Seminar of History of sciences of antiquity

LFIAL2552  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar of History of sciences of antiquity
5.0 credits
22.5 h
1q

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...

Language
Français
Prerequisites

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Main themes

Study of the development of some specific sciences (Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, Medicine, etc.) in Ancient Egypt, Babylonian and Greco-Roman civilisations.

Aims

At the end of this course of lectures, the student must understand how the modern concept of science was made up from the Egyptian, Babylonian and Ancient Greek civilisations.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

In a diachronic way, from the Early Antiquity to the 4th century AD, we will examine the developments of the exact (Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy) and natural (Medicine) sciences, more particularly trough the study of technical topics and cases (Euclidean geometry, Antikythera mechanism,  astronomical system of Ptolemy, calendars, etc.).

Teaching methods

Lectures with demonstrations of the more technical topics.

Evaluation methods

Written examination.

Other information

Materials : students' handwritten notes and documents available on iCampus.

Online resources

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Bibliography

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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History
5
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Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5
-

Master [120] in History
5
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Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5
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Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
5
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Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

5
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