Introductory Topics in Economics and Politics

Elina Brutschin
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, Lecture and Discussion (VD), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04470

Description

Climate change is one of the key challenges that our planet and society currently face as it is directly connected to availability of resources and human wellbeing. This course will introduce students to this topic from an energy system transformation perspective including technological, economic, social and political considerations. The integrated approach of systems analysis allows investigation at the nexus of global challenges, enabling synergies and trade-offs among potential solutions to be considered and implemented. The course is structured along five modules, each including key themes that will be covered by a field expert from the International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (IIASA). In this course students will get a basic understanding of how an integrated assessment model works, learn about current discussions pertaining to the scale-up of different technologies, and debate key ethical issues that are associated with designing a carbon free future. After this class, students will be able to have a more technical understanding of climate mitigation scenarios.

Examination Modalities

Group work and small written assignments.

Comments

Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Dates

14 October 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
21 October 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
28 October 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
04 November 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
11 November 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
18 November 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
25 November 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
02 December 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
09 December 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
16 December 2022, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
13 January 2023, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
20 January 2023, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
27 January 2023, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
03 February 2023, 15:30–17:00 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 05 September 2022, 22:00 to 31 October 2022, 22:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 3: Economics and Politics

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Elective Field: only students without a bachelor's degree in CDS: from Study Areas 1-6

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Foundation

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible