731372 Seminar regional development


Type
Seminar
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction
Deutsch

Content

The participating students will develop and write seminar papers embedded in the wider thematic field of ‘(Mineral) Raw Materials in the context of regional development’. In our first session, we will jointly discuss the relevance of the topic within the wider sustainability debate (e.g. energy transition, social license to operate, planetary boundaries, regional development aspects in post-mining landscapes, exiting lignite mining – e.g. Germany, human rights, environmental and social issues), and identify possible research topics and develop ‘workable’ research questions. You will present and discuss your results in the seminar and critically reflect and the selected methodological approach and conclusions.

English speakers and international students are cordially invited to participate and are very welcome. All students are invited to write their seminar paper in English.
Please contact the lecturer in due time prior to the start of the course.

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION NO CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY. INSTEAD, FEEDBACK MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT VIA ZOOM-CONFERENCE CALLS, PLEASE INFORM YOURSELF ABOUT THE DETAIL ON THE BOKU-LEARN PLATFORM

Previous knowledge expected

Experience and at least basic skills in scientific writing

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

During the course, students will obtain skills and competencies in developing research questions, translate the question into a work program and implement research by collecting/mapping data, analysing material, discussing results and develop meaningful conclusions. Students will extend their practical skills and experience in scientific writing and presenting consistent and comprehensible seminar papers.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.