Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Environmental Sciences Master|
|Minor in Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Development|
|701-1543-00L||Transdisciplinary Methods and Applications||W||3 credits||2G||P. Krütli, M. Stauffacher|
|Abstract||The course deals with transdisciplinary (td) methods, concepts and their applications in the context of case studies and other problem oriented research projects. Td methods are used in research at the science-society interface and when collaborating across scientific disciplines.|
Students learn to apply methods within a functional framework. The format of the course is seminar-like, interactive.
|Objective||At the end of the course students should:|
-Function, purpose and algorithm of a selected number of transdisciplinary methods
-Functional application in case studies and other problem oriented projects
Be able to reflect on:
-Potential, limits, and necessity of transdisciplinary methods
Be prepared for:
-Transdisciplinary Case Study 2017
|Content||The lecture is structured as follows:|
- Overview of concepts and methods of inter-/transdisciplinary integration of knowledge, values and interests (approx. 20%)
- Analysis of a selected number of transdisciplinary methods focusing problem framing, problem analysis, and impact (approx. 50%)
- Practical application of the methods in a broader project setting (approx. 30%)
|Lecture notes||Handouts are provided by the lecturers|
|Literature||Selected scientific articles and book-chapters|
|Prerequisites / Notice||This course is recommended and helpful for students participating in the Transdisciplinary Case Study 2017.|
|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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