Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Atmospheric and Climate Science Master|
|Minor in Global Change and Sustainability|
|701-0015-00L||Seminar on Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development||W||2 credits||2S||C. E. Pohl, M. Stauffacher|
|Abstract||The seminar is designed for students and researchers (MA, PhD, PostDoc) who use inter- and transdisciplinary elements in their projects. It addresses the challenges of this research: How to integrate disciplines? How (and in what role) to include societal actors? How to bring results to fruition? We discuss these questions based on case studies and theories and on the participant's projects.|
|Objective||The participants understand the specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research in general and in the context of sustainable development in particular. They know methods and concepts to address these challenges and apply them to their research projects.|
|Content||The seminar covers the following topics:|
(1) Theories and concepts of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(2) The specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(3) Involving stakeholders
(4) Collaborating disciplines
(5) Exploration of tools and methods
(6) Analysing participants' projects to improve inter- and transdisciplinary elements
|Literature||Literature will be made available to the participants|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The seminar is specifically suitable for PhD or PostDoc researchers. It is open to master students (minor "global change and sustainability") and further interested people, who preferably are preparing, or working on, a project/thesis.|
|701-1551-00L||Sustainability Assessment||W||3 credits||2G||P. Krütli, C. E. Pohl|
|Abstract||The course deals with the concepts and methodologies for the analysis and assessment of sustainable development. A special focus is given to the social dimension and to social justice as a guiding principle of sustainability as well as to trade-offs between the three dimensions of sustainability.|
The course is seminar-like, interactive.
|Objective||At the end oft he course students should|
- core concepts of sustainable development, and;
- the concept of social justice - normatively and empirically - as a core element of social sustainability;
- important empirical methods for the analysis and assessment of local / regional sustainability issues.
Understand and reflect on:
- the challenges of trade-offs between the different goals of sustainable development;
- and the respective impacts on individual and societal decision-making.
|Content||The course is structured as follows: |
- Overview of rationale, objectives, concepts and origins of sustainable development;
- Importance and application of sustainability in science, politics, society, and economy;
- Sustainable (local / regional) development in different national / international contexts;
- Analysis and evaluation methods of sustainable development with a focus on social justice;
- Trade-offs in selected examples.
|Literature||Selected scientific articles & book chapters|
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