German name: Internet und Gesellschaft
Designated Speaker / Deputy Speaker: Prof. Martina Zitterbart, Prof. Hannes Hartenstein / Prof. Thomas Dreier, Prof. Franziska Boehm / Valentin Kautz
The Internet is a cornerstone of our society. It increasingly permeates all areas of life and influences a large part of our daily activities. In the context of the conception, realization and use of Internet-based services, profound questions are raised, as the Internet affects personal, social and legal values, such as self-determination, data use, participation or equal treatment. The study profile is interdisciplinary in design and combines technological fundamentals with knowledge from the fields of philosophy, law and sociology, so that the social impact of Internet-based services can be realistically assessed and taken into account in the development of such services. In addition to the technological fundamentals of the Internet, graduates of the "Internet and Society" study profile should acquire additional interdisciplinary competencies that enable them to assess the societal impact of Internet-based services and to take this into account in the development of such services. The interdisciplinary competencies focus on methods and knowledge from the fields of philosophy, law and sociology.