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Minor C3 — Sustainable development and the ecological transition

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    The first year in Vien­na is based on the SEEP mas­ter’s pro­gramme.

    1) Eco­log­i­cal tran­si­tion in a glob­alised world
    Social Eco­log­i­cal Economics5Ernest Aign­er, Viviana Asara, Clive SpashS2EN
    Growth, well-being and development8Armon Rezai, Manuel Scholz-Wäck­er­le, Ernest AignerS1ENpdf
    Intro­duc­tion to Research & Writ­ing on Con­tem­po­rary Pol­i­cy Chal­lenges I4Viviana Asara, Judith Kohlen­berg­er, Hen­drik Theine, Katarzy­na GruszkaS1ENpdf
    Intro­duc­tion to Research & Writ­ing on Con­tem­po­rary Pol­i­cy Chal­lenges II4Andreas NovyS2ENpdf
    2) Insti­tu­tions, behav­iours and policy
    Inter­na­tion­al and Euro­pean Law, Insti­tu­tions and Governance8Ver­e­na Mad­ner, Ste­fan MayrS1ENpdf
    Actors, behav­iours and deci­sion processes8Sigrid StaglS2ENpdf
    3) Method­ol­o­gy courses
    Quan­ti­ta­tive & qual­i­ta­tive methods10Bar­bara Haas (all tracks), Astrid Pen­ner­stor­fer (Track B), Manuel Scholz-Wäck­er­le (Track A)S2ENpdf1/pdf2
    His­to­ry and Phi­los­o­phy of Sci­ence: Ontol­ogy, Epis­te­mol­o­gy, Methodology8Clive SpashS1EN
    4) Applied research project5Manuel Scholz-Wäck­er­leS1/S2ENpdf1/pdf2
    5) One of the elec­tive courses
    * Glob­al­iza­tion and Mul­ti-Lev­el Policy5Ver­e­na Mad­ner, Andrea NovyS2ENpdf
    * Glob­al­iza­tion and Social Policy5Ulrike Schnei­der, August Öster­le, Mar­cel BilgerS2ENpdf
    * The Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my of Inequalities5Jür­gen Esslet­zbich­ler, Katha­ri­na Mad­er, Hen­drik Theine, Viviana AsaraS2ENpdf
    6) Lan­guages (3 ECTS, option­al): French, Ger­man, Adv. English-
    * For the EPOG+ pro­gramme, the mod­ules with 7 ECTS in the first year of Minor C3 count for 8 ECTS in the degree award­ed by WU (i.e. the degree award­ed by WU includes 65 ECTS for the first year while the degrees award­ed by the insti­tu­tions in Paris trans­fer 60 ECTS for the first year spent in Vienna).

    0) Induc­tion month (Sep­tem­ber)
    1) Devel­op­ment and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment (spe­cif­ic to Major C)
    Emerg­ing coun­tries and the tran­si­tion in the glob­al economy4Thibaud Deguil­hem, Pas­cal Grouiez, Petia Kol­e­va and Renaud MetereauS3EN
    Finance and the eco­log­i­cal transition4Jef­frey Alt­house, Camille Souf­fron, Romain SvartzmannS3EN
    Eco­log­i­cal economics4Alexan­dre Berthe, with: Loui­son Cahen-Fourot, Christophe Goupil, Pas­cal Grouiez, Esther Reg­nier, Amé­line Val­let, Romain SvartzmanS3EN
    2) Two spe­cial focus­es (SF)12
    3) Method­olog­i­cal tools for empir­i­cal work (one of the cours­es below)
    Econo­met­rics6Louis Dau­masS3EN
    Advanced econo­met­rics6Thibaud Deguil­hemS3EN
    4) Com­mon culture
    Vari­a­tions of cap­i­tal­ism. Con­tem­po­rary devel­op­ment in crit­i­cal polit­i­cal economy1.5Cédric DurandS3EN
    Eco­log­i­cal chal­lenges from a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary per­spec­tive (in asso­ci­a­tion with the Cen­tre for Earth Pol­i­cy and the Insti­tute for Envi­ron­men­tal Transition)1.5Nathalie Blanc
    Luc Abbadie
    and invit­ed speakers
    Joint sem­i­nars: aca­d­e­m­ic per­spec­tive on eco­nom­ic pol­i­cy and eco­nom­ic pol­i­cy explained by eco­nom­ic actors and pol­i­cy mak­ers (30–40 seminars)8David Flach­er (coor­di­na­tion of invit­ed speakers)S3EN
    Elec­tive “soft skills” ses­sions (no ECTS)-Var­i­ous speakersS3/S4EN/FR
    5) Lan­guages (no ECTS)
    French and pos­si­bly others.

    SF1 — Tech­no­log­i­cal and social inno­va­tion in the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion era
    Tech­no­log­i­cal change and dig­i­tal tran­si­tion: trans­dis­ci­pli­nary perspectives3Col­lec­tive course by researchers of COSTECH labS3EN
    Social econ­o­my, com­mons and social innovation3Thomas Lamarche and Corinne VercherS3EN
    SF2 — Finan­cial strate­gies, labour poli­cies and socio-eco­log­i­cal alter­na­tives in a glob­alised world
    Finance cap­i­tal and financialization 2Tris­tan Auvray S3EN
    Cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and labour2Antoine Rebéri­ouxS3EN
    Social and sol­i­dar­i­ty econ­o­my in perspective2Jean-Louis Lav­illeS3EN
    SF3 — Social pro­tec­tion and edu­ca­tion in finan­cialised and glob­alised contexts
    Social pro­tec­tion2Nathalie Cou­tinet (coor­di­na­tion)S3EN
    Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal patents, TRIPS and pub­lic health2Nathalie Cou­tinetS3EN
    Eco­nom­ics of education2Hugo Harari-Ker­madec and David FlacherS3EN
    SF4 — Socio-economics
    Soci­ol­o­gy of temporalities3Pierre-Marie Chau­vinS3FR/EN (mix)
    Jus­tice and economy3Pierre Demeu­le­naereS3FR/EN (mix)

    Semes­ter 4 aims to enhance and apply learn­ing out­comes. Depend­ing on their Master’s the­sis project and career per­spec­tives, stu­dents will:

    They will also choose between:

    • Writ­ing the Master’s the­sis in a “research lab envi­ron­ment”;
    • Writ­ing the Master’s the­sis in the con­text of a “pro­fes­sion­al internship”.

    Stu­dents will be inte­grat­ed into the rel­e­vant research lab (with access to sem­i­nars and research meet­ings, data­bas­es, library and com­put­ing resources). Dur­ing Semes­ter 4, they will

    • work on their Master’s the­sis in the cho­sen insti­tu­tion (Feb­ru­ary-June);
    • take one course (see lists below) or fol­low local research sem­i­nars (equiv­a­lent to 3 ECTS). This activ­i­ty aims (i) to favour their induc­tion in the host­ing insti­tu­tion and/or (ii) to help with their Master’s the­sis (method­ol­o­gy, spe­cif­ic advanced cours­es…). Note: If a stu­dent choose an addi­tion­al course which is giv­en dur­ing Semes­ter 3, he/she does not have any­more oblig­a­tions to take an addi­tion­al course dur­ing Semes­ter 4.

    In con­struc­tion.…

    The intern­ship may be spent at one of the non-aca­d­e­m­ic asso­ci­at­ed part­ner or at any rel­e­vant insti­tu­tion pro­vid­ed that the intern­ship is direct­ly relat­ed to the top­ic of the Master’s the­sis, so that the time spent can be used as field­work in prepa­ra­tion for the dis­ser­ta­tion. It should be not­ed that the require­ments are the same for a the­sis done in a con­text of a pro­fes­sion­al intern­ship and a research lab envi­ron­ment. Note also that the stu­dents will­ing to do a pro­fes­sion­al intern­ship have to find the posi­tion. The intern­ship can last 4 to 6 months. 

    Please note that the giv­en details are sub­ject to evo­lu­tions and changes.

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