Technology, Power and the Future of Humanity, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 50%, Campus
Start date: 18 March 2024
End date: 2 June 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-69504 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Registration: 18 February 2024 – 17 March 2024
Entry requirements: 60 credits
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 16,250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250
About the course
In what ways can technological innovations contribute to the work with and for sustainability? Which technological and human future scenarios are probable and desirable?
The course introduces idea-historical backgrounds and historical and current examples of the relationships between society and technology. Different themes, such as artificial intelligence, high and low-tech climate technologies, gender and intersectional perspectives, health and access to medical technologies, and social media technologies, among others, are used to highlight and critically discuss how technologies are connected to sustainability.
The course process also focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogue where technological, and natural scientific perspectives meet philosophical, power, political, critical and cultural perspectives. Guest lectures, seminars, literature and examination aim to create reflection and a better understanding of our relationship to our surrounding technological world.
Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS
Villavägen 16, Uppsala
Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08
Telephone: 018-471 25 07