ETHICS, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

HIT2EGC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What are the major global challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century? How do we respond to these challenges as ethical global citizens? This subject will look at current issues including cloning, drones, artificial intelligence, big data and resource management, exploring the potential consequences for life on the planet, global inequalities and ethical considerations. In considering the questions above and thinking through possible solutions, this subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities, now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara James

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWritten assessment, Research Project, Lectures, in-class discussions

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 60 credit points of level 1 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe core ideas and debates surrounding major global challenges facing humanity in the 21st century
02. Practice effective research skills including the ability to effectively access and evaluate the quality of primary and secondary sources
03. Recognise the global context of current issues surrounding emerging technology and consider issues from a range of perspectives
04. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical implications of initiatives aimed at addressing global problems

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assessment, 2000 words This assignment takes the form of a report

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Research project, 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4