Subject description - A0B16HT1

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A0B16HT1 History of science and technology 1 Extent of teaching:2+2s
Guarantors:Efmertová M., Mikeš J. Roles:V Language of
Teachers:Efmertová M., Mikeš J. Completion:KZ
Responsible Department:13116 Credits:4 Semester:Z,L


This subject provides basic information on the development of science and technology in the world and at home from the earliest times to the present. The course is aimed primarily at explaining the significance of key levels of technology development, industrial revolutions and their impact on society.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction - History of Science and Technology.
2. Heuristics basic field.
3. Technology of the Prehistorical times and of the Ancient in the Area of the Czech lands.
4. Production, Its Organization and Technical Equipment in Feudal and Renessance Societies.
5. Comparison of University and Technical Education.
6. Protoindustrial and industrial System.
7. The First Industrial Revolution in the Europe countries.
8. From Highlight to Illumination.
9. Systems of communication.
10. The Second Industrial Revolution and Urbanisation.
11. Development of Electrical Engineering.
12. Acceleration of the Technology development after 1945.
13. Present Modern Technologies - automatisation, internet, nanotechnology etc. .
14. Technology Assesment of the Impact of Technology on Society.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction - Scientific Discipline Science and Technology and developement of the subject.
2. World and Czech Science and Technology Archives, Museums and Libraries.
3. Technology of the Prehistorical times and of the Ancient in the Area of the Czech lands.
4. Medieval and renaissance technologies in the czech environment.
5. Development technical education in the Czech lands and Czechoslovakia
6. Guilds and Protoindustrial in the Czech area.
7. The First Industrial Revolution in the Czech land.
8. Economic changes in Czech Society after the First Industrial Revolution.
9. The Second Industrial Revolution, Urbanisation and Czech Society.
10. Reflection of the czech arts.
11. Technology and Daily Life in the 19th and 20 th Centuries.
13. The important scientists and engineers.
14. Technology and the World by the turn of the 20th and the 21th Centuries in the Czech republic.


1. PATURI, F.R.: Kronika techniky, Praha 1993 (A Chronicle of Technology, Dortmund 1988.)
2. EFMERTOVÁ, M. K vývoji české elektrotechniky od druhé poloviny 19. století do roku 1945. ČVUT, Praha 1997.
3. EFMERTOVÁ, M. Osobnosti české elektrotechniky. ČVUT, Praha 1998.
4. JÍLEK, F., SMOLKA, I. (eds.): Studie o technice v českých zemích 1800-1945. Díl 1.-6. NTM, Praha 1983-1995.
5. Studie o technice v českých zemích 1945-1992. Díl 1.-3., NTM, Praha 2003.
6. DVD - Obrazy z českých dějin 1914-2004. Praha 2008.
7. Propyläen Technikgeschichte. 5 bds. Berlin: Propyläen Verl.,1990-1992.
8. PAULINYI, Ákoš. Průmyslová revoluce: o původu moderní techniky. Praha: ISV, 2002.
9. MAYR, Elisabeth. Die Industrialisierung der böhmischen Länder: ein Vorzeigemodell der Habsburgermonarchie. München: GRIN, 2008.
10. BENSAUDE-VINCENT, Bernadette, BLONDEL Christine (eds). Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment. London: Ashgate, 2008.





History of science and technology, Czech lands, Czechoslovakia, the 19th and 20th centuries, Technology assesment, Technological elities

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPOI1 Computer Systems V
BPOI_BO Common courses V
BPOI3 Software Systems V
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V
BPKYR1 Robotics V 1
BPKYR_BO Common courses V 1
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V 1
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 1
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 4
BPEEM_BO Common courses V 4
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 4
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V
BPKME1 Communication Technology V
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V
BPKME_BO Common courses V
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V

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