[ 505TESOTESS19 ] SE Technology and Society

Workload Ausbildungslevel Studienfachbereich VerantwortlicheR Semesterstunden Anbietende Uni
6 ECTS B2 - Bachelor 2. Jahr Sozialwissenschaften Ulrich Meyer 2 SSt Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Quellcurriculum Bachelorstudium Soziologie 2019W
Ziele The seminar addresses the interrelation between technology and society. It is based on the discussion of theoretical and empirical texts, which offer an insight into different aspects of the interplay between technology and society. The seminar addresses questions such as: How does technology shape and is shaped by society? What is the relationship between technology, knowledge, expertise, and democracy? How are future technologies designed and who is being included/excluded in its creation? Students will study the co-constitutive and recursive properties of technology and (modern) society. They will engage with key theoretical and methodological approaches and will have a chance to look at the world from these perspectives. The course will consist of a combination of reading-oriented discussion and other practical exercises
  • The political dimension of technology
  • The (social) dynamic of digitalization
  • The role of organizations (like companies and associations)
  • The dynamics of technology development
  • The meaning and relevance of innovation in modern societies
  • The governance and path dependencies of new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence)
  • regular attendance
  • participation in the discussions of the seminar
  • preparation of reading cards
  • participation in a working group and presentation of the group’s results
  • seminar paper
  • presentation and discussion of the seminar literature
  • project groups
Abhaltungssprache Englisch
Literatur The literature list will be available at the beginning of the Seminar.
Lehrinhalte wechselnd? Nein
Teilungsziffer 30
Zuteilungsverfahren Zuteilung nach Vorrangzahl