351.018 Technology and Society
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand society (i.e. industry, politics, NGOs and other relevant actors and interests) as an important factor for “success”, i.e. the development and implementation of (new) technologies. By means of concrete examples, it will be shown what role technology plays in modern society and what ethical challenges it sometimes poses. So, students are encouraged to think about their own professional role from a broader perspective.

Subject of course

(Lecture in German language!)

The lecture addresses topics such as:

  • Das Unbehagen an der Technik
  • Die Technokratiedebatte
  • Techik und Risiko
  • Technik und Demokratie
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Sind Technologien politisch? Haben Technologien eine Moral?
  • Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion von Technologie
  • Die Handlungsmacht der Nicht-Menschen: Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie
  • Nutzer/innen und Technologie
  • Politische Steuerung der Technik
  • Technikkontroversen und Technikfolgenabschätzung
  • Technik und Gender

Teaching methods

The course contents are taught in the form of a lecture. The focus is on the lecturer’s input, whose structure is documented in the slides. Furthermore, the active participation of the students is encouraged in the form of joint discussions.

Mode of examination


Additional information






Course dates

Fri09:00 - 13:0028.04.2023 - 16.06.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Fri09:00 - 13:0005.05.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung [ACHTUNG: Termin wegen Krankheit abgesagt]
Fri09:00 - 13:0026.05.2023EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT Vorlesung (Ersatztermin für 05.05.2023)
Technology and Society - Single appointments
Fri28.04.202309:00 - 13:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Fri05.05.202309:00 - 13:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung [ACHTUNG: Termin wegen Krankheit abgesagt]
Fri12.05.202309:00 - 13:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Fri26.05.202309:00 - 13:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT Vorlesung (Ersatztermin für 05.05.2023)
Fri02.06.202309:00 - 13:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Fri16.06.202309:00 - 13:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam (Single-Choice-test)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri09:00 - 10:0026.04.2024EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written25.03.2024 08:00 - 25.04.2024 08:00TISSSCHRIFTLICHE PRÜFUNG - PRÄSENZFORMAT
Fri09:00 - 10:0007.06.2024EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written05.05.2024 08:00 - 05.06.2024 08:00TISSSCHRIFTLICHE PRÜFUNG - PRÄSENZFORMAT
Fri09:00 - 10:0012.07.2024EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written10.06.2024 08:00 - 10.07.2024 08:00TISSSCHRIFTLICHE PRÜFUNG - PRÄSENZFORMAT

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 235 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Mandatory6. Semester
884 Subject: Informatics und Informatics Management Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This is an introductory class.