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Kursusnavn (dansk):Digital Democratic Citizenship 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Digital Democratic Citizenship 
Semester:Forår 2018 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:50 
Formelle forudsætninger:The course is a GBI elective. The student must always meet the admission requirements of the IT University. 
Læringsmål:• identify, evaluate, and apply different theoretical lenses on digital democratic citizenship and its limitations through privacy and surveillance,
• identify a current and original research question and carry out an empirical study related to digital democratic citizenship based on the theories and methods discussed in class.
• relate discussions about digital democratic citizenship to the challenges of IT and its global significance,
• refine their methodological skills to study digital democratic citizenship and issues of IT-based democratic governance across nation-state differences
• apply their analytical thinking to critically dissect claims about democratic citizenship and informatics 
Fagligt indhold:Digital media technologies have been accompanied by a vast array of new media forms, such as social networking sites, blogs, micro-blogs, smartphone apps, image sharing services, and micro-movies, which offer new forms of expression as well as governing, documentation, navigation, monitoring and surveillance techniques that impact potentials and challenges that citizens experience in digital society. Citizens can make their voices heard and tell their own stories for mass distribution. They can join politicians, activists, advocacy groups, and media professionals in performing digital democracy. Both professionals and lay people would argue that citizens’ agency impact on the digital opportunities as well as new media technologies reshape how we vote, protest, resist, consume, deliberate, participate, organize, travel/move and manage our everyday lives in a democratic society.

In this course, we will explore these claims as we survey contemporary theories and statements about the impact of digital media on society, governing and social practices. In the first part of the course, we will focus on mapping the field and getting familiar with state of the art theory and prominent cases that will establish common ground can illuminate. Through critical lenses, we will problematize topics such as: digital media’s influence on democracy; the correlation between social media, citizenship and business; redefining democratic citizenship in an environment of surveillance techniques and privacy concerns; democratic governance and news-broadcasting. In order to address these topics, we will explore the dynamics of digital media, democracy, and citizenship as well as how they have continually shaped and been shaped by one another.

The course will increase students’ ability to apply critical thinking and judgment to a wide range of related problems and to interpret how using complex and powerful technologies to collect personal data can affect individuals, corporations, markets, and societies. 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

We will discuss and explore the dynamics of digital media, democracy, and citizenship in an interdisciplinary way. You will respond to claims by journalists and media-makers about digital democratic citizenship, sharpen your analytical skills using theories of digital democratic citizenship, experiment on social media, collect empirical data and, discuss the results in class and in writing. The students will share discussions with researchers of the Democracy and Citizenship in Digital Society (DECIDIS) initiative at the IT University of Copenhagen. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter.
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

The students are expected to submit a 12 paper based on an independent research project including empirical work conducted during the semester.  

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