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Sustainability in the Textile Industry

Course code
GEN311
Course type
BSc Course General Studies
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
3,0
Term
FS 2021
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
Juniorprof. Dr. Nicole Gottschalck
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

The course is taught in a lab format. Students are expected to interact, ask questions and comment on the research findings presented.

In the first lecture of the course, I will give an introduction to sustainability issues and a glance at the textile industry. I will cover the questions: (1) Why are we bothered with sustainability (in the textile industry)? (2) What are the industries special circumstances? (3) What are the Hidden Costs of this industry?

I will approach these questions from a philosophical and applied (case based) perspective.

Students will then choose a topic for their video project (65% of the grade), in which they are required to spotlight the Hidden Costs of a clothing of their choice.

In an applied case study (35% of the grade), students will dive deeper into sustainability issues in the textile industry.

Date Time
Tuesday, 19.01.2021 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 26.01.2021 15:30 - 19:45
Wednesday, 27.01.2021 08:00 - 11:15
Monday, 01.02.2021 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 02.02.2021 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 05.02.2021 08:00 - 15:15
Friday, 19.02.2021 11:30 - 15:15
Will be specified during the lecture
  • Philosophy of sustainability
  • Cases from the textile industry
  • Expert talks by practioners and entrepreneurs (tbd, given the Corona-situation
Your grade in the class will be determined as follows:
  • Case Study (35%)
  • Video Project (65%)

Students will work in groups on their Cases and their Video Projects.

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