* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE GOALS: An overview of history and philosophy of chemistry.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in chemistry
1.4. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important chemistry laws and theories
1.7. describe the framework of natural sciences
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.4. use the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics, chemistry and education
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
General scientific knowledge. To acquire basic knowledge about the chemical concepts and their historical development.
It is also expected that students will be able to:
1. recognize the principles of the scientific methodology,
2. recognize the philosophical principles that have its origin in chemical science,
3. to became able to systematize chemistry within other sciences,
4. to comprehend the historical developments of basic chemical concepts such as element, structure, periodicity, reactivity, synthesis, electronic theory.
1. Introduction to philosophy of science.
2. Epistemology and ontology.
3. Chemistry through history of scientific ideas and principles.
4. Problem of autonomy of chemistry.
5. Holism, reductionism and emergence.
6. Chemistry between physics and biology.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Exams and regular discussions with students.
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H. Vančik, Philosophy of Chemistry and Generalization of the Concept of Complexity, in Chemistry in the Philosophycal Melting Pot, Peter Lang, 2004.