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240020 VS Development/Cooperation & Indigenous Peoples (3.2.3) (2020W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Participation at first session is obligatory!

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Update 11.12.2020: Due to the current Covid-19 Situation the course will change to digital till the end of the semester.

Once the class list is finalized, I will contact the students via Moodle to begin the process of determining topics for the oral presentations/seminar papers as well as dates for the presentations.

Montag 11.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 12.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 13.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 14.01. 09:45 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course Goals
This course is to provide a solid introduction to this topic from its historic to present-day complexities. It is to engage the students into critical deconstruction of the terms 'development' and 'cooperation' as they apply to IPs. It is designed as a practical, preparatory course, geared towards actual work in the field. Through their independent research and analysis, the students should take away the up-to-date state of discourse and current theories. They should become familiar with on-the-ground issues and the range of relevant actors. By course end, I wish to have instilled a deeper knowledge of this topic and cultivated their analysis of multifaceted examples. My primary teaching goal is to instill in students with an interest in development cooperation and deepen understanding of the complexity of the issues as they impact IPs.

Course Content
In many spaces where anthropologists may choose to work - from NGOs to human rights, environment, development to international organizations - they may be directly or indirectly engaged with indigenous peoples (IPs). In this course, I will provide an in-depth overview of their issues. We will examine the historical context through to the rise of the international indigenous peoples’ movement and key international protections, such as the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples – the highest-level human rights document designed to protect and promote indigenous peoples’ rights - and its impact. How indigenous peoples are working to protect the world’s biodiversity via the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), the formal body providing direct advice to governments on the Convention on Biological Diversity will be explored. The increasing influence of the International People’s Forum on Climate Change (IPFCC), the formal IP body working to ensure that environmental and climate justice are understood as key to a successful implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be highlighted. The growing concern regarding the financiers of corporations and governments supplying the resources for environmental and climate destructive practices such as extractive industries and agro-industrial practices will be explored. Throughout the globe, IPs are working to bring their local issues up to the national and global levels – and create an awareness that these are all our issues if we wish to preserve our planet for all. As an anthropologist with over 2 decades-expertise working directly with IPs in these fora, I will provide a solid overview and vital information and foster an understanding of some of these complex issues that students may encounter in their future work.

Course Methods
This course will be highly interactive. It will have a basic component of instructor lecturing and complementary AV materials. Students will be directed to key publications, websites, databases, etc. for their oral presentations and seminar papers. Students have the option of self-selecting or choosing from various topics for their group/individual presentations. Discussions and debates will be part of every session. A seminar paper, reflective and inclusive of in-depth research and independent analysis will be required. Besides providing all students with individual feedback I will assist, where possible, in furthering their own interests in regards to this field.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The criteria for passing this course is attendance in line with the University requirements; the holding of an oral presentation based on self-selection, in agreement with the instructor, or choosing from various available topics; a seminar paper reflective and inclusive of in-depth research and independent analysis; and, participation in class discussions and debates.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Criteria for Grading
The total grade will consist of the following whereby both the oral presentation and seminar paper are required:
Oral Presentation - 30 points (delivered on assigned presentation date)
Seminar Paper - 50 points (delivered on or before the assigned delivery date and time)
Participation in class discussions - 20 points.

In order to achieve a passing grade, 60 points must be achieved.

1 (very good) 100-90 points

2 (good) 89-81 points

3 (acceptable) 80-71 points

4 (minimum) 70-60 points

5 (non-passing grade) 59-0 points


This course will not have an exam but will be graded based on the student's oral presentation, seminar paper, and in-class participation.


Students will be directed to key publications, websites, databases, etc. for their oral presentations and seminar papers, once topics are determined.

Some initial documents to review include:
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

Indigenous Peoples Major Group - Policy Brief on Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda (Working Draft) https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/6797IPMG%20Policy%20Brief%20Working%20Draft%202015.pdf

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 11.12.2020 11:48