105.700 Technology for People For Mathematicians
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • discuss technology in the field of tension between values and consequences
  • explain concepts of technology assessment
  • explain the procedure in technology assessment projects (and to demonstrate in micro projects)
  • outline Technology assessment methods
  • differentiate between ethics and morality
  • discuss basic concepts of ethics (human rights, risk, security, progress, consequences, sustainability, responsibility)
  • build up gender competences

Subject of course

Areas of tension in technical progress, expectations of technology assessment, history and concepts of technology assessment, TA projects, TA methods, TA practical examples, technology and ethics, technology and gender

Teaching methods

ATTENTION: Due to the current Covid19 situation, this LVA will be processed completely online via TUWEL in 2021S. The methods are screencatch videos, presentation slides, TUWEL online lessons, TUWEL forum discussions, creation of a TUWEL Wiki, online tasks, essays, conducting interviews, video links.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Information meeting on Thursday March 4, 2021, 17:30 p.m., TUWEL ZOOM online



Examination modalities

The performance is assessed by an oral examination at the end of the semester (online virtuell)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.02.2021 13:00 26.03.2021 13:00 28.05.2021 13:00



Armin Grunwald, "Technikfolgenabschätzung - eine Einführung", 2. Auflage, 2010, edition sigma, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-89404-950-8

Previous knowledge

It is recommended to attend the course in the third year of the bachelor program.