|Semester||fall semester 2022|
|Course frequency||Every fall sem.|
|Lecturers||Rony Emmenegger (email@example.com, 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 courses (lecture A and B are offered in fall semesters, C is 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.
This lecture with practical courses (lecture B) deals with the analysis of sustainability problems and problem solving from different social science perspectives. It seeks to clarify the prerequisites and conditions, as well as the possibilities and limits of dealing with sustainability problems and fostering societal transformations toward sustainability.
Food as an integration focus for the entire program is analyzed as a social, cultural and political phenomenon in relation to sustainable development: What can social sciences contribute to a differentiated understanding of food-related sustainability problems and their solutions? (e.g., land use and conflicts, common property resources; food production, food consumption and waste; food distribution and security; food governance and governing a sustainable food system etc.).
The class includes a weekly lecture and topic-specific practical courses: The lecture deals with systematic overview knowledge and a set of specific social science concepts, approaches and theories. The practical courses focus on empirical case studies and involves active student participation.
|Learning objectives||The lecture aims at the acquisition of the following competences:
- Professional competences: Students are familiar with selected social science perspectives (concepts, approaches and theories) relevant to the analysis of the link between sustainability and food. In addition, they have exemplary empirical knowledge on selected sustainability problems in the subject area of food and sustainability.
- Methodological competences: Students are able to develop and apply strategies and techniques for the research and structuring of information. They are also able to apply specific social science perspectives to the analysis of a sustainability problem and to reflect the knowledge gained thereby.
- Social and self-competences: Students can organize group work and organize and carry out results-oriented activities. They can argue their own positions in a small group and in front of a larger audience, defend against objections and reflect on the basis of critical objections by others.
|Bibliography||Made available on the ADAM .|
|Comments||The kick-off event is organized together with lecture A (41828) on Thuesday, 20.09.22 from 14.15 to 18.00h: room according information in online course directory (see section "dates & rooms).
Each student has to attend 3 sessions of a practical course (each 90 minutes) and 1 lesson with presentation in the course of the lecture taking place on pre-determined dates according to the announcement.
The groups are organized together with the enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.
Venue: Vesalianum, Vesalgasse 1, 2nd floor, meeting room 02.03a (subject to modifications).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, attach their official final degree transcript (= graduation transcript = Zeugnis) and provide the postal address.
Students who have already attended a similar class are supposed to contact Prof. Dr. P. Burger and determine with him a substitute; they also have to fix a learning agreement (see template on the website MSD/downloads MSD 2017).
Students with a first degree in social sciences are not allowed to accredit this lecture for the MSD (no module allocation possible).
This lecture is offered by the "Transfaculty cross section program Sustainable Development" (TQ NE) and MSD. Dr. Rony Emmenegger is a post doc staff member of the Sustainability Research Group, Department of Social Sciences.
|Admission requirements||This course is open to students of the University of Basel who are at least in their third bachelor semester, at Master or PhD level.|
|Course application||Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period (withdrawal possible until Monday of teaching week five).|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Use of digital media||No specific media used|
|Date||20.09.2022 – 24.01.2023|
Tuesday, 16.15-18.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114
Kick-off event: Tuesday, 20.09.22: 14.15 to 18h (together with lecture 41828). Regular teaching on Tuesdays, 16.15-18h.
|Tuesday 20.09.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 116|
|Tuesday 27.09.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 04.10.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 11.10.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 18.10.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 25.10.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 01.11.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 08.11.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 15.11.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 22.11.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 29.11.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 06.12.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 13.12.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 114|
|Tuesday 20.12.2022||16.15-18.00||Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115|
|Tuesday 24.01.2023||16.15-18.00||Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)|
Grundkurse (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master's degree program African Studies)
Modul: Vertiefung Landschaft und Umwelt (Bachelor's degree subject Geography)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft M.A. (Master's degree subject Political Science)
Module: Complementary Knowledge in Social Sciences (Master's Studies: Sustainable Development)
Module: Electives in Data Science (Master's Studies: Data Science)
Module: Resources and Sustainability (Master's degree program Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
|Assessment format||record of achievement|
|Assessment details||Compulsory attendance in presence of lecture and practical course, oral presentation (practical course).
Final written examination (details acccording to information of R. Emmenegger): on 20. December 2022, during usual lecture time, room as usual. Exam lasts 60 minutes.
Repeat examination: on 24. January 2023, during usual lecture time (exam lasts 60 minutes); room: seminar room 02.02, Vesalianum, Vesalgasse1/2nd floor.
|Assessment registration/deregistration||Reg.: course registration, dereg: cancel course registration|
|Repeat examination||one repetition, best attempt counts|
|Repeated registration||as often as necessary|
|Responsible faculty||University of Basel|
|Offered by||Departement Umweltwissenschaften|