Checking date: 23/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Digital Culture and Society
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (Plan: 414 - Estudio: 282)

Coordinating teacher: ALONSO PUELLES, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Minimum skills practicing with information and communication technologies, specially composing and feeding a blog.
Knowledge of the history of telecommunications. Ability to define the central problems in contemporary cultural crises. Specifically, the following competencies will be developed: Know the main theories of the digital culture. Acquire the conceptual and methodological tools necessary for the study of relevant texts in the analysis of digital culture. To be able to define the central problems in contemporary cultural crises. Know and understand the main methods and fields of work of the disciplines present in the study of the digital culture. To be able to critically analyze and judge the debates present in the studies on the subject. Know the relevant bibliography. Be able to employ oral and written methods of study and criticism. Be able to elaborate academic texts, oral and written, related to the subject.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course addresses the notion of digital culture in its contemporary condition . The subject will be how those digital elements affect the onw dynamics of culture and possible answers Main Themes Basic notions of philosophy of technology History of Information Free Culture Privacy and control Technological convergence Social movements in the net.
Learning activities and methodology
Discussion of relevant texts on the contents of the subject. Presentations by the teacher of the general contents and of the texts indicated and discussion with the students to verify their understanding and for the indication of the fields of problems that involve, as well as of the instruments that can be used in it. Oral presentations of the students and debates.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Carr, Nicholas.. The shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains.. Norton & Company,. 2011.

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