CDSn4003 Modern Technologies and Conflicts

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jakub Drmola, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Otto Eibl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Dvořáček (assistant)
Mgr. Jan Kleiner (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Drmola, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 12:00–13:40 U42
Communicative level of english is required for active participation.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to explore both the positive and negative impacts of technological progress on conflicts in the broadest sense.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to understand, think about and evaluate possible or probable impacts of new technologies on human conflicts and warfare.
  • - history of technology and warfare
  • - space security
  • - cyber security
  • - autonomy and artificial intelligence
  • - new weapon systems and materials
  • - medicine and biotechnology
  • - energy and climate change
Teaching methods
The course consists of mixture of lecturing, discussions, presentations and student activities.
Assessment methods
Grade is based on the final exam, written essay and activity during semester.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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