Syllabus year 2006


Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Optional for: B4, BI3, C5, D5, E5, F2, ID1, K4, L4, M3, MD2, N2, Pi2, RH4, V4, W4. Course coordinator: Skotte Mårtensson,, Elektrovetenskap. Assessment: To successfully complete the course, active participation at least 75% of the lectures and seminars is required. A higher mark requires, in addition, an approved course-related assignment. Homepage:

The aim of the course is to study the potential and limitations of today’s and tomorrow’s scientific and technical developments through historical examples. Different themes are studied aimed at providing a general background and to illustrate historical development.

The course is greatly dependent on the participation of guest speakers from various faculties and departments who present interesting examples from history of technology. Each session involves a number of examples based on a theme (e.g. ship building, genetic engineering, communication technology, etc.).

Hansson S: Den skapande människan - Om människan och tekniken under 5000 år. Studentlitteratur Lund 2002. ISBN: 91-44-02148-8.
Nielsen K, Nielsen H, Jensen H S: Skruen uden ende - Den vestlige teknologis historie 2. udgave. Teknisk Forlag A/S, Köpenhamn 1996. ISBN: 87-571-1849-3.