060.016 Impact of technological development - Introduction to the theory and practice of technology assessment (TA)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 1.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify relevant topics for technology assessment and take part at discussions on critical questions about the social impacts of technologies.

Subject of course

Students will learn problem definition and research design in TA as well as TA methods ; Participants will work in small groups on examples.
Course contents:
- Terminology of the technology assessment
- Technology in its social context (history of TA, objectives and role of TA, TA methods)
- Presentation of the case studies

Teaching methods

TA methods

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0007.10.2020 (LIVE)1st Session - mandadory
Wed14:00 - 16:0014.10.2020 (LIVE)2nd Session
Wed14:00 - 16:0021.10.2020 (LIVE)3rd Session
Wed14:00 - 16:0028.10.2020 (LIVE)4th Session
Wed14:00 - 16:0011.11.2020 (LIVE)5th Session
Wed14:00 - 16:0025.11.2020 (LIVE)6th Session
Wed15:00 - 16:3009.12.2020 (LIVE)7th Session
Wed08:00 - 12:0016.12.2020 presentation poster-drafts
Wed14:00 - 16:0013.01.2021 (LIVE)Sprechstunde
Wed14:00 - 17:0020.01.2021 (LIVE)final presentation

Examination modalities

Group presentation of case studies

Course registration

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31.08.2020 23:59 07.10.2020 23:59 07.10.2020 23:58

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