|Semester||fall semester 2019|
|Course frequency||Every fall sem.|
|Lecturers||Patricia Holm (firstname.lastname@example.org, Assessor)|
|Content||The course is offered within the scope of the "Transfaculty Cross Section Program Sustainable Development" (Transfakultäres Querschnittsprogramm TQNE: https://www.msd.unibas.ch/en/study-programs/tqne/). The program consists of 3 introductory lectures with practical course (lecture A and B, respectively, offered in fall semesters, C offered in spring semesters) dedicated to conveying the foundations of sustainable development. An additional integration seminar (D, offered in spring semesters) engages with interdisciplinary work. The assignment and completion of D requires the successful completion of two lectures from A, B, C.
The topic "Food and Sustainability" serves as an integration focus for the entire TQ NE and, thus, also for this lecture. The course includes a lecture and topic-specific practical course. While the lecture deals with systematic overview knowledge, the practical course focus' on empirical case studies.
|Learning objectives||The students
- know current challenges of Sustainable Development (SD) and are able to present them from a natural science perspective;
- have a basic understanding of how different perspectives shape the idea of SD;
- know which issues different natural sciences disciplines raise and know their expected contribution to the analysis of SD;
- can formulate reasonable expectations towards different disciplines of natural sciences.
Students are expected to
- understand basic scientific methods in natural sciences;
- have fundamental knowledge in natural sciences, which allow a critical appraisal of environmental issues and SD;
- are aware of interrelations within the environment and between human and nature;
- practice goal-oriented group work.
|Comments||The kick-off event is organized together with lecture B (41829) on Thuesday, 17.09.19 from 14.15 to 18.00h. Content: What is sustainability? Role of science in sustainability; How can I develop a sound judgment on a topic of the sustainability without risking a one-sided assessment?
Each student has to submit a learning portfolio according to the announced requirements.
The group meetings are organized at the beginning of the semester and will take place in the first week of December.
Students who successfully complete all four classes of the TQ NE can apply for an additional certificate at the end of their studies (the final degree diploma must be ready and at hand). Please send an email to email@example.com, with details of first and last name, student number, postal address.
Students who have already attended a similar class are supposed to contact Prof. Dr. P. Holm and determine with her a substitute. Don’t forget to fix the learning agreement (see template on the website MSD/downloads MSD 2017). Also, students with an academic background in the fields of natural sciences but without the focus area in natural sciences are supposed to contact Prof. Holm.
This course is offered by the "Transfaculty cross section program Sustainable Development" (TQ NE), Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is member of the teaching committee MSD and head of the reseach group Men-Society-Environment, Dep. Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences as well as of the TQNE.
|Admission requirements||This lecture is open to students from the University of Basel who at least are studying in their third semester!|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Use of digital media||No specific media used|
|Date||17.09.2019 – 17.12.2019|
Tuesday, 14.15-16.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Kick-off: 17.09.19: 14.15 - 18.00h (together with lecture 41829).
|Tuesday 17.09.2019||14.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 24.09.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 01.10.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 08.10.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 15.10.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 22.10.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 29.10.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 05.11.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 12.11.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 19.11.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 26.11.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 03.12.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 10.12.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 17.12.2019||14.15-16.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115|
Grundkurse (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
Modul Grundlagenbereich Naturwissenschaften (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development (Start of studies before 01.08.2017))
Module: Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
|Assessment format||proof of course participation|
|Assessment details||Regular attendance of lecture and practical course (submission of learning portfolio according to the anounced requirements). Final written examination: 17.12.19: 14.15 - 15.15h (60 minutes); lecture hall 114, Kollegienhaus.|
|Assessment registration/deregistration||Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA|
|Repeat examination||one repetition, best attempt counts|
|Repeated registration||as often as necessary|
|Responsible faculty||University of Basel|
|Offered by||Departement Umweltwissenschaften|