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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS1081
Module NameComputers and Society
Module Short TitleN/a
ECTS5
Semester TaughtMichaelmas
Contact HoursLecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 0
Tutorial hours: 0

Total hours: 3
Module PersonnelBrendan Tangney
Learning Outcomes

When students have successfully completed this module they should be able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper awareness of the ways in which information technology and society interact and influence each other
  • communicate effectively in written form and in presentations
  • critique their own involvement in a project team
Learning Aims

When students have successfully completed this module they should be able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper awareness of the ways in which information technology and society interact and influence each other
  • communicate effectively in written form and in presentations
  • critique their own involvement in a project team
Module Content

IT and its “impact” on society; models for assessing technological “impact”; history of IT; ethics; writing, presenting and argumentation; other topics.

Recommended Reading List

Computerization and Controversy - Value Conflicts and Social Choices. (2nd Edition) R. Kling (Editor) Academic Press. (ARTS 301.24 N64). 

The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers . Standage, Tom, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998, 216 pages. S-LEN 621.382 N993

Being Digital. N. Negroponte, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. 500.16

Module PrerequisitesNone
Assessment Details

% Exam: 0
% Coursework: 100%

Assessment in the annual examinations is by 100% coursework.
Assessment in the supplementals is by 100% written examination only.

Description of assessment & assessment regulations.
See https://www.scss.tcd.ie/CourseModules/CS1081/materials/assignments.html

Module Website
Academic Year of DataN/a