Equitable Technologies, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0312

Previous code: SM1152.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

What would happen if technologies, digital systems and devices served the interests of those who need them most? The Equitable Technologies Minor invites students to critically evaluate the impacts of technologies, reorientating them towards social and digital equity through social action. Through transdisciplinary learning experiences, students investigate how equitable technologies might transform the lives of specific communities, clients, and citizens for a more just society. This Minor contributes to industry and government requirements for an ethical technology workforce, comprised of people who will demand a socio-technically just future.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal J.Condie@westernsydney.edu.au

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Select three of the following:30
Data, Mediation, Power
Digital Identities
Innovation, Enterprise and Society
Social Computing
Cyber Justice (UG)
Complete the following core capstone subject:
HUMN 2015Community and Social Action10
Total Credit Points40