851-0157-31L  Science in the 20th Century

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Hagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


851-0157-31 VWissenschaft im 20. Jahrhundert2 hrs
Tue17:15-19:00IFW A 36 »
M. Hagner

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AbstractThese lectures covers the extraordinary expansion and significance of science in the 20th century, with examples taken from the natural and engineering sciences as well as the humanities.
ObjectiveNo one will seriously question the great significance that science and technology was beginning to have in the 20th century, pertaining to almost every aspect of life. Treating among others on the examples of genetics, space travel, pharmacology, cybernetics and psychoanalysis, these lectures demonstrate how scientific departures such as these were embedded within broader historical contexts. These lectures aim to develop an understanding of the historical circumstances within which these various disciplines developed and accrued significance.

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Hagner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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