基本素養 Basic Literacy

文化素養
Cultural Literacy
歷史意識
Historical awareness
藝術涵養
Art and visual literacy
公民素養
Civic literacy
國際視野
Global Vision
生命關懷
Concerns of Life

核心能力 Competence

語文欣賞及運用能力
To use language skills
慎思明辨能力
To think critically
跨領域能力
To cross disciplinary boundaries
社會變遷因應能力
To adapt to social change
生活實踐能力
To practice
創新與領導能力
To innovate and lead

課程概述 Course Description

This module selects and explores several significant topics in science, technology and medicine from circa the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It contextualises the scientific and technological developments in the culture and society. Via interactive teaching, this module aims to inspire the students to appreciate, and critically analyse, the close yet ever-changing relationship between science and society.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • Get a historiographical overview of the period covered by the course
  • Familiarise with critical thinking and expression of complicated ideas
  • Practise how to identify, collect and interpret primary and secondary sources
  • Develop independent arguments
  • Appreciate the notion of historical contingency in science and technology
  • Think outside the box
  • 課程進度 Course Outline

    週次 Week進度說明 Progress Description
    1Why study modern science and technology?
    2The emergence and influence of modern ideas
    3From ‘Deep Time’ to evolution
    4The new page of physiology
    5The quantum revolution
    6A. Eugenics, race and social Darwinism B. Assign mid-term project topic pool C. Team up and choose your mid-term group project topic
    7Influenza 1918 and public health
    8Order, power, empire and nation
    9Mid-term project week: presentation
    10Computer and the war
    11Cold war and ‘Big Science'
    12Soviet science
    13Silent Spring: science and environment
    14Science and technology in public
    15DNA to biotech hype
    16A. From internet to big data B. Information ethics
    17o Term project working week. No class. *Drop-in tutorial with the instructor available*.
    18o Term project presentation (oral presentation and video) week. o Essay due 17.00 Thursday 18 Jan.
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No