Checking date: 19/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Knowledge Society
Study: Bachelor in Cultural Studies (364)

Coordinating teacher: HERAS HERRERO, BEATRIZ DE LAS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course is divided in four parts: The first part is introductory and oriented to center the subject as a trans-disciplinary fiels of study and how this is reflected into the course programme. The second part deals with a historical analysis of the process of development of our society, aiming to find out into the industrial society the symptoms and origins that presage the transformation, and, finally, the development of elements constituting the wheels of transition to a new model. The third part describes the characteristics of a knowledge society that allow to differentiate this society from the original industrial society. An especial attention is paid to transformations in economy, politics, society, and education. The fourth part of the course aims to analyse the main challenges of knowledge society for the 21th Century.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

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