711-0203/17 – History of Science and Technology (DVT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Bc. Mariana StonišováSubject version guarantorMgr. Bc. Mariana Stonišová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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STO0087 Mgr. Bc. Mariana Stonišová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Combined Credit 10+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

1. Elaborating an individual project (min. 2 pages) about a visit a technical museum or a technical monument. 2. Write a test


Další požadavky na studenta

1. Visit to a technical museum or a technical monument (e.g. Dolní oblast Vítkovice, Hornické muzeum, slag heap EMA, technical sight in your country etc.). Take a photo on the spot or take your ticket. 2. Elaborating an individual project (min. 2 pages) about a visit a technical museum or a technical monument; containing interesting information about that place, the history of the museum or the technical sight, photos or a ticket from there. What was the motivation for choosing a place? Send to my e-mail the project with photos from there. 3. Write a test


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the course, literature 2. Mining and technical schools; Personalities from VŠB-TUO, Technical monuments of the Moravian-Silesian Region. 3. Development of machines and enginery in antiquity times. Archimedes, Hero of Alexandria. 4. Development of machines and enginery in medieval times. 5. Development of machines and enginery in modern period until idustrial revolution. Leonardo da Vinci and his machines. 6. Industrial revolution and the origins of modern industries. 7. 19th century; the first stage of the technical-scientific revolution. 8. 20th century; the first stage of the technical-scientific revolution. 9. Historical development of electrotechnics (Tesla, Edison) 10. Historical development of electrotechnics (Křižík, Kolben) 11. Historical trends in development of transportarion and transport vehicles in the human history. 12. Industries and their role in armament industry in 1800s and 1900s. The Vítkovice Ironworks (Dolní oblast Vítkovice), Škoda. 13. Test. 14. Closing session, evaluation of students' projects and tests. e-library: https://owncloud.cesnet.cz/index.php/s/oopheSwi0yxlSjs/authenticate Password: Leonardo

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 75% attendance at seminars

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2019/2020 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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