Information and Communication Technology and Society

Higher education teachers: Oblak Črnič Tanja
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64195

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

ICT in society:

  • approaches between technology and society;
  • communication and social specifics of digital technologies;
  • technology in political sphere;
  • technology in media sphere;
  • technology in private sphere;
  • technology in civil society sphere;
  • media and society;
  • improbability of communication;
  • publics, audiences, markets, stakeholders and users;
  • traditional media, PESO and beyond (mobile, wearable…);
  • communication power: who does what to whom in what channel and with what effect;
  • how many moths and ears we have? Science and arts of listening.

Objectives and competences:

To study social antecedents and consequences of ICT, as well as strategic communication uses of multimedia. By completing the couse they gain a broader picture of their future work and some baic tools for practical multimedija implementation.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge in and understanding of fundamental theories on mutual influence between ICT and society, as well as basics of strategic communication.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures and fieldwork.
  • Each student collaborates in ​​a project work.
  • Group analysis and interpretation of multimedia use in contemporary organizations.

Study materials

  1. Castels, Manuel. 2007. Communication, power and counter-power in the network society. International Journal of Communication 1, pp. 238-266.
  2. Fuchs, Christian. 2008. Internet and Society. Social Theory in the Information Age. Routledge.
  3. Hallahan, Kirk, Holtzhausen, Derina, Ruler, Betteke van, Verčič, Dejan, & Sriramesh, Krishnamurthy. 2007. Defining strategic communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication 1(1), str. 3-35.
  4. Ihlen, Øyvind & Pallas, Josef. (2014). Mediatization of corporations. V K. Lundby (ur.), Handbook on Mediatization of Communication (str. 423-441). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  5. Livingstone, Sonia. 2009. On the mediation of everything: ICA presidential address 2008. Journal of Communication 59 (1), str. 1-18.
  6. Van Dijck, Jose. 2013. The Culture of Connectivity: A critical history of social media. Oxford University Press.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia