Diagnostic Test: English Language
Full course description
This course introduces you to some of the core themes of the BA and provides a basic understanding of how developments in digital technologies and societal trends are inter-related. Through readings from the social sciences and the humanities, you will be introduced to the notion of a digital society. Is there such a thing as a digital society or might there be many? Together with other students, you will discuss where the notion originates from, why it has become popular and what it means to live in a digital society. To understand these, you will learn to link contemporary and historical examples of digital trends to academic readings and theories.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of how social and technological developments are interrelated in digital societies;
Define and describe key terms relevant to studying digital society, such as digitalization, digital society and datafication;
Demonstrate and apply knowledge on reading and processing academic literature from a variety of (interdisciplinary) perspectives;
Summarize key academic texts discussed in this course and produce an annotated bibliography based on these summaries.
Lindgren, S. (2017). Digital Media and Society. London, UK: Sage.
- N.P. Wylie