Models, modelling and representations

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code UE-SGG.00409
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 10:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire
    Struct. of the schedule 2h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    The term ‘model’ refers to a core scientific activity in and beyond the discipline of geography. But they are also viewed as modes of representation (of processes) as well as tools/instruments. Different concepts, aims and uses of ‘models’ are introduced and compared. More specifically, both social science and natural science perspectives are outlined and discussed.

    The course starts at Monday, 24th September 2018, 10:15 - 12:00

    Training objectives The successful candidate can embed different kinds of models in philosophical traditions and theoretical landscapes as well as in diverse relations to practice and their positioning in a research process. Furthermore, the student will be enabled to critically evaluate the selection of (kinds of) models, their performativity with regard to the research object (how is it co-produced by the model?) and the respective impact on the kind of results and their representations.
    Comments

    Starts in the second week of the semester.

    The students will follow at the beginning of the course some theoretical lectures and at the end of the course they have to present their own project, which they are free to select out of various types of different models.

    - - - - Requirement for students from other Swiss universities - - - -

    The participation to the course and the registration for the exam are conditional to the enrollment as BENEFRI or guest students. At the beginning of the semester at latest :

    - Students from the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (BENEFRI) are invited to follow the steps of the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/programme-benefri.html in order to be identified as BENEFRI students.

    - Students from other Swiss universities are invited to follow the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/hote-complementaire.html in order to be enrolled as guest students.

    Below is some information concerning the registration to exams. Please be aware that registration to exams is mandatory and does not automatically happen if you are registered to a class:

    https://www3.unifr.ch/scimed/en/studies/register.

    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
    Auditor
    Yes
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    27.09.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    04.10.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    11.10.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    18.10.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    25.10.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    08.11.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    22.11.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    29.11.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    06.12.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    13.12.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
    20.12.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 14, Room 2.223
  • Assessments methods

    Travail et exposé

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams Presentation + Project
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Additional TDHSE programme in Geography
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Additional TDHSE Programme Requirements for Geographie 60 or +30 > Programmes 60 or +30 > Additional Programme Requirements to Geography +30 > Additional TDHSE programme for Geography +30 (from AS2018 on)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option human geography (from AS2020 on)
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option physical geography (from AS2020 on)

    Geography [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)