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Academic year
ITS031 - Computers, communication and social networks
 
Owner: TIEKA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Other elective courses, Year 4 (elective)
TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, Year 4 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Tekn dr  Ilona Heldal
Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin


Replaces

ITS030   Computers, communication and social networks

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.

Goal

The goal of the course is to increase understanding of the social consequences of new information- and communication technology.

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 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 throughout, however, will be on the interplay between computers as communication tools and contemporary social change.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.

Literature

Se course homepage for current information.

Examination

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


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