Universität Wien FIND

140220 SE T I - VM3 - VM5 Knowledge and Society (2012W)

Continuous assessment of course work

"Knowledge and Society"

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English, Spanish

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 18.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 25.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 08.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 15.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 22.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 29.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 06.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 13.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 10.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 17.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 24.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Thursday 31.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

What is the role of knowledge for the "development" of society? What characterizes its production, distribution and consumption? What forms of knowledge are now playing a dominant role and how can they be determined analytically? Knowledge has definitely become a central concept in public discourse, policy making and the economy. Although the concept of knowledge society was already discussed in the 1960s, it experienced, since the second half of the 1990s in politics and science, a renaissance. Latest at the Lisbon Summit of the European Union in 2000, in which it was decided to make the EU "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based region in the world" the concept of the knowledge society has gained momentum in political guidelines, research programs and education strategies. Knowledge, however, can not be regarded as a purely subjective cognitive process. Rather, it is always part of social processes. The sociology of knowledge, in which the seminar introduces, deals with the interrelationship between science and society, in particular the influence of various social factors on the form, propagation and recognition of knowledge. The sociology of knowledge also illustrates the versatility of knowledge concepts. She elaborates on the relevant aspects of the social nature of knowledge and provides analytical tools to investigate the connections between the development of a society and its knowledge production, distribution and consumption.

Assessment and permitted materials

Point system based on active participation, compulsory literature, oral presentation and seminar papers

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of the seminar is to introduce and practice the sociology of knowledge.

Examination topics

scientific reading, literature review, oral presentation, scientific writing

Reading list

Literaturliste wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltung ausgeteilt.

Association in the course directory

T I, VM3, VM5

Last modified: Fr 18.10.2019 00:14