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Mastery of the subject; understanding of the structure and development of science
Selected topics in the history of science and technology
The topics will be selected during the lessons
Reference texts in English
Joseph Agassi; Aaron Agassi: The Continuing Revolution: A History of Physics from the Greeks to Einstein. McGraw_Hill, 1968
Arthur Koestler: The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe. Arkana, Penguin Books, 1998
Michael Segre: Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge: A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions. New York: Routledge, 2015
Additional texts will be recommended during the lessons
Introductory lectures followed by seminars. In the seminair part, the students will be asked to choose a topic to present and discuss in the class
For attending students. ongoing tests based on partecipation and on an oral presentation of a topic (submission of written papers is not required)
For non attending students: exam based on the syllabus established with the lecturer
Given the complexity and the interdisciplinary nature of the field, attendance - even partial - is urgently recommended
THERE IS NO SYLLABUS FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS
Non attending students should contact the lecturer (by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0852038486) to establish a specific syllabus