Course Catalog 2013-2014

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Course Catalog 2013-2014

KEB-25056 Technological Development and Society, 3 cr

Additional information

In the academic year 2013-14 course implementation has been cancelled.
Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Annina Takala, Tapio Katko


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places


 3 h/week


KEB-25056 2013-01  


Active participation to lectures (80% attendance), personal lecture reviews, and seminar presentations.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning

The course is intended to be discussing and reflective by its nature.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the course is to widen and deepen knowledge and understanding of the interactions between technological development and society in long-term perspectives, from local to global context. Furthermore, the course is intended to enable students to assess the role of technological and societal development with regard to the domain of their own postgraduate studies.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Technology development theories  Philosophical, historical and practical reasoning behind each conceptualization of technology  The applicability of different conceptualizations in various technological domains 
2. The general dynamics of technological development  Historical manifestations of the dynamics of technological development   
3. Historical-theoretical perspectives and explanations of the co-evolution of technology and society  Historical manifestations of interplay between technological development and society in different domains of life   
4. The drivers and inhibitors of technological development  Examples of the role of various drivers and inhibitors affecting the development of particular technologies   

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The course is evaluated as accepted (if course requirements are satisfied) or not accepted (if the requirements are not satisfied).

Assessment scale:

Evaluation scale passed/failed will be used on the course

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Prerequisite relations (Requires logging in to POP)

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-25056 Technological Development and Society, 3 cr BIO-5056 Technological Development and Society, 3 cr  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
KEB-25056 2013-01        

Last modified19.12.2013