Information Technology and its Implications

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode CFB028A05
Vaknaam Information Technology and its Implications
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Optional electives: Data Science: 100-level: Information Technology and its Implications
Leerdoelen Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outline and explain the major fields of IT
- Explain specific technologies and trends
- Assess limitations of IT technologies
- Argue the societal, behavioural and ethical implications of IT technologies
- Debate pros and cons of digitisation
- Discuss with stakeholders to understand problems and create win-win solutions
- Reason to support decision making
Omschrijving This course presents an overview of the Information Technology (IT) discipline and engages the students in discussions about concepts and technologies of computers, software and the major fields of IT. The course starts with a complete overview of the history of IT. Students learn about and discuss revolutionary inventions in computer technologies and information systems. During these discussions, the students are introduced to major fields of IT (e.g., operating systems, databases, and software engineering, understanding why they became relevant, how they were formed, their scope and relationship with other major fields of IT. Students start to identify and understand several types of limitations that IT systems are subject to, such as computational power, storage, inter-connection, distribution, security and privacy.These are all linked to potential societal issues as well.

Next, a series of cornerstone technologies are presented to the students, and their applications, impact and limitations are discussed. The technical, economic and societal viability of these technologies and applications are the main topics for discussion. Students are presented with basic information and issues, to engage them into the discussion, and are subsequently asked to discuss the design, cost and (quantitative) impact of the technologies and applications. As part of their assessment, students conduct a systematic literature review regarding one technology of choice. The technologies that are presented and proposed to the students have impacted (or impact) global development according to the scope of the GRL curriculum.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm nog niet bekend
Toetsvorm nog niet bekend
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator D. Feitosa, PhD.
Docent(en) D. Feitosa, PhD.
Entreevoorwaarden Foundation: Introduction to Programming
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership 1 semester II b keuzegroep
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership  (Optional Electives) - semester II b Data Science