187.329 Sociology of Technology
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, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to demonstrate a knowledge and sound understanding of the making and the use (as well as the related consequences) of technology (including ICTs) in the modern world
- in order to foster the understanding of the social embeddedness of technology
- framed and informed by perspectives from the history, psychology and sociology of technology

Subject of course

Social context of technology development and use; technology and social change; consequences of the use of (new) technologies for work, organizations, and everyday life; the interaction of technology with institutional and cultural contexts.

Teaching methods

This course is a VU "Lecture and Exercise" and includes
- lectures
- group and plenary discussions
- readings etc.
- assignments (homeworks; portfolio; possibly specific tasks during lecture sessions)
- presentations by students

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Sessions: Mon 16-18 via Zoom (TUWEL || distance learning - until further notice)
First session: Monday, March 15, 16-18

For more detailed information about the course and the sessions
go to the TUWEL course (see link below)

NOTE:
In SS 2021 the course "Sociology of Technnology" is limited to students of the master program "Media and Human-Centered Computing" because of organizational & resource reasons. 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon18:00 - 20:0001.03.2021 - 28.06.2021FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon16:00 - 18:0015.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 via Zoom (TUWEL) (LIVE)In case of distance learning
Sociology of Technology - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon01.03.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon08.03.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon15.03.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon15.03.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon22.03.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon22.03.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon12.04.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon12.04.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon19.04.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon19.04.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon26.04.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon26.04.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon03.05.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon03.05.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon10.05.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon10.05.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon17.05.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon17.05.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Mon31.05.202116:00 - 18:00 via Zoom (TUWEL)In case of distance learning
Mon31.05.202118:00 - 20:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF In case of on-site sessions
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Portfolio (homework), assignments (homworks + specific tasks during the lecture sessions), presentation, active participation in the course (course units including the group & plenary discussions)

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue13:00 - 16:0027.06.2023 writtenno application-Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.02.2021 00:00 08.03.2021 23:59 15.03.2021 12:00

Precondition

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

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 526 Business Informatics
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing
033 533 Medical Informatics
033 534 Software & Information Engineering
033 535 Computer Engineering
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 645 Data Science
066 926 Business Informatics
066 931 Logic and Computation
066 932 Visual Computing
066 933 Information & Knowledge Management
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing
066 936 Medical Informatics
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing
066 938 Computer Engineering
066 939 Business Engineering and Computer Science

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

English