193.122 Critical Theory of Media and Informatics
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, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

…name core historical and current-day approaches to critical theory and applications thereof
…demonstrate sensitivity towards complex issues surrounding equity regarding gender, class, race, disability and colonialism 
…analyse and discuss the potential eff ects and impacts of technological design around diff erent notions of exclusion 
… formulate and argue for critical alternatives in technological design 

…critically reflect on technological developments and current trends   
…evaluate and communicate trade-off's in the design and development of technology

 

Subject of course

This course introduces strands of Critical Theories as they relate to Media Theory and Computer Science. It spans across positions from the Frankfurt School and early critique on mass media to examples of critique within today’s technological make-up. Within the course, students will engage with different axes of critique along surveillance, gender, race and disability, among others. Each session will consist of an introduction into the core ideas, a discussion of an associated text in a seminar style and hands-on exercises engaging with different forms of critique, criticism and critical theory on current technological trends. 

Teaching methods

Successful completion of the course counts for 6 ECTS, relating to 150 hours of work. These are expected to be allocated as follows: 30h In-class attendance 90h Individual and Group Work 30h Final Essay (or alternative)   Individual and Group Work includes preparatory reading for the seminar, reflective blogging and preparation of seminar presentations as well as continuous development of a personal reference booklet.  

Mode of examination

Immanent

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon13:30 - 15:0003.10.2022 - 23.01.2023 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Critical Theory of Media and Informatics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon03.10.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon10.10.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon17.10.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon24.10.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon31.10.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon07.11.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon14.11.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon21.11.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon28.11.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon05.12.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon12.12.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon19.12.202213:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon09.01.202313:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon16.01.202313:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture
Mon23.01.202313:30 - 15:00 Library Argentinierstraße 8/2nd floorLecture

Examination modalities

Students can propose individualised forms of assessment or write an essay to pass the class.

 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 12:00 14.10.2022 12:00 21.10.2022 12:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Language

English