Number of credits
|Master in agroecology (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Master in environmental science and management (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Master in environmental science and management (60 ECTS)||4 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
This course on Citizen science proceeds from a reflection on old and new experiments on the place citizens from inside the scientific activity to activism.
The course deals with several issues:
- a presentation of the controversy on the place of the public in the emergence of new forms of knowledge and actions between sciences and societies.
- an introduction on the emergence and the development of alternative practices to more conventional scientific activity (Community-based-Science); and more precisely on distributed monitoring practices (Community-based-Monitoring), as in the fields of noise and olfactive pollutions, biodiversity, or electromagnetic fields management).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
There are no prerequisites
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Elaborations on the basis of scientific litteratures and professional and amateur practioners.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Recommended or required readings
Conrad, C. C., & Hilchey, K. G. (2011). A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessement(176), 273-291.
Charvolin, F. (2010). La réussite du programme Feederwatch vue par les profanes : un compte-rendu critique. Des sciences citoyennes? : la question de l'amateur dans les sciences naturalistes. F. Charvolin, A. Micoud and L. K. Nyhart. La Tour-d'Aigues, France, Aube: 202-218.
Whatmore, S. J. and C. Landström (2011). "Flood apprentices: an exercise in making things public." Economy and Society 40(4): 582-610.
Assessment methods and criteria