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Course INF-90-07-K-2

Introduction to Sozioinformatics (2V+4U, 6.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U)
2 V Lecture 4.0 CP 28 h 62 h
4 U Exercise class (in small groups) 2.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V+4U) 6.0 CP 56 h 124 h


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [2] Bachelor (Fundamentals)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [INF-SI] Socioinformatics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: written elaboration
  • Examination number (Study achievement): 69007 ("Introduction to Socio-Informatics")
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
    The assessment is carried out in the form of a paper on a socioinformatics topic. It can be combined with regular attendance and participation in the courses.


In this lecture the connections between the courses taught in the program of socioinformatics are clarified, for example:
  • What are socio-technical systems and how can they be modeled?
  • How do people behave online and offline?
  • What legal questions can arise in socio-technical systems?
  • What business models exist in web-based systems?

In the exercises, students work on socioinformatics topics in small groups and publish them using a wiki or blog.


  • Johannes Weyer: Techniksoziologie: Genese, Gestaltung und Steuerung sozio-technischer Systeme, Juventa Verlag Weinheim, 2008,
  • Sara Baase: A gift of fire - Social, legal, and ethical issues for computing technology, Pearson Education limited, Harlow, England, vierte Auflage, 2013.

Additional literature depending on the topics chosen for the exercises (current newspaper articles, blog entries, studies).

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-90-07-K-2]

Module Name Context
[INF-00-50-M-2] Overview Socioinformatics P: Obligatory 2V+4U, 6.0 LP
[SO-03-142-M-2] Didactics, Media, Communication WP: Obligation to choose in Obligatory-Modulteil #C 2V, 4.0 LP