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ITS030 - Computers, communication and social networks
 
Owner: TIEKA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0827 - Technology and society


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0102 Examination 1,0 c Grading: TH   1,0 c   Contact examiner
0202 Written and oral assignments 0,5 c Grading: UG   0,5 c    
0302 Examination 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c   Contact examiner
0402 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

In programs

TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, Year 2 (compulsory)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Other elective courses, Year 4 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TITEA INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Year 3 
TITEA INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Year 1 (elective)
TITEA INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:



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 aim of this course is to understand the social implications of new information and communication technologies.

Content

The topics to be covered include internet commerce, uses of the internet in the home, computer networks in organizations, the origins of the internet, virtual 'communities', and networked virtual reality. We will also examine how social networks can be studied from a different perspectives. Among the issues to be addressed are: how does computer-mediated-communication differ from face-to-face interaction? And how do 'virtual communities relate to 'real' communities and organizations? To examine these questions, we will have to examine human communication in a wider context, and also theories about the relation between technology and society. The focus thoughout,however, will be on the interplay between computers as communication tools and contemporary social change.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars

Literature

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Examination

The coursework will consist of one essay to be based on a small research project, plus a take home examination.


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