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University-wide electives

University Wide Electives (UWE) are courses that do not have specific prerequisites. Exchange students can freely choose among them, regardless of the study program at their home university. For most courses there is no seat limit (for exceptions see course descriptions). You can register via Portal² once you are enrolled at the University of Mannheim or please follow the instructions if stated otherwise. Even though you can register throughout the semester, it is highly recommended to attend the courses from the beginning on. If you have any questions regarding course selection and registration, please contact your departmental exchange coordinator.

Business School - Bachelor

FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
no registration required
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module are able to analyze and judge price movements on the financial and other asset markets. They should be able to independently valuate stocks and bonds under standard prerequisites with the help of widely-used practical models. Furthermore, the participants will learn to correctly apply methods of capital asset pricing to analyze portfolio decisions as the consideration of risks and return assumption and to distinguish between systematic and diversifiable risks.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Investment decisions (cash value, internal interest rate)
  • Interest yield and risk (portfolio theory)
  • Capital costs during insecurities (CAPM, APT)
  • Corporate governance, agency problems and behavioral finance
FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module are able to analyze and judge price movements on the financial and other asset markets. They should be able to independently valuate stocks and bonds under standard prerequisites with the help of widely-used practical models. Furthermore, the participants will learn to correctly apply methods of capital asset pricing to analyze portfolio decisions as the consideration of risks and return assumption and to distinguish between systematic and diversifiable risks.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
  • Investment decisions (cash value, internal interest rate)
  • Interest yield and risk (portfolio theory)
  • Capital costs during insecurities (CAPM, APT)
  • Corporate governance, agency problems and behavioral finance
Japanese Management Accounting for Enterprise Management (Intensive course, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students got an overview over the current Chinese and/or Japanese issues in the areas of business, politics, and international relations.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Ryoko Aoyagi
Description:
Information about course offer in spring 2018:

Dr. PANG, Yuet Ngor Mary  ( 彭月娥博士 )
College of Business
City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been ranked the Freest Economy in the World for 23 consecutive years by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation. This former British Colony and now a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), has clearly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a fishing village, to rise to its current position as the epitome of capitalism. Remarkably Hong Kong’s phenomenal success and prosperity have been achieved in a relatively short timeframe. This course traces the economic development of Hong Kong, and examines some of the complex dynamics occurring in the economy as it interfaces with the social, political, and cultural spheres of life in this city.

In the process the interactions between the three key stakeholders in the community, namely business, government and society are critically analysed. Beyond this city across the border, as Hong Kong and PRC maintain the policy of “One Country, Two Systems”, the intricate economic relations that have developed over the past decades, and the newer bonds that continue to grow between Hong Kong and the PRC, are highlighted. In addition Hong Kong’s external relationships with neighbouring countries in the South-East Asia region and globally are discussed, especially in light of the potential opportunities and benefits raised by China’s ambitious “One Road and One Belt” initiative.
 
This course examines Hong Kong’s phenomenal economic success, probing the complex interactions between the city’s economy with the social, cultural and political factors, which have resulted in this fishing village rising to prominence as the epitome of capitalism and undisputed holder of the title “the freest economy in the world”. In addition the interactions between the three key stakeholders (business, government and society) will be highlighted. The intricate relationship that Hong Kong has with China, as well as Hong Kong’s external relations with countries in the region and globally, will also be explored in this course.

1) Introducing the “Freest economy in the world” HK
  • national modes of capitalism
  • changing economic philosophies of the HK government?
  • the current socio-political situation in HK
2) Economic development in HK
  • brief history & background of HK
  • demographic & economic profiles of HK
3) Culture, religion & customs impacting business in a Chinese society
  • the Chinese work ethic
  • a Chinese spirit of capitalism?
  • is it gift-giving or bribery?
4) Business forms in HK
  • Old Hongs, new Hongs, Chinese family firms, multinational companies, social enterprises
5) Business connections with the HK government
  • Business in government and government in business: the cases of Sun Hung Kai & MTR
  • some high profile cases of business & government “impropriety” in HK
  • the ICAC in HK
  • corruption in Asia
6) HK's relations with(-in) China
  • China's strategic view of HK: “One country, Two systems”
  • impact of China's Open Door Policy on Asian economic development
7) HK's external relations in Asia
  • a closer look at the “Four (Asian) Tigers” (HK, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea)
8) HK's external relations globally
  • HK's economic and trade relations with countries around the world
9) China's “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
  • potential far-reaching economic opportunities and benefits from Asia to Europe?
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg , Holger Daske , Matthias Uckert
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Dörrenberg , Matthias Uckert
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Dörrenberg , Matthias Uckert
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
IS 301 Foundations of Information Systems (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required for the lecture. Please register for the accompanying tutorials via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between February 4 - 14, 2019. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Students are able to explain the interplay of information technologies, human beings and organizations. They comprehend how information systems are structured and are able to explain the basic functionalities of computer and database systems. Students know the different approaches for the development of information systems and know the basic techniques for the analysis of demands and the design of information systems. They understand the operative and strategic processes for the management of information systems. (LG 1)

They are aware of the factors influencing the development and management of information systems, the perspectives of different stakeholders, and can evaluate related decisions. (LG 2)
Students are able to analyze requests expressed in natural language and translate them into structured database queries (LG 3). They can analyze requirements for an information system and can present them in a structured format, especially using behavior and structure diagrams (LG 4).
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Hartmut Höhle
Description:
  • Introduction and basic definitions in the field of information systems as well as design and structure of information systems
  • Technological Foundations: hardware and software components, basic functionalities of computer systems and networks, basics of database systems
  • Development of information systems: project management and development processes, selected methods for analysis and design
  • Management of information systems: IT Management Framework, Business/IT Alignment, IT Organization, IS Investment, IS Adoption
Management für Nebenfachstudierende (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
No registration required.
Learning target:
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • explain the importance and the historical development of management, and of the academic discipline of management,
  • explain the theoretical and conceptual foundations of management, and to apply them to real life examples,
  • explain the process of management including its functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership,
  • understand the conflict between management and ethics, and to explain problems resulting therefrom,
  • explain current challenges (e. g. internationalisation) and areas (e. g. public and non-profit management) in the field of management.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: -
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Bernd Helmig , Maren Rottler , Martin Christian Georg Sievert
Description:
This introductory course provides students who chose business administration as a minor subject with the fundamental understanding of management of organizations. First, the lecture gives an overview about the importance of management in general, and it highlights its relevance as an academic discipline. Furthermore, it discusses its theoretical and conceptual foundations, and elaborates on the management functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership. Working on the topics management and ethics, international management, nonprofit management and public management, the course illustrates current challenges in the field of management.
Klausureinsicht (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Students acquire and apply basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management. This includes:
  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Inhaltlich: Mathematik, Management
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.

Business School - Master

Japanese Management Accounting for Enterprise Management (Intensive course, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students got an overview over the current Chinese and/or Japanese issues in the areas of business, politics, and international relations.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Ryoko Aoyagi
Description:
Information about course offer in spring 2018:

Dr. PANG, Yuet Ngor Mary  ( 彭月娥博士 )
College of Business
City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been ranked the Freest Economy in the World for 23 consecutive years by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation. This former British Colony and now a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), has clearly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a fishing village, to rise to its current position as the epitome of capitalism. Remarkably Hong Kong’s phenomenal success and prosperity have been achieved in a relatively short timeframe. This course traces the economic development of Hong Kong, and examines some of the complex dynamics occurring in the economy as it interfaces with the social, political, and cultural spheres of life in this city.

In the process the interactions between the three key stakeholders in the community, namely business, government and society are critically analysed. Beyond this city across the border, as Hong Kong and PRC maintain the policy of “One Country, Two Systems”, the intricate economic relations that have developed over the past decades, and the newer bonds that continue to grow between Hong Kong and the PRC, are highlighted. In addition Hong Kong’s external relationships with neighbouring countries in the South-East Asia region and globally are discussed, especially in light of the potential opportunities and benefits raised by China’s ambitious “One Road and One Belt” initiative.
 
This course examines Hong Kong’s phenomenal economic success, probing the complex interactions between the city’s economy with the social, cultural and political factors, which have resulted in this fishing village rising to prominence as the epitome of capitalism and undisputed holder of the title “the freest economy in the world”. In addition the interactions between the three key stakeholders (business, government and society) will be highlighted. The intricate relationship that Hong Kong has with China, as well as Hong Kong’s external relations with countries in the region and globally, will also be explored in this course.

1) Introducing the “Freest economy in the world” HK
  • national modes of capitalism
  • changing economic philosophies of the HK government?
  • the current socio-political situation in HK
2) Economic development in HK
  • brief history & background of HK
  • demographic & economic profiles of HK
3) Culture, religion & customs impacting business in a Chinese society
  • the Chinese work ethic
  • a Chinese spirit of capitalism?
  • is it gift-giving or bribery?
4) Business forms in HK
  • Old Hongs, new Hongs, Chinese family firms, multinational companies, social enterprises
5) Business connections with the HK government
  • Business in government and government in business: the cases of Sun Hung Kai & MTR
  • some high profile cases of business & government “impropriety” in HK
  • the ICAC in HK
  • corruption in Asia
6) HK's relations with(-in) China
  • China's strategic view of HK: “One country, Two systems”
  • impact of China's Open Door Policy on Asian economic development
7) HK's external relations in Asia
  • a closer look at the “Four (Asian) Tigers” (HK, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea)
8) HK's external relations globally
  • HK's economic and trade relations with countries around the world
9) China's “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
  • potential far-reaching economic opportunities and benefits from Asia to Europe?
MAN 770 Exercise Class (Übung / optional) (Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Recommended: It is helpful for participants to have visited the lecture CC 502. No previous knowledge on quantitative empirical methods is required.
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Baris Istipliler
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.
MAN 770 Research Seminar: Strategic Management, Leadership & (Family-)CEOs, and Restructuring (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
University of Mannheim - Master in Management - Research Seminar:
Strategic Management, Leadership & (Family-)CEOs, and Restructuring

MAN 770 Course Program Spring - a.y. 2019
Capsule Course Outline: This research seminar covers current research at the intersection of strategic management, family business research, and corporate performance. A particular focus is put on research on corporate restructuring, the art of turnaround management, and the role of CEOs, including cognitive biases as well as sociological and psycholgical perspectives. Students will discuss and reflect upon questions such as “What are the performance consequences of downsizing?”, “How does CEO turnover affect corporate performance in turnaround situations?”, “Does CEO identity or CEO overconfidence matter for strategic action?“, and “Are family CEOs superior performers?” This is an advanced course to be taken towards the master’s end in preparation for the master thesis. It demands a high level of involvement and contribution. Please, do read the syllabus very carefully before the beginning of the course.

Objectives: The goal of the course is twofold. First, it is designed to help participants gain access to the main topics and theories intersecting strategic management, entrepreneurship, & family business research. We will read and discuss 14 seminal articles, and simulate an academic conference in class. This familiarizes participants with the state of the art research, its designs & methods, and the respective current academic debate.
The second goal of the course is to familiarize students with the core techniques of scientific work in business studies. This includes developing a research idea, evaluating and discussing its contribution, and reporting results in article and presentation format.

To foster participants’ understanding of the subject, the course includes a two-day restructuring simulation in cooperation with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a lecture on CEO performance in crises with McKinsey & Company, and a talk with leaders of family firms and the family firm turnaround oriented consultancy Struktur Management Partner. The seminar will offer opportunities to explore internship and in particular career options tailored to M.Sc. alumni.

For further course information, please download the syllabus at:
http://www.institut-fuer-mittelstandsforschung.de/kos/WNetz?art=File.download&id=4802&name=Syllabus+Research+Seminar+MAN+770+FSS2019.pdf

Please note that there is also an optional tutorium, for which students may register independently.

Application: Course capacity is limited. Registration via the student portal (Portal2.unimannheim.de) is mandatory (Open from 01.02.2019 until 18.02.2019). Additionally, apply to jahrens@staff.mail.uni-mannheim.de by sending your student ID, transcript of grades, and CV & motivation letter (both 1 page). Application deadline: 18.02.2019

Non-MMM students, e.g. law, computer science, languages, sociology, psychology, MKW, MaKuWi, etc., as well as incoming students are welcome.
Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formal: -
Recommended: It is helpful for participants to have visited the lecture CC 502. No previous knowledge on quantitative empirical methods is required.
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.

Social Sciences - Bachelor

VL General Sociology: Migration sociology: theory, methodology and empirical evidence (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The lecture gives a systematic overview of the most important characteristics of the social structure of Germany in comparison to other European countries. It focuses on changes and trends in education, employment, population household and family structure as well as social mobility with a special reference to income distributions and the development of the prosperity.
Literature:
See “Inhalte”
Examination achievement:
Klausur (written exam)
Instructor(s):
Irena Kogan
Description:
Content:

The lecture gives a systematic overview of the most important characteristics of the social structure of Germany in comparison to other European countries. It focuses on changes and trends in education, employment, population household and family structure as well as social mobility with a special reference to income distributions and the development of the prosperity.

Plan und literature:

11.02.2019
Introduction into the topic. Recent history of migration in Europe
Van Mol, C., & de Valk, H. (2016). Migration and immigrants in Europe: a historical and demographic perspective. In B. Garces-Mascarenas & R. Pennix (Eds.), Integration Processes and Policies in Europe (pp. 31-55). Springer International Publishing.

18.02.2019
Migration theories. Immigrant selectivity
Levitt, P., & Jaworsky, B. N. (2007). Transnational migration studies: Past developments and future trends. Annual Review of Sociology, 33, 129-156.

25.02.2019
Definition and dimensions of integration. Classic and new theoretical approaches
Zhou, M. (1997). Segmented assimilation: Issues, controversies, and recent research on the new second generation. International migration review, 31(4), 975-1008.

04.03.2019
Sources of ethnic inequality: resources and discrimination
Alba, R. (2008). Why we still need a theory of mainstream assimilation. Migration und Integration. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft, 48(2008), 37-56.

11.03.2019
Methods of migration sociology
Blank, R. M., Dabady, M., & Citro, C. F. (2004). Measuring racial discrimination. Panel on methods for assessing discrimination, National Research Council (pp. 90-155). Washington DC: The National Academies Press.

18.03.2019
Cultural dimension of integration: Language acquisition
Chiswick, B., & Miller, P. (2014). International migration and the economics of language. In B. Chiswick & P. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Immigration (pp. 211-269). Elsevier.

25.03.2019
Structural dimension of integration: Immigrants and their descendants in the education system
Heath, A. F., & Brinbaum, Y. (2007). Explaining ethnic inequalities in educational attainment. Ethnicities, 7(3), 291–305.

01.04.2019
No class

08.04.2019
Structural dimension of integration: Immigrants and their descendants in the labour market
Kogan, I., Kalter, F., Liebau, E., & Cohen, Y. (2011). Individual resources and structural constraints in immigrants’ labour market integration. In M. Wingens et al. (Eds.), A Life-Course Perspective on Migration and Integration (pp. 75-100). Springer.

29.04.2019
Social dimension of integration: Ethnic segregation
Ahmed, A.M, Andersson, L., & Hammarstedt, M. (2010). Can discrimination in the housing market be reduced by increasing the information about the applicants? Land Economics, 86(1), 79-90.

06.05.2019
Social dimension of integration: Interethnic friendships and partnerships
Kalmijn, M. (1998). Intermarriage and homogamy: Causes, patterns, trends. Annual Review of Sociology, 24, 395-421.

13.05.2019
Immigrant identification, religion and values
Jacob, K., & Kalter, F. (2013). Intergenerational change in religious salience among
immigrant families in four European countries. International
Migration, 51(3), 38-56.

20.05.2019
Social distances, attitudes towards migrants and migration
Helbling, M. (2014). Opposing Muslims and the Muslim headscarf in Western Europe. European Sociological Review, 30(2), 242-257.

27.05.2019
Preparation for the final exam
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen I: European Integration and the European Union (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas König
Description:
Content: The lecture introduces into political science research on European integration and the European Union, with particular reference to the empirical analytical literature on the history of European integration, the institutional functioning of the European Union and its implications for representative democracy. Three questions are at the center of the lecture:
  • Firstly, the theories on European integration and supranational governance: How can one explain from a political science point of view the essential features of European integration? Who are the key players, what interests are they pursuing, and how have solutions been achieved over the past 70 years?
  • Secondly, criticism on the democratic deficit and legitimacy of European integration: How democratic and legitimate is the European Union as a political system? Can the empowering of the European Parliament overcome this criticism? Which (reform) solutions exist from a political science perspective to overcome future challenges of European integration?
  • Thirdly, interdependence between the European Union and the member states: How does the European Union interact with representative democracies in the Member States, how does it operate globally? What role do citizens, stakeholders and parties play in issues of European integration and European Union decisions?
As an accompanying reading, I recommend reading the book by Simon Hix and Bjorn Hoyland. 2011. The Political System of the European Union, Basingstoke: Palgrave. Furthermore, basic information can be found at https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu_en.
In general, I recommend regular reading of publications in journals published in the European Integration and European Union topics, such as European Union Politics and the Journal of Common Market Studies, while up-to-date information can be found in the EU Observer and Europe Daily Bulletin.
Aims:
  • Ability to understand and select political science studies on European integration and the European Union;
  • Excellent knowledge of the state of research on the main approaches to European integration and the European Union;
  • Scientific understanding of the functioning of the integration steps and the political system of the European Union;
  • Theoretical and methodological knowledge for the study of European integration and the European Union.
  • Applying skills and knowledge to related or future problems of European integration and the European Union.
Requirements: Active participation by preparing the reading given in the boxes for each session. Pass the final exam consisting of 2-3 questions on each topic.
Office Hour: by appointment
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie II: Wahlen, Wähler, Demokratie: Grundzüge der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:

Arzheimer, Kai, Jocelyn Evans und Michael Lewis-Beck (Hrsg.), 2017: Sage Handbook of Electoral Behavior, Los Angeles: Sage.

Bytzek, Evelyn, und Sigrid Roßteutscher (Hrsg.), 2011: Der unbekannte Wähler? Mythen und Fakten zum Wahlverhalten der Deutschen, Frankfurt: Campus.

Dalton, Russell J., 2014: Citizen Politics. Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, 6. Auflage, Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Fisher, Justin, et al. (Hrsg.), 2018: The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion, New York: Routledge.

Gabriel, Oscar W. und Bettina Westle (Hrsg.), 2012: Wählerverhalten in der Demokratie. Eine Einführung, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Instructor(s):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Description:

Wahlen sind der institutionelle Kern der repräsentativen Demokratie. Deswegen stehen sie auch im Zentrum der politischen Soziologie demokratischer politischer Systeme. Die Vorlesung setzt sich aus normativem, historischem und empirisch-analytischem Blickwinkel mit Wahlen und ihrer realen Bedeutung für die repräsentative Demokratie auseinander. Behandelt werden u.a. folgende Themen: demokratietheoretische Perspektiven auf Wahlen; Entwicklung und Durchsetzung des allgemeinen Wahlrechts; Klassifizierung und Bedeutung von Wahlsystemen; Integrität von Wahlen; Theorien, Methoden und Befunde der empirischen Wahlforschung (Wahlbeteiligung im Vergleich zu anderen Formen der politischen Beteiligung, Hintergründe und Mechanismen der Partei- und Kandidatenwahl).

VL Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre II: Politische Regime und Regimetransformation (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Anne Pintsch
Description:
Die Vorlesung beschäftigt sich mit der Entstehung, den Eigenschaften und dem Wandel politischer Regime. Sie behandelt unter anderem Fragen der Definition und Messung von Demokratie und Autokratie, der Erklärung von Demokratisierungsprozessen sowie der Stabilität autoritärer Regime. Zentrale Werke der politikwissenschaftlichen Literatur werden ebenso vorgestellt wie aktuelle Entwicklungen und Beispiele.
VL Datenauswertung (Data Analysis) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Kellstedt, P. & G. Whitten. 2009. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lewis-Beck, M. 1980. Applied Regression: An Introduction. London: Sage.
Agresti, A. & Finlay, B. 2008. Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Pollock, P.H. 2009. The Essentials of Political Analysis. 3rd ed. Washington DC: CQ Press.
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey
Description:
Statistical skills are essential for students of any empirically oriented social science. In the study of political science an understanding of statistical data analysis is necessary not only for conducting analysis, but also for understanding a significant proportion of the empirical political science literature. This course is an introduction to data analysis in empirical political research. We will introduce the basic methods of data analysis using the statistical software package Stata. The course aims to provide students with an appreciation of what good statistical analysis can achieve, how to use statistical methods appropriately and with confidence and how to interpret the results produced by those methods clearly and correctly.
VL Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Min.)
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Description:

Die Vorlesung führt in das politikwissenschaftliche Teilgebiet der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre ein. Schwerpunkte bilden die Methoden der Analyse und des Vergleichs politischer Systeme, politische Institutionen sowie politische Prozesse der Willensbildung und der Entscheidungsfindung.

VL Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Min.)
Instructor(s):
Description:

Die Vorlesung führt in das politikwissenschaftliche Teilgebiet der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre ein. Schwerpunkte bilden die Methoden der Analyse und des Vergleichs politischer Systeme, politische Institutionen sowie politische Prozesse der Willensbildung und der Entscheidungsfindung.

Social Sciences - Master

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Humanities - Bachelor

IDV 402: Intercultural Communication (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de. Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Alica Katharina Buck
Description:
This course is designed to develop the students’ competence in communication across cultures and languages, which is a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities and initiatives of the individual, necessary to establish a sustainable relationship with a person speaking another language in social, cultural and professional spheres. With this course you learn based on the theoretical approach how:

1) to introduce social and cultural norms of speech behavior in the areas of oral and written communication;
2) to show the linguistic and cultural specificity of multilingual and multicultural communication;
3) to form the necessary linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge in the field of communicative competence;
4) to develop the ability to use optimal strategies and tactics of speech behavior in various forms and types of communication;
5) to identify stereotyping and create transcultural team identity;

Humanities - Master

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Economics - Bachelor

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Economics - Master

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Law - Bachelor

Das französische Recht und seine Rechtssprache (Course, French)
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
French
Instructor(s):
Rupert Vogel
Einführung in das deutsche Zivilrecht für ausländische Studierende (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Registration procedure:

The course gives an introduction to German private law especially for foreign law students. The course begins with an overview of the legal sources of German law. In particular, the special position of the Civil Code and its historical development will be discussed.

Then the most important legal areas of the Civil Code will be worked out on the basis of systematic descriptions and case solutions. By focusing on the law of torts, the law of obligations and the law of property, the working method in German civil law is clarified. Short introductions to inheritance and family law, company law and civil procedural law round off the course through private law.

 

Structure

- Definition of private law, historical development

- Structure of the BGB

- tort law

- law of obligations

- property law

- Inheritance and Family Law, Company Law and Civil Procedure Law at a Glance

 

The aim of the course is to ensure that students are familiar with the structures of German civil law by the end of the course and that they are able to handle smaller cases with the knowledge they have acquired.

Instructor(s):
Daniel Friedrich
Energy law and Policy (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Forensic Psychology in Legal Contexts (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The growth of forensic psychology as a science in the recent decades represents an evolution in profiling and crime detection. Understanding the causes and characteristics of deviant actions – commonly known as abnormal behavior – is crucial in determining diagnoses, planning intervention strategies and answering forensic referral questions.

In this course, students will acquire a broad understanding of psychopathologies related to crime. They are provided with an extensive overview of the main topics, such as criminal profiling, psychology in the criminal courts, the links to legal systems and related topics. Furthermore criminal behavior will be examined and challenges in the field will be discussed.
Moreover, special issues such as cybercrime, family violence, victimology, and police psychology will be covered.

The course is law oriented, which means the roles that forensic psychology professional could have in the court system will be explored and basic psychology knowledge will be delivered.

Literature:
  • Dennis Howitt - Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology, 2018, 6th Edition
  • Sandie Taylor - Forensic Psychology: The basis, 2015

The course will be a block lecture but conceptualized as a seminar including group work and student presentations. Many case studies will be examined and a lot of media (videos/podcasts) will be used.

Examination type: essay paper. The final grade will be based on active participation in class, the presentation and the final paper that students have to submit.

Open to incoming bachelor law students and bachelor students from any other faculty at the University of Mannheim and full time Uni Mannheim Students.
Instructor(s):
Elisa Berdica
Simulating the United Nations Security Council (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
Have you ever wondered how the United Nations Security Council arrives at its (sometimes controversial) decisions? Are you interested in how decision-making procedures within the Security Council function and what role the five permanent members play in this context?

These as well as other questions will be at the core of the present seminar, which is designed as a policy simulation and consists of two phases: in a first step, students are designated the role of Security Council members (e.g. single states or other actors such as the UN Secretary General), which they will later represent in the context of the simulation (roles are distributed in the first session). While you will have to complete the research required for fulfilling your role mostly off-class, there will be at least two on-site sessions at which you can ask questions and further prepare for your role. It may be the case that you end up representing states and policies that do not reflect your personal opinion!
The second phase will then comprise a full day of simulating the work of the Security Council, based on a real UNSC Resolution (the text of which will be circulated in due course). This means: you will participate not in your capacity as a student, but as an “official” state representative (and it is strongly expected to stay in that role throughout the day!).

Further required readings as well as additional material will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course is a brief report based on the experiences made within the context of the simulation. Since this is a policy simulation, active oral participation is indispensable.
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann

Law - Master

Energy law and Policy (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Simulating the United Nations Security Council (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
Have you ever wondered how the United Nations Security Council arrives at its (sometimes controversial) decisions? Are you interested in how decision-making procedures within the Security Council function and what role the five permanent members play in this context?

These as well as other questions will be at the core of the present seminar, which is designed as a policy simulation and consists of two phases: in a first step, students are designated the role of Security Council members (e.g. single states or other actors such as the UN Secretary General), which they will later represent in the context of the simulation (roles are distributed in the first session). While you will have to complete the research required for fulfilling your role mostly off-class, there will be at least two on-site sessions at which you can ask questions and further prepare for your role. It may be the case that you end up representing states and policies that do not reflect your personal opinion!
The second phase will then comprise a full day of simulating the work of the Security Council, based on a real UNSC Resolution (the text of which will be circulated in due course). This means: you will participate not in your capacity as a student, but as an “official” state representative (and it is strongly expected to stay in that role throughout the day!).

Further required readings as well as additional material will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course is a brief report based on the experiences made within the context of the simulation. Since this is a policy simulation, active oral participation is indispensable.
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Bachelor

MAA 405 Complex Analysis (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Wegintegrale im Komplexen (BK1)
• Potenzreihenkalkül (BK1)
• Fundamentalsatz der Algebra (BK1)
• Cauchyscher Integralsatz und Integralformel (BF1, BK1)
• Residuensatz (BK1, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Zusammenhang zwischen reeller und komplexer Differenzierbarkeit (BF1, BO2)
• Berechnen von Residuen (BO3)
• Berechnen von reellen Integralen mit dem Residuensatz (BF1, BO3)
• Verständnis von lokalen und globalen Eigenschaften holomorpher Funktionen (BF1, BO2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Analysis I, Analysis II, Lineare Algebra I
Examination achievement:
Analysis I, Analysis II, Lineare Algebra I
Instructor(s):
Wolfgang Seiler
Description:
• Komplexe Differenzierbarkeit
• holomorphe und meromorphe Funktionen
• Analytische Fortseztung
• Singularitäten holomorpher Funktionen
• Residuenkalkül
• spezielle Funktionen
MAB 406 Linear Algebra II / B (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Vertiefung der Linearen Algebra I wie Sesquilinearformen und Spektralsätze kennen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Das Wechselspiel zwischen abstrakten Objekten (Endomorphismen, Bilinearformen) und repräsentierenden konkreten Daten (Matrizen) würdigen (BF1, BO2).
• Die Verbindung von Algebra und Geometrie würdigen (BF1, BO2).
Personale Kompetenz:
• Strukturiertes Denken (BO2).
• Teamarbeit (BF4).
• Kommunikationsfähigkeit (BO1, BO4).
Instructor(s):
Daniel Roggenkamp
Description:
• Algebra und Geometrie der Sesquilinearformen und Bilinearformen
• Spektralsätze
MAC 405 Stochastic Simulation (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis für die Erzeugung von Algorithmen für die Simulation von „discrete event systems“ (BK3, BO2)
„Goodness-of-fit“ Tests (BK1)
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur numerischen Behandlung von Markovketten in diskreter und stetiger Zeit (BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis von Monte-Methoden und ihrer Verbesserungen durch Varianzreduktionsverfahren (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis der Markovketten-Monte-Carlo Methode (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
Erkennen, welche Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen verschiedener Verteilungen eingesetzt werden können, Umsetzung in konkrete Programme (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Fähigkeit einfache stochastische Modelle zu simulieren und die Ergebnisse zu validieren (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Grundkenntnisse in der Programmierung mit Scilab (BF3)
Personale Kompetenz:
Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Grundkenntnisse in Programmierung mit Scilab (o.ä.), C oder C++ sind nützlich, aber nicht notwendig
Examination achievement:
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Grundkenntnisse in Programmierung mit Scilab (o.ä.), C oder C++ sind nützlich, aber nicht notwendig
Instructor(s):
Description:
Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen: Inversions-, Kompositions- und Akzeptanz-Verwerfungsmethode, spezielle Methoden
Simulation diskreter Ereignissysteme
Monte-Carlo-Methode, Varianzreduktion
Statistische Validierung: Chi-Quadrat-Test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov-Test
Numerische Behandlung von Markovketten
Markovketten-Monte-Carlo
MAC 405 Stochastic Simulation (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis für die Erzeugung von Algorithmen für die Simulation von „discrete event systems“ (BK3, BO2)
„Goodness-of-fit“ Tests (BK1)
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur numerischen Behandlung von Markovketten in diskreter und stetiger Zeit (BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis von Monte-Methoden und ihrer Verbesserungen durch Varianzreduktionsverfahren (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis der Markovketten-Monte-Carlo Methode (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
Erkennen, welche Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen verschiedener Verteilungen eingesetzt werden können, Umsetzung in konkrete Programme (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Fähigkeit einfache stochastische Modelle zu simulieren und die Ergebnisse zu validieren (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Grundkenntnisse in der Programmierung mit Scilab (BF3)
Personale Kompetenz:
Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Grundkenntnisse in Programmierung mit Scilab (o.ä.), C oder C++ sind nützlich, aber nicht notwendig
Examination achievement:
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Grundkenntnisse in Programmierung mit Scilab (o.ä.), C oder C++ sind nützlich, aber nicht notwendig
Instructor(s):
Description:
Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen: Inversions-, Kompositions- und Akzeptanz-Verwerfungsmethode, spezielle Methoden
Simulation diskreter Ereignissysteme
Monte-Carlo-Methode, Varianzreduktion
Statistische Validierung: Chi-Quadrat-Test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov-Test
Numerische Behandlung von Markovketten
Markovketten-Monte-Carlo
MAT 302 Analysis II (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Konvergenz in metrischen Räumen (BK1)
• Stetigkeit von Abbildungen zwischen metrischen Räumen (BK1)
• Differenzierbarkeit von Funktionen mehrerer Variablen  (BK1)
• Grundbegriffe der nichtlinearen Analysis (BF1, BK1)
• Integration von Funktionen mehrerer Variablen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• mathematische Beweisführung (BF1, BO2)
• Hantieren mit Gleichungen und Ungleichungen (BF1, BO2)
• Berechnen von Grenzwerten (BF1,BO3)
• Berechnen von Ableitungen (BO2)
• Bestimmung von Minima unter Zwangsbedingungen (BF2, BO3)
• Berechnen von Integralen (BO2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Analysis I, Grundkenntnisse in Linearer Algebra I
Examination achievement:
Analysis I, Grundkenntnisse in Linearer Algebra I
Instructor(s):
Leif Döring
Description:
• metrische Räume
• normierte Vektorräume
• Funktionen mehrerer Variabler
• Funktionale
MAT 304 Linear Algebra II / A (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Vertiefungen der Linearen Algebra I wie Normalformen von Endomorphismen kennen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Das Wechselspiel zwischen abstrakten Objekten (Endomorphismen, Bilinearformen) und repräsentierenden konkreten Daten (Matrizen) würdigen (BF1, BO2).
Personale Kompetenz:
• Strukturiertes Denken (BO2).
• Teamarbeit (BF4).
• Kommunikationsfähigkeit (BO1).
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Lineare Algebra I
Examination achievement:
Lineare Algebra I
Instructor(s):
Daniel Roggenkamp
Description:
• Euklidische Vektorräume, Normalformen von Endomorphismen oder andere Ergänzungen zur Linearen Algebra I
MAT 306 Numerical Mathematics (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
9.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Verständnis der Grundbegriffe und grundlegenden Methoden der Numerischen Mathematik  (BF1, BK1)
• Algorithmisches Denken und Implementierung grundlegender Verfahren zur Bestimmung von Näherungslösungen (BK3)
• Klassifikation und Interpretation numerischer Probleme (BK1, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Mathematische Modellierung eines (Anwendungs-)Problems (BF3, BO3)
• Konkrete Problemlösungsstrategien und deren Interpretation (BF1, BF2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BO1,BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Analysis I, Analysis II, Lineare Algebra I
Examination achievement:
Analysis I, Analysis II, Lineare Algebra I
Instructor(s):
Description:
• Numerik linearer Gleichungssysteme
• Störungstheorie und Fehleranalyse
• Lineare Ausgleichsrechnung
• Eigenwertprobleme
• Nichtlineare Gleichungssysteme: Fixpunktiterationen, insbesondere Newton-Verfahren
• Interpolation und Splines
• Numerische Integration
Practical Computer Science II (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Aufbau und Arbeitsweise moderner Digitalrechner, Aufgaben und Funktionsweise moderner Betriebssysteme, insbesondere Prozess- und Speicherverwaltung. Aufbau und Arbeitsweise von Compilern.
Methodenkompetenz:
Entwurf einfacher logischer Schaltungen, Lösung von Programmier-aufgaben in Programmieren, Entwurf einfacher Grammatiken, Um-gang mit Compiler-Generatoren.
Personale Kompetenz:
Selbständiges Arbeiten in Kleingruppen.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Praktische Informatik I
Examination achievement:
Praktische Informatik I
Instructor(s):
Rainer Gemulla
Description:
Die Vorlesung beschäftigt sich mit den technischen und methodischen Grundlagen der Ausführung von Anwendungsprogrammen auf modernen Digitalrechnern. Dies umfasst vor allem die folgenden Gebiete:

1. Rechnerarchitektur
2. Betriebssysteme
3. Compilerbau
4. Java Virtual Machine
Business Informatics II: Foundations of Modeling (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
  • Kenntnisse aktueller Modellierungssprachen und Werkzeugen.
  • Verständnis für Grundprinzipien und Formalen Grundlagen der Modellierung von Anwendungsdomänen und Prozessen.

Methodenkompetenz:
  • Beschreibung von Domänen und Prozesse einfacher und mittlerer Komplexität mit Hilfe gängiger Sprachen und Werkzeuge

Personale Kompetenz:
  • Verständnis komplexer Zusammenhänge, Arbeiten im Team, Kommunikation von Modellierungsentscheidungen
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Formale Grundlagen der Informatik (insbes. Graphen, Logik, Automaten)
Examination achievement:
Formale Grundlagen der Informatik (insbes. Graphen, Logik, Automaten)
Instructor(s):
Christian Meilicke , Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Description:
Die Vorlesung behandelt die Rolle konzeptueller Modellierung in der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Es werden Vorteile und Grenzen der Modlelierung im Unternehmenkontext aufgezeigt und Modellierungssprachen und Werkzeuge eingeführt. Inhalte der Veranstaltung umfassen unter anderem:
  • Modellierungsprinzipien
  • Praxisnahe Sprachen (UML, BPMN)
  • Formale Grundlagen von Modellierungssprachen (Logik, Pertri-Netze)
  • Modellierungswerkzeuge.
In der begleitenden Übung erstellen die Teilnehmer konzpetuelle Modelle realer Anwendungsdomänen mit Hilfe aktueller Modellierungssprachen und Werkzeuge.

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Master

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