Computers and Society

Module code: CO1094

Module co-ordinator: Effie Law

In this module you will examine the historical development of computing technologies, and the impact of the computer revolution on the conditions of work and life in contemporary society. We will discuss ethical, legal, and professional issues in computer uses.

We will also analyse relevant theoretical frameworks to understand the dynamic and dialectical interactions between humans and technologies. Critical thinking is essential in order to reflect deeply on the ever-evolving human-technology relationships.

Learning

  • 40 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of problem classes

Assessment

  • Coursework (50%)
  • Exam (50%)