Course Schedule


Collective Action for Sustainability (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Torsten Masson

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 13:50 - 16:05 | 17.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.019 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Important: Course literature are original (psychological) research texts (no textbooks!). You can find all course materials in myStudy ('Material' -> 'Literature for sessions'). The module introduces psychological theorizing and empirical findings that aim to understand, explain, predict, and change human behavior in the context of sustainability. Specifically, the course focuses on psychological research investigating, i) predictors of sustainability-related activist behavior (e.g. climate protest), and ii) effectiveness of different strategies to foster private and collective sustainability-related behavior. The course addresses behavior at the different levels of analysis (individual, community) with a focus on group processes for sustainability. Exemplary topics range from affective and cognitive factors for participation in youth climate strikes, spillover effects between private and collective sustainability-related behaviors, to the effectiveness of financial incentives for supporting conservation behaviors. The module aims at enabling students to reflect on theoretical, empirical, as well as applied psychological research, linking theorizing on collective action and intervention research with the question how psychology can contribute to sustainability challenges.

Darstellung, Szenario und Motivation: Zur visuellen Vermittlung von Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsthemen (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Esther Meyer, Max Weinland

Einzeltermin | Di, 24.10.2023, 10:15 - Di, 24.10.2023, 13:45 | C 40.220 Seminarraum
14-täglich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 07.11.2023 - 21.11.2023 | C 40.165 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Sa, 02.12.2023, 11:00 - Sa, 02.12.2023, 17:00 | C 16.223 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 09.01.2024, 10:15 - Di, 09.01.2024, 13:45 | C 40.153 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Sa, 20.01.2024, 11:00 - Sa, 20.01.2024, 15:00 | C 16.223 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Dieses Seminar wird ein Mix aus kuratierten Text und Theorie-Inputs und der Analyse von Umsetzungsbeispielen rund um das Thema ‚Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation’ sowie deren kreative Umsetzung und praktische Übung.

International Environmental Law (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Julieta Sarno

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 11.319 Seminarraum

Inhalt: What is international environmental law? How can international law address the different environmental challenges that we are facing globally? This course is a seminar on the role of law in the management of international environmental issues, such as climate change, biodiversity or plastic pollution. By examining the international regulation of different environmental issues, the course will look at different case law. It will analyse the function of international courts and tribunals and the different perspectives on litigation (climate litigation, biodiversity litigation, etc.). The emphasis will be on understanding the fundamental principles of international environmental law (IEL), focusing on the technical and practical aspects of international environmental law and policy. The course will be instructed around different themes: after a general introduction to International Law - International Environmental Law (General Part) – the course will discuss different subfields of International Environmental Law (Special Part)

Sustainability Entrepreneurship (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Stefan Schaltegger

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 14.202 Seminarraum

Inhalt: - Discussion of different concepts of sustainable entrepreneurship - Overview of the contemporary literature in this area - Application of the acquired knowledge to real cases - Insights into the current research debate on sustainable entrepreneurship To choose a paper you are dedicated to present please register under "Gruppen" in my study.