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II1210 Network Society 7.5 credits

The course offers a problem-oriented framework for learning about the development of the network society from different perspectives and discussing possible future directions. The perspectives include:

The technological basis, Infrastructure and access

The development process and the Stakeholders, Who are the players and why, and who represents the resistance

The roles of the public sector, industry and the civil society

Leadership and entrepreneurship

Public administration, education, healthcare, societal infrastructure

Home life, family as an institution, Gender

Privacy and Control

The Digital Divide, The Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction, the micro credit movement

The roles of, e.g., UN, WTO, NAFTA, NEPAD, EU, ASEAN,

Economic and social Implications, ehe new economic and social geography

Financial hubs and flows

Cultures, Values and Ethics, the role of religion

Demography: Aging populations

Democracy, Justice, Politics and Governance, the face of corruption

Global and Local value-chains, collaboration and competition

Transportation

Immigration

Diversity and Homogeneity

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus II1210 (Autumn 2008–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

The course offers a problem-oriented framework for learning about the development of the network society from different perspectives and discussing possible future directions. The perspectives include:

The technological basis, Infrastructure and access

The development process and the Stakeholders, Who are the players and why, and who represents the resistance

The roles of the public sector, industry and the civil society

Leadership and entrepreneurship

Public administration, education, healthcare, societal infrastructure

Home life, family as an institution, Gender

Privacy and Control

The Digital Divide, The Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction, the micro credit movement

The roles of, e.g., UN, WTO, NAFTA, NEPAD, EU, ASEAN,

Economic and social Implications, ehe new economic and social geography

Financial hubs and flows

Cultures, Values and Ethics, the role of religion

Demography: Aging populations

Democracy, Justice, Politics and Governance, the face of corruption

Global and Local value-chains, collaboration and competition

Transportation

Immigration

Diversity and Homogeneity

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

B-level courses in at least two of:
Computer Systems (computer architecture and operating systems)
Data communication, Computer Networks and Internetworking
Programming, software engineering

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • ANN1 - Coaching, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL1 - Individual Contribution, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Lessons Learned, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The examination of this course is based on the quality of project specific deliverables and individual contributions. The grading process will involve the teachers and the teaching assistants. ?The students will be graded in two dimensions:
The quality of the project related deliverables described above
Individual contribution to the learning in the course, i.e., active participation during seminars and on the course-web.
The deliverables from each project team include
a team-based project presented as a written report and/or website, and an oral presentation;
an opposition on another team's project; hosting of a seminar, including preparation and summary of the seminar.
Deadline: All deliverables must be submitted no later than 15 May, 2008. Not keeping the deadlines is considered as serious in this course! If the deliverables for any reason would be posted late, the grade will be affected. You must post the report on your course project web site. Downloadable documents should be submitted in either ASCII, PostScript or PDF (MS word files will not be accepted).
Important rules for references: You must inform the reader about the source(s) of all information that you quote or refer to, and where to find it. Copying text without giving a proper reference is not acceptable and will lead to that you will fail the course and be tried for cheating. There are several ways to quote and refer properly, e.g. to add the information in footnotes at the bottom of the corresponding page, or by referring to a list of references at the end of the report. For more information about how to handle references, check these guidelines, in particular the sections concerning ''References'' and ''The best way to fail ...''!

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems

Main field of study

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Sjödin, Peter

Supplementary information

Course homepage:
http://www.tslab.ssvl.kth.se/course/II1210 

If you are a KTH Entrepreneurship Master student, this is a mandatory course, which means that the course selection is automatic. Make sure that you confirm your registration with the course leader in connection with the first lecture.
Other students need to apply by making the course selection in the DAISY system or via your student counselor. You need a permission from the course leader, who will check that you fulfill the prerequisite requirements, to be admitted to the course and you need a permission from your program director to include the course in your curriculum.