Garbage patch-work

Faculteit Honours College
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode HCRUB0505
Vaknaam Garbage patch-work
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Garbage patch-work (Honours College)
Leerdoelen Students will be engaged into thinking about a systematic approach of a complicated plastic issue
Students will be able to:
• Gain notion of the manifold problematics of plastic: an integrated problem that requires an integrated sustainable solution
• Reflect on the interconnectedness of science and society around the multifaceted problem plastic by using concepts/theory from different disciplines.
• Report on the above assessment both orally and in writing
• Find, judge and refer to relevant, not necessarily scientific literature
• Collaborate
• Develop a critical, sustainable and responsible attitude regarding their own role as scientist (from own field of discipline) in a broader context
Omschrijving The garbage patch in the oceans, who hasn’t heard of it? An enormous amount of plastic that is credibly estimated to be 100 million tons. In this interdisciplinary broadening module Garbage patch-work we look at the plastic issue as a multifaceted problem that requires an integrated sustainable design.
The course approach is thinking in systems towards sustainable solutions, by using concepts/theory from different disciplines: history of governance & politics; environmental human health; environmental impact; characteristics of plastics; sustainable design, circular economy and human behavior. Are there feasible sustainable solutions at the source (plastic production) or at the end of pipe (recycling, removal from environment)? Is it a governmental, industrial, societal or individual responsibility?
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst(en), Literatuurstudie, Opdracht(en), Presentatie(s)
Toetsvorm Groepsopdracht(en), Individuele opdracht(en), Presentatie(s)
(Group presentations and short piece of writing outlining the writer's disciplinary perspective (about 2 A4).)
Vaksoort Honours College-Bachelor
Coördinator dr. H.J. van der Strate
Docent(en) dr. M.K. Boer, de ,prof. dr. P.J. Coenraads ,dr. W. Jager ,dr. ir. G.H. Jonker ,dr. K.E. Keizer ,prof. dr. F. Picchioni ,dr. H.J. van der Strate ,prof. dr. D.J. Wolffram
Entreevoorwaarden Deze module staat voor alle HC bachelor studenten open (geen enkele faculteit is uitgezonderd).
Alleen toegankelijk voor studenten die voor het BA Honours College Programma zijn geselecteerd.
Opmerkingen De volgende voorwaarde (Artikel 3.6 van de EAR, te vinden in je Student Portal onder Organizations) geldt: “Except in the event of extraordinary circumstances, all Honours Programme course units have a 100% attendance requirement, which includes preparation for and active participation in the course units."
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Petrus Camper Leergang - Honours College  ( Verbredende modules) 2 semester I keuzegroep