Political ecology

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code UE-SGG.00477
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Seminar
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire
    Struct. of the schedule 2 h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    This seminar introduces students to the concepts of Political Ecology from a geographical perspective. We will explore current debates, key conceptual approaches, regional differences, and examine recent research, with a focus on the theoretical and methodological orientations that set political ecology apart from other critical approaches to the environment. Students are expected to read, analyse, and discuss a range of publications, as well as to provide their own perspectives and inputs, in order to stimulate debate. The seminar can vary in content and form every year, and may have a non-conventional character, depending on the participants.

    A good command of English is necessary in order to succeed.

    It is highly recommended to have completed the Seminar in Social Theories (SGG.00484) before taking this course.

    Training objectives To be successful in this course, you need to critically apply your knowledge and understanding to new materials, and to link them to broader contexts related to your field of study, and your MSc project, when relevant. You will also be expected to systematically formulate judgements in both written and oral form, based on the materials covered in this class and in this MSc programme, and reflect upon the (scientific, social and ethical) implications associated with these. By leading discussions, participating actively in class, and peer-reviewing the work of your classmates, you will develop essential communication skills.
    Comments

    - - - - Requirement for students from other Swiss universities - - - -

    The participation to the course and the registration for the exam are conditional to the enrollment as BENEFRI or guest students. At the beginning of the semester at latest :

    - Students from the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (BENEFRI) are invited to follow the steps of the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/programme-benefri.html in order to be identified as BENEFRI students.

    - Students from other Swiss universities are invited to follow the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/hote-complementaire.html in order to be enrolled as guest students.

    Below is some information concerning the registration to exams. Please be aware that registration to exams is mandatory and does not automatically happen if you are registered to a class:

    https://www3.unifr.ch/scimed/en/studies/register.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    23.02.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    02.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    09.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    16.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    23.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    30.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    13.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    20.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    27.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    04.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    11.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    18.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    25.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    01.06.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
  • Assessments methods

    Projet

    Assessments methods By rating
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Additional TDHSE programme in Geography
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Additional TDHSE Programme Requirements for Geographie 60 or +30 > Programmes 60 or +30 > Additional Programme Requirements to Geography +30 > Additional TDHSE programme for Geography +30 (from AS2018 on)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science) [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option human geography (from AS2020 on)

    Geography [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, elective lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option DGG (from AS2018 on)

    MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, social science module, compulsory courses (from AS2018 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, elective lectures and seminars (frmo AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option DGG (from AS2018 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, social science module, compulsory courses (from AS2018 on)