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Futures analysis

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Kod przedmiotu: SDS/socjo/futures Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Futures analysis
Jednostka: Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Społecznych
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Rok akademicki 2019/2020" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-06-14
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Wykład z elementami konwersatorium, 30 godzin, 30 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Riccardo Campa
Prowadzący grup: Riccardo Campa
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie
Cele kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Contemporary society is rapidly changing, and the rate of change itself is accelerating, especially as a consequence of technological development. For private and public sector actors, it is vital to take crucial decisions on the basis of anticipations of possible futures. Futures analysis, also known as futurology, developed several methods and tools aimed to produce sound forecasts or an effective planning of future events. There is general agreement about the fact that it is impossible to predict with certainty the future of such complex objects as human societies. However, certainty is not the goal of futures studies. An uncertain but still sound picture of the future is preferable than blindly venturing in terra incognita. By attending this course, students will learn how to produce different types of futures analysis, valuable for private corporations, public institutions, and the scientific community.

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) This course is to provide knowledge about different modes of futures analysis, such as trend analysis, scenario thinking, Delphi method, futures wheel, backcasting, and cross-impact analysis. We will also analyze the main narratives about the future of society through the prism of the sociology of sociotechnical expectations, with a special focus on the automation of manual and intellectual work, the rise of Artificial Intelligence, the transformations of living species by means of biotechnologies and genetic engineering, the new frontiers of biomedicine and human enhancement, climate change, demographic trends, asteroid mining and space colonization.

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Good knowledge of English

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Students will be asked to attend the course regularly and to participate actively in the discussions.

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) 2

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)


Bell, Wendell (2009). Foundations of Futures Studies. History, Purposes, and Knowledge. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers.

Supplementary Readings:

Parisi, D. (2014). Future Robots. Towards a robotic science of human beings, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Rip A. (2018), Futures of Science and Technology in Society, Wiesbaden: Springer.

Korstanje, M. E. (2019), Terrorism, Technology and Apocalyptic Futures. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan.

Mills, C. (2006). Futures of Reproduction. Bioethics and Biopolitics. Dordrecht: Springer.

Valencia, A. S. (2016), The Future of Work. Super-exploitation and Social Precariousness in the 21st Century. Leiden: Brill.

Dixon, T., Connaughton J. & Green S. (eds.) (2018). Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050. A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

McCray, P. W. (2013). The visioneers. How a group of elite scientists pursued space colonies, nanotechnologies, and a limitless future. Princeton University Press.

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.