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290019 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography (Economic Geography): Trends in Energy Supply (2017W)

(auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Bachelor- und Diplomstudium)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 06.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 20.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.11. 11:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.11. 11:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 05.12. 11:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 12.12. 11:30 - 13:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Climate change and its consequences increasingly creates significant challenges for society. Different regions in Europe address these challenges with varying strategies. A geographical perspective sheds light on how and why this process of a transition towards sustainability is occurring on different levels.
The multi-scalar or multi-level-perspective (MLP) is a useful concept to help understand processes of economic development, especially those that are related to the innovation and diffusion of technologies. Students are assisted in applying the MLP concept to the manifold interactions and inter-dependencies between agents on different spatial levels in relation to the energy transition in a set of regions within Europe.
Using concrete examples of energy transitions in various region types, students develop the ability to connect a theoretical concept with empirical data. A key teaching aim is to learn appropriate research and dissemination methods for academic work. The main focus is on self-organised work in small and very small groups (2 to 3 people). The presentation and the seminar paper are developed together in the group. In the seminar the findings are processed, discussed and compared to each other. Peer learning is especially emphasised.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Presentation
2. Seminar paper
3. Contribution to discussion in the classroom

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence in seminar and continuous contributions to discussions in the classroom (20% - allowed not to attend once without reason)
Presentation (30%)
Report (50%)

Assessment of written work according to the criteria set out by the CTL of University of Vienna (structure and organisation of the text, presentation and language, content [example German: http://ctl.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/z_ctl/Qualitaet_von_Studien/Qualitaet_von_Pruefungen/19_02_2015_Beurteilungsschema_Schriftliche_Arbeiten.pdf ])

Examination topics

Core conceptual principles from the basic literature should be addressed explicitly both in the presentation and in the seminar paper with emphasis on the regionally specific characteristics (i.e. explicit treatment of agents and strategies and their interdependencies on different levels), literature research beyond the provided basic literature evidenced through reference in the report.

Reading list

Coe, N. M., Kelly, P. and Yeung, H. W. C. (2013) Economic Geography - A contemporary introduction. 2nd edn. Wiley.
Essletzbichler, J. (2012) ‘Renewable Energy Technology and Path Creation: A Multi-scalar Approach to Energy Transition in the UK’, European Planning Studies, 20, pp. 791–816.
Geels, F. W. (2002) ‘Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and a case-study’, Research Policy, 31, pp. 1257–1274.
Geels, F. W. et al. (2016) ‘The enactment of socio-technical transition pathways: A reformulated typology and a comparative multi-level analysis of the German and UK low-carbon electricity transitions (1990-2014)’, Research Policy, 45(4), pp. 896–913.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (B11-7.1) (L2-b4) (L2-b4-zSE) (BA UF GW 16)

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