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This course provides you with a multi-disciplinary understanding of (1) The impact of the digital society on individuals, organisations and society as a whole; and (2) The main issues and challenges of the digital society. This course uses a problem-based learning approach. Each of the four main topics is introduced by a lecture, followed by tutorials in which you work on a specific problem in a group. For example, you will investigate the Digital Divide in a particular country and produce a poster with your findings.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
Examples of topics to be covered include: Digital Divide
Interpersonal Relations in the Digital Society
Rights in the Digital Society
Impact of the Digital Society
The course will have an international dimension, as most topics (including digital divide, relationship, civil rights issues) will be discussed in an international context.
(i) Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator. This course is only available to students registered in Programme Years 1 and 2. Attendance at sixth century courses is compulsory. Students who do not attend all classes (including lectures) for a sixth century course, without exceptional cause, will not pass the engagement component of the course and will therefore fail the course.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.