187.272 Social issues in computing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to demonstrate a knowledge and sound understanding of the social embeddedness of ICTs and Computer Science including institutional, political, socio-cultural, and ethical aspects.

Subject of course

Topics include: interactions between computer science and society; social aspects of computerization; ICTs and social change; the social context of information technology development and use; consequences of ICTs for work, organizations, and everyday life; the interaction of ICT with institutional and cultural contexts; technology assessment; social responsibility of computer professionals

Teaching methods

This course is a VU "Lecture and Exercise" and includes
- lectures
- readings etc.
- homeworks

Mode of examination


Additional information

Where:  Zoom via TUWEL
Thursday 16 ct - 18

Registration: via TISS

For further information, announcements, policies & procedures, assignments, ...:
see the TUWEL course linked to this course (see link above; availaible at the beginning of semester).

The syllabus of this course will be available for download at the beginning of semester.

Please always send any requests regarding this course to: steinhardt-lehre@list.tuwien.ac.at




Course dates

Thu16:00 - 18:0006.10.2022 - 26.01.2023 Zoom (via TUWEL) (LIVE)Course sessions
Social issues in computing - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu13.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu20.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu27.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu03.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu10.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu17.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu24.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu01.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu15.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu22.12.202216:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu12.01.202316:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu19.01.202316:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions
Thu26.01.202316:00 - 18:00 Zoom (via TUWEL)Course sessions

Examination modalities

Periodic tests (online; as part of the course sessions) as well as homeworks. In addition, actively participating in class will affect your grades.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie im Syllabus dieser LVA (in TUWEL oder in TISS unter "Unterlagen").

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.09.2022 00:00 02.10.2022 23:55 08.10.2022 23:55

Registration modalities

via TISS


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 531 Data Engineering & Statistics Mandatory1. Semester
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 534 Software & Information Engineering Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Scientific literature to work on the homework assignments and slides of the lelcture part as learning aid willl be available via TUWEL.

Previous knowledge

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist im Regelstudienplan im 5. Semester vorgesehen und setzt praktische Erfahrungen und Reflexionsfähigkeit, die in den ersten 4 Semestern vermittelt und erworben werden, voraus.