SANT1019 - Human, Technology and Dialogue


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 days

Course content

The course focuses is on the interface between the social human being and an emerging technological reality. Particularly we focus on social technologies and interdisciplinary collaboration supported by technology, i.e. presence over distance. You will learn to participate and reflect in situations marked by communication technology, and understand how emerging technology change the quality of presence in working life and the social world. A big part of the work is related to understanding how technology contributes to forming the social life currently surrounding you.

The course is a subject area course for programmes within the study area social sciences. Check the programme description for each study programme for information about requirements.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • have developed theoretical and philosophical knowledge about the ways in which technology interacts with society
  • have developed specific understandings of the challenges and possibilities that comes with interdisciplinary cooperation
  • have thematically, empirically and theoretical competence on presence and social relations in contexts characterized by technology


  • can identify and formulate hypothesis and problem statements relevant to humanity, technology and interdisciplinarity
  • can apply concepts, models and modes of analysis to communication settings and everyday life
  • have developed an ability to convey you research results written, verbally and through digital media

General competence

  • have good knowledge of the role of emerging technologies in social life and work-life
  • have obtained competence about social science methods and theories
  • can identify relevant issues in the real world

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work and seminars. We'll also produce podcasts and other material that will contribute to a further understanding of the lectures.

Mandatory activity

The mandatory activity in this course is a group assignment that shall be presented orally or through a podcast, movie or similar. You'll find more information in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activity will be assessed as approved or not approved, and has to be approved in order to be qualified for the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation, podcast, movie or similar

Further on evaluation

The examination consists of a 2 days home exam. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Retake exam It is possible to retake the exam. The examination is offered both semesters. The mandatory activities can only be taken in the semester the course is taught, so in order to retake the exam at a different semester, your assignments must be approved.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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