Syllabus for IT and Society

IT i samhället

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1DT012
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-03-19
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-04-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2016
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including 60 credits in computer science/engineering/information systems.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with substantial knowledge and ability concerning the interplay between technology, users and organisations based on relevant areas in human-computer-interaction, psychology and system construction, as well as experiences in real systems developing projects.

In order to pass the course the students should be able to:

  • Collaborate in a large project with an external client, and present a professional solution, both orally and in written form to the client.
  • Handle, validate and analyse a very complex and multi-facetted problem in a constructive manner in a project group.
  • Evaluate, criticize and validate solutions to IT-related problems from perspectives such as ethics, sustainable development, work environment, economy and usefulness.
  • Illustrate,show and describe experiences from working in a multi cultural distributed project.
  • Evaluate and analyse one's abilities and competencies regarding working in a multi cultural and distributed project, as well as develop strategies that lead to lifelong learning.


The course comprises areas such as cultural awareness, presentation techniques, information competence, interviews, communication in the project team, with users, and relevant experts, and reasoning in moral and ethical issues.

A real project will be the main model of delivery in the course to illuminate the different areas in the course. Writing a report and delivering oral presentations are parts of the course.


Lectures, seminars, assignments and project work.


The joint project, comprising 9 credits, is examined with participation and a written report. The individual part, comprising 6 credits, is examined with assignments.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26