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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TKOPA219 Information Systems and Society 4 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Preceding studies
Or the old course Principles of Information Systems.

Learning outcomes

To enable students to critically examine conceptions relating to information technology. Conceptions on the formation and role of information technology, professionals of information technology, users, information technology in organisations, information society, work distribution and work descriptions in changing development and user contexts are examined. Topics are discussed from the points of view of individuals, both users and IT professionals, and organisations and society.


History of information technology. IT professionals. Conceptions on the formation of technology. Information technology in working life. Conceptions on people and human information processing abilities. Information technology and organisations. Information society. Impacts, professions, employment and future visions of information technology. Knowledge society.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 15 h 0 h
Tutorials 15 h 0 h

Lectures and discussion in group/seminar.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Essay and participating in the discussion/seminar.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year spring

Or later.

Study materials

Will be announced in the course.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences