Media Technology and Society

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media Technology and Society

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Management of Technology, Media Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Description
    To offer a range of theoretical perspectives to inform an understanding of the role of technology (and in particular media and communications technologies) in shaping modern society.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will be able to investigate whether the media which predominate at particular moments in history create specific modes of thought and, in turn, influence the shape of empires and civilizations.
    2. Students will be able to debate whether a shift away from manufacturing employment towards information-based employment necessarily leads to a better planned and more caring society.
    3. Students will be able to analyse how social forces interact with science and technology to shape the form and function of contemporary information and communication technologies.
    4. Students will be able to explain how global broadband infrastructures such as the internet reproduce and reconfigure existing social inequalities.
    5. Students will be able to analyse the effect of increasingly ubiquitous surveillance technology upon the behaviour of individuals.
    6. Students will be able to explain how the increasing presence of new information and communications technologies in everyday life permit individuals to exert greater control over how their identities are perceived by others and to evade definitions of identity imposed by “nature”.