IT, Globalisation and Culture
The outcome of the course is for students to gain an understanding of the social and cultural challenges and opportunities associated with IT in a global context.
The connections and circumstances that affect businesses, organisations or societies are increasingly global in nature. The processes of globalisation thus need to be understood in order to know how e.g. a business can position itself in future markets or in relation to customers or partners with different sociocultural backgrounds.
The course provides students with an understanding of the social and cultural challenges and opportunities associated with IT in a global context. Concretely students get to analyse the role of cultural issues in organisations in the context of global processes of change.
Theoretically, this will allow the students to work with the following themes:
- What is globalization?
- What is culture?
- What is IT?
- What is the role of culture and technology in global processes and organizations?
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Account for different definitions of IT, globalisation and culture
- Identify and analyse examples of the role of culture and technology in global processes
- Identify and analyse examples of social, political and practical issues pertaining to technological, global and cultural change
- Identify and critically assess knowing and knowledge generation in globally-distributed organisations, cultural contexts, and technologies
- Analyse documentary, case-based evidence in a global cultural context
- Design a media-based collaboration in a global cultural context
Ordinary examExam type:
D: Written report with oral defence, external (7-trinsskala)
The students are evaluated on the basis of a portfolio that each student builds up during the course of the semester through the submission of four essays. Toward the end of the course the portfolio is turned into a written exam assignment.