711-0203/05 – History of Science and Technology (DVT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Bc. Mariana Stonišová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorPhDr. Svatomír Černín
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BIO20 Mgr. Jindra Biolková, CSc.
CER49 PhDr. Svatomír Černín
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To gain view of development of new scientific findings and their relation to development of technology in main branches of industry, most of all then of student’s own specialization

Teaching methods



Course gives a brief view of basic issues of science and technology development from the beginning of man history up till present. It provides a view of development of scientific findings in relation to development of technology, which is observed from the point of its level in main industries. History of science and technology are substantial part of human history. Mutual social, economical and political links influencing this area enable better understanding of development of technical problem within socioeconomic context.

Compulsory literature:

HART-DAVIS, Adam, ed. Science: the definitive visual guide. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4093-8314-7.

Recommended literature:

HART, Michael H. The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History. Citadel; Revised edition, 2000. ISBN 978-0806513508.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Opening session, introduction to the structure of the course, literature 2.Technology, technique and ancient and medieval origins of sciences 3.Renaissance notion of science and scholarship, signification of sciences 4.Science, technique and technology until the rise of industrial revolution, relation between science and technique 5.Development of sciences and technique during industrial revolution, formation of industrial centers in European and national contexts 6.History of science and technique in 1800s, social-economic context of technical development 7.Ore mining in feudalism 8.Ore and coal mining in 1600s and 1700s 9.Ore and coal mining during industrial revolution 10.Ore and coal mining in period of monopolistic capitalism 11.Ore and coal mining in period of the first republic 12.Ore and coal mining during the World War II 13.Mining technique, technology and machineries in 1945-1990 14.Ore and coal mining in 1945-1990

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30 (30) 0 3
                Project Project 30  0 3
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 0 3
                Oral Oral examination 70  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

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2007/2008 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902T033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902T033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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