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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK226 - Technology and society
Teknik och samhälle
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-06 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), 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: 99115
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 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

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

Examiner:

Karl Palmås

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Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Application code: 99126
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 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

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

Examiner:

Karl Palmås


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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level studies

Course specific prerequisites

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

Aim

The course seeks to deepen the student’s understanding of the interrelation between technological and societal development. By introducing basic concepts within the social sciences and humanities, and applying them in the context of engineering design, the course aims to train students in engineering-related judgement. Further, the course 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.
- Identify central themes in the relation between technological and societal development.
- Reconstruct the interconnection between the emergence of technologies and the emergence of theories of society.
- Evaluate different approaches to manage the societal outcomes of engineering design.
- Critique the proposition that society can be understood though concepts borrowed from technology and the natural sciences.

Content

The course
  • introduces key concepts from the social sciences and the humanities,
  • relating them to concepts within science and technology.
Further, it applies these concepts in the context of societal problematics encountered within engineering, and the design sciences more broadly.

Organisation

The course is organized as a series of lectures and group exercises.

Literature

The readings are presented in the course PM.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination and grading is based upon an obligatory report, optional mid-term exams and active participation in the course sessions.


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