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701-0985-00L  Social Intercourse with Current Environmental Risks

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersB. Nowack, C. M. Som-Koller
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Catalogue data

AbstractThe lecture treats the social intercourse with risks of technical systems. The notion of risk and the perception of risk are discussed by case studies (e.g. nanotechnology) and socio-political instruments for decision-making are presented. Methods are presented that can be applied to deal with environmental risks and how they can be used for sustainable innovation.
Objective- Getting acquainted to the extended risk concept
- Evaluation of the risks caused by technology within the societal context
- Knowledge about the mode science and society handle current environmental risks (examples gene- and nanotechnology)
- Knowledge about handling risks (e.g. precautionary principle, protection goal, damage definition, ethics)
Knowledge about possibilities for sustainable innovation
Content- Risks and technical systems (risk categories, risk perception, risk management)
- Illustration with case studies (nanotechnology)
- Implementation (politics, science, media, etc.)
- Decision making (technology assessment, cost/benefit analysis etc.)
- The role of the media
- prospects for future developments
Lecture notesCopies of slides and selected documents will be distributed
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is held biweekly (for 2 hours). The dates are 26.9., 3.10. (out of schedule), 24.10, 7.11, 21.11, 5.12, 19.12

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersB. Nowack, C. M. Som-Koller
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0985-00 VGesellschaftlicher Umgang mit aktuellen Umweltrisiken
Periodizität: 2-wöchentlich
1 hrs
Mon/2w17-19CHN E 46 »
26.09.17-19ML E 12 »
03.10.17-19ML E 12 »
B. Nowack, C. M. Som-Koller

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
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GESS Science in PerspectiveD-MAVTWInformation
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Public Policy BachelorAdditional Elective CoursesWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorCore CoursesWInformation