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

Semester spring semester 2019
Course frequency Irregular
Lecturers Annika Sohre (annika.sohre@unibas.ch, Assessor)
Content 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.
Learning objectives 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.
Bibliography Tba during the seminar.
Comments MSD 2017
For students with focus area in social sciences (MSD 2017) the seminar is mandatory for the published module.
Transfer of credit points to the FASR module (learning agreement) is only possible for those, who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences or in economics.

MSD 2010
Für Studierende mit Studienvariante Phil.-Hist. (MSD 2010) ist dieses Seminar frei wählbar und kann für den Vertiefungsbereich angerechnet werden (learning contract).

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.

 

Admission requirements Special course application required for ALL (for details see 'course application' or 'Anmeldung'). Limited number of participants (25), Students of the MSD and IJDSD have priority. If you study something different you must do a master's degree within the '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).



Course application Mandatory application for ALL! Link open from 16.01.19/noon - 06.02.19/midnight:

https://adam.unibas.ch/goto_adam_fold_744950.html
(Login on top row right hand side of ADAM website; list of forms available from 16.01.19/noon on)

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory for all participants.

In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until the second week of teaching + 2 days.
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used

 

Interval weekly
Date 27.02.2019 – 29.05.2019
Time Wednesday, 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001

Starts in the second week of teaching period of spring semester 19.

Date Time Room
Wednesday 27.02.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 06.03.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 13.03.2019 10.15-12.00 Fasnachtsferien
Wednesday 20.03.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 27.03.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 03.04.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 10.04.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 17.04.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 24.04.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 01.05.2019 10.15-12.00 Tag der Arbeit
Wednesday 08.05.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 15.05.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 22.05.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Wednesday 29.05.2019 10.15-12.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Kleiner Seminarraum 02.001
Modules Modul Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development (Start of studies before 01.08.2017))
Module: Preparation Master's Thesis in Social Sciences (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Regular attendance, required reading, oral presentation, essay.
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale 1-6 0,1
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung

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