070092 UE Guided Reading History of Science - Death of Nature (2020S)
- Registration is open from Mo 03.02.2020 09:00 to Mo 17.02.2020 12:00
- Registration is open from Fr 21.02.2020 09:00 to Fr 28.02.2020 12:00
- Deregistration possible until Tu 31.03.2020 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Please note that there are assigned readings for the first meeting: (available on Moodle):Death of Nature: Cover, Dust Jacket, Table of Contents, Timeline, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Epilogue, Index
Katharine Park, ‘Women, Gender, and Utopia: The Death of Nature and the Historiography of Early Modern Science’, Isis 97, no. 3 (2006): 487–95.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
2) For the sessions 4, 5, 6, AND 7 you will write an abstract (250-400) for each of the assigned chapters. They will not be graded but allow me to monitor how you get on with the text.
3) For the sessions 4, 5, 6, OR 7, you will work with secondary literature (800-1200 words). You will write an excerpt for one of the titles from the reading list, add points from additional literature that you found by using bibliographic methods, and provide a clearly argued personal statement. This assignment will be graded and make up 25% of your final grade. Please be prepared to present the results of your research in class. A formal presentation will not be necessary but I expect articulate input. You can pick a topic in session 2.
4) For session 6, you will write an essay (1500-2000 words) about a question that came up in our discussions. Please observe good scholarly practice in terms of footnotes, format, and structure. Your argument, based on cited evidence, must be clearly visible. This assignment will be graded and make up 25% of your final grade.Participation and non-graded written exercises will make up 25% of the final grade.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Association in the course directory
BA Geschichte (2019): Wissenschaftsgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgesch., Hist.-kulturwiss. Europaforschung, Globalgeschichte (4 ECTS)