814.546 (16W) Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung

Wintersemester 2016/17

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05.10.2016 11:15 - 12:45 , IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, SR 3a Off Campus
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Socialecological Aspects of global Division of Labor
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
16 (20 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
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LV-Beginn
01.10.2016
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

In this class, students will obtain an overview of the basic economic theory on global division of labor via trade (especially on the theories of absolute and comparative advantage) and also learn about the main streams of critique of these theories as well as alternative conceptualizations of international trade. Socio-ecological implications of the observed global division of labor will be assessed and the basic theory will be re-evaluated. Further aims are the development of skills in reading and discussion of scientific articles, performing literature searches, and presenting and critically discussing scientific arguments as well as in academic writing.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Reading of and answering of short questions about scientific articles, in-class discussions about different socio-ecological aspects of the global division of labor, presentations in small groups (2 students), writing of a short text on one topic discussed.

Inhalt/e

What determines the role which countries play in the global economy? Why did some countries become “global sweatshops” and others “hi-tech powerhouses”? Does it make ‘sense’ for countries to export the staple food of an undernourished population? In this class, we will discuss the basic economic theory on global division of labor via trade (especially on the theories of absolute and comparative advantage) and also the main streams of critique of these theories as well as alternative conceptualizations of international trade. We will then assess the socio-ecological implications of the observed global division of labor and will re-evaluate the basic theory. 

Literatur

moodle and internet search

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

In order to complete this course, students will be required to 1) regularly attend the class (75% attendance rate minimum) and actively participate in in-class discussion on the basis of the assigned literature, 2) complete reading and short writing assignments (to be downloaded from and submitted via Moodle) throughout the semester, 3) prepare a presentation on one of the class topics based on assigned reading as well as additional literature (scientific articles, popular media, grey literature), and 4) write a seminar paper on the topic of the presentation including a reflection on the discussions in class.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Upon completion of the course work, the student should understand the basics of (neo-)classical economic theory on the global division of labor, the main critique of and alternatives to that theory, and how both this theory and its critique and alternatives relate to socioecological questions. The students will further have the opportunity to acquire skills in reading and discussing scientific literature, in performing a literature search, in preparing a presentation, and in academic writing.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Attendance (75%), active participation in class, and completion of reading assignments are a prerequisite to successfully completing this course. The students’ coursework will be graded based on 1) the short writing assignments, 2) the presentation, 3) the seminar paper, and 4) the active participation in class. 

The students are encouraged to contact the teachers in case of any questions or concerns with regard to what is expected of the course work.


Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 05W.1)
    • Fach: Modul 2: Vertiefende Lehrveranstaltungen aus Sozial- und Humanökologie (Pflichtfach)
      • Vertiefende Seminare aus Sozial- und Humanökologie ( 1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
        • 814.546 Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 05W.1)
    • Fach: Modul 6: Spezialgebiete und Ergänzungsfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Seminar ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 814.546 Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF2 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung (Wahlfach)
      • GWF2 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.546 Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF8 Geschlechter- und Verteilungsgerechtigkeit im Kontext nachhaltiger Entwicklung, insbesondere Feministische Wissenschaft und Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • GWF8 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.546 Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2020
  • 814.546 SE Socio-ecological aspects of international trade (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)