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41828-01 - Lecture with practical courses: Perspectives of Natural Sciences on Sustainability 3 CP

Semester fall semester 2021
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Patricia Holm (patricia.holm@unibas.ch, 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, 21.09.21 from 14.15 to 18.00h: lecture hall tba

Practical courses
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.

Extra certificate
Upon completion of the entire program (Transfaculty Cross Section Program Sustainable Development) and the enrolled degree program at the University of Basel students may order an additional certificate. For this purpose students send an email to coordination-msd@unibas.ch, attach their official final degree transcript (= list of all attended courses) and put their address. The certificate will be sent by postage.

MSD 2017
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) and MSD. 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!
Course application Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period (withdrawal possible until Monday of week five).
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used

 

Interval weekly
Date 21.09.2021 – 21.12.2021
Time Tuesday, 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148

Kick-off (togehter with lecture 41829): 21.09.21: 14.15- 17.45 pm. Room tba.

Date Time Room
Tuesday 21.09.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 28.09.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 05.10.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 12.10.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 19.10.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 26.10.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 02.11.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 09.11.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 16.11.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 23.11.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 30.11.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 07.12.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 14.12.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Tuesday 21.12.2021 14.15-16.00 Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Modules Grundkurse (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
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 is mandatory, submission of learning portfolio according to the announced requirements.
Final written examination (details acccording to information of P. Holm): on 21.12.21, during usual lecture time and lecture hall. Exam lasts 60 minutes.
Repetition exam: on 18.01.21, during usual lecture time. Exam lasts 60 minutes, room: tba.
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 as often as necessary
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Departement Umweltwissenschaften

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