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Cyberespace et Internet

  • Teacher(s):   S.Ghernaouti  
  • English title: Cyberspace and Internet
  • Course given in: French
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2019-2020, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  sessions
  • site web du cours course website
  • Related programmes:
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management

    Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences

 

Objectives

At the end of the course the student will be able to :

  • Analyze the evolutions that have led to the information society and the digital age;
  • Illustrate the main issues associated with the development of the computerization of society;
  • Understand the actors of the digital ecosystem, the impacts of digital technology on society;
  • Identify the risks associated with the extensive use of digital technologies;
  • To show a critical spirit with regard to the development of the Internet and its uses;
  • Understand the technological foundations of the Internet.

Contents

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the course offers elements of understanding of cyberspace, the Internet and the digital ecosystem.

The course is structured around the following themes:

  • Origins of the information society and the Internet
  • Main technological developments
  • Technological foundations of the Internet
  • Main developments in digital practices
  • Social, economic and political aspects of the Internet
  • Issues and challenges of risk management.

References

Lectures recommandées :

S.Ghernaouti & A.Dufour, « Internet », Collection Que-sais-je?, PUF, 2016

E. Sardin, L’Intelligence artificielle ou l’enjeu du siècle : Anatomie d’un antihumanisme radical, L'Échappée, coll. « Pour en finir avec », octobre 2018, 304 p.

Pre-requisites

For pedagogical and supervisory reasons the course is limited to
Maximum 50 students.

  • Basic knowledge of the Internet.
  • Ability to process, analyze, synthesize and release information in French.
  • Need to be fluent in French


If you are interested in teaching, please log on to the course moodle page on Monday 17 February 2020 from 9:00 am (https://moodle.unil.ch/course/view.php?id=15023). The first 50 students will be registered on a first come, first served basis if and only if they meet the following conditions:
To have followed and validated these two courses:

  • Information System - Prof. B. Mueller
  • Risk Management - Prof. J. Wagner

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

  • Written exam 3 hours
  • Questions and answers in French

Retake

Exam:
Written 3h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

  • Written exam 3 hours
  • Questions and answers in French



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