To acquire an adequate knowledge of the epistemic basis of scientific discourse, both from a critical and an historical perspective;
to acquire the ability of understanding and analysing critical and historical texts about science (I Dublin descriptor).
To acquire the ability of applying the analytical tools acquired during the course to contemporary scientific discourse;
To learn how to write a brief essay on historical-scientific topics (II Dublin descriptor).
To acquire the ability of arguing and communicating about the historical-scientific concepts examined during the course, and of developing them autonomously (III, IV, V Dublin descriptors).