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48953-01 - Core lecture: Sustainable Development: Introduction into Topics and Approaches 3 CP

Semester fall semester 2021
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Paul Burger (paul.burger@unibas.ch)
Patricia Holm (patricia.holm@unibas.ch)
Frank Christian Krysiak (frank.krysiak@unibas.ch)
Content In this introductory course (core lecture), participants are familiarized with the topic of sustainability from scientific perspectives. In this lecture, a first insight into the background, the history, and the important concepts of SD will be provided. An overview on the important current topics in sustainable development and their peculiarities will be given. As well, the political and the societal meaning and the scientific approaches towards SD will be discussed.
Learning objectives - Students have acquired knowledge of the background, the history, and the important concepts of SD;
- they can distinguish between the political and the societal meaning and the scientific approaches towards SD;
- they are aware of the high complexity of SD topics, in terms of spatio-temporal relationships, in terms of the necessary contribution of different disciplines, and in terms of divergent perspectives;
- they gain an overview on the important current topics in SD and acquire knowledge of the peculiarities of these topics;
- they learn to transfer general concepts of SD topics on new topics.
Bibliography tba in class
Comments This core lecture is mandatory for every MSD student. Be aware of participation and registration criteria incl. final examination.

The lecture is offered by the MSD. Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm, Paul Burger (lead) and Frank Krysiak are heading the MSD teaching committee.

 

Admission requirements Exclusively for MSD-students (incl. prep. semester).
Course application Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period (withdrawal possible until Monday of week five).

Exclusively for MSD-students (incl. preparation semester MSD).
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used

 

Interval weekly
Date 21.09.2021 – 21.12.2021
Time Tuesday, 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Date Time Room
Tuesday 21.09.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 28.09.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 05.10.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 12.10.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 19.10.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 26.10.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 02.11.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 09.11.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 16.11.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 23.11.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 30.11.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 07.12.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 14.12.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Tuesday 21.12.2021 08.15-09.45 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Modules Module: Interdisciplinary Research in Sustainability (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development)
Assessment format record of achievement
Assessment details Regular attendance mandatory, required readings, presentation. Details according to information of the lecturers.
Final written examination (details according to information of lecturers): 14.12.21, during usual lecture time, in the usual lecture hall.
Repeat examination (details according to information of lecturers): 25.01.22, during usual lecture time; room tba.

If after a 2nd attempt the result is a fail (score lower than 4.0) again, the student is expelled from the MSD (see study regulations).
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA
Repeat examination one repetition, best attempt counts
Scale 1-6 0,1
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Departement Umweltwissenschaften

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