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Syllabus for

Academic year
ITS065 - Gender and technology in today's world
 
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKIEK
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Ann-Sofie Axelsson
Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin


MTS course


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

The course aims to clarify and investigate gender issues in todays society, with particular focus on technology. What limits and opportunities do men and women have in different societies and social contexts? Do technology and science increase gender problems or reduce them? The course spans several theories and areas, in the context of gender and technology.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The students shall, on the basis of a number of theoretical concepts be able to describe the central components of the gender issue and, with support from these concepts, be able to conduct a critical analysis of the relationship between gender and technology.

The students should have aquired:
(i) basic knowledge regarding gender and technology theories
(ii) knowledge regarding gender relationships in a historic perspective
(iii) the ability to make a problematizing analysis of technology from a gender perspective and tie these insights to issues related to their education and professional life.
understand gender and technology, and provide tools to manage these issues in the professional life.

Content

The course investigates gender relationships in our society, with a special reference to technology. What limitations and possibilities have men and women in different societies and different social contexts? Do science and technology strengthen existing gender roles or do they provide new ones? The course stretches over and analyses a number of areas in detail, among other: theories of gender and technology, the role of science in womens' education as well as gender and the car, gender and household technology and gender and information technology.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.

Literature

Se course homepage.

Examination

An essay based on project work, hand-in assignments and a take home examination. Grades: F, 3, 4, 5.


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