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50399-01 - Colloquium: Introduction to Ongoing MSD Master's Thesis 1 CP

Semester fall semester 2021
Course frequency Every semester
Lecturers Paul Burger (, Assessor)
Patricia Holm (
Frank Christian Krysiak (
Content Within the study program of MSD 2017, students have to register 3 times in a 'master's thesis colloquium'. This colloquium 50339 on "ongoing master's thesis" is the first one to be attended (= colloquium A). The participants learn to understand the presented research designs, pose questions, and learn to give feedback.
Learning objectives Students
- learn to perceive and understand other presentations;
- get insights into other SD research topics;
- learn to give constructive, specific feedback and to discuss the presented research topics;
- learn to pose interesting questions on other student’s presentations.
Comments Schedule fall semester 2021:
Meeting 1: 01.10.21: starts at 14.15h (duration depends on the number of presentations).
Meeting 2: 05.11.21: starts at 14.15h (duration depends on the number of presentations).
Meeting 3: 17.12.21: starts at 09.15h (duration depends on the number of presentations).
Details regarding duration of each meeting are published with the program (usually sent out around 10 days before the colloquia take place).

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


Admission requirements Exclusively for MSD-students.

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.
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media Online course


Interval irregular
Date 01.10.2021 – 01.10.2021
Time See details

Schedule (duration depends on the number of presentations, usually until late afternoon):
01.10.21 and 05.11.21: starts at 14.15h;
17.12.21: starts at 09.15h.

Date Time Room
Friday 01.10.2021 14.15-19.00 --, --
Modules Module: Interdisciplinary Research in Sustainability (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Regular attendance mandatory. Details regarding course assessment according to information of the lecturers at the beginning of the first meeting.
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Departement Umweltwissenschaften