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070114 UE Guided Reading History of Science: Constructed Science - Contested Science? (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

As far as the COVID-situation allows, the course is planned to be held in presence. Students can choose hybrid format of participation if necessary.

Monday 04.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 15.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 06.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 10.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 17.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 24.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 31.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Science and scholarliness are, as of today, a central piece of how we approach the world and make sense of it. It predefines our perspective and it shapes arguments we find legit. At the same time, science in itself, too, is a product of a long and complex societal developments. Science is created and shaped through our cultural, political, socioeconomic, language- and milleu-related context; it is in permanent transformation and often under contest.
This course gives you an opportunity to approach science (of Occidentally-shaped communities) as a historically and socially constructed phenomenon, that, along the lines of its historical development, ran through a sequence of manifold transformations, and was oftentimes challenged politically, too.
The course is built of two blocs. The first one provides the participants with a fundamental overview of cornerstone texts on the subject. Based on these readings (provided in the course) students develop affinity for scholarly debate on constructed nature of science, grow awareness of challenges scientific practice faced and is still facing today. They create their own analytical inventory for further discussion of more practical, aspect-related texts which we encounter in the second bloc. This inventory, too, serves as a theoretical scaffold for further course of studies and allows a deeper understanding of broader societal debates.

As far as the COVID-situation allows, the course is planned to be held in presence. Students can choose hybrid format of participation if necessary.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course progress is evaluated based on active participation in course discussion as well as completion of current assignments. Further information follows below, and the detailed evaluation modalities are to be announced via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation key (by total of 100 points):
1 (excellent) - 90-100 points
2 (good) - 81-89
3 (satisfactory) - 71-80
4 (sufficient) - 61-70
5 (not sufficient) - 0-60

Evaluation of individual forms of activity and contribution:
course presence - 20
active participation in course´s discussions - 30
presentation on one of the selected texts - 30
weekly submission of short summaries of texts under discussion - 20

Examination topics

University rules for practical courses apply (further information and questions in the session 1).

Reading list

Is provided and discussed in the course.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Wissenschaftsgeschichte

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Wissenschaftsgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgesch., Globalgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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