Information and Communication Technology and Society

Subject description

The aim of the course is to understand the different roles of modern information and communication technologies in society and selected theoretical and analytical approaches for the analysis of their social effects and key cultural, economic and political consequences for existing social phenomena.
The course focuses thematically on the changes that digital technologies bring to the functioning of organizations, institutions, media systems, as well as in everyday life.
The course thus deals with the communication and social aspects of digital technologies in several areas: in the political and media spheres; in the private sphere; in the civil society sphere and in corporate and media communication.

The course analyzes the connection of ICT with the public, audiences and users; explores the role of strategies, patterns and communication power; analyzes patterns of consumption, communication, and understanding of contemporary media among different users.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

To know the social antecedents and consequences of ICT, as well as the strategic communication uses of multimedia.

By completing the course, students gain a broader picture of the area and ​​their future work and some basic tools for the practical implementation of multimedia projects.

Teaching and learning methods

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

Expected study results

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

Basic sources and literature

  1. Castells, Manuel. 2007. The rise of the Network Society. Blackwell.
  2. Fuchs, Christian. 2008. Internet and Society. Social Theory in the Information Age. London: Routledge.
  3. Van Dijck, Jose. 2013. The Culture of Connectivity: A critical history of social media. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Lindgren, Simon. 2017. Digital Media& Society. London: Sage.
  5. Couldry, Nick in Andreas Hepp. 2017. The mediated construction of reality. Cambridge: Polity Press.

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