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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TASOP6 History of Technology 0–10 ECTS
Organised by
Economic and Social History

Learning outcomes

To understand the basic features of the most important phenomena and research studies of economic and social history. Emphasis on the central and current problems of our time.


(b) History of Information Society (5 ECTS, 3 cu)
(c) Technology and Culture (5 ECTS, 3 cu)

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises, a book exam or an essay negotiated with the teacher in charge of the course. Alternative literature must be negotiated with the teacher as well.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

(b) History of Information Society

Castells, Manuel, The Informatioin Age, vol. 1. The Rise of the Network Society (2. ed. 2000) and Castells, Manuel & Himanen, Pekka, The Information Society and the Welfare State (also in Finnish) (2002).

(c) Technology and Culture

Diamond, Jared, Tykit, taudit ja teräs: ihmisen yhteiskuntien kohtalot (2003, also in English) and Kennedy, Paul, Uuden vuosituhannen haasteet (1994, also in English).

Further information

P2–P6 Perspectives into Economic and Social History, 20 ECTS, 15 cu
The courses P2-P6 consist of 20 ECTS altogether; one theme may consist of 10 ECTS (6 cu) at the most. Alternative literature or course may be negotiated with the teacher.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Economic and Social History, Basic Studies (Economic and Social History)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Social Sciences and Humanities