Technology and Society: "Leonardo" Module Summer 2020

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In the summer semester 2020, the recurring "Leonardo" module "Technology and Society – Progress: Between Responsibility and Growth" will take place. As in previous years, the module will be accompanied and supervised by Professor Carmen Leicht-Scholten (Research Group Gender and Diversity in Engineering) and Professor Dominik Groß (Chair of History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine).


Important Info

The module will be held online via "zoom" video conferencing.

Registration for "Leonardo" modules was possible from 01.03. to 29.03.2020


    Content and Learning Goals: Socially responsible technology design

    "Technology shapes society and society shapes technology" (Christine Wächter) – following this motto, students will learn about various aspects of the interface between technology and society. It requires a critical and interdisciplinary examination of the effects of technical developments on our way of life and the resulting consequences for society and the environment. To this end, lecturers from various fields are invited to discuss topics such as technology ethics, technology acceptance, sustainability or technology impact assessment.

    Project "Leonardo"

    In the "Leonardo" project, students beyond the boundaries of the faculties get to know the various ways of thinking and approaches of different disciplines through joint interdisciplinary work. "Leonardo" modules are principally aimed at students of all faculties and focus on social challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to proof of active participation, students can submit protocols or homework and receive up to 4 credit points.




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