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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK226 - Technology and society
Teknik och samhälle
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Course round 1

The course will not accept students after study week 1.
Teaching language: English
Application code: 99126
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Karl Palmås

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Course round 2

The course will not accept students after study week 1.
Teaching language: English
Application code: 99124
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TIKEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Karl Palmås


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Replaces

TEK225   Technology and society

Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is open for students having completed their first 60 hec within a Bachelor's Programme.

Aim

The course invites the student to transpose knowledge of key technological fields into the domain of society. Thus, it seeks to deepen the conceptual understanding of central technologies, while simultaneously developing the student's ability to analyse societal processes. The course also endeavors to expand the student's awareness of how the engineering and natural sciences are conceptually and historically intertwined with the social sciences and humanities.

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

- Describe theories of how societies function.
- Describe the function of different technologies, and separate these functions from their technical context.
- Identify conceptual symmetries between the function of different technologies, on the one hand, and theories about how society functions, on the other.
- Reconstruct the interconnection between the emergence of technologies and the emergence of theories of society.
- Evaluate and critique the proposition that society can be understood as a machine.

Content

The course will start from the students' already existing knowledge of different technologies, and then relate these to theories about society. The class sessions are thus structured on the basis of technological concepts, such as
- algorithm
- combustion engine
- etc
and their respective relation to different theories about society.

Organisation

The course is organized as a series of lectures and seminars.

Literature

The readings are presented in the course PM.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination and grading is based upon an obligatory written hand-in and an optional mid-term exam.


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