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41828-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Perspectives of Natural Sciences on Sustainability 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Patricia Holm (patricia.holm@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The course is offered within the scope of the "Transfaculty Cross Section Program Sustainable Development" (Transfakultäres Querschnittsprogramm TQNE: https://www.msd.unibas.ch/en/study-programs/tqne/). The program consists of 3 introductory lectures with practical course (lecture A and B, respectively, offered in fall semesters, C offered in spring semesters) dedicated to conveying the foundations of sustainable development. An additional integration seminar (D, offered in spring semesters) engages with interdisciplinary work. The assignment and completion of D requires the successful completion of two lectures from A, B, C.

The topic "Food and Sustainability" serves as an integration focus for the entire TQ NE and, thus, also for this lecture. The course includes a lecture and topic-specific practical course. While the lecture deals with systematic overview knowledge, the practical course focus' on empirical case studies.

Lernziele The students
- know current challenges of Sustainable Development (SD) and are able to present them from a natural science perspective;
- have a basic understanding of how different perspectives shape the idea of SD;
- know which issues different natural sciences disciplines raise and know their expected contribution to the analysis of SD;
- can formulate reasonable expectations towards different disciplines of natural sciences.

Students are expected to
- understand basic scientific methods in natural sciences;
- have fundamental knowledge in natural sciences, which allow a critical appraisal of environmental issues and SD;
- are aware of interrelations within the environment and between human and nature;
- practice goal-oriented group work.

Bemerkungen The kick-off event is organized together with lecture B (41829) on Thuesday, 17.09.19 from 14.15 to 18.00h. Content: What is sustainability? Role of science in sustainability; How can I develop a sound judgment on a topic of the sustainability without risking a one-sided assessment?

Practical courses
Each student has to attend several sessions of practical courses (each 90 minutes; dates according to the announcement during the lecture itself).
The groups are organized together with the enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.
Venue: Vesalianum, Vesalgasse 1, 2nd floor, meeting room 02.03a (exceptions will be communicated).

Extra certificate
Students who successfully complete all four classes of the TQ NE can apply for an additional certificate at the end of their studies (the final degree diploma must be ready and at hand). Please send an email to coordination-msd@unibas.ch, with details of first and last name, student number, postal address.

MSD 2017
Students who have already attended a similar class are supposed to contact Prof. Dr. P. Holm and determine with her a substitute. Don’t forget to fix the learning agreement (see template on the website MSD/downloads MSD 2017). Also, students with an academic background in the fields of natural sciences but without the focus area in natural sciences are supposed to contact Prof. Holm.

This course is offered by the "Transfaculty cross section program Sustainable Development" (TQ NE), Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is member of the teaching committee MSD and head of the reseach group Men-Society-Environment, Dep. Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences as well as of the TQNE.


Teilnahmebedingungen This lecture is open to students from the University of Basel who at least are studying in their third semester!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.09.2019 – 17.12.2019
Zeit Dienstag, 14.15-16.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114

Kick-off: 17.09.19: 14.15 - 18.00h (together with lecture 41829).

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 17.09.2019 14.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 24.09.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 01.10.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 08.10.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 15.10.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 22.10.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 29.10.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 05.11.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 12.11.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 19.11.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 26.11.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 03.12.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 10.12.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Dienstag 17.12.2019 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Module Grundkurse (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
Modul Grundlagenbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul: Komplementärer Basisbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance of lecture and practical course, details written examination tba.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung eine Wiederholung, bester Versuch zählt
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften