MA-SE Race to Heaven: The Anthropology of Earth and Outer Space

  • Unterricht

    Details

    Fakultät Philosophische Fakultät
    Bereich Sozialwissenschaften
    Code UE-L37.00964
    Sprachen Englisch
    Art der Unterrichtseinheit Seminar
    Kursus Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Zeitplan und Räume

    Vorlesungszeiten Mittwoch 10:15 - 12:00, Wöchentlich, PER 21, Raum E130 (Herbstsemester)

    Unterricht

    Verantwortliche
    Dozenten-innen
    Beschreibung

    Space tourism, colonization of Moon and Mars, asteroids as resource providers, and the apparently endless possibilities of capitalist expansion in the Solar System are some of the visions that the commercial advocates of spaceflight discuss today. But the perspective of leaving the Earth generates a plethora of other questions, too. For example, who do asteroids belong to? Who has the right to settle new planets? Do we want to reproduce existing gender, ‘racial’, ethnic, economic and other inequalities on Mars? Can we not reproduce them? Do we want to exploit and ruin other planets in a similar way that we have ruined the Earth? Do we need religions on Mars, and if yes which ones? Are humans in Space still human, or do we need the Earth to be who we are?

    In this course we will read our way through academic, commercial, legal, and sci-fi literature to understand the ethical, geopolitical, philosophical, and societal questions that necessarily arise around spaceflight and the exploration of Outer Space at the very moment when these become reality.

    The course language is English.

    Lernziele

    Learning Objectives

    • Students learn to analyze complex social-political developments, and to place them in current debates and in a broader intellectual history

    Students practice and improve upon academic oral presentation and debating skills

    Bemerkungen

    Performance and evaluation:

    Regular and active participation in class is compulsory. Attendance in the class and preparation of the given readings are part of the workload. Students are expected to read the compulsory literature and formulate one discussion question or a reflection for each class based on that literature. In addition, students prepare individually or in small groups a 10-15 minute input on one of the topics discussed in the course.

    Soft Skills
    Nein
    ausserhalb des Bereichs
    Ja
    BeNeFri
    Ja
    Mobilität
    Ja
    UniPop
    Nein
  • Einzeltermine und Räume
    Datum Zeit Art der Unterrichtseinheit Ort
    21.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    28.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    05.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    12.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    19.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    26.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    02.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    09.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    16.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    23.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    30.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    07.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    14.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
    21.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs PER 21, Raum E130
  • Leistungskontrolle

    Seminar - SA-2022, Wintersession 2023

    Datum 23.01.2023 00:01 - 23:59
    Bewertungsmodus Nach Note

    Seminar - SP-2023, Sommersession 2023

    Bewertungsmodus Nach Note

    Seminar - SP-2023, Herbstsession 2023

    Bewertungsmodus Nach Note

    Seminar - SA-2023, Wintersession 2024

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  • Zuordnung
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