History of Science and Technology - LM (2012/2013)

Course code
4S001219
Name of lecturer
Luca Ciancio
Coordinator
Luca Ciancio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
semestrino IA dal Oct 1, 2012 al Nov 21, 2012.

Lesson timetable

semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Tuesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  

Learning outcomes

the aim is to show that the new science of ecology was forged in the late XIX century from a variety of discourses concerning nature in close relation with other cultural domains such as religion, literature, philosophy, and economy.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: none.

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

Teaching methods: traditional lecture and contributions by students.

Assessment methods and criteria

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