Universität Wien FIND

Return to Vienna for the summer semester of 2022. We are planning to hold courses mainly on site to enable the personal exchange between you, your teachers and fellow students. We have labelled digital and mixed courses in u:find accordingly.

Due to COVID-19, there might be changes at short notice (e.g. individual classes in a digital format). Obtain information about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

Please read the information on https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

230144 SE Health, Value and Politics. A theory seminar for STS PhD students (2016S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.06. 13:00 - 17:30 STS Bibliothek, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 08.06. 13:00 - 17:30 STS Bibliothek, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 13.06. 13:00 - 17:30 STS Bibliothek, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.06. 13:00 - 17:30 STS Bibliothek, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class is concerned with the global political economy of health. What is health under contemporary capitalist modes and relations of production? In what ways does it come to be valued (in multiple senses of the term), and how is value given to and extracted from it? How do these forms of valuation come to be political? What indeed is the political in relation to health? These are questions that are asked through a reading of works primarily in medical anthropology and Science and Technology Studies that are concerned with institutional, political economic and global questions.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

- Reading and class participation.
- In addition, I will circulate a 'reading template'. This template has a series of questions about the text that is being discussed; each student will have to take the responsibility of working through and answering those questions for one of the readings that we do.
- Write an essay (3000-4000 words) related to the seminar topic and building on the literature we read. Hand in the essay via moodle and e-mail (ksunderr@uchicago.edu) no later than July 31st, 2016.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading Scheme
The grading of the course is based on the seperate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5.

Class participation: 40 percent, assessed individually
Reading template: 20 percent, assessed individually
Essay: 40 percent, assessed individually

Minimum requirements
To successfully complete the course, a weighted average of at least 4,5 is required. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic
work may also be considered in the course assessment.

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 vice-director of studies responsible for the master programme.

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 vice-director of studies responsible for the master programme.
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.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:39