m) (2011/2012)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02229
Name of lecturer
Luca Ciancio
Coordinator
Luca Ciancio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 27, 2012.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

the aim is to show that a large variety of hypotheses on the nature of mountains emerged from early natural history in strict relation with other cultural domains such as religion, literature, philosophy, and visual culture.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: none.

Contents: this course intends to explore the rise of a specific discipline, geology, from the web of natural and historical sciences. The crucial role played by earth and life sciences in European culture from 15th to 19th century will be analised considering their fruitful relations with literature and visual culture.

Teaching methods: traditional lecture and contributions by students

Assessment methods and criteria

interview.