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Kursusnavn (dansk):Philosophy of Science and Technology 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Philosophy of Science and Technology 
Semester:Forår 2017 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i digitale medier og design (bdmd) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:80 
Formelle forudsætninger:
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:
• Identify and account for select key questions and theoretical positions in the philosophy of science
• Account for relevant theoretical perspectives on technology with particular emphasis on how to use these concepts to understand relations between IT, the general BA subject area, and the broader context.
• Analyze and discuss a select issue exemplifying how IT and the broader context is interconnected (The issue may relate to e.g. political, ethical, philosophical, historical or societal issues, challenges or problems).
• Present relevant concepts from the curriculum precisely, and use these concepts in a well-argued manner in an investigation of the select problem. 
Fagligt indhold:The course provides a basic introduction to philosophy of science and technology with special attention to IT.

The objective of the course is to provide students with ways of articulating some of the fundamental assumptions underpinning core areas of the DMD programme and more broadly the field of information technologies.

The course will consist of a mix of general discussion of technology and a series of contemporary topics such as democratic design, feminist approaches to technology and science, surveillance and privacy, and values in design 
Læringsaktiviteter:12 forelæsninger og 12 øvelsesgange

12 forelæsninger og 12 øvelsesgange
Learning Activities:
12 lectures and exercises.
Learning Activities:12 lectures and exercises. The course is generally based on readings that are presented and discussed in the lecture. In the exercise sessions the students will discuss the readings and will be asked to do written exercises that will also be discussed. In the final exam report (10-12 pages) each student individually formulates a relevant question relating to philosophy of science and technology and discusses it with reference to central arguments from the syllabus. Preparations for class usually involve reading one to two articles and considering specific questions relating to the texts or other illustrations 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter./
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

Written work without oral examination. Individuel paper 10-12 pages.
Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their work (via Learn IT)  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:TBA on Learnit 
 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen Adjunkt(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 100