Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course provides students with basic knowledge of how technology is seen through the lens of philosophical and applied aesthetics. The core concepts presented during the course enable the students to contextualize and participate in contemporary discussions regarding the aesthetic dimensions of human-technology relations. Students gain access to a theoretical framework, that will enhance their critical thinking and aesthetic sensibility.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 05.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sanna Lehtinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course presents a selection of ideas and concepts in contemporary aesthetic thinking through a wide selection of real-life examples that combine technology, design, and art. The weekly contact teaching sessions consist of lectures, small group discussions, and planning and executing a group task.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, group assignment, learning diary. 50% of the grade is based on the individual learning diary and 50% on the group assignment.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 21 h, workshops 8 h, independent work 50h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced at the beginning of the course in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is primarily offered for the students of the Degree Programme of Information Networks. Limited acceptance for other students, based on the lecturer`s judgement.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

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