HSP700 The History of Technical Sciences

Code HSP700
Name The History of Technical Sciences
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study History and Philosophy
Faculty
Academic staff Alīda Zigmunde
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The history of development of the technical sciences and the engineering sciences in Latvia.The achievements of the engineering sciences in Latvia. Technological monuments. Personalities. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal is: To provide students the basic understanding of the history of engineering sciences their role and their development in Latvia and the world. Tasks: 1) To provide insight into the development of engineering sciences as a whole and into the development of its branches. 2) To be able to understand the most important questions in the history of engineering sciences. 3) To acquire knowledge of the development of engineering sciences in Latvia. 4) To learn how to work with historic sources of information concerning the history of engineering sciences.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
The student is capable to evaluate the role of the engineering sciences in the development of the modern world - Test
The student is capable to formulate his opinion and to name the facts, information and sources in law on which his opinion are founded - Evaluation of the level of discussion in the seminar
The student is capable to evaluate the role of engineering sciences in the world, in his country and in his personal life - Discussion and acting in a professional environment
The student has learned to formulate his views in a written statement and to argue with facts from the history of engineering sciences and the history of technology - Lecture
The student is able to analyze fundamental questions in the history of engineering sciences and knows to argue with facts from the history of engineering sciences and the present sciences. The student has learned what the knowledge of the history of a science is good for. - Lecture, taking part in discussions, evaluations
Course prerequisites The basic course of Latvia and world history, foundation of physics, chemistry and geography

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