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Sociology of Technology and Work G (7548.4)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



    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 and technology, and international implementation.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. a) describe and apply advanced models for analysing the inter-related processes of technological and work place change.
    2. b) use ethnographic research methods to analyse a process of technological design, development, or transfer and will have conducted a group project exploring the heterogeneity of socio-technical assemblages.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week


    Completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

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