Universität Wien FIND

210126 SE M10: Culture and Politics (2021W)

Climate Visuals: The Visual Construction of the Climate Crisis

9.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

    Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

    The seminar units take place digitally and are streamed on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

    Monday 04.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 11.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 18.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 25.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 08.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 15.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 06.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 13.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 17.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
    Monday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
    Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock

    Information

    Aims, contents and method of the course

    The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our understanding of this crisis is fundamentally shaped by the communication of politicians, climate activists and the media. This seminar deals with the specific role of (visual) representations and narratives of the climate crisis. Visual information is seen as an effective means of raising public interest. However, research shows that climate coverage often relies on visual tropics such as polar bears, which may not be an effective way to address the public. In this seminar we will look at evidence from recent research on this complex and impactful issue and conduct small research projects. Student projects can explore, but are not limited to, strategic frames of politicians, climate engagement, and (visual) news frames.

    Methods:

    Introductory lectures by the seminar lecturer, presentations on work packages, development of small projects. The seminar units take place digitally and are streamed on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

    Assessment and permitted materials

    The course assessment is based on three tasks to be completed during the semester. Regular participation is mandatory. Two missed seminar units will be tolerated.

    Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

    For a positive assessment, the following three tasks must be completed with at least 51 points:

    Task 1: Presentation on a work package (group project: 30% of the grade);

    Task 2: Seminar paper (individual or group project: 50% of the grade);

    Task 3: Presentation of the results from task 2 (individual or group project: 20% of the grade).

    A detailed description of the three tasks can be found on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

    Examination topics

    This is a seminar with continuous assessment of coursework

    Reading list

    Selected basic texts and learning materials are made available on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

    Association in the course directory

    Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:21