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Unit: Sociology of Technology and Work G (7548)

Level: GCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014)

    Learning Outcomes

    Conduct a group project exploring the interface between technology and society; Understand and apply the conceptual frameworks introduced in the course; Use ethnographic research methods to analyse a process of technological design, development, or transfer.


    This subject provides an understanding of the relationships between work, technology and the governance of technological change. Students will be introduced to frameworks for the analysis of technological design and innovations in work technologies. The emphasis is on technologies as heterogeneous systems of human and non-human factors, with a focus on the social, organisational and individual human elements integral to successful technological change.  Topics include consumption of information technologies in everyday life (eg mobile phones), e-government, gender & technology, and international implementation.


    Completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

    Class Contact

    3 hours per week

    Referenced Courses

    • 841AA Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics
    • 736AA Graduate Certificate in Management
    • 739AA Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
    • 739AB Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (DAFF)
    • 739AC Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (DIT)
    • 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
    • 735AA Graduate Diploma in Management
    • 738AA Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
    • 845AA Master of Business Informatics
    • 734AA Master of Management
    • 737AA Master of Public Administration
    • 972AA Master of Public Administration / Master of Management

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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