FSS:CDSn4003 Modern Technologies - Course Information
CDSn4003 Modern Technologies and ConflictsFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. Jakub Drmola, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
- Conflict and Democracy Studies (programme FSS, N-CDS)
- Conflict and Democracy Studies (Eng.) (programme FSS, N-PL)
- Multidisciplinary studies at Faculty of Social Studies (programme CST, KOS)
- 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
- required literature
- WOOLF, Amy F. (2014): Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles. Congressional Research Service.
- KELLER DP, FENG EY, OSCHLIES A, (2014): “Potential climate engineering effectiveness and side effects during a high carbon dioxide-emission scenario.” Nature Communications. 2014 Feb 25;5:3304. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4304
- GARDNER, Dan (2008): Risk - The Science and Politics of Fear
- SCHARRE, Paul. Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war. First edition. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. ix, 436. ISBN 9780393356588. info
- KELLY, Kevin. The inevitable : understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. New York: Viking, 2016. vi, 328. ISBN 9780525428084. info
- SINGER, P. W. and Allan FRIEDMAN. Cybersecurity and cyberwar : what everyone needs to know. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. viii, 306. ISBN 9780199918119. info
- LAMBETH, Benjamin S. Mastering the ultimate high ground : next steps in the military uses of space. Santa Monica: RAND, Project Air Force, 2003. xviii, 193. ISBN 0833033301. info
- 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.