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Social Informatics (11490.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191686) - View

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This unit explores the impact of informatics on society in areas such as e-government, e-leaning and e-law. Topics may deal with the social, cultural, philosophical, ethical, legal, public policy and economic issues relating to information technologies; the interaction of technological developments with social, economic, organisational and class issues; and the many implications of design choices made by information professionals including social control and privacy, computer crime, electronic communities, and risks of safety critical systems to people.

This unit is co-taught with unit Social Informatics PG.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Analyse and evaluate the impacts of the design choices made by information professionals and various technologies on people, organisations and society;

2. Deploy theoretical frameworks to analyse the complex relationships among information technology, people, and institutions in any social setting; and

3. Use digital tools to participate in civic engagement.

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