[ GS-SK2 ] KV Gender Studies and Social Competence

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung Waltraud Ernst 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Electronics and Information Technology 2019W
Objectives This course aims to give students of information electronics, as well as science and engineering in general, an introduction to the research field "gender and / in computer science". It also aims at enabeling students to reflect on the interrelationship between gender relations and technology development. It also aims at enhancing their gender competence as well as their social competence in general.
Subject The results of gender research, especially concerning the field of computer science and the professions in the field of information and communication technologies. Didactics which recognizes the "diversity" of media biographies, styles of learning, and goals of learning.

Criteria for evaluation Presence, participation, präsentation and term paper.
  • Discussion of cutting edge theories of gender
  • Discussion of theories of knowledge production and feminist theories concerning the development of technology, especially computer science.
  • Reflection of research results concerning didactics in science and engineering and its contribution to sustain, reinforce or alter gender relations.
  • Social competence as an essential part of gender competence: practical exercises and reflexion on presentation, communication and team work.
Language German
Study material To be presented in the first meeting.
Changing subject? No
Further information For students of Bachelor Electronics and Information Technology (SKZ 033/289), Bachelor Technical Physics (SKZ 033/261), and all other bachelor curricula at the Faculty for Science and Engineering (TNF).
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority