Spring 2023, 50%, Campus, Daytime
Start date: 20 March 2023
End date: 4 June 2023
Application Deadline: 17 October 2022
Enrolment Code: UU-69504 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Registration: 6 March 2023 – 19 March 2023
Entry Requirements: 60 credits
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16 250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16 250
About the course
In what ways can technological innovations contribute in the work with and for sustainability? Which technological and human future scenarios are probable and desirable?
The course introduces idea-historical backgrounds and historical and current examples of the relationships between society and technology. Different themes, such as artificial intelligence, high and low tech climate technologies, gender and intersectional perspectives, health and access to medical technologies, social media technologies, among others, are used to highlight and critically discuss how technologies are connected to sustainability.
The course process also focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogue where technological, natural scientific perspectives meet philosophical, power, political, critical and cultural perspectives. Guest lectures, seminars, literature and examination aims to create reflection and a better understanding of our relationship to our surrounding technological world.