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The information about the contents of the subjects is based on the current course and may vary slightly. The module's study guides is published before the start of each course.

Course 2016-2017

Code Modules Credits Semester
 
  Compulsory modules    
       
42279M1 Science in history151
42280M2 Big issues in the history of science151
42281M3 Material culture, heritage and communication in science151
42735M9 MPhil dissertation62
42736M5 Research methods92
42737M4 External practicum92
  Optional modules    
       
42284M6 The origins of modern science152
42285M7 Individual, health and society: Science and biopower152
42286M8 From Frankenstein to Einstein: science in contemporary society152

Results (9)

42279   M1 Science in history
    Coordination: José Romo Feito, Xavier Roqué Rodríguez
The module provides an overview of the development of science since Antiquity. Experts in the different historical periods provide insightful introductions to the views on nature, and to the social relations of science through history. The module provides a foundation for the discussion and work on more specific subjects in other modules.
Semester > 1
Credits > 15
Timetable > Monday and Wednesday from 15.30 h to 18.30 h
Place > Arts Faculty, UB
Start > 28-09-2016    End > 01-02-2017
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42280   M2 Big issues in the history of science
    Coordination: Mònica Balltondre Pla
How to write today the History of Science? In order to allow the student to begin to answer this question, the module provides a critical introduction to the historiography of science through the 20th century. Unlike M1, the emphasis is placed on historical debate rather than consensus.
Semester > 1
Credits > 15
Timetable > Tuesdays from 15.30 to 19.30 h
Place > CEHIC Seminar room, UAB
Start > 27-09-2016    End > 03-03-2017
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42281   M3 Material culture, heritage and communication in science
    Coordination: Carlos Tabernero Holgado
This module looks at the history of science communication through the material culture and the spaces of science. It analises how scientific knowledge is produced and shared. Special attention is paid to the different publics and audiences of science, avoiding a clear-cut dictinction between experts and non-experts, and portrating communication as a dynamic process of mutual interaction.
Semester > 1
Credits > 15
Timetable > Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15.00 to 18.00 h
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 27-09-2016    End > 26-01-2017
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42735   M9 MPhil dissertation
    Coordination: Annette Mülberger, José Romo Feito
The dissertation is written under the supervision of one of the Master lecturers. The student does a piece of historical research leading to an original and eventually publishable work.
Semester > 2
Credits > 6
Timetable > See attached program
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 22-04-2017    End > 13-09-2017
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42736   M5 Research methods
    Coordination: José Romo Feito, Annette Mülberger
Los alumnos de la especialidad de Investigación elaboran en este módulo el proyecto de su Trabajo de fin de máster bajo la tutoría del profesorado del máster. El módulo comprende la elección de tema, director y, en su caso, tutor, y la redacción de un proyecto que especifique las hipótesis de partida, la metodología y los objectivos a alcanzar.
Semester > 2
Credits > 9
Timetable > See attached program
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 10-02-2017    End > 21-04-2017
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42737   M4 External practicum
    Coordination: Carlos Tabernero Holgado
This module trains the student in the management, study and conservation of scientific heritage, as well as the communication of science. It has a practical, professional orientation, and is organised around agreements between the university and a number of institutions involved in these issues.
Semester > 2
Credits > 9
Timetable > Fridays from 15.00 to 18.00 h
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 28-10-2016    End > 30-06-2017
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42284   M6 The origins of modern science
    Coordination: Montserrat Díaz Fajardo
The module aims at identifying the multicultural elements that characterize premodern science. It will deal with essential aspects of the history of astronomy, natural science, and medical science in medieval times, and discuss the relations between science, philosophy and religion in the 17th century.
Semester > 2
Credits > 15
Timetable > Mondays and Wednesdays from 15.00 to 18.00 h
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 06-02-2017    End > 26-05-2017
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42285   M7 Individual, health and society: Science and biopower
    Coordination: Jorge Molero Mesa, Annette Mülberger
El módulo aborda el estudio histórico de los procesos de medicalización y psicologización (materiales y simbólicos) ocurridos en el mundo occidental, con especial atención al periodo contemporáneo. A través del estudio de las categorías de clase, género y raza, se identifican los agentes, procesos sociales y mecanismos institucionales que han intervenido en dichos procesos como eje central de la modernidad. Asimismo, se valoran las consecuencias del proceso de medicalización y psicologización en cuanto a la legitimación del control social, la percepción de la salud y la enfermedad y la autopercepción de la dualidad mente-cuerpo. Finalmente, a través del análisis de las relaciones de poder/saber que subyacen en estos procesos se señalan los factores que permitieron a las ciencias biomédicas convertirse en una de las áreas de conocimiento con mayor influencia para justificar la jerarquización y desigualdad humanas.
Semester > 2
Credits > 15
Timetable > Tuesday and Thursday from 15.30 to 18.30 h
Place > Various places: see attached program
Start > 14-02-2017    End > 08-06-2017
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42286   M8 From Frankenstein to Einstein: science in contemporary society
    Coordination: Xavier Roqué Rodríguez
This module deals with the social relations of contemporary science. Two scientific icons provide the chronological frame. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a powerful tale, based on the scientific knowledge of her time, about the social responsability of the scientist, the risks attending human action on nature, and the convenience and possibility of limiting scientific research. Einstein allows us to follow these debates into the 20th century and beyond: the scientist as public and political character, science and war, science and the state. The module finally reflects on science and technology as public goods today.
Semester > 2
Credits > 15
Timetable > Monday and Wednesday from 15.30 to 18.30 h
Place > CEHIC Seminar room, UAB
Start > 13-02-2017    End > 07-06-2017
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