KUMS4008 Technologies in Culture (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of History and Ethnology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

The course deals with technology from the perspective of cultural studies. The course focuses on the social and cultural meanings of technological innovation.

Completion methods

Taught course or independent work (book exam, reading group or essay).

Assessment criteria

80% participation in teaching and written assignments or lecture exam. Completion by independent study – essay, a book exam or reading group.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will:

  • understand technology from the perspective of cultural studies
  • have an understanding of the ethical, social and societal issues related to technology

Study materials

The course coordinator will refer students to learning material. For the book exam, three works are selected from the following list:

Literature

  • Harari, Yuval Noah 2016: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Saatavana myös<br />suomeksi.
  • Richardson, Kathleen 2015: An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and<br />Machines.
  • Hjorth, Larissa et al. 2019: Locating the Mobile: Understanding Mundane Locative Media<br />Practice in Households.
  • Tenhunen, Sirpa 2018: A Village goes mobile: telephony, mediation and social change in rural<br />India.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
No published teaching
x

Independent study (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish

Teaching