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ITS065 - Gender and technology
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
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 Summer course No Sp
0104 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin


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

No particular prerequisites are needed.

Aim

The course aims to clarify and investigate gender issues in current 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, among others: theories on gender and technology, historic realizations of manliness and womanhood with particular attention to the role of technology, the role of science in the education, the role of medical technology for situating manliness and womanhood, and gender and information and communication technologies.

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 acquired:
(i) capability to apply basic concepts and central models in gender and technology theories
(ii) capability to discuss and analyze 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. The course provides hand-in assignments and project work which requires
the student to connect the course agenda and main issues to the
respective student's technology base of their engineering degree.

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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