Technology, Power and the Future of Humanity 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 20 January 2020

End date: 22 March 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-69504 Application

Language of Instruction: Swedish

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250

About the course:

In what ways can technological innovations contribute in the work with and for sustainability? Which future scenarios are probable and desirable?

The course begins with historical examples of the relationship between society and technology, and representations of technology in popular culture. After the introduction a number different themes are discussed such as the possibilities and limitations of technology, renewable energy, risk assessment, mobility, high and low tech futures, information technology, social media and copyright issues. The course process also focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogue where technological, natural scientific perspectives meet philosophical, political and cultural perspectives. Lectures, seminars, literature and examination aims to create a better understanding of our relationship to the surrounding technological world.

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Contact

Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS

Villavägen 16, Uppsala

Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08