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Academic year
ITS022 - Technology for a global sustainable society
 
Owner: TITEA
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
0106 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c    
0206 Project 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c    

In programs

TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - Environmental studies, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Other elective courses, Year 4 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Docent  Ann-Sofie Axelsson
Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin


Replaces

ITS021   Technology for a global sustainable society

MTS course The course contains theme environment


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 the course is to support students, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, to develop the ability to analyse problems related to the vision of a globally sustainable society. We ask questions such as: What is needed to support a socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable societal development? Can we use technology in order to create a sustainable society? Or does technology lead to a more environmentally damaged society? Of specific interest is to obtain an understanding concerning how the information society might create possibilities and challenges related to sustainibility issues. The course will examine societal visions and their relationship to the prevailing attitude towards science and technology, the globalisation of society and environmental issues, and cultural conflicts depending on the introduction of new technology. In order to understand these complex relationships the course will take account of perspectives from history, sociology, economy, psychology, philosophy, ethics, and other areas.

Goal

After the course the students should have acquired i) basic knowledge regarding issues that are particularly problematic from a sustainability perspective (among them transportation issues, energy issues and issues concerning population growth), ii) the ability to understand the role of technology in solving and creating problems in society, and iii) the ability to tie these new insights concerning sustainable development and technology to questions concerning the students own education and future work life.

Content

See course homepage for up-to-date information.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.

Literature

Azapagic, A., P., Slobodan, Clift, R. (2004). Sustainable Development in Practice. Chichester: Wiley, and up-to-date articles distributed during the course.

Examination

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


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