814.501 (16W) Social Ecology and Sustainable Development

Wintersemester 2016/17

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Erster Termin der LV
06.10.2016 09:15 - 10:45 , IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, SR 3a
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Social Ecology and Sustainable Development
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
41
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
06.10.2016
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Introductory lecture for students in the masters program social and human ecology at AAU and the human ecology program of Vienna Univerity; students from other programs are welcome! Credits: ‚Sozial- und Humanökologie’ (Modul 1), Info / Kontact: karlheinz.erb@aau.at fridolin.krausmann@aau.at HINWEIS: Die LV wird für das Zertifikat "Nachhaltige Entwicklung" angerechnet (http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/nachhaltigkeit/inhalt/1.htm ). Voraussetzung für die Erlangung des Zertifikats ist die Absolvierung des Wahlfachmoduls "Nachhaltige Entwicklung" (siehe LV Nr. 890.001)

LV-Beschreibung

Lehrmethodik

Lecture and discussion

Inhalt/e

Maintaining functioning interactions between socio-economic systems and their natural environment is a key challenge of sustainable development. This requires an interdisciplinary approach across natural, social and cultural sciences. What is the contribution that the scientific field of social ecology has to offer to these core issues of sustainable development? The lecture introduces the field, its basic conceptual approaches ‘social metabolism’ and ‘colonization of ecosystems’ and their application in sustainability studies. It uses the concepts to explore the evolution of resource use patterns and related sustainability problems from hunter-gatherer to industrial societies. The use of energy, materials and land, the role of important drivers of resource use (population, economic growth, technology) and different strategies to reduce resource use and environmental pressure (efficiency, dematerialization, de-growth) are discussed.

Themen

  • Concept of sustainability and its operationalization
  • History of Social Ecology
  • Concepts of society-nature interactions and their application
  • Social metabolism
  • Colonization of natural systems
  • Approaches to study the physical economy
  • Sustainability problems in different societies (modes of subsistence) across history
  • Material and energy use and sustainable development
  • Land use, landscapes and biodiversity
  • Dematerialization and resource efficiency
  • Demographic development and carrying capacity

Lehrziel

Students gain knowledge of basic concepts of social ecology and their application in sustainability studies. They develop critical understanding of sustainability problems and the potential and limitations of different strategies to meet these challenges.

Literatur

available in moodle course

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Five questions about topics addressed in the lecture

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Written exam

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 05W.1)
    • Fach: Modul 1: Einführung in die Sozial- und Humanökologie (Pflichtfach)
      • Humanökologie und Soziale Ökologie ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 814.501 Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: PF1 Einführung in die Sozial- und Humanökologie (Pflichtfach)
      • PF1.1 Soziale Ökologie und Nachhaltige Entwicklung ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 814.501 Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 814.501 VO Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 814.501 VO Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 814.501 VO Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 814.501 VO Soziale Ökologie und Nachhaltige Entwicklung (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 814.501 VO Humanökologie und Soziale Ökologie (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 814.501 VO Humanökologie und Soziale Ökologie (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)