|Module label||Science and Society|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
Präsenzzeit: 56 Stunden, Selbststudium: 124 Stunden
|Institute directory||Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment|
|Applicability of the module||
Sammler, Katherine Genevieve (Module responsibility)
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
1. To critically examine what counts as data and what constitutes expertise.
2. To make connections between science literacy and democracy.
3. To enable students to work investigate their own role in more equitable science, policy, and society and how to participate, intervene, and advocate.
1. To show a critical awareness of data literacy and its role in society.
2. To demonstrate ability to assess Environmental Impact Assessments, climate reports, and other technical and archival document analysis
3. To confidently engage with data collection, information visualization, and science communication
The course will cover the following topics:
1. Critically engaging theoretical and practical aspects, as well as case studies, relating to relationships between science, measurement practices, and knowledge production; sensors and other technological apparatuses; and environmental study and citizen engagement.
2. Weekly readings include journal articles, book chapters, technical reports as well as video shorts, and podcasts, across a range of topics such as, environmental justice, ecofascism, data collection, data piracy, vulnerable communities, research ethics.
3. Student pariticipation in weekly discussion and sharing relevant news and project updates.
4. Student led projects. Critically engage with existing or initiate new citizen science projects) defined very broadly).
The first semester will consist of lecture and discussion of readings with some short written responses and sharing exercises. The second semester will focus on supporting individual or group student projects engaging with several aspects of citizen science activities of their choice. The final outcome will be a written report detailing the theoretical and practical aspects of their experience.
Gabrys, J. (2019). How to Do Things with Sensors. Forerunners: Ideas First. University of Minnesota Press.
Corbett, J. B. (2006). Communicating Nature: How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages. Island Press.
Hineline, M. L. (2018). Ground Truth: A Guide to Tracking Climate Change at Home. The University of Chicago Press.
Informations will be provided in Stud.IP
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Wintersemester:
VL Citizen, Sensors and Science (2 SWS, 3 KP)
Ü Exercises in Citizen Science (2 SWS, 3 KP)
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Lecture||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Exercises||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Total time of attendance for the module||56 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
6 weeks after end of exercise
1 benotete Prüfungsleistung
Report (Hausarbeit) after the exercise in summer term