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FAK3125 Individual Reading Course in History of Technology 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAK3125 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focuses on reading of and reflection upon a selection of key texts in the history of technology.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

- reflect upon and discuss the central concepts, theories and research results in a selection of key texts in the history of technology; and

- apply and criticize some of these concepts, theories and results.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible applicants are those who fulfill the entry requirements for doctoral studies in the history of science, technology and environment.

Recommended prerequisites

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The student selects, in consultation with the teacher and on the basis of a longer list, a number of texts in the history of technology. The longer list will be continuously updated on the basis of input from researchers and teachers at the Division.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • UPP1 - Essay, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Nina Wormbs,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment