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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.

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FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing (Lecture)
EN
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):
Oliver Spalt , Erik Theissen , Yannik Schneider
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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)
EN
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):
Oliver Spalt , Erik Theissen , Yannik Schneider
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Tuesday  (single date) 26.05.2020 10:00 - 12:00 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Guest Lecture Elective “Asian Studies” (Intensive course)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students get 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):
Didi Zhang
Description:
<p ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Prof. Dr. DONG, Xiaoying<br /> Guanghua School of Management<br /> Peking University, China</span></span></span></p> <div align="center” > <hr align="center" size="2" width="100%" /></div> <ol> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital strategy at national and organizational level</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is the digital strategy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Background</span></span><span lang="ZH-CN” ><span >:</span></span><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Development and transition of Chinese economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The role of ICT and Internet industry in economic transition</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital strategy in China</span></span><span lang="ZH-CN” ><span >:</span></span><span lang="EN-US” ><span >comparison with Germany </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital strategy of enterprises</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital economy in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is the digital economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital economy and the national policy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital economy: structure and development</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Measurement of digital economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Best practice in region: Zhe Jiang province</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital infrastructure: policy and investment</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital infrastructure: categories and industries </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >ICT industry and its application</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Internet usage in China</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >From 1G to 5G,</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Case study: Huawei</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Practice of digital transformation: German companies in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Culture difference between China and Germany</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Industrial</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >BMW</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Deutsche Bank</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Mercedes-Benz</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Internet company in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Leading companies: BAT</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >BAT and its ecology</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The impact of BAT in society</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital enterprise Model from international perspectives</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital enterprise Model in China</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >KPMG model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >IDC model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >MIT model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital enterprise Model: survey and finding</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital technologies application and expertise required</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Categories of digital technologies</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Application of digital technologies</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The difference of expertise required for different industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What artificial intelligence can do for farmers</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Categories of digital expertise</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What kind of expertise are most needed?</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What kind of expertise are most needed in car industry?</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital production: smart manufacturing</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >CPS and its impact in manufacturing industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >smart manufacturing and digital twins</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital transformation for firms</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Case studies: Midea and Haier</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital transformation enabled decision support system</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital innovation for service industry</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is digital innovation</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >The aspects of service innovation</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Customer oriented service</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >case of financial institutions</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital transformation: vision and perspectives for 2025</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >The Internet of things</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Transition effort of tradition industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The road map of some best practice</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> </ol>
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 16:40 - 19:10 BWL-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 16:40 - 19:10 BWL-ZOOM-09; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 14.07.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Tuesday  (single date) 14.07.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Wednesday  (single date) 15.07.2020 08:30 - 10:00
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 16:40 - 19:10 BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 16:40 - 19:10 BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 16:40 - 19:10 BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 26.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Tuesday  (single date) 26.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 27.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 15:50 BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 13:40 - 16:00 BWL-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 15.07.2020 10:15 - 11:45
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Matthias Uckert
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 29.05.2020 09:50 - 11:10 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Matthias Uckert
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Matthias Uckert
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 06.06.2020 11:10 - 13:20 BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
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
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Thursday  (single date) 04.06.2020 14:30 - 17:00 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
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)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
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:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Bernd Helmig
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 16.03.2020 17:15 - 18:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Monday  (single date) 20.04.2020 17:15 - 18:45 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Thursday  (single date) 28.05.2020 10:00 - 11:45
Tuesday  (single date) 02.06.2020 15:30 - 18:00 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 25.05.2020 15:50 - 17:30 UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 28.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
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.

Business School - Master

Guest Lecture Elective “Asian Studies” (Intensive course)
EN
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students get 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):
Didi Zhang
Description:
<p ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Prof. Dr. DONG, Xiaoying<br /> Guanghua School of Management<br /> Peking University, China</span></span></span></p> <div align="center” > <hr align="center" size="2" width="100%" /></div> <ol> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital strategy at national and organizational level</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is the digital strategy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Background</span></span><span lang="ZH-CN” ><span >:</span></span><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Development and transition of Chinese economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The role of ICT and Internet industry in economic transition</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital strategy in China</span></span><span lang="ZH-CN” ><span >:</span></span><span lang="EN-US” ><span >comparison with Germany </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital strategy of enterprises</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital economy in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is the digital economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital economy and the national policy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital economy: structure and development</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Measurement of digital economy</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Best practice in region: Zhe Jiang province</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital infrastructure: policy and investment</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital infrastructure: categories and industries </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >ICT industry and its application</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Internet usage in China</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >From 1G to 5G,</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Case study: Huawei</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Practice of digital transformation: German companies in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Culture difference between China and Germany</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Industrial</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >BMW</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Deutsche Bank</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Mercedes-Benz</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Internet company in China</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Leading companies: BAT</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >BAT and its ecology</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The impact of BAT in society</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital enterprise Model from international perspectives</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital enterprise Model in China</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >KPMG model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >IDC model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >MIT model</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital enterprise Model: survey and finding</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital technologies application and expertise required</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Categories of digital technologies</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Application of digital technologies</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The difference of expertise required for different industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What artificial intelligence can do for farmers</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Categories of digital expertise</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What kind of expertise are most needed?</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >What kind of expertise are most needed in car industry?</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital production: smart manufacturing</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >CPS and its impact in manufacturing industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >smart manufacturing and digital twins</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital transformation for firms</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Case studies: Midea and Haier</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital transformation enabled decision support system</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Digital innovation for service industry</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >What is digital innovation</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >The aspects of service innovation</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Customer oriented service</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >case of financial institutions</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >Digital transformation: vision and perspectives for 2025</span></span></span></span> <ol > <li><span ><span ><span ><span >The Internet of things</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span ><span >Transition effort of tradition industry</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span ><span ><span lang="EN-US” ><span >The road map of some best practice</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> </ol>
MAN 770 Exercise Class (Übung / optional) (Exercise)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Baris Istipliler
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 27.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30
Friday  (single date) 20.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30
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 (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from 3rd to 13th of February 2020. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
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:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 20.02.2020 10:00 - 18:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 28.02.2020 10:00 - 18:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 06.03.2020 10:00 - 18:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Monday  (single date) 16.03.2020 10:00 - 18:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
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 (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:

Questions of immigration, ethnic diversity and the integration of migrants and their descendants have become key topics of social interest in almost all European countries in recent decades. They also pose many challenges for the social sciences. This lecture deals with important subphenomena and basic problems of this topic area. Next to substantive matters, theoretical and methodological developments of current research will be discussed. Altogether, a broad spectrum of topics is covered, ranging from the causes of migration, through various dimensions of integration (cognitive-cultural, structural, social and emotional integration), to the general connection between ethnic diversity and societal context.

Literature:

Hradil, S. (2004), Die Sozialstruktur Deutschlands im internationalen Vergleich, VS Verlag.
Mau, S. und Verwiebe, R. (2009) Die Sozialstruktur Europas. Konstanz: UVK
Verlagsgesellschaft
Statistisches Bundesamt (Hg.), Datenreport 2006, Bonn 2006
(http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/DE/Content/Publikationen/Querschnittsveroeffentlichungen/Datenreport/Downloads/Datenreport,property=file.pdf).

Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Frank Kalter
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (weekly) 11.05.2020 - 25.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 SOWI-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 04.06.2020 08:00 - 10:45 SOWI-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:

Fragen der Zuwanderung, der ethnischen Vielfalt und der Integration von Migranten und ihren Nachkommen sind in den letzten Jahrzehnten in nahezu allen europäischen Ländern in den Kern des gesellschaftlichen Interesses gerückt. Sie stellen auch für die Sozialwissenschaften in vielerlei Hinsicht besondere Herausforderungen dar. In dieser Vorlesung werden wichtige Teilphänomene und Grundprobleme dieses Themenbereiches behandelt. Neben inhaltlichen Aspekten stehen vor allem theoretische und methodische Entwicklungen der aktuellen Forschung im Vordergrund. Insgesamt wird dabei ein breites Spektrum von Einzelthemen abgedeckt, das von den Ursachen der Migration, über verschiedene Dimensionen der Integration (kognitiv-kulturelle, strukturelle, soziale und emotionale Integration), bis zum generellen Zusammenhang von ethnischer Vielfalt und gesellschaftlichem Zusammenhang reicht.

VL Selected Topics in International Relations: European Integration and Disintegration (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Final written examination (Klausur)
Instructor(s):
Thomas König
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Tuesday  (weekly) 31.03.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 08.06.2020 13:20 - 15:40 SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content: The lecture introduces into political science research on European integration and disintegration with particular reference to the empirical analytical literature on the history, 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 and disintegration? 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: 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 disintegration;
  • Excellent knowledge of the state of research on the main political science approaches;
  • 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 disintegration.
  • Applying skills and knowledge to related or future problems of European integration and disintegration.
Selected Topics in Political Sociology: Elections, Voters, Democracy: Essentials in Election and Voter Attitude Research (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Min.)
Instructor(s):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 17:15 - 18:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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).

Die Veranstaltung beginnt in der zweiten Semesterwoche.
VL Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: The Political Economy of Development and Institutions (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Final exam (Prüfungsrelevant)
Instructor(s):
Tim Christian Wegenast
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Thursday  (single date) 04.06.2020 15:50 - 17:40 SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This lecture provides an introduction to contemporary research on development issues, tackling big questions and theories in societal development. Particular focus will be placed on the role of different formal and informal institutions in shaping nations’ wellbeing over time and across countries. We will review the potential drivers of institutional diversity (e.g. geography, climate, colonization, religion, culture, globalization) and how institutional differences impact on states’ development.
The overall approach will be that of political economy: the intersection between political and economic interests and actors in shaping development and underdevelopment as historical and on-going processes. Conceptually, the lecture will deal with various dimensions of development, highlighting potential trade-offs between political, socio-environmental and economic objectives.
Some questions to be addressed are: how does the distribution of political and economic power shape institutional arrangement and vice versa? How do unequal institutions emerge and what are the long-term consequences for single countries? What is the legacy of historical institutions such as slavery and colonialism? How is natural resource extraction or the growing internationalization of markets linked to living standards and what is the role of institutions as mediators? Was the Neolithic Revolution a blessing or rather a curse for humankind? What forms of government, set of rules or social norms are particularly conducive to societal wellbeing?
The lecture should help students to understand how social scientists try to answer these questions and why the answers are sometimes unsatisfying.
VL Datenauswertung (Data Analysis) (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Final Exam (90 minutes)
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
Description:
This course is an introduction to data analysis in empirical political research. An understanding of statistical data analysis is necessary not only for conducting analysis in political science  but also for understanding a significant proportion of the empirical literature in the discipline. 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 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Klausur
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
Die Vorlesung fuhrt 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

ANG 301 Introduction to Linguistics (Introductory course)
EN
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
8.0
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Learning target:
In this course you have a chance to
  • learn about the basics of synchronic linguistics,
  • get to know some descriptive and analytic tools used in linguistics,
  • practice linguistic analyses in the areas of sounds, words, and sentences,
  • find out what is of interest to you in linguistics,
  • learn to work with English textbooks,
  • and learn to accumulate and aggregate information from different sources.
Literature:
Radford, Andrew, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, Andrew Spencer. (2009). Linguistics: an Introduction. (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Textbook, please buy!
Examination achievement:
passing a 90 min exam
Instructor(s):
Ira Gawlitzek
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Tuesday  (weekly) 21.04.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (weekly) 05.05.2020 - 26.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 PHIL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (weekly) 07.05.2020 - 28.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 PHIL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 06.05.2020 - 27.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 PHIL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the central topics and terms in current (English) linguistics. We will discuss
  • the sound system of English
  • how words are formed and modified in English and
  • how words are combined to form sentences.
Or in technical terms: We will cover: phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, major (syntactic) contrasts between English and German and occasionally glimpse at the historical development of English. We will also occasionally look at how these topics are relevant in language acquisition, language storage and processing in the human brain, and language variation over time and in society.

Note that this class will be taught as a flipped classroom, which means that you have to prepare sessions individually by reading the textbook chapter and watching video clips online BEFORE the sessions. In class your questions will be answered and tasks and problem cases solved. You will learn more about this in the first session.
ANG 301-1 Tut Introduction to English Linguistics, Course A (Tutorin: Dora Hinderer) (Tutorial)
EN
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
2.0
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Dieter Thoma
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 18.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Thursday  (single date) 28.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 PHIL-ZOOM-13; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Die Tutorien beginnen erst nach der 1. Sitzung der Hauptveranstaltung Introduction to English Linguistics.
ANG 301-1 Tut Introduction to English Linguistics, Course B (Tutorin Dora Hinderer) (Tutorial)
EN
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
2.0
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Dieter Thoma
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 19.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 EW 151 Elfriede Höhn Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 29.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 PHIL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Die Tutorien beginnen erst nach der 1. Sitzung der Hauptveranstaltung Introduction to English Linguistics.
ANG 301-1 Tut Introduction to English Linguistics, Course C (Tutorin Sabrina Seidl) (Tutorial)
EN
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
2.0
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Dieter Thoma
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 20.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 18.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 27.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 PHIL-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 29.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 PHIL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Die Tutorien beginnen erst nach der 1. Sitzung der Hauptveranstaltung Introduction to English Linguistics.
ANG 310 Introduction to Literary Studies (Introductory course)
EN
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
8.0
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Learning target:
In the course of the semester you will
  • think about what literature and what literary studies are and what roles they play in society,
  • familiarize yourself with the basics of formal literary analysis,
  • get an overview of some of the main critical approaches,
  • read a number of texts from English speaking countries,
  • apply formal and critical analysis to texts written in different genres and historical periods, and
  • begin to see how a critical reading differs from an 'everyday reading'.
Examination achievement:
Written exam.

Please note that -- due to leave of absence -- the lecture will not start until the second week of the semester. The first session is scheduled for 20th February 2020.
Instructor(s):
Christine Schwanecke
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Thursday  (weekly) 23.04.2020 - 28.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Saturday  (single date) 30.05.2020 13:30 - 16:00 PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
“I never travel without my diary. One should always  have something sensational to read in the train.”  (Oscar Wilde)

Oscar Wilde never travelled without his diary. We never travel without Heart of Darkness, Harry Potter or Mrs Dalloway. What books do you take on a train ride? Which literature do you find fascinating? And what is literature anyway? What do we love about it? Its form, its language, its stories, its topics? And how can we analyse literature, critically think about it and thereby enrich and enhance our understanding of it, going even beyond our initial love of books?
This course, which is designed to introduce beginners to central approaches to the study of British and American literature, will tackle issues like these. It will start by answering the question what literature and the study of literature actually are and then provide an introduction to the three main genres of literature written in English (prose, drama and poetry). In discussing these genres, we will have a closer look at key theoretical concepts and tools for the analysis of literary texts. Besides, we will also identify important periods in the history of British and American literature.

The course will be taught in English and will partly take the form of an inverted class room (see requirements), which will allow you to make the best of the time spent in class practicing literary analysis.
ANG 310-1 Tut Introduction to Literary Studies (Tutorin Madita Neumeier) (Introductory course)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Christine Schwanecke
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
ANG 310-1 Tut Introduction to Literary Studies (Tutorin Madita Neumeier) (Introductory course)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Christine Schwanecke
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
ROM 311 VL Einführung in die Literatur- und Medienwissenschaft der Romania (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Inge Beisel
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Die Einführungsveranstaltung vermittelt das Basiswissen, auf dem das Studium der romanischen Literatur- und Medienwissenschaft aufbaut. Die Veranstaltung schließt mit einer Klausur ab.
Neben der Klärung grundsätzlicher Fragen und Begriffe, führt die Vorlesung in Gegenstandsbereiche, Gattungen und literatur- und medienwissenschaftliche Arbeitsweisen ein. Darüber hinaus sollen unter Rückgriff auf literatur- und kulturtheoretische Ansätze verschiedene Methoden des Lesens, Textverstehens und Interpretierens vorgestellt und eingeübt werden.
Voraussetzungen: keine
Prüfungsleistung: Klausur
ROM 321 VL Einführung in die romanische Sprach- und Medienwissenschaft (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Amina Kropp , Svenja Dufferain-Ottmann , Eva Martha Eckkrammer
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 EW 145 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Saturday  (single date) 30.05.2020 13:30 - 15:45 PHIL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Wie sind die romanischen Sprachen entstanden? Wie ist ihre Ausdifferenzierung zu erklären, ihre heutige ‚Gestalt‘ zu beschreiben? Welche Begriffe, Theorien und Methoden stellt die moderne Sprachwissenschaft dafür zur Verfügung? Welche Anwendungsbereiche eröffnen sprachwissenschaftliche Theorien und Methoden (z.B. Textlinguistik, Gesprächsanalyse, Medienanalyse, Spracherwerb und Mehrsprachigkeit, Soziolinguistik...)? Diese und ähnliche Fragen werden in der Ringvorlesung behandelt und dabei gemeinsame Grundlagen für das weitere sprachwissenschaftliche Studium vermittelt.
Weitere Prüfer: Prof. Dr. Eckkrammer, Prof. Dr. Müller-Lancé
IDV 402 Intercultural Communication (Seminar)
EN
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:
Examination achievement:
Examination: Term Paper 10-15 pages
Instructor(s):
Alica Katharina Buck , Tanyasha Michelle Yearwood
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 14.02.2020 10:15 - 15:15 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Saturday  (single date) 15.02.2020 10:15 - 17:00 EW 169 Seminarraum C.A.Reichling; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 06.03.2020 10:15 - 15:15 A 104 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Saturday  (single date) 28.03.2020 10:15 - 17:00 405 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
This course offers its participants an opportunity to experience, reflect on and apply a goal-oriented approach to intercultural learning. In addition to exploring some of the recommendations offered by researchers on facilitating intercultural communication and deepening understandings of one's own and the other's culture, the course takes on a rather hands-on approach, allowing students to perform cultural mini-dramas, view video clips as the basis for analyzing key concepts discussed, write about critical incidents and discuss evolving understandings of the nature of interaction in intercultural encounters.

The overarching aim of the course, therefore, is to develop skills and competences which facilitate an openness towards and understanding of other cultures in local as well as foreign contexts.

Please note: This course approaches the concept of Intercultural Communication from  a Cultural Studies rather than a Business Studies perspective and is, therefore, not a class on Business Communication.

Course work: Active participation, mini project presentation, written reflexion of a critical incident
Ringvorlesung “Geschichte - KLIMA - Zukunft” (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
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 Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Hiram Kümper
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 17:15 - 18:45 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Tuesday  (weekly) 28.04.2020 - 26.05.2020 17:15 - 18:45 PHIL-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude

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Law - Bachelor

An Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will introduce students to distinctive aspects that comprise the law and legal system of the United States. Topics will examine the interplay between state and federal court systems, as well as sources of law and law making, the American legal education and becoming a lawyer. We will explore key subjects from first-year law school curriculum including torts, contract, property, constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal and civil procedure. Other topics will include the jury trial, class actions, punitive damages, and practical aspects of the law in the United States, such as rules of discovery and the basics of legal research, writing and trial advocacy.

Generally, the course will be split into three parts: first, general aspects of U.S. laws and legal system; second, an overview of substantive topics in key subject areas of law; and, third, practicing law in the United States including commencing a lawsuit, research, and litigation.

Lecturer: Ms. Sheila O'Laughlin
Instructor(s):
Sheila Ann O`Laughlin
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (weekly) 22.04.2020 - 27.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 JURA-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Competition Law in Europe and Germany (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course equips the students with fundamental knowledge about the application of competition law. European and German competition law are addressed equally as well as their relationship with one another. The aim is to capacitate the students to apply competition law to concrete cases and help them understand the competitive concerns that might arise from certain behavior by undertakings. The course consists of seven parts:

  • Introduction (What is competition and why do we care about it? What is competition law?)
  • Restrictive practices (Art. 101 TFEU/§§ 1–3 German Competition Act)
  • Abuse of a dominant position (Art. 102 TFEU/§§ 18–21 German Competition Act)
  • Public enforcement
  • Private enforcement
  • Merger control in the EU
  • Merger control in Germany

 

The course focuses not only on the similarities between European and German competition law but also on the differences in the application by the European Commission and courts on the one side and the German competition authorities and courts on the other side. The course also covers distinct features particular to the German Competition Act that are missing in the European provisions, e.g. prohibited conduct of undertakings with relative or superior market power, damages and certain modifications that have been adopted with respect to digital markets.

The course will take place online only.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Corporate Compliance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Instructor(s):
Nils Stock
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Description:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Das französische Recht und seine Rechtssprache (Course)
FR
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
French
Instructor(s):
Rupert Vogel
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 14.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 16:30 016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Data Protection Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
Persons and companies can suffer harm in the case of an unauthorized and wrongful processing of personal data, which are related to the breach of our fundamental rights guaranteed by law. We are sharing our data every day through social media, online banking, online shopping etc. with the hope that our rights are safeguarded. The main goal of this Course is familiarization of students with the EU and international legal frameworks on protection of personal data, and its significance as a fundamental right. This area of law is based on the requirement to ensure people control over their personal data, and to protect them from unauthorized disclosure, online abuse, identity theft etc. 
During this course students will learn about the EU’s and the Council of Europe’s (CoE) legal rules on this matter, including explanation of major Courts’ rulings and the most important jurisprudence. Throughout the course there will be a focus on:
Introduction to the EU legal and institutional framework
The right to personal data protection and its limitations
The most important legal principles and rules of the EU data protection law (lawfulness, fairness, transparency, security etc.)
The rights of data subjects and their enforcement (remedies, liability, compensation)
International flow of personal data (data transfer to third countries)
EU legal rules on specific types of data: electronic communications; health and financial data.
Court of Justice of the European Union (case law)
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions, and seminars which will allow students to work in small groups on legal cases from practice. Next to the results of the final written exam, the results from seminar papers will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 25.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 08.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 O 145 Heinrich Vetter Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Energy law (Lecture)
EN
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
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 26.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 13.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 EW 154 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
International Human Rights Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 laid the foundation for the development of International Human Rights Law, and over the years multiple international human rights treaties and declarations, bills and laws have been inspired by it. In a broad sense International Human Rights Law lays down the obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

This course will place Human Rights Law in the broader context of International Law, and will provide an overview of the concept and background of International Human Rights Law. It will furthermore aim to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the following topics:
The categories of Human Rights
States as the protector and enforcer of Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights System
Treaty based Human Rights Bodies
Regional Human Rights Systems
Developments and current challenges in International Human Rights Law
Textbook for reference: Moeckli, Shar, and Sivakumaran, International Human Rights Law, Third Edition, 2018, Oxford University Press

The course will be conducted through lectures, seminars and discussions. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a writing assignment (essay) a presentation in class and active participation.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
International Law and International Relations (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
What is the character of international legal rules? How do they matter in the context of international politics and to what extent do they shape the international (legal) system? How effective can these rules actually be in times of a growing backlash against multilateralism more broadly? And what should we expect from international relations (theory) shaping contemporary international law more generally?

This course will provide an introductory account of international law’s foundational principles and sources as well as an intensive review of prominent international relations theories. Besides exploring how these IR theories may conceptualize international law in contemporary international politics, it will also consider a set of intersectoral and cross-cutting phenomena, pertaining to both international law and international relations, such as the use of force, the protection of human rights or the fabric and enforcement of international criminal law. Further topics that might be addressed in the course of the lecture comprise notions such as international trade or international climate policy and environmental protection.

Sessions will take place on a weekly basis and consist of both lecture and discussion parts. Within the discussion part, current developments such as inter alia contemporary UNSC resolutions may be analysed more closely. The course is particularly suited for students with a foundational background in international law and/or international relations (theory).

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Armstrong, David, Theo Farrell & Hélène Lambert (2012): International Law and International Relations, Cambridge: CUP
  • Cali, Basak (2010): International Law for International Relations, Oxford: OUP
  • Dunoff, Jeffrey L. & Mark A. Pollack (2013): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations, Cambridge, CUP
  • Simmons, Beth & Richard H. Steinberg (eds.) (2007): International Law and International Relations: An International Organization Reader, Cambridge: CUP

Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper (4,000 words).
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Monday  (single date) 04.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 JURA-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude

Law - Master

Competition Law in Europe and Germany (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course equips the students with fundamental knowledge about the application of competition law. European and German competition law are addressed equally as well as their relationship with one another. The aim is to capacitate the students to apply competition law to concrete cases and help them understand the competitive concerns that might arise from certain behavior by undertakings. The course consists of seven parts:

  • Introduction (What is competition and why do we care about it? What is competition law?)
  • Restrictive practices (Art. 101 TFEU/§§ 1–3 German Competition Act)
  • Abuse of a dominant position (Art. 102 TFEU/§§ 18–21 German Competition Act)
  • Public enforcement
  • Private enforcement
  • Merger control in the EU
  • Merger control in Germany

 

The course focuses not only on the similarities between European and German competition law but also on the differences in the application by the European Commission and courts on the one side and the German competition authorities and courts on the other side. The course also covers distinct features particular to the German Competition Act that are missing in the European provisions, e.g. prohibited conduct of undertakings with relative or superior market power, damages and certain modifications that have been adopted with respect to digital markets.

The course will take place online only.

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Corporate Compliance (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Instructor(s):
Nils Stock
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Description:

The course addresses compliance requirements in several fields of law. Roughly the first half of the course will be dedicated to compliance programmes in general. The analysis is broken down into the upstream phase, the governance, and the downstream phase of an effective compliance programme. This includes issues, such as “culture” of compliance, codes of conduct, the “tone at the top”, training, audits, and whistleblowing. The second half will be dedicated to the specific requirements for an effective compliance programme in three important areas of law:   

  • Anti-corruption compliance
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Data protection compliance

In this context, the course will deal with the most important legislation in the respective fields. Due to their global geographical scope in the field of anti-corruption compliance, these are first and foremost the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding antitrust law, special attention will be given to leniency programmes and the possibilities of a compliance defence in cartel fine procedures. Moreover, the course will cover the requirements imposed on businesses by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

Students having completed the course will understand the importance of legal compliance for businesses and know the main methods of implementing and ensuring it. They will moreover be familiar with the most important legislation and be able to identify specific requirements of a compliance programme regarding different legal provisions.

Data Protection Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
Persons and companies can suffer harm in the case of an unauthorized and wrongful processing of personal data, which are related to the breach of our fundamental rights guaranteed by law. We are sharing our data every day through social media, online banking, online shopping etc. with the hope that our rights are safeguarded. The main goal of this Course is familiarization of students with the EU and international legal frameworks on protection of personal data, and its significance as a fundamental right. This area of law is based on the requirement to ensure people control over their personal data, and to protect them from unauthorized disclosure, online abuse, identity theft etc. 
During this course students will learn about the EU’s and the Council of Europe’s (CoE) legal rules on this matter, including explanation of major Courts’ rulings and the most important jurisprudence. Throughout the course there will be a focus on:
Introduction to the EU legal and institutional framework
The right to personal data protection and its limitations
The most important legal principles and rules of the EU data protection law (lawfulness, fairness, transparency, security etc.)
The rights of data subjects and their enforcement (remedies, liability, compensation)
International flow of personal data (data transfer to third countries)
EU legal rules on specific types of data: electronic communications; health and financial data.
Court of Justice of the European Union (case law)
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions, and seminars which will allow students to work in small groups on legal cases from practice. Next to the results of the final written exam, the results from seminar papers will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 25.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 08.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 O 145 Heinrich Vetter Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Energy law (Lecture)
EN
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
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 26.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 13.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 EW 154 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
International Human Rights Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 laid the foundation for the development of International Human Rights Law, and over the years multiple international human rights treaties and declarations, bills and laws have been inspired by it. In a broad sense International Human Rights Law lays down the obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

This course will place Human Rights Law in the broader context of International Law, and will provide an overview of the concept and background of International Human Rights Law. It will furthermore aim to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the following topics:
The categories of Human Rights
States as the protector and enforcer of Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights System
Treaty based Human Rights Bodies
Regional Human Rights Systems
Developments and current challenges in International Human Rights Law
Textbook for reference: Moeckli, Shar, and Sivakumaran, International Human Rights Law, Third Edition, 2018, Oxford University Press

The course will be conducted through lectures, seminars and discussions. Assessment and evaluation will be based on a writing assignment (essay) a presentation in class and active participation.
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
International Law and International Relations (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
What is the character of international legal rules? How do they matter in the context of international politics and to what extent do they shape the international (legal) system? How effective can these rules actually be in times of a growing backlash against multilateralism more broadly? And what should we expect from international relations (theory) shaping contemporary international law more generally?

This course will provide an introductory account of international law’s foundational principles and sources as well as an intensive review of prominent international relations theories. Besides exploring how these IR theories may conceptualize international law in contemporary international politics, it will also consider a set of intersectoral and cross-cutting phenomena, pertaining to both international law and international relations, such as the use of force, the protection of human rights or the fabric and enforcement of international criminal law. Further topics that might be addressed in the course of the lecture comprise notions such as international trade or international climate policy and environmental protection.

Sessions will take place on a weekly basis and consist of both lecture and discussion parts. Within the discussion part, current developments such as inter alia contemporary UNSC resolutions may be analysed more closely. The course is particularly suited for students with a foundational background in international law and/or international relations (theory).

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Armstrong, David, Theo Farrell & Hélène Lambert (2012): International Law and International Relations, Cambridge: CUP
  • Cali, Basak (2010): International Law for International Relations, Oxford: OUP
  • Dunoff, Jeffrey L. & Mark A. Pollack (2013): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations, Cambridge, CUP
  • Simmons, Beth & Richard H. Steinberg (eds.) (2007): International Law and International Relations: An International Organization Reader, Cambridge: CUP

Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper (4,000 words).
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Monday  (single date) 04.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 JURA-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Bachelor

MAB 406 Linear Algebra II / B (Lecture)
DE
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).
Examination achievement:
Mündliche Prüfung oder schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Claus Hertling
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 30.03.2020 - 25.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 03.04.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• Algebra und Geometrie der Sesquilinearformen und Bilinearformen
• Spektralsätze
MAC 405 Stochastic Simulation (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
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:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Andreas Neuenkirch
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 C 015 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Martin Schmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Wednesday  (single date) 10.06.2020 15:30 - 20:00 WIM-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
• metrische Räume
• normierte Vektorräume
• Funktionen mehrerer Variabler
• Funktionale
MAT 304 Linear Algebra II / A (Lecture)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Claus Hertling
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 23.03.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 14.02.2020 - 27.03.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Saturday  (single date) 25.04.2020 08:30 - 10:00 001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
• Euklidische Vektorräume, Normalformen von Endomorphismen oder andere Ergänzungen zur Linearen Algebra I
Practical Computer Science II (Lecture)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Rainer Gemulla
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Christian Meilicke , Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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 II: Foundations of Modeling (Lecture)
DE
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:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 31.03.2020 08:30 - 10:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
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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