The course contains a broad review of the development of the informatics discipline from its establishment until today. The course covers paradigm shifts and idea flows that have affected and shaped the subject. Key theories and the central academics that have particularly affected the research field will be studied. Entry requirements consists of admission to research studies in informatics with a specialization in work-integrated learning, or another relevant field. The course objectives are:
Knowledge and understanding
: Upon completion of the course the student should demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of the informatics discipline; the idea flows and theories influencing the development of the informatics discipline
Competence and skills
: Upon completion of the course the student should demonstrate competence and the necessary skills to identify underlying theoretical and methodological approaches and associated idea flows
Judgement and approach
: Upon completion of the course the student should be able to critically examine and assess the theories used in the literature, approaching the reading from the perspective of work, organization, and society
The course is examined through four seminaries.
At each seminar the students orally and in writing, present and discuss individual texts.