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233041 SE Exploring the contours of scientific citizenship (2020S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 02.03. 12:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien (Vorbesprechung)
Mittwoch 04.03. 11:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 06.03. 16:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Dienstag 10.03. 09:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 13.03. 12:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Dienstag 17.03. 09:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 20.03. 09:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The notion of scientific citizenship relates broadly to an intertwinement of science and society. It includes ideas about scientific knowledge as important for citizenship in contemporary society, and that citizens have a legitimate claim concerning the accountability of scientific research. This course will explore dimensions of scientific citizenship in relation to a range of current cases. Examples will range from issues in which citizens are approached as in need of information and education, to the active involvement of citizens in decisions together with experts (for example in patient-centred care), and examples when citizens are involved directly in knowledge production, through participation in citizen science projects, by creating alternative knowledge and instruments to gather data when they don't trust the experts, or by engaging in user-driven innovation. We will explore the 'science' part of scientific citizenship: In what ways are science debated among a wider set of actors? What issues are in focus? Are there claims for or against extended expertise? As well as the 'citizen' part of scientific citizenship: what relations of governing bodies and affected people can we discern? How can we understand these relations as embedded in a wider historical and political context? Can knowledge conflicts be understood in relation to injustices and threatened identities? The course will combine a variety of teaching formats: lectures, seminars, group discussions and presentations. The course will be examined through smaller individual written assignments and a paper presentation.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

To pass the seminar, students are expected to complete the following tasks:

Participation. As this is a seminar class, your active engagement is required. Mere attendance is not enough.

Preparation for each session. For most sessions (including the opening session), there is a required text. Read this and write your short reflections (maximum 400 words) before the session. These should include: a brief summary of what you see as the key points in the text, your own thoughts and/or criticisms, two questions for discussion in the class. These reflections should link the particular text to the wider themes of the course. They are to be uploaded on Moodle https://moodle.univie.ac.at no later than 6pm the evening before each session.

Individual paper. Presented (15 minutes) and discussed at the final session. The paper (max 4000 words) should be based on one chosen case study, theme or critical debate (potential material for this will be presented and discussed during previous seminars). The deadline for the paper is the 30th of April 2020.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The grading scheme is based on a total of 100 points. These points will be awarded in relation to students’ performance in meeting the course learning aims in the different obligatory tasks.
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:

Participation: 25 percent, assessed individually, feedback on request;
Session preparation: 30 percent, assessed individually, feedback on request;
Paper: 45 percent, assessed individually, feedback by lecturer;

Minimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.

Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)

Attendance
Presence and participation is compulsory. Absences of four hours at maximum are tolerated, provided that the lecturer is informed about the absence. Absences of up to eight hours in total may be compensated by either a deduction of grading points or/and extra work agreed with the lecturer. Whether compensation is possible is decided by the lecturer.
Absences of more than eight hours in total cannot be compensated. In this case, or if the lecturer does not allow a student to compensate absences of more than four hours, the course cannot be completed and is graded as a ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfil the attendance requirements on the student’s side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.

Important Grading Information
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme and the attendance regulations must be met. If a required task is not fulfilled, e.g. a required assignment is not handed in or if the student does not meet the attendance requirements, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’. Self-plagiarism, particularly re-using own work handed in for other courses, will be treated likewise.

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Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21