Free Electives

Modul PS1120-KP04

Economic Aspects of Sustainability (OekoNach)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

every summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Master Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • PS1120-S: Economic Aspects of Sustainability (seminar, 1 SWS)
  • PS1100-V: Sustainable bioeconomy (lecture, 1 SWS)
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Presentation and discussion of selected fields of action: Sustainability through climate protection using the example of peatland restoration, sustainable water management, cost avoidance through flood and coastal protection in Germany.
  • Connection between the bioeconomy and sustainability using exemplary examples: The origin of biomass, the use of biomass for the production of fuel and chemicals, the bioeconomy from the perspective of the innovation economy, the bioeconomy as a closed-loop and interconnected system
  • Criteria for success of the bioeconomy
  • Students can understand the topics of sustainability, bioeconomy and biotechnology and explain them using examples
  • They understand the bioeconomy system and the specifics of a sustainable bioeconomy
  • They master the essential basics of ecology and their economic classification
  • They understand the importance of the bioeconomy and sustainability in the field of entrepreneurship (management, digital economy, business administration and spin-offs)
Grading through:
  • portfolio exam
Responsible for this module:
  • Harald Heinrichs, Gerd Michelsen: Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften - Springer Spektrum 2014
  • Joachim Pietzsch: Bioökonomie für Einsteiger - Springer Spektrum 1. Auflage 2017 Edition
  • offered only in German

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- Successful and regular participation in the seminar

Module Exam(s):
- PS1120-L1: Economic Aspects of Sustainability, Portfolio exam consisting of: 30 points in the form of an individual term paper, 70 points in the form of a semester presentation, 100% of the (non-existent) module grade

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