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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Business School – Bachelor

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
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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
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
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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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, Felix Wolfgang Vetter, Alina Pfrang, Jan Kock
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202112:00 – 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202116:00 – 17:30BWL-ZOOM-23; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202116:00 – 17:30BWL-ZOOM-22; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202116:00 – 17:30BWL-ZOOM-21; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202116:00 – 17:30BWL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-27; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-25; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-24; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-23; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-22; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 30.06.202108:20 – 10:10BWL-ZOOM-21; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202116:00 – 17:30BWL-ZOOM-24; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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, Felix Wolfgang Vetter, Alina Pfrang, Jan Kock
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202110:15 – 11:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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, Felix Wolfgang Vetter, Alina Pfrang, Jan Kock
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202115:30 – 17:00UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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):
Sebastian Georg Kronenberger, Benjamin Tödtmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202113:45 – 15:15UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 02.09.202108:15 – 10:30BWL-ZOOM-01; 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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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):
Sebastian Georg Kronenberger, Benjamin Tödtmann
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202112:00 – 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 22.06.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 02.09.202108:15 – 10:30BWL-ZOOM-02; 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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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, Karoline Glaser
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202112:00 – 13:30UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 26.06.202108:45 – 10:45BWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 01.09.202108:15 – 10:15BWL-ZOOM-02; 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
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Please register for this course on Portal 2 after your enrollment, you will be directly admitted.
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, Marina Friedrich-Schieback, Moritz Motyka, Maren Rottler
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 01.03.202117:15 – 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 03.05.202117:15 – 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 07.06.202117:15 – 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 26.04.202117:15 – 18:45UMA-ZOOM-AUDIMAX-03; 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

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:
The students will to apply statistical software (STATA) and will be familiarized to work with the empirical research databases such as Worldscope, Datastream, CRSP, WRDS, Amadeus or Compustat. Moreover, the course teaches the students to understand and apply methods in line with the current state of research and provides access to current research topics in the area of empirical family business and entrepreneurship research.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Participation, oral presentation, written (empirical) assignment
Instructor(s):
Baris Istipliler
Date(s):
Friday  (block date) 05.03.202116:00 – 19:00
Saturday  (block date) 06.03.202110:00 – 13:00
Description:
The aim of this seminar is to prepare students for writing an empirical master-thesis in family business & entrepreneurship research. The content of this seminar allows students to get an overview regarding current research questions in the area of empirical family business research and entrepreneurship and to work in-depth on one the topics of this research realm. The content focus within the area of empirical family business research and entrepreneurship research may take varying forms depending on the semester – see the syllabus for the focus of the current semester. Regarding methods the students will be familiarized with the fundamental econometric methods which area applied in the area of empirical family business & entrepreneurship research.
MAN 770 Research Seminar (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
This course has limited places. It is mandatory that you register via the student portal (Portal2) after your enrollment. You can register anytime during the official course registration period from February 15 – 25, 2021. The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Learning target:
The students will to apply statistical software (STATA) and will be familiarized to work with the empirical research databases such as Worldscope, Datastream, CRSP, WRDS, Amadeus or Compustat. Moreover, the course teaches the students to understand and apply methods in line with the current state of research and provides access to current research topics in the area of empirical family business and entrepreneurship research.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Participation, oral presentation, written (empirical) assignment
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Baris Istipliler
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 01.03.2021 – 05.03.202109:00 – 18:00BWL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The aim of this seminar is to prepare students for writing an empirical master-thesis in family business & entrepreneurship research. The content of this seminar allows students to get an overview regarding current research questions in the area of empirical family business research and entrepreneurship and to work in-depth on one the topics of this research realm. The content focus within the area of empirical family business research and entrepreneurship research may take varying forms depending on the semester – see the syllabus for the focus of the current semester. Regarding methods the students will be familiarized with the fundamental econometric methods which area applied in the area of empirical family business & entrepreneurship research.

Social Sciences – Bachelor

VL General Sociology: Ethnic Inequality: Comparative Approach (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, recorded
Examination achievement:
Online Prüfung
Instructor(s):
Irena Kogan
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202115:30 – 17:00
VL General Sociology (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
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) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202115:30 – 17:00A 001 (B 6, Bauteil A) [Corona] + ZOOM; “Corona-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: Theories and Evidence of European (Dis)Integration (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Exchange Students of the Political Science department can use the template sent by the international coordinator. Exchange students from other departments: please send an email to int-pol sowi.uni-mannheim.de with your Name, Home University, the School you are studying at in Mannheim and Matrikelnummer if applicalble. The course is reccomended for the 2nd or 3rd year of studies and requires at least intermediate skills in Political Science.
Examination achievement:
Klausur, Exam
Instructor(s):
Thomas König
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202110:15 – 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 02.07.202108:15 – 10:15SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 03.09.202108:15 – 10:15SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
The lecture introduces into political science research on European (dis)integration and the European Union, with particular reference to the empirical analytical literature on the history of European integration, the institutional functioning of the European Union and its implications for representative democracy. With the establishment of the European Union, European integration experiences a decline in public and partisan support, documented by negative referendums on treaties and membership, non-compliance with agreements and crises by “My population First”, the rise of Euroskeptic challenger parties and their success in European and general elections. Three questions are at the center of the lecture, which attempts to explain the causes and consequences of both integration and disintegration:
• Firstly, 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 which institutional solutions been achieved over the past 70 years?
• Secondly, the European Union and criticism on the democratic deficit and legitimacy: How democratic and responsive 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 and crises of European integration?
• Thirdly, the partisan and public foundation of European (dis)integration: How about polarization with camp-building between partisan in- and outgroups in EU decision making? What role play the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the European Central Bank for affective polarization? And which conflicts arise from party competition on European integration?
As an accompanying reading to the readings published in the syllabus, 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/abouteu_en.
 
The lecture is interactive, which means that participants can ask questions. To foster interactive communication, the slides of the lecture will be made available before the session. 

Aims:
• Ability to understand and select political science studies on European integration and the European Union;
• Excellent knowledge of the state of research on the main approaches to European integration and the European Union;
• Scientific understanding of the functioning of the integration steps and the political system of the European Union;
• Theoretical and methodological knowledge for the study of European integration and the European Union.
• Applying skills and knowledge to related or future problems of European integration and the European Union.
VL Selected Topics in Political Sociology: Elections, Voter Behavior and Democracy (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Exchange Students of the Political Science department can use the template sent by the international coordinator. Exchange students from other departments: please send an email to int-pol sowi.uni-mannheim.de with your Name, Home University, the School you are studying at in Mannheim and Matrikelnummer if applicalble. The course is reccomended for the 2nd or 3rd year of studies and requires at least intermediate skills in Political Science.
Literature:
Arzheimer, Kai/Evans, Jocelyn/Lewis-Beck, Michael (Hrsg.), 2017: Sage Handbook of Electoral Behavior, Los Angeles: Sage.
Bytzek, Evelyn, und Sigrid Roßteutscher (Hrsg.), 2011: Der unbekannte Wähler? Mythen und Fakten zum Wahlverhalten der Deutschen, Frankfurt: Campus.
Dalton, Russell J. 2014: Citizen Politics. Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, 6. Auflage, Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Fisher, Justin, et al. (Hrsg.), 2018: The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion, New York: Routledge.
Gabriel, Oscar W./Westle, Bettina (Hrsg.), 2012: Wählerverhalten in der Demokratie. Eine Einführung, Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202117:15 – 18:45SOWI-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
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).

Empfohlen für: B.A.-Studierende der Politikwissenschaft (4. Semester).
VL Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Decision-Making Proccesses in Parties, Parliaments and Governments in Modern Democracies (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Exchange Students of the Political Science department can use the template sent by the international coordinator. Exchange students from other departments: please send an email to int-pol sowi.uni-mannheim.de with your Name, Home University, the School you are studying at in Mannheim and Matrikelnummer if applicalble. The course is reccomended for the 2nd or 3rd year of studies and requires at least intermediate skills in Political Science.
Examination achievement:
Abschlussklausur
Instructor(s):
Marc Debus, Michael Imre
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202108:30 – 10:00SOWI-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 28.06.202113:45 – 15:45SOWI-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 01.09.202115:15 – 17:15SOWI-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
In der Vorlesung werden zentrale theoretische und methodische Ansätze der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre (VR) anhand der Analyse von Entscheidungsprozessen in Parteien, Parlamenten und Regierungen westlicher Demokratien vorgestellt und diskutiert. Hierzu werden gängige Konzepte und Theorien der VR wie Repräsentations-, Koalitions- und Delegationstheorien einerseits sowie auf institutionellen Eigenschaften politischer Systeme aufbauende Ansätze andererseits angewendet und ihre empirische Evidenz evaluiert.
VL Data Analysis (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Exchange Students of the Political Science department can use the template sent by the international coordinator. Exchange students from other departments: please send an email to int-pol sowi.uni-mannheim.de with your Name, Home University, the School you are studying at in Mannheim and Matrikelnummer if applicable.
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Kellstedt, P. & G. Whitten. 2009. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lewis-Beck, M. 1980. Applied Regression: An Introduction. London: Sage.
Agresti, A. & Finlay, B. 2008. Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Pollock, P.H. 2009. The Essentials of Political Analysis. 3rd ed. Washington DC: CQ Press.
Examination achievement:
open-book at-home exam
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202110:15 – 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 21.06.202108:00 – 11:00SOWI-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 14.07.202108:30 – 13:00SOWI-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 02.09.202112:00 – 15:00SOWI-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Statistical skills are essential for students of any empirically oriented social science. In the study of political science an understanding of statistical data analysis is necessary not only for conducting analysis, but also for understanding a significant proportion of the empirical political science literature. This course is an introduction to data analysis in empirical political research. We will introduce the basic methods of data analysis using the statistical software package Stata. The course aims to provide students with an appreciation of what good statistical analysis can achieve, how to use statistical methods appropriately and with confidence and how to interpret the results produced by those methods clearly and correctly.
VL Introduction to Comparative Politics (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Exchange Students of the Political Science department can use the template sent by the international coordinator. Exchange students from other departments: please send an email to int-pol sowi.uni-mannheim.de with your Name, Home University, the School you are studying at in Mannheim and Matrikelnummer if applicable.
Examination achievement:
Klausur
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202113:45 – 15:15SOWI-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
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.

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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
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Learning target:
Intended Learning Outcomes:

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:
Basic text, please buy:

Radford, Andrew, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, Andrew Spencer. (2009). Linguistics: an Introduction. (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Examination achievement:
Passing the final 90 min exam (most likely online).
Instructor(s):
Ira Gawlitzek
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202108:30 – 10:00PHIL-ZOOM-07; 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 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’ll learn more about this in the first session.
ANG 301–1 Tut Introduction to English Linguistics (Sabrina Seidl), Course B (Tutorial)
EN
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Instructor(s):
Ira Gawlitzek
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202108:30 – 10:00PHIL-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 14.05.202113:45 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 04.06.202113:45 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
ANG 301–1 Tut Introduction to English Linguistics (Rieke Avermann), Course A (Tutorial)
EN
Lecture type:
Tutorial
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Instructor(s):
Ira Gawlitzek
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202108:30 – 10:00PHIL-ZOOM-13; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Learning target:
Learning Objectives
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 key critical approaches to literature,
•    read a number of texts from English speaking countries,
•    apply formal and critical analysis to texts written in different genres and historical periods, 
•    begin to see how a critical reading differs from an ‘everyday reading’.
Literature:
Course Materials 
  A PDF reader with the mandatory texts will be made available at the beginning of the semester. Additional materials such as videos and homework tasks will be uploaded to ILIAS. 

Students are als expected to purchase a copy of David Henry Hwang’s play M. Butterfly (1988) for the lectures on drama.
Examination achievement:
Your grade will be based on a 90 minute written final exam.
Instructor(s):
Jan Dominik Kucharzewski
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202113:45 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-09; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Course Description
  During this course students will learn the basic skills and methodologies necessary for the study of literature, especially with regard to anglophone letters and cultures. Students will learn how to analyze poetry, prose, and drama by studying major works of British and American literature from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. The focus will be on the technical as well as cultural aspects of works of literature and their historical contexts. By the end of the course students will have gained knowledge of the key literary genres, technical aspects, and critical terms that will form the foundation for the further development of an academic understanding of the wide-ranging scope of British and American literatures. 

The course 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 take 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 lecture will be accompanied by a mandatory tutorial. The time slots for the tutorial will be announced as soon as possible. 
  Syllabus
  04.03.2021: What is Literature?    
11.03.2021: Literary Studies and Cultural Studies   
18.03.2021: A Very Brief and Entirely Incomplete History of British Literature   
25.03.2021: A Very Brief and Entirely Incomplete History of American Literature     
15.04.2021: Poetry I - What is Poetry?   
22.04.2021: Poetry II -  Romanticism  
29.04.2021: Poetry III - Modernism    
06.05.2021: Drama I - Henry David Hwang, M. Butterfly
20.05.2021: Drama II – Henry David Hwang, M. Butterfly 
27.05.2021: Narrative I: Consciousness and Time   
10.06.2021: Narrative II: Narration and Focalization   
17.06.2021: Literary Theory: Postcolonialism  
ANG 310–1 Tut Introduction to Literary Studies (Madita Neumeier), Course A (Introductory course)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Instructor(s):
Jan Dominik Kucharzewski
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 08.03.2021 – 14.06.202108:30 – 10:00PHIL-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
ANG 310–1 Tut Introduction to Literary Studies (Madita Neumeier), Course B (Introductory course)
DE
Lecture type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Instructor(s):
Jan Dominik Kucharzewski
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 09.03.2021 – 15.06.202110:15 – 11:45PHIL-ZOOM-18; Virtuelles Gebäude
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture A (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202117:15 – 18:45PHIL-ZOOM-09; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 25.02.202119:00 – 20:30PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 26.04.202119:00 – 20:30PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Monday  (single date) 14.06.202119:00 – 20:30PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 19.06.202114:00 – 16:30PHIL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 01.09.202109:00 – 11:30ZOOM-Lehre-132; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture B (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202113:45 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture C (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202113:45 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-16; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture D (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202112:00 – 13:30PHIL-ZOOM-12; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture E (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202117:15 – 18:45PHIL-ZOOM-09; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
IDV 401 International Cultural Studies: Lecture F (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written Exam
Instructor(s):
Philipp Gassert, Ana-Sofia Uhl, Aline Schmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202117:15 – 18:45PHIL-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Content
The lecture International Cultural Studies introduces students to basic select topics and concepts related to the field of cultural studies by discussing texts and theories from international scholars. It provides an overview of key terms such as race, class, gender, and identity among others and enables students to understand and reflect upon these key terms and their underlying concepts within their historical, societal, and cultural context. To do so, it raises questions on how cultural texts and practices shape our understanding of society, politics, history and culture.

Organizational Information
There will be 6 parallel groups (International Cultural Studies: Lecture A-F) for this course. You will need to register for one group only.
Each parallel group consists of a weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a discussion session (45 minutes).
Each lecture will be made available with all other materials (presentations, texts) a week before each discussion session. Each discussion session will focus on topics and concepts introduced in the lecture recordings.
Since lecture recordings are made available a week before the discussion session, students will be able to prepare for the discussion on their own time.
Introduction into Romance Literature and Media (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Inge Beisel
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202110:15 – 11:45PHIL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 11.06.202110:15 – 11:45PHIL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 01.07.202114:45 – 16:45PHIL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 02.09.202115:45 – 17:45PHIL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Introduction into Romance Literature and Media (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Instructor(s):
Inge Beisel
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202112:00 – 13:30PHIL-ZOOM-20; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Introduction to Romance Linguistics (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Instructor(s):
Jessica Stefanie Barzen, Amina Kropp, Johannes Müller-Lance, Ulla Theis
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202112:00 – 13:30PHIL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 01.09.202111:45 – 13:45PHIL-ZOOM-04; 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.
IDV 402 Intercultural Communication (Seminar)
EN
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via Portal2. For further details, please check the instructions for course registration or contact incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.

Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über Portal2 für ihre Kurse anmelden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer Anleitung oder wenden Sie sich an incoming phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
 

Term paper

 

Instructor(s):
Tanyasha Michelle Yearwood, Ana-Sofia Uhl
Date(s):
Friday  (block date) 19.03.202110:15 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 20.03.202110:15 – 17:00PHIL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 26.03.202110:15 – 15:15PHIL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Saturday  (single date) 27.03.202110:15 – 17:00PHIL-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
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.

Humanities – Master

Currently no events available.

Economics – Bachelor

Macroeconomics A (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:
Students, who attend this course, should have a good knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. Some prior knowledge of Economics is recommended.
Instructor(s):
Minchul Yum
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202113:45 – 15:15VWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202117:15 – 18:45VWL-ZOOM-04; Virtuelles Gebäude
Microeconomics A (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:
Students, who attend this course, should have a good knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. Some prior knowledge of Economics is recommended.
Instructor(s):
Thomas Tröger
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202108:30 – 10:00VWL-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202110:15 – 11:45VWL-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (single date) 01.07.202108:00 – 11:00VWL-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude

Economics – Master

Currently no events available.

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
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live & recorded
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):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202113:45 – 15:15JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Einführung in das deutsche Zivilrecht für ausländische Studierende (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Registration procedure:

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

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

 

Structure

- Definition of private law, historical development

- Structure of the BGB

- tort law

- law of obligations

- property law

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

 

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

Instructor(s):
Daniel Friedrich
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202113:45 – 15:15JURA-ZOOM-06; Virtuelles Gebäude
Forensic Psychology in Legal Contexts (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

The growth of forensic psychology as a science in the recent decades represents an evolution in profiling and crime detection. Understanding the causes and characteristics of deviant actions – commonly known as abnormal behavior – is crucial in determining diagnoses, planning intervention strategies and answering forensic referral questions.

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

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

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

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

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

Open to any exchange or full time bachelor and master student. No previous knowledge required.

The course will take place mostly online and if the situation with the pandemic allows it, it might take place on campus (mixed presence + digital) as well.
Instructor(s):
Elisa Berdica
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 10.03.202115:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 14.04.2021 – 26.05.202115:30 – 18:45JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
International Human Rights Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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):
Marelie Manders
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202108:30 – 10:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.
The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.
Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.
The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic and its integration in the European Union legal system as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:
•    The German legal system
•    Constitutional Law
•    The Grundgesetz and the European Union
•    Fundamental Rights
•    Fundamental Constitutional Principles
•    The Federal State
•    Constitutional organs
•    Legislative procedure
•    Public administration
•    The judicial system

Learning Target:
Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:
No specific textbook is required. Additional reading recommendations will be given in the lecture.

Examination:
Oral Exam.

Instructor(s):
Emanuel Kollmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202113:45 – 15:15JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Introduction to Public International Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 28.05.202108:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 18.06.202108:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 24.03.202110:15 – 18:45JURA-ZOOM-16; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course provides students with an understanding of the system of public international law, regulating relations between actors on the global stage. Topics include: the nature of international law, sources of international law (including treaties, customary international law and general principles of law), participants in the international legal system (including notions of statehood, legal personality and diplomatic protection), territory and acquisition of title, state responsibility, jurisdiction and immunity, the relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, the (peacekeeping) operations of the United Nations including the role of the General Assembly, international dispute settlement and the role of the International Court of Justice as well as the law regulating the use of force and, correspondingly, the Security Council.
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 pending cases before the International Court of Justice and further contemporary topics will be discussed.

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio (ed.): ‘Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Crawford, James and Ian Brownlie: ‘Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Hall, Stephen: ‘Principles of International Law’ (Hong Kong, LexisNexis, 2014)
  • Kaczorowska, Alina: ‘Public International Law’ (London, Routledge, 2010)
  • Lowe, Vaughan: ‘International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Tourme-Jouannet, Emmanuelle: ‘The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically.
Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper. In addition, oral participation will contribute to the final grade awarded for this course.

Course is open for Bachelor and Master students and recommended for Bachelor and Master Political Science students. 

Law – Master

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
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live & recorded
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):
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202113:45 – 15:15JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Forensic Psychology in Legal Contexts (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Registration procedure:

The growth of forensic psychology as a science in the recent decades represents an evolution in profiling and crime detection. Understanding the causes and characteristics of deviant actions – commonly known as abnormal behavior – is crucial in determining diagnoses, planning intervention strategies and answering forensic referral questions.

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

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

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

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

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

Open to any exchange or full time bachelor and master student. No previous knowledge required.

The course will take place mostly online and if the situation with the pandemic allows it, it might take place on campus (mixed presence + digital) as well.
Instructor(s):
Elisa Berdica
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 10.03.202115:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (weekly) 14.04.2021 – 26.05.202115:30 – 18:45JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
International Human Rights Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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):
Marelie Manders
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202108:30 – 10:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Online, live
Registration procedure:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.
The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.
Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.
The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic and its integration in the European Union legal system as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:
•    The German legal system
•    Constitutional Law
•    The Grundgesetz and the European Union
•    Fundamental Rights
•    Fundamental Constitutional Principles
•    The Federal State
•    Constitutional organs
•    Legislative procedure
•    Public administration
•    The judicial system

Learning Target:
Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:
No specific textbook is required. Additional reading recommendations will be given in the lecture.

Examination:
Oral Exam.

Instructor(s):
Emanuel Kollmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202113:45 – 15:15JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Introduction to Public International Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 28.05.202108:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (single date) 18.06.202108:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-17; Virtuelles Gebäude
Wednesday  (single date) 24.03.202110:15 – 18:45JURA-ZOOM-16; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
This course provides students with an understanding of the system of public international law, regulating relations between actors on the global stage. Topics include: the nature of international law, sources of international law (including treaties, customary international law and general principles of law), participants in the international legal system (including notions of statehood, legal personality and diplomatic protection), territory and acquisition of title, state responsibility, jurisdiction and immunity, the relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, the (peacekeeping) operations of the United Nations including the role of the General Assembly, international dispute settlement and the role of the International Court of Justice as well as the law regulating the use of force and, correspondingly, the Security Council.
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 pending cases before the International Court of Justice and further contemporary topics will be discussed.

Introductory Reading (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio (ed.): ‘Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Crawford, James and Ian Brownlie: ‘Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Hall, Stephen: ‘Principles of International Law’ (Hong Kong, LexisNexis, 2014)
  • Kaczorowska, Alina: ‘Public International Law’ (London, Routledge, 2010)
  • Lowe, Vaughan: ‘International Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Tourme-Jouannet, Emmanuelle: ‘The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically.
Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper. In addition, oral participation will contribute to the final grade awarded for this course.

Course is open for Bachelor and Master students and recommended for Bachelor and Master Political Science students. 
Legal Tech und Recht der Digitalisierung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Instructor(s):
Rupert Vogel
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 05.03.2021 – 18.06.202115:30 – 17:00JURA-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Legal Tech vs. Recht – Herausforderung für Start-Ups, Kanzleien und Berufseinsteiger (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Online, live
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 14.06.202117:15 – 18:45JURA-ZOOM-20; 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
Attendance:
Online, recorded
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):
Daniel Roggenkamp
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 03.05.2021 – 14.06.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (weekly) 07.05.2021 – 18.06.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
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
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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):
Peter Parczewski
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 18.06.202113:45 – 15:15WIM-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
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) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202108:30 – 10:00A 001 (B 6, Bauteil A) [Corona] + ZOOM; “Corona-Gebäude”
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202110:15 – 11:45WIM-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Tuesday  (single date) 31.08.202117:15 – 18:45WIM-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
• metrische Räume
• normierte Vektorräume
• Funktionen mehrerer Variabler
• Funktionale
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
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
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
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
Attendance:
Online, recorded
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):
Daniel Roggenkamp
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 01.03.2021 – 26.04.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (weekly) 05.03.2021 – 30.04.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-19; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
• Euklidische Vektorräume, Normalformen von Endomorphismen oder andere Ergänzungen zur Linearen Algebra I
Praktische Informatik II (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Online, live & recorded
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) 02.03.2021 – 15.06.202110:15 – 11:45WIM-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude
Thursday  (weekly) 04.03.2021 – 17.06.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-11; Virtuelles Gebäude
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) 03.03.2021 – 16.06.202112:00 – 13:30WIM-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
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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