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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

Social and Political Impacts of Modern ICT

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
32BE-P-ICTI-01 ZK 3 1P+1C English
Vztahy:
It is not possible to register for the course 32BE-P-ICTI-01 if the student is concurrently registered for or has already completed the course U63E0401 (mutually exclusive courses).
During a review of study plans, the course U63E0401 can be substituted for the course 32BE-P-ICTI-01.
Garant předmětu:
Jan Švec
Lecturer:
Jan Švec
Tutor:
Jan Švec
Supervisor:
Institute of Economic Studies
Synopsis:
Requirements:

In-class assessments and assignments - 40 %

Final test - 60 %

Syllabus of lectures:

- introduction to ICT development

- e-government and e-participation

- artificial intelligence, autonomous machines

- environmental and human costs behind ICT

- social networks and personalization of content

- online election manipulation

- gender-oriented and ethnically oriented hate speech

- impact of ICT on health and relationships

- mass surveillance in democracies

- fake news and fact-checking

- Russia's system of information control

- China's digital authoritarianism

Syllabus of tutorials:

Exercises are directly related to the lectures and immediately follow them, i.e. their syllabus is identical

Study Objective:

The primary aim of this course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective on the development and implications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Students will be encouraged to think critically about the ethical, social, and environmental consequences of technology. This includes a nuanced understanding of how ICT is leveraged for control in authoritarian regimes such as China and Russia. The course aims to increase students' ability to make informed decisions in today's digitalized and interconnected world.

Study materials:

All study materials will be provided by the teacher in Moodle and MS Teams (articles, book chapters, documentary movies)

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
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Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
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Data valid to 2024-07-17
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