Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT205
Subject Name Social Impact of Technology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @100 level ISIT, BUSS, CSCI
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Written assignments will provide the basis for assessment. Critical Argument, individual report and group report will form the basis of assessment.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session SIM Intake 1  (23-01-2017 to 13-05-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mark Freeman
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 23-02-2017

Subject Availability
Session SIM EIS Intake 2  (10-07-2017 to 28-10-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mark Freeman
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 10-08-2017

Subject Description
The subject will address the social impact of technologies related to individuals in a home, university and social environment. The issues of social impact will draw from the following areas: social networking, intellectual property, privacy, security and social vices. Students will learn to critically argue the role of technology in society.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1. Critically argue the use of technology in society. 2. Evaluate the potential social impact of current and emerging technologies. 3. Describe the role of technology from a personal perspective.

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