Subject: Sociology of Technique (06 - E106)

Basic Information

CategoryAcademic-general educative
Scientific or art field:Sociology
Native organizations units

Department of Fundamentals Sciences
Course specification

Course is active from 10.10.2005..

Enabling engineers to understand social importance and role of technical sciences in the society development, positive and negative implications of technical sciences to the development of society and men, as well as self social importance and responsibility in the creation of human society.
Acquisition of social knowledge about features, sources, social functions and creators of technical knowledge; knowledge about the impact of the nature of social systems on technical development and the impact of technique on the society development; knowledge about impact of technique on globalization process, nature destruction and creation of risky society; knowledge about impact of technique on changes of the work contents and work organization forms; knowledge about the impact of the mass media on people’s lives, education, culture and democracy.
Technical knowledge: features and social functions of technique, sources of technical knowledge, creators of technical knowledge, dissemination of technical knowledge, scientific-technical potential, science and technique relationship. Relationship between technique and society: the impact of society on technical development and the impact of technical sciences on the development of society-industrial and information society. The impact of technical sciences on life, awareness and culture. Technical sciences and globalization: causes and dimensions of globalization, technological gap, brain drain; Technical sciences and work organization: flexible production, network organizations, knowledge economy, electronic economy. Technical sciences and work: reduction of working hours, change of work content, decline of the work importance. Technical sciences and alienation at work: the impact of television on society, media theories, mobile telephony and internet, the impact of internet on society, media imperialism, mass culture, cyber criminal. Technical sciences and education: education and new communication technologies, education and technological gap, virtual media and virtual reality, resistance and alternatives to global media. Technical sciences and ecological crisis: global warming, genetically modified food, technical risks, technical society as risky technical intelligence: social status and impact, engineering ethics.
The problem is presented in lectures, and then a discussion is opened in which students may ask questions, give objections and contribute to the presented matter.
Radoš RadivojevićTehnika i društvo2004Fakultet tehničkih nauka, Novi SadSerbian language
Entoni GidensSociologija2003Ekonomski fakultet, BeogradSerbian language
D. Mackenzie, J. Wajeman The Social Shaping of Technology 1985Open Univer. Pres.English
Majkl, HaralambosSociologija2004Školska knjiga, ZagrebSerbian language
Radoš RadivojevićSociologija nauke1995Stylos, Novi SadSerbian language
Chris Barker Television, Globalization and Cultural Identities1999Open University Press English
Eugene Loos, Enid Mante-Meijer, Leslie HaddonThe Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology2008AshgateEnglish
Wenda K. Bauchspies, Jennifer Croissant, Sal RestivoScience, Technology and Society: A Sociological Approach2005John Wiley & SonsEnglish
Jan L. HarringtonTechnology and Society2011Jones & BartletEnglish
Deborah G. Johnson, Jameson M. WetmoreTechnology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future2009MIT PressEnglish
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Lecture attendanceYesYes5.00
Oral part of the examNoYes50.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Radivojević Radoš
Full Professor

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Malešević Erika
Full Professor