This course is discontinued

IN3100 – Information Technology and Society

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

This course is about the interaction between digital technology and other social and interpersonal relationships. You will learn how social conditions and social and individual preferences underlie the technological solutions that are developed and chosen.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN3100, you´ll:

  • have insight into research and knowledge status in key areas that describe the connection between technology and community development
  • have an understanding of how economic, political, social and cultural conditions form a framework for what technology is being developed and what solutions are chosen
  • be able to describe, evaluate and imagine alternatives to existing schemes
  • be able to use methods to conduct literature searches, utilize existing literature and collect data and use these as the basis for own analyzes
  • be able to proved how your knowledge can work and translate into solutions that improve people´s everyday lives, provide a more well-functioning community and increase global justice and sustainability

Admission to the course

Admission limit: 50 students

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

The course is based on the interviewing techniques you learn in IN1050 – Introduction to Design, Use, Interaction and IN1060 – Use Oriented design

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group lectures each week. A mandatory assignment is required in the form of a written project report. The project report will be conducted as a group work. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.

Attending at least 5 of the first 7 lectures is compulsory.


The exam consists of an oral presentation of the project. The oral presentation takes place as a group. There will be an individual assessment of the presentation.

Both the project report and the oral presentation must be passed in the same semester.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF3700 – Informasjonsteknologi og samfunn (continued)

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 16, 2021 4:15:50 PM

Facts about this course


The course is last held spring 2019

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