56810-01 - Proseminar: Approaches to Sustainability in India and China 3 KP (ABGESAGT)

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Charlotte Akers (charlotte.akers@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals aspire to be global in scope, and indeed many of the sustainability-related issues which we face are transboundary and global in nature. Nevertheless, perceptions, understandings, and approaches towards sustainable development are far from universally uniform. History, culture, and contexts continue to shape sustainability agendas and actions. It is important, therefore, to gain a wider understanding of the various approaches towards sustainability which are taking place across the globe. While ‘sustainability’ may vary across the globe, it will only be through greater understanding that these heterogeneous approaches may cohesively work towards collective global change.

Much understanding of sustainable development has historically come from a western perspective. Criticisms find that many of these approaches are unsuitable or outdated for our globalised and changing world. India and China are both emerging economies, increasingly taking precedence on the global stage. This course will look at the innovative and interesting ways in which sustainability is being addressed in these countries by looking at case studies, and will touch upon some of the historic and contextual factors which have shaped these understandings and approaches. Not only will this seek to demonstrate the variability in sustainable development globally, but we will also consider what approaches countries in the Global North could consider learning from.
Lernziele • To gain a wider understanding of approaches to sustainable development in India and China
• To consider how sustainability is shaped by context
• To study different case studies of sustainable development in India and China
• To consider how approaches to sustainable development in these two countries could help shape global sustainability agendas
Literatur Reading will be distributed during the proseminar.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.02.2020 – 27.05.2020

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Module Modul: Politik, Entwicklung und soziale Ungleichheit (Bachelor Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Wirtschaft, Wissen und Kultur (Bachelor Studienfach Soziologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Presentation and contribution to class.
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Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Soziologie