Master's Thesis

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Pass in all prior modules.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain anthropological study design and analysis
  • identify and reproduce theories of either responsible technological innovation and production or technological expert cultures
  • identify and explain the link between technology and its normative assumptions and implications
  • identify interdisciplinary scientific problems in the intersection between technology and culture

Skills

  • conduct an anthropological study and analysis on the relationship between technology and its underpinning social, cultural, organisational, institutional and ethical assumptions and implications, and critically evaluate these connections
  • connect technological insight and anthropological study design and analysis, and on an interdisciplinary basis design new, responsible and innovative solutions
  • translate and implement solutions to concrete actions
  • communicate the results of their own anthropological research and analysis to experts, political, administrative and economic stakeholders and to the general public

Competences

  • handle ethical dilemmas within the techno-anthropological field
  • manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new analysis and solutions
  • independently initiate and lead interdisciplinary collaboration and assume professional responsibility
  • independently take responsibility for, and regularly demonstrate, their own professional and interdisciplinary development and specialisation.

Type of instruction

The module will be implemented as problem-based and project-oriented work within the module's overall framework. The project work is supported by one or more supervisors.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS30
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBITANK12401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design