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14254-01 - Seminar: Integrative Methods 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Paul Burger (paul.burger@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Sustainability science is expected to study options for desirable societal futures. Among others, it looks at possible future outcomes and developments given today's options for action by means of scenario building and by taking into account the complex interactions between ecological, economic and societal factors.
This seminar will develop scenarios for future mobilities in Switzerland. “Mobility” is thereby understood in the tradition of Sheller & Urry 2006, which goes beyond transportation e.g. by understanding tele-conferences as a mobility type. Importantly, the scenarios are expected to display the co-evolution between the broader societal system and the mobility system. In order to satisfy that expectation, the seminar will build on former work on energy futures of Switzerland (Burger, Emmenegger, Sohre, under review).
The member of the seminar will get acquainted to the method of Formative Scenario Analysis that allows integrating different disciplinary knowledge basis by means of system analysis and consistency analysis of possible future manifestations. They also learn to use two related IT-tools supporting the scenario building.
Content-wise, the seminar will be supported by literature studies carried out in the MSD project course “Training in Sustainability Research” and Research Lab for students of the Master in Changing Societies. Students of each program are encouraged to take the Project Course (MSD, JIDSD) or Research Lab (MChS) during the same semester, but it’s not a requirement.
Lernziele Students
- can carry out a "Formative Scenario Analysis";
- know relevant ecological, economic and societal factors of the mobility system in Switzerland;
- develop a set of low-carbon mobility scenarios for Switzerland 2050.
Literatur Tba during the semester.
Bemerkungen Please note entry requirements and course application. For details see corresponding paragraphs.

MSD 2017
For students with focus area in social sciences the seminar is optional for the "Core Competences in Social Scienes" module. All students may transfer the credit points to the FASR module (learning agreement).

This seminar is offered by MSD. Prof. Dr. Paul Burger is a member of the teaching committee MSD and head of the Sustainability Research Group, Dep. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course inscription required for ALL (for details see "course application" or "Anmeldung").

Limited number of participants (25), MSD-Students, those of the JIDSD and students of the Master's degree in Changing Societies have a first priority. Others are only accepted if they study a master's degree within the Departement of Social Sciences/Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

MSD 2017
Students who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Social Sciences' module (at least 8 CP).
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL: Link for application open from 18.01.22/noon - 06.02.22/midnight:

Login on top row right hand side of ADAM website. The link is open as soon as the application form is online.

In case of vacancies the mandatory online application link remains open until 03.03.22/noon.

Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period
(withdrawal possible until Monday of week five)
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 22.02.2022 – 31.05.2022
Zeit Dienstag, 16.15-18.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 22.02.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 01.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 08.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Dienstag 15.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 22.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 29.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 05.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 12.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 19.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 26.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 03.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 10.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 17.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 24.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Dienstag 31.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Changing Societies Lab (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, required readings, oral presentation, essay.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung