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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Information Technology in Society
Module Code MG330P
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Ann Largey
Semester 2: Ann Largey
Autumn: Ann Largey
Module TeachersAnn Largey
Caroline McGroary
Artemisa Jaramillo
Maheen Khan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

MG330 is readings based module for students on the BSc Marketing Innovation and Technology degree. As a fourth year subject it aims to develop and apply students’ understanding of the consequences of technology in society. The module takes a readings based approach with groups of students presenting work on a weekly basis in a seminar format across a range of themes and perspectives on information technology. Module Aims: To provide students with an understanding of theories of technology in society; To develop in students a capacity for critical reflection on technology; To examine future applications of Technology in Society.

Learning Outcomes

1. identify major social and technological issues of information technology in everyday life
2. to reflect on the current issues in IT in an international context
3. appreciate and critique the future challenges that are faced in the area of technological development.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Various themes of IT in society
Directed learning24weekly reading assignment of two academic articles and selected web resources
Group work20Preparation of group presentations and class debate
Assignment Completion20background reading for essay
Directed learning25Preparation and revision
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

1. Differing Perspectives on IT.

2. IT in the workplace.

3. IT and learning.

4. IT and the home.

5. IT Futures.

6. Critiquing information technology.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentWeekly tasks and presentations25%
AssignmentIndividual essay25%
In Class Testn/a50%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Castell, M: 2010, The Rise of the Network Society: Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture Volume One, 2nd Edition, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester,
Other Resources

24512, Website, BBC, 0, The Virtual Revolution, http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/,
Programme or List of Programmes
MINTDBSc Marketing, Innovation & Technology

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