290016 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography (2020W)
Habitability. Linking population distribution and environmental change
- Registration is open from Mo 07.09.2020 10:00 to Mo 21.09.2020 10:00
- Registration is open from We 23.09.2020 10:00 to Mo 28.09.2020 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Sa 31.10.2020 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Due to the current developments regarding the Covid19 pandemic, the course will be taught online on the given dates from 9am to 11:45am. You will have online access to the sessions via the moodle page of the course. You will be able to log in up to 15 minutes before the class. A reminder email will be sent to you before the first lesson.
No show in the first online session will result in the deregistration from the course.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to pass the course:
• active participation on moodle and regular submission of the portfolio
• Presentation + Q&A session (online when/if needed)
• writing of a short term paper
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
100 - 87,5 % - grade 1
87,5 - 75 % - grade 2
75 - 62,5 % - grade 3
62,5 - 50 % - grade 4
less than 50% - grade 5
An additional grading scheme for presentation and term papers can be downloaded from the Moodle platform and will be explained in the course.
A great motivation to research, read, present and discuss (in English) the most relevant issues dealing with population dynamics and climate change is sought.
Borderon, M., Sakdapolrak, P., Muttarak, R., Kebede, E., Pagogna, R., & Sporer, E. (2019). Migration influenced by environmental change in Africa: A systematic review of empirical evidence. Demographic Research, 41(18), 491-544. https://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2019.41.18.
Foresight Migration and Global Environmental Change Future Challenges and Opportunities (2011). Final Report. The Government Office for Science. London. Available online: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287717/11-1116migration-and-global-environmental-change.pdf.
Fritzsche, K., Schneiderbauer, S., Bubeck, P., Kienberger, S., Buth, M., Zebisch, M., & Kahlenborn, W. (2014). The Vulnerability Sourcebook: Concept and guidelines for standardised vulnerability assessments. Available online. https://www.adaptationcommunity.net/?wpfb_dl=203
IPCC (2014) Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland.
IPCC (2018). Report - Global warming of 1.5°C. ISBN 978-92-9169-151-7. Available online : https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf.
Jacobson J.L. (1988). Environmental Refugees: a Yardstick of Habitability. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 8(3), 257–258. https://doi.org/10.1177/027046768800800304