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BL20A0910 Technology and Society, 4 cr 
Code BL20A0910  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Technology and Society  Abbreviation Technology and 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Johanna Naukkarinen 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: kokonaan verkossa / full digi

Course is taught fully on-line and continuously rolling (no tie to the LUT periods)
Enrolment by e-mail to post-doctoral researcher Johanna Naukkarinen.

Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1-2 
Period  1-4 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Johanna Naukkarinen, D.Sc. (Tech.), Post-doctoral researcher


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. understand and explain the general interplay between technology and society
2. analyze the possible effects of different technologies on society
3. evaluate how the societal factors may affect the development and dissemination of different technologies.


Social and economic factors affecting the development and adoption of technologies, mechanisms of interplay between society and technology, predicting the potential impact of technology.

Teaching Methods 

The completion of the course consist of completing the learning tasks in a topic related massive open online -course (MOOC) of teacher's choice and keeping a learning diary. The MOOC will be announced at the beginning of the academic year. Formal passing or a certificate on completion of the MOOC is not required, but student has to proof that all the required assignments have been sufficiently done.
Total workload 104 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grading on a scaleĀ  0-5
50 % of the assessment is based on the quality of MOOC learning assignment and 50 % on the quality of the learning diary. More exact assessment matrix can be found on course Moodle-area.

Course Materials 

The content of the chosen MOOC, article(s) provided in the Moodle-area

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Primarily for M.Sc students in electrical engineering, energy technology and circular economy. 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  No 

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