Content and learning outcomes
The institutional context of science in the modern world, and the means by which inventions and discoveries become accepted.
Science as the building of networks.
Social construction of technology as a method of inquiry.
Technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions.
Contemporary interpretation theories (in the Foucault book, the case is sexuality) and how it has been shaped by historical trends.
Gender and privilege studies of science and technology.
Intended learning outcomes
The student upon completion of the course will be able to:
- explain the (ideal and factual) requirements on engineering
- describe his or her own view on critical perspectives on science, and compare this to critical perspectives on engineering
- apply critical perspectives to practical problems
- give an account of some concepts of ethics in science
- instrumentalise engineering problems under critical perspectives
Literature and preparations
Enrolled as PhD student.
Philosophy of Science (FIV3000 or equivalent).
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- EXA1 - Examination, 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.
Short written exam in the form of comments to each literature item, plus an oral exam (approx. one hour long).
Other requirements for final grade
Full literature coverage, i.e. understanding of all items on the literature list, plus relevance to own research work indicated as appropriate.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FIK3615