Prague, Czech Republic

Technological Change and Social Development

when 24 July 2023 - 10 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1450

Technology is thought to both expand and stunt our abilities, foment and imperil democracy and enable us to better care for and bring to ruin the world we live in. How can we best analyze and assess such conflicting views? Doing so entails developing a nuanced understanding of the positions held by the leading thinkers who have dealt with the theme of technological change and social development.

Course leader

Ivan Gutierrez specializes in academic and business writing, editing, translation and philosophy. After graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a double B.A. in philosophy and mathematics.

Target group

High School Graduates, University Students. GSSP welcomes university students, high school students, and non-student audiences as well, but the minimum age requirement for the GSSP is 18.

Course aim

The course will focus on three major set of questions:

(1) What is technology? How do we define it, study it, and understand its relation to nature and humanity?

(2) What is the relationship between technology our societal concerns such ethics, politics and the environment? How should we think about this relationship? Where is technology beneficial and where is it problematic?

(3) What is the impact of technology on our lives? Does it degrade or improve? What does the future hold?

Credits info

6 EC
Participants, who wish to receive an official AAU transcript upon completion of a GSSP course, must comply with the following eligibility criteria and requirements: GPA min. 2.5 (according to last university semester transcript or high school diploma)

Fee info

EUR 1450: You can take one course per each 3-week session If you wish to take 2 courses, you will need to attend both sessions. The price per session is 1450 EUR, and both sessions are 2900 EUR.


There are no scholarships available at the moment.