13705 - Sociology of Sustainable Development Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13705
Module Title:Sociology of Sustainable Development
  Soziologie der nachhaltigen Entwicklung
Department: Faculty 5 - Business, Law and Social Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Jaeger-Erben, Melanie
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:Students receive an overview of various sociological concepts and theories of social change and deepen their knowledge of transformation theories and approaches to transformation design. After completing the module, they will have a sound knowledge of methodological approaches to transformation research/transformative research and will be able to apply methods of empirical case analysis. They will gain expertise in the reception of scientific texts and the preparation of a scientific poster.
Contents:Socio-ecological transformation is an umbrella term for a variety of political, socio-economic, socio-technical and cultural changes aimed at responding appropriately to the socio-ecological crisis. This includes large-scale political programs such as the Green New Deal or the Sustainable Development Goals as well as economic-technical strategies such as the Circular Economy or Green Growth. It further concerns social movements and sustainability-oriented social innovations. The module deals with theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding transformation processes from a sociological perspective. Different case studies on transformation processes in socio-ecological systems will be prepared, using the example of land and resource use.
Recommended Prerequisites:None
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Brand, U., & Wissen, M. (2017). Social-ecological transformation. International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. Edited by Richardson D, Castree N, Goodchild MF, Kobayashi A, Liu W, Marston RA. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 1-9.
  • Bruckmeier, K. (2016). Social-ecological transformation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Polanyi, K. (1944). The great transformation: The political and economic origins of our time.
  • Sato, T., Chabay, I., & Helgeson, J. (Eds.). (2018). Transformations of social-ecological systems: Studies in co-creating integrated knowledge toward sustainable futures. Springer.
Further literature will be announced in the module.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Text Review, 2.000 words (25%)
  • Written Case Study, 3.000 – 4.000 words (25%)
  • Oral Case Presentation, 10 min (25%)
  • Poster (25%)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Angewandte Mathematik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Angewandte Mathematik / PO 2019
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Architektur / PO 2008
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Architektur / PO 2014
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Architektur / PO 2014
  • Master (research-oriented) / Architektur / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Architektur / PO 2016 - NF 2020
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Architektur / PO 2020
  • Master (research-oriented) / Bauen und Erhalten / PO 2007
  • Bachelor (universitär) - erweiterte Fachsemester / Bauingenieurwesen / PO 2017 - Praxisorientiert (8 FS)
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Bauingenieurwesen / PO 2017 - (6 FS)
  • Master (research-oriented) / Bauingenieurwesen / PO 2014
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Bauingenieurwesen - dual / PO 2017 - (7 FS)
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Bau- und Kunstgeschichte / PO 2022
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / keine PO
  • Bachelor (applied) / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / PO 2017 - 1. SÄ 2019
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / PO 2011
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Betriebswirtschaftslehre - dual / PO 2019
  • Bachelor (applied) / Biotechnologie / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (applied) - Double Degree / Biotechnologie / PO 2021
  • Master (applied) / Biotechnology / PO 2018
  • Master (fachhochschulisch) - erweiterte Fachsemester / Biotechnology / PO 2018 - (4 FS)
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / eBusiness / PO 2007
  • Master (research-oriented) / eBusiness / PO 2007
  • Bachelor (applied) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2014
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2019 - 1. SÄ 2020
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2022
  • Master (applied) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2018
  • Master (fachhochschulisch) - erweiterte Fachsemester / Elektrotechnik / PO 2018 - (4 FS)
  • Master (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2014
  • Master (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2019 - 1. SÄ 2020
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Elektrotechnik - dual / PO 2018 - ausbildungsintegrierend
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Elektrotechnik - dual / PO 2018 - praxisintegrierend
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Elektrotechnik - dual / PO 2022
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Elektrotechnik - dual / PO 2022
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Energietechnik und Energiewirtschaft / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Energietechnik und Energiewirtschaft / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011 - 2. SÄ 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (applied) / Hebammenwissenschaft / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008 - 1. SÄ 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008 - 2. SÄ 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (applied) / Instrumental- und Gesangspädagogik / PO 2019
  • Master (research-oriented) / Klimagerechtes Bauen und Betreiben / PO 2018
  • Master (research-oriented) / Kultur und Technik / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2011
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (applied) / Maschinenbau / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Maschinenbau / PO 2006
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Maschinenbau / PO 2021
  • Master (applied) / Maschinenbau / PO 2018 - SÄ 2021
  • Master (fachhochschulisch) - erweiterte Fachsemester / Maschinenbau / PO 2018 (4 FS) - SÄ 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Maschinenbau / PO 2006 - 2. SÄ 2012
  • Master (research-oriented) / Maschinenbau / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Maschinenbau - dual / PO 2018 - ausbildungsintegrierend
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Maschinenbau - dual / PO 2018 - praxisintegrierend
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Maschinenbau - dual / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Maschinenbau - dual / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Materialchemie / PO 2018
  • Master (research-oriented) / Materialchemie / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Mathematik / PO 2019
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Medizininformatik / PO 2016
  • Master (research-oriented) / Nachwachsende Rohstoffe und Erneuerbare Energien / PO 2008
  • Bachelor (applied) / Pflegewissenschaft / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (applied) / Pflegewissenschaft / PO 2020
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Pflegewissenschaft / PO 2020
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physics / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2018
  • Master (research-oriented) / Power Engineering / PO 2016
  • Bachelor (applied) / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (applied) - Double Degree / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (applied) / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2020
  • Bachelor (applied) - Double Degree / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2020
  • Master (applied) / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2018
  • Master (applied) / Soziale Arbeit / PO 2020
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Städtebau und Stadtplanung / PO 2019
  • Master (research-oriented) / Stadtplanung / PO 2019
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Stadt- und Regionalplanung / PO 2016
  • Master (research-oriented) / Stadt- und Regionalplanung / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Stadt- und Regionalplanung / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (applied) / Therapiewissenschaften / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2006 - 3. SÄ 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2012 - 2. SÄ 2018
  • Master (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Verarbeitungstechnologien der Werkstoffe / PO 2015
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Verarbeitungstechnologien der Werkstoffe / PO 2015
  • Bachelor (applied) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2008
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2019
  • Master (applied) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2018
  • Master (fachhochschulisch) - erweiterte Fachsemester / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2018 - (4 FS)
  • Master (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2019
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Integrated Vocational Training / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - dual / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (applied) - Co-Op Programme with Practical Placement / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - dual / PO 2018
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsmathematik / PO 2007
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsmathematik / PO 2019 - SÄ 2021
 This module has been approved for the general studies.
Remarks:None
Module Components:
  • Exercise: Research and methods of a Sociology of Sustainability - 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar: Theories of Social-Ecological Transformation - 2 Hours per Week per Semester
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: