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Academic year
ITS070 - New media: Technology, mobility, and community
 
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 aim of the course is to investigate how new media technologies impacts social networks and relation at different levels of aggregation in our societies.

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

On the basis of a number of basic theoretical concepts the student should be able to identify, problematize, and build hypotheses about the role of new media in society and further, using these concepts, be able to conduct a critical analysis of the role of new media in a number of specific cases, their role as problem solvers and problem creators.
The student should also be able to relate the new knowledge to her/his future role as an engineer.

Content

The course gives an opportunity to reflect on the concepts new media and society. Questions we put forward in relation to this are, for example: How do new media differ from old media? What changes in society can we expect as implications of an increased diffusion and use of new media? The course also discusses IT from a historical perspective and looks at examples of how IT has changes and not changed our institutions. The main part of the lectures in the course will treat issues related to how new media technologies are shaped by society and how society, on different levels, takes impression of and is shaped by 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

See course home page.

Examination

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


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