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50267-01 - Seminar: Current Topics in Social Science Based on Sustainability Research 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Annika Sohre (annika.sohre@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Sustainability research in the social sciences is a rapidly developing field that covers a broad range of debates within and across various disciplines and problem areas. This poses a huge challenge to keep track of “what is going on?”, to filter interesting topics and cope with the complexity of different contributions. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for social scientists to improve science communication, that is, condensing scientific results to comprehensible information, e.g. in the state-of-the-art section of a master thesis.
In a lab setting, the students will systematically identify and engage with a current topic of social science-based sustainability research based on the method of systematic literature reviews. The students:
- search and select current topics, and they further elaborate these topics in literature reviews;
- discuss empirical, theoretical, methodological and practical issues concerning current topics;
- present and discuss the developed topics orally and in written form.
Lernziele By the end of the semester the participants will have acquired competencies and skills necessary to disclose current topics of social science based sustainability research. Specifically, they will know how to set up systematic search strategies to find and delimitate relevant and current topics; how to elaborate the state of discussion in a given field; and how to specify knowledge gaps. Furthermore, they will learn how to summarize debates about current sustainability issues.
Literatur Tba during the seminar.
Bemerkungen Please note entry requirements and mandatory course application procedure (additional to registration on MOnA). For details see corresponding paragraphs.

MSD 2017
For students with focus area in social sciences the seminar is mandatory for the published module.

Transfer of credit points to the FASR module (learning agreement) is only possible for students with focus area in natural sciences or in economics.

This seminar is offered by MSD. Dr. A. Sohre is post doc staff member of the Sustainability Research Group, Dep. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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

Limited number of participants (20); students of the MSD and IJDSD have priority.
If you study something different you must do a master's degree within the Department of Social Sciences/Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and may attend the seminar in case of vacancies.

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 23.02.2022 – 01.06.2022
Zeit Mittwoch, 12.15-14.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 23.02.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 02.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 09.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Mittwoch 16.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 23.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 30.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 06.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 13.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 20.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 27.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 04.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 11.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 18.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 25.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 01.06.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Resources and Sustainability (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit 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