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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP8083773, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2383, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction French
Branch Univ. Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Teacher in charge VALERIE NEGRE
Other lecturers JEAN-LUC RIGAUD

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/05 History of Science and Techniques 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 26 49.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: This course is taught in Paris (France) – It is reserved for students enrolled in the International Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in “Techniques, Patrimoine, Territoires de l’Industrie" (TPTI)
Examination methods: Examination methods:
The exam takes the form of continuous assessment during the seminars, with a final report. Further information is available on the website of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Course unit contents: This course provides tools for understanding the relationship between technology and society from a dual, theoretical and practical, standpoint. It covers both historical and historiographic approaches. Starting from contemporary technological reality, we will endeavour to define what is a technical system. Then we will show how the word and the thing took shape between the 16th and the 20th century, the role played by philosophers, historians, engineers. Finally, we will explain, using specific examples, the other major conceptual tools that characterize the history of technology, taking care to place them in a dual, analytical and heritage-oriented, perspective. Some seminars, moreover, complement the course by allowing case study analysis: written sources, iconography, and field work.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)