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Spring 2021  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 6th Semester  ›  Fundamental Studies

Sustainability in the Textile Industry

Course Code:
GEN311
Lecturers:
Juniorprof. Dr. Nicole Gottschalck
Course Type:
BSc Course General Studies
Week Hours:
2,0
Term:
Spring 2021
Language:
Englisch
Credits:
3,0
(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
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 26/01/2021
03:30 PM till 07:45 PM
Wednesday, 27/01/2021
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Monday, 01/02/2021
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 02/02/2021
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Friday, 05/02/2021
08:00 AM till 03:15 PM
Friday, 19/02/2021
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
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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