Environment, Technology and Society

Catalogue des cours de Institut Mines-Télécom Business School






1ère Année Management,1ère Année Télécom







  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


This course involves a review of the key issues facing contemporary society with a focus on environmental challenges and an analysis of the impact of technology on social relations.

Acquis d'apprentissage

Students can expect to learn: to evaluate complex issues independently and give their opinions; add to their knowledge of environmental and technological concerns and solutions; formulate opinions on and evaluate arguments related to these issues; appreciate the ethical and transformational impact of technological innovation.


To present an opportunity for students to explore the interrelated issues of environment and technology on our society. We will focus on the current state of affairs, potential solutions and expectations for future evolution, paying particular attention to: Energy, Communication Media, life in cities and the diverse habitats to be found on Earth. We will examine the key components required for a Green Energy Transition and the future of Nuclear Energy. The functioning and implementation of Smart Green Cities will also be a topic of study. Students will have a choice of different topics that they may study on their own and present during the class both orally and in writing.

Attentes du cours

Students are expected to be open to new ideas and to be capable of assimilating them as part of an ongoing process to improve their writing and presenting skills in English. There will be a minimum of three (3) written activities and two (2) oral reports. The level of interaction is similar to that encountered in professional life.


Course Description:
•50% Continuous assessment (three (3) written activities and two (2) oral reports; participation in discussions)
•50% Final examination
Validating the Tandem course will add 2 bonus points in the continuous assessment grade of the corresponding language course.
Chaque absence non justifiée entrainera 1 point en moins sur la note de CC.

Approches pédagogiques

The classroom experience will focus on achieving high-level written and oral communication. To achieve this goal, students will work through a rigorous drafting & editing process both of their written work & oral presentations. Specific coaching will be provided to help students meet the goals they set themselves during the semester.


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Plan du cours

1. Introduction
2. Business and Social Problems – Challenges and Opportunities
3. Social media: the impact of proprietary algorithms
4. Key Problems facing Modern Cities
5. The future of Nuclear Energy
6. The Green Industrial Revolution – GIR
7. Midterm test
8. Group Project: Environmental and/or Technological
9. Our Planet: Oceans, Jungles and Deserts

Fiche mise à jour le 08/07/2020