Checking date: 11/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Information Society and New Technologies
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (Plan: 406 - Estudio: 247)

Coordinating teacher: DIAZ GANDASEGUI, VICENTE

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Ability to analyze the various aspects where information technology and communication have had a significant impact, both in the macro and micro level, considering the connection between technology and society.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1. Technology in the information society: technology as an element of social change and social construction. The problems of technological diffusion. Topic 2. Technologies in the information society. Digitization and virtuality. Topic. 3. Humans and machines. Topic 4. Tecnology, information and the natural environment: The problematic relationship between society and the environment Topic 5. Technological revolution and postindustrial society: informationalism, globalization and network society. The impact of the information technologies in the organization of the economy and politics. Topic 6. Network society: The 21st century society, new challenges and problems connected to technological development. Topic 7. The media in the information society: new forms of communication and their social impact. Topic 8. Education in the information society. Information, technology and knowledge.
Learning activities and methodology
The module is divided in two separate blocks: theoretical lectures and assignments. The theoretical lessons will be supported by the lecturer using participatory tools. In this respect the students will be provided with the presentations of each of the topics that are explained in the classroom and therefore their knowledge will be evaluated with a final exercise in the classroom. The assignments will be submitted at the end of each topic. These assignments will be supported by relevant readings, newspaper articles, documentaries and films.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.