Course detail

History and Philosophy of Technology

ICV-FITAcad. year: 2019/2020

The subject "History and Philosophy of Technology" represents an introduction into the particular stages of development of the technology with respect to the surrounding cultural climate and the philosophical streams on the background of which these particular chapters of the history take place. The subject deals also with the risk factors the civilization brings about, and suggestions are given how to overcome them.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The information transferred should provide the students with the knowledge of the amazing drama hidden behind an apparently cold and non-personal phenomenon of technology. The purpose is to establish links to the specific engineering subjects and to other branches of the culture.

Prerequisites

It is a course of the non-structured ending study program

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The target of the subject is to instigate in the listener the awareness of glorious and many thousand years long history of the technology, and to give him/her the knowledge of relationships with the entity of human culture and the resulting ethical responsibility of any individual to whom technology should become a vocation.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BO1-P Bachelor's

    branch B-OBN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme MO1-P Master's

    branch M-OBN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer