Computers, Society and Professionalism

Module code: CO3101
Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module, you will:

  • Describe the Information Society and Information Revolution. Explain the effect that computers and IT have had on employment in general and both individuals’ jobs and corporate organisations; analyse and evaluate example scenarios
  • Describe the impact of the computer revolution on the conditions of work and life in contemporary society such as the usage of social networking sites. Discuss, in depth, topics such as equality and inclusivity in this context, and the impacts computers have on the economy and society
  • Describe human-computer interaction issues and their impacts on different IT-enhanced sectors such as healthcare, education, electronic commerce and environment
  • Discuss, explain and analyse social, legal and ethical issues in the realm of Informatics. Explain issues of access such as privacy and security, the inequality that can arise, and the impacts on society. Discuss issues surrounding information access rights. Solve problems related to these topics
  • Outline a history of digital computing and analyse events and consequences

Learning

  • 24 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of tutorials
  • 110 guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (50%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (50%)