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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
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).

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 a Senior Researcher of the Sustainability Research Group, Dep. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and head of the research network "Sustainable Future" (Univ. of Basel).


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course application required for ALL (for details see 'course application' or 'Anmeldung'):
Limited number of participants (20); students of the MSD (incl. MSD preparation semester) 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 Please note entry requirements (for details see section "admission requirements".

Mandatory application for ALL! Link open from 17.01.23/noon-05.02.23/midnight: https://adam.unibas.ch/goto_adam_crs_544052.html

Login and application only possible with open link. Link guides to the ADAM website. Login button on top row right hand side of ADAM website. First emails with confirmation of participation will be sent out at the end of the first deadline.

In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until 06.03.23/noon.

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


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Montag 10.15-12.00 Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)


Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 27.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Montag 06.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 13.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 20.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 27.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 03.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 10.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ostern
Montag 17.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 24.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 01.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Tag der Arbeit
Montag 08.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 15.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 22.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 29.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pfingstmontag
Module Modul: Resources and Sustainability (Master Studiengang: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Compulsory attendance in presence, required readings, oral presentation, essay. Details according to information of lecturer.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung