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University Wide Electives

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

Business School - Bachelor

FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
no registration required
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module are able to analyze and judge price movements on the financial and other asset markets. They should be able to independently valuate stocks and bonds under standard prerequisites with the help of widely-used practical models. Furthermore, the participants will learn to correctly apply methods of capital asset pricing to analyze portfolio decisions as the consideration of risks and return assumption and to distinguish between systematic and diversifiable risks.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Oliver Spalt , Erik Theissen
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
  • Investment decisions (cash value, internal interest rate)
  • Interest yield and risk (portfolio theory)
  • Capital costs during insecurities (CAPM, APT)
  • Corporate governance, agency problems and behavioral finance
FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Participants of this partial module are able to analyze and judge price movements on the financial and other asset markets. They should be able to independently valuate stocks and bonds under standard prerequisites with the help of widely-used practical models. Furthermore, the participants will learn to correctly apply methods of capital asset pricing to analyze portfolio decisions as the consideration of risks and return assumption and to distinguish between systematic and diversifiable risks.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Oliver Spalt , Erik Theissen
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
  • Investment decisions (cash value, internal interest rate)
  • Interest yield and risk (portfolio theory)
  • Capital costs during insecurities (CAPM, APT)
  • Corporate governance, agency problems and behavioral finance
Guest Lecture Elective “Asian Studies” (Intensive course, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students got an overview over the current Chinese and/or Japanese issues in the areas of business, politics, and international relations.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Didi Zhang
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 05.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45
Tuesday  (single date) 12.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45
Wednesday  (single date) 13.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Tuesday  (single date) 12.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Monday  (single date) 11.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Thursday  (single date) 07.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Wednesday  (single date) 06.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Tuesday  (single date) 05.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Monday  (single date) 04.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Thursday  (single date) 14.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Description:
Information about course offer in spring 2018:

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

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

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

1) Introducing the “Freest economy in the world” HK
  • national modes of capitalism
  • changing economic philosophies of the HK government?
  • the current socio-political situation in HK
2) Economic development in HK
  • brief history & background of HK
  • demographic & economic profiles of HK
3) Culture, religion & customs impacting business in a Chinese society
  • the Chinese work ethic
  • a Chinese spirit of capitalism?
  • is it gift-giving or bribery?
4) Business forms in HK
  • Old Hongs, new Hongs, Chinese family firms, multinational companies, social enterprises
5) Business connections with the HK government
  • Business in government and government in business: the cases of Sun Hung Kai & MTR
  • some high profile cases of business & government “impropriety” in HK
  • the ICAC in HK
  • corruption in Asia
6) HK's relations with(-in) China
  • China's strategic view of HK: “One country, Two systems”
  • impact of China's Open Door Policy on Asian economic development
7) HK's external relations in Asia
  • a closer look at the “Four (Asian) Tigers” (HK, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea)
8) HK's external relations globally
  • HK's economic and trade relations with countries around the world
9) China's “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
  • potential far-reaching economic opportunities and benefits from Asia to Europe?
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg , Dominik Benjamin Davatolhagh
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg , Dominik Benjamin Davatolhagh
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
The students acquire well-founded knowledge of accounting and accounting techniques, as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of orderly book-keeping (GoB).
Based on relevant business transactions, the double entry book-keeping system is presented and applied to concrete applications in practice. Students can individually book business transactions as well as apply the necessary techniques to both open and close the respective accounts.
Within the exercise and tutorial classes, students look more deeply into the topics covered in the lecture.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Philipp Dörrenberg , Dominik Benjamin Davatolhagh
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
  • • Introduction to accounting
  1. Inventory and balance sheet
  2. Business transactions not affecting and affecting profit and loss
  • Accounting principles and book-keeping techniques
  1. Goods traffic
  2. Value-added tax
  3. Acquisition costs
  4. Revenues and payment transactions
  5. Personnel expenditure
  6. Amortization of fixed and current assets
  7. Accruals and deferrals
  8. Provisions
  • Production costs and income statement
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
Internes Rechnungswesen (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Management Accounting. They can retrace the accounting flow and independently solve calculations from the field of cost and profit accounting, as well as correctly interpret the results of the calculations. Furthermore, the students can manage accounting problems from corporate practice.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Holger Daske , Philipp Mütsch
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:
  • Basic terms of cost and profit accounting
  • Calculation, cost center  and cost type accounting
  • Cost schedule and cost function
  • Profit and loss account
  • Break even analysis
  • Cost information for operative decisions and deviation analysis
IS 301 Foundations of Information Systems (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Students are able to explain the interplay of information technologies, human beings and organizations. They comprehend how information systems are structured and are able to explain the basic functionalities of computer and database systems. Students know the different approaches for the development of information systems and know the basic techniques for the analysis of demands and the design of information systems. They understand the operative and strategic processes for the management of information systems. (LG 1)

They are aware of the factors influencing the development and management of information systems, the perspectives of different stakeholders, and can evaluate related decisions. (LG 2)
Students are able to analyze requests expressed in natural language and translate them into structured database queries (LG 3). They can analyze requirements for an information system and can present them in a structured format, especially using behavior and structure diagrams (LG 4).
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Hartmut Höhle
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
  • Introduction and basic definitions in the field of information systems as well as design and structure of information systems
  • Technological Foundations: hardware and software components, basic functionalities of computer systems and networks, basics of database systems
  • Development of information systems: project management and development processes, selected methods for analysis and design
  • Management of information systems: IT Management Framework, Business/IT Alignment, IT Organization, IS Investment, IS Adoption
Management für Nebenfachstudierende (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • explain the importance and the historical development of management, and of the academic discipline of management,
  • explain the theoretical and conceptual foundations of management, and to apply them to real life examples,
  • explain the process of management including its functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership,
  • understand the conflict between management and ethics, and to explain problems resulting therefrom,
  • explain current challenges (e. g. internationalisation) and areas (e. g. public and non-profit management) in the field of management.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Bernd Helmig
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 09.03.2020 17:15 - 18:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Monday  (single date) 16.03.2020 17:15 - 18:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Monday  (single date) 20.04.2020 17:15 - 18:45 001. A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
This introductory course provides students who chose business administration as a minor subject with the fundamental understanding of management of organizations. First, the lecture gives an overview about the importance of management in general, and it highlights its relevance as an academic discipline. Furthermore, it discusses its theoretical and conceptual foundations, and elaborates on the management functions planning and control, organization, human resources, and leadership. Working on the topics management and ethics, international management, nonprofit management and public management, the course illustrates current challenges in the field of management.

Business School - Master

Guest Lecture Elective “Asian Studies” (Intensive course, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Learning target:
The students got an overview over the current Chinese and/or Japanese issues in the areas of business, politics, and international relations.
Examination achievement:
Written and/or oral exam
Instructor(s):
Didi Zhang
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 05.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45
Tuesday  (single date) 12.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45
Wednesday  (single date) 13.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Tuesday  (single date) 12.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Monday  (single date) 11.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Thursday  (single date) 07.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Wednesday  (single date) 06.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Tuesday  (single date) 05.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Monday  (single date) 04.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 O 131 Wilhelm Müller Hörsaal; Schloss Ostflügel
Thursday  (single date) 14.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00
Description:
Information about course offer in spring 2018:

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

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

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

1) Introducing the “Freest economy in the world” HK
  • national modes of capitalism
  • changing economic philosophies of the HK government?
  • the current socio-political situation in HK
2) Economic development in HK
  • brief history & background of HK
  • demographic & economic profiles of HK
3) Culture, religion & customs impacting business in a Chinese society
  • the Chinese work ethic
  • a Chinese spirit of capitalism?
  • is it gift-giving or bribery?
4) Business forms in HK
  • Old Hongs, new Hongs, Chinese family firms, multinational companies, social enterprises
5) Business connections with the HK government
  • Business in government and government in business: the cases of Sun Hung Kai & MTR
  • some high profile cases of business & government “impropriety” in HK
  • the ICAC in HK
  • corruption in Asia
6) HK's relations with(-in) China
  • China's strategic view of HK: “One country, Two systems”
  • impact of China's Open Door Policy on Asian economic development
7) HK's external relations in Asia
  • a closer look at the “Four (Asian) Tigers” (HK, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea)
8) HK's external relations globally
  • HK's economic and trade relations with countries around the world
9) China's “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
  • potential far-reaching economic opportunities and benefits from Asia to Europe?
MAN 770 Exercise Class (Übung / optional) (Exercise, German)
Lecture type:
Exercise
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Baris Istipliler
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 13.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30
Friday  (single date) 20.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.
MAN 770 Research Seminar (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal 2 after your arrival. You can register anytime during the official course registration period (dates tbd). The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information will be provided during orientation week.
Learning target:
Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen Studierende lernen, eigenständig eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu einem aktuellen Thema aus den Bereichen Entrepreneurship-und Managementforschung zu verfassen. Abschließend präsentieren die Studierenden ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit und stellen sich im Seminar den Fragen zur Präsentation.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Seminararbeit und Präsentation
Instructor(s):
Jan-Philipp Ahrens
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 21.02.2020 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 28.02.2020 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 06.03.2020 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 20.03.2020 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Friday  (single date) 27.03.2020 10:00 - 15:15 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Thursday  (block date) 07.05.2020 - 08.05.2020 09:00 - 18:00 210 Seminarraum IfM; L 9, 1-2
Description:
Relevant topics from the area of entrepreneurship and management research are analyzed and discussed. The focus of the seminar can thereby differ somewhat from term to term. Generally, research seminars may be conceptually or empirically oriented.

Social Sciences - Bachelor

VL General Sociology (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:

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

Literature:

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 (written exam)
Instructor(s):
Frank Kalter
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 15:30 - 17:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:

In der Vorlesung wird ein systematischer Überblick über die wichtigsten Merkmale
der Sozialstruktur der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Europa im Vergleich gegeben. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Entwicklung von Bevölkerungs-, Haushalts- und Familienstrukturen, soziale Ungleichheit und soziale Mobilität, speziell in Bezug auf Bildung, auf Erwerbstätigkeit und Beruf sowie auf die Einkommensverteilung und die Wohlstandsentwicklung.

Selected Topics in International Relations: European Integration and Disintegration (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Final written examination (Klausur)
Instructor(s):
Thomas König
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Content: The lecture introduces into political science research on European integration and disintegration with particular reference to the empirical analytical literature on the history, the institutional functioning of the European Union and its implications for representative democracy. Three questions are at the center of the lecture:
  • Firstly, the theories on European integration and supranational governance: How can one explain from a political science point of view the essential features of European integration and disintegration? Who are the key players, what interests are they pursuing, and how have solutions been achieved over the past 70 years?
  • Secondly, criticism on the democratic deficit and legitimacy: How democratic and legitimate is the European Union as a political system? Can the empowering of the European Parliament overcome this criticism? Which (reform) solutions exist from a political science perspective to overcome future challenges of European integration?
  • Thirdly, interdependence between the European Union and the member states: How does the European Union interact with representative democracies in the Member States, how does it operate globally? What role do citizens, stakeholders and parties play in issues of European integration and European Union decisions?
As an accompanying reading, I recommend reading the book by Simon Hix and Bjorn Hoyland. 2011. The Political System of the European Union, Basingstoke: Palgrave. Furthermore, basic information can be found at https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu_en.
In general, I recommend regular reading of publications in journals published in the European Integration and European Union topics, such as European Union Politics and the Journal of Common Market Studies, while up-to-date information can be found in the EU Observer and Europe Daily Bulletin.
Aims:
  • Ability to understand and select political science studies on European integration and disintegration;
  • Excellent knowledge of the state of research on the main political science approaches;
  • Scientific understanding of the functioning of the integration steps and the political system of the European Union;
  • Theoretical and methodological knowledge for the study of European integration and disintegration.
  • Applying skills and knowledge to related or future problems of European integration and disintegration.
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie: Wahlen, Wähler, Demokratie: Grundzüge der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Min.)
Instructor(s):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 17:15 - 18:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Wahlen sind der institutionelle Kern der repräsentativen Demokratie. Deswegen stehen sie auch im Zentrum der politischen Soziologie demokratischer politischer Systeme. Die Vorlesung setzt sich aus normativem, historischem und empirisch-analytischem Blickwinkel mit Wahlen und ihrer realen Bedeutung für die repräsentative Demokratie auseinander. Behandelt werden u.a. folgende Themen: demokratietheoretische Perspektiven auf Wahlen; Entwicklung und Durchsetzung des allgemeinen Wahlrechts; Klassifizierung und Bedeutung von Wahlsystemen; Integrität von Wahlen; Theorien, Methoden und Befunde der empirischen Wahlforschung (Wahlbeteiligung im Vergleich zu anderen Formen der politischen Beteiligung, Hintergründe und Mechanismen der Partei- und Kandidatenwahl).

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

Social Sciences - Master

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Humanities - Bachelor

IDV 402 Intercultural Communication (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Anmeldung: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Examination: Term Paper 10-15 pages
Instructor(s):
Tanyasha Michelle Yearwood
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 14.02.2020 10:15 - 15:15 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Saturday  (single date) 15.02.2020 10:15 - 17:00 EW 169 Seminarraum C.A.Reichling; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 06.03.2020 10:15 - 15:15 A 104 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Saturday  (single date) 07.03.2020 10:15 - 17:00 O 226/28 Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
This course offers its participants an opportunity to experience, reflect on and apply a goal-oriented approach to intercultural learning. In addition to exploring some of the recommendations offered by researchers on facilitating intercultural communication and deepening understandings of one's own and the other's culture, the course takes on a rather hands-on approach, allowing students to perform cultural mini-dramas, view video clips as the basis for analyzing key concepts discussed, write about critical incidents and discuss evolving understandings of the nature of interaction in intercultural encounters.

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

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

Course work: Active participation, mini project presentation, written reflexion of a critical incident
Ringvorlesung Umweltgeschichte (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Hiram Kümper
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 17:15 - 18:45 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord

Humanities - Master

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Economics - Bachelor

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Economics - Master

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Law - Bachelor

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

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

Instructor(s):
Nils Stock
Description:

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

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

Energy law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 26.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
International Human Rights Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 laid the foundation for the development of International Human Rights Law, and over the years multiple international human rights treaties and declarations, bills and laws have been inspired by it. In a broad sense International Human Rights Law lays down the obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

This course will place Human Rights Law in the broader context of International Law, and will provide an overview of the concept and background of International Human Rights Law. It will furthermore aim to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the following topics:
  • The categories of Human Rights
  • States as the protector and enforcer of Human Rights
  • The United Nations Human Rights System
  • Treaty based Human Rights Bodies
  • Regional Human Rights Systems
  • Developments and current challenges in International Human Rights Law

The course will be conducted through lectures, seminars and discussions. Assessment will take place by way of a small writing assignment as well as a final written exam.

Lecturer: Marelie Manders
Instructor(s):
International Law and International Relations (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
What is the character of international legal rules? How do they matter in the context of international politics and to what extent do they shape the international (legal) system? How effective can these rules actually be in times of a growing backlash against multilateralism more broadly? And what should we expect from international relations (theory) shaping contemporary international law more generally?

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

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

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

Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper (4,000 words).
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude

Law - Master

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

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

Instructor(s):
Nils Stock
Description:

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:

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

Energy law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the technological and regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the regulatory framework and energy policy developments on the international and the EU level, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy and energy subsidies.
The following part of the course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example. It will cover the current developments in Climate Change Law, legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector, and the role of exemplary international organizations in the creation of more sustainable energy policies.
The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions and seminars. Next to the results of the final written exam also the seminar presentation will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 26.03.2020 10:15 - 13:30 W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
International Human Rights Law (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 laid the foundation for the development of International Human Rights Law, and over the years multiple international human rights treaties and declarations, bills and laws have been inspired by it. In a broad sense International Human Rights Law lays down the obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

This course will place Human Rights Law in the broader context of International Law, and will provide an overview of the concept and background of International Human Rights Law. It will furthermore aim to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the following topics:
  • The categories of Human Rights
  • States as the protector and enforcer of Human Rights
  • The United Nations Human Rights System
  • Treaty based Human Rights Bodies
  • Regional Human Rights Systems
  • Developments and current challenges in International Human Rights Law

The course will be conducted through lectures, seminars and discussions. Assessment will take place by way of a small writing assignment as well as a final written exam.

Lecturer: Marelie Manders
Instructor(s):
International Law and International Relations (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
What is the character of international legal rules? How do they matter in the context of international politics and to what extent do they shape the international (legal) system? How effective can these rules actually be in times of a growing backlash against multilateralism more broadly? And what should we expect from international relations (theory) shaping contemporary international law more generally?

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

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

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

Required reading materials as well as additional sources will be provided electronically. Mode of assessment for this course will be a research paper (4,000 words).
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Bachelor

MAB 406 Linear Algebra II / B (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Vertiefung der Linearen Algebra I wie Sesquilinearformen und Spektralsätze kennen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Das Wechselspiel zwischen abstrakten Objekten (Endomorphismen, Bilinearformen) und repräsentierenden konkreten Daten (Matrizen) würdigen (BF1, BO2).
• Die Verbindung von Algebra und Geometrie würdigen (BF1, BO2).
Personale Kompetenz:
• Strukturiertes Denken (BO2).
• Teamarbeit (BF4).
• Kommunikationsfähigkeit (BO1, BO4).
Examination achievement:
Mündliche Prüfung oder schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Claus Hertling
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 30.03.2020 - 25.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 03.04.2020 - 29.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• Algebra und Geometrie der Sesquilinearformen und Bilinearformen
• Spektralsätze
MAC 405 Stochastic Simulation (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis für die Erzeugung von Algorithmen für die Simulation von „discrete event systems“ (BK3, BO2)
„Goodness-of-fit“ Tests (BK1)
Mathematischer Hintergrund und Algorithmen zur numerischen Behandlung von Markovketten in diskreter und stetiger Zeit (BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis von Monte-Methoden und ihrer Verbesserungen durch Varianzreduktionsverfahren (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Grundverständnis der Markovketten-Monte-Carlo Methode (BK1, BK3, BO3)
Methodenkompetenz:
Erkennen, welche Algorithmen zur Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen verschiedener Verteilungen eingesetzt werden können, Umsetzung in konkrete Programme (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Fähigkeit einfache stochastische Modelle zu simulieren und die Ergebnisse zu validieren (BF2, BF3, BO3)
Grundkenntnisse in der Programmierung mit Scilab (BF3)
Personale Kompetenz:
Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Andreas Neuenkirch
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 29.05.2020 13:45 - 15:15 C 015 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Erzeugung von Pseudozufallszahlen: Inversions-, Kompositions- und Akzeptanz-Verwerfungsmethode, spezielle Methoden
Simulation diskreter Ereignissysteme
Monte-Carlo-Methode, Varianzreduktion
Statistische Validierung: Chi-Quadrat-Test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov-Test
Numerische Behandlung von Markovketten
Markovketten-Monte-Carlo
MAT 302 Analysis II (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Konvergenz in metrischen Räumen (BK1)
• Stetigkeit von Abbildungen zwischen metrischen Räumen (BK1)
• Differenzierbarkeit von Funktionen mehrerer Variablen  (BK1)
• Grundbegriffe der nichtlinearen Analysis (BF1, BK1)
• Integration von Funktionen mehrerer Variablen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• mathematische Beweisführung (BF1, BO2)
• Hantieren mit Gleichungen und Ungleichungen (BF1, BO2)
• Berechnen von Grenzwerten (BF1,BO3)
• Berechnen von Ableitungen (BO2)
• Bestimmung von Minima unter Zwangsbedingungen (BF2, BO3)
• Berechnen von Integralen (BO2)
Personale Kompetenz:
• Teamarbeit (BF4)
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Martin Schmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 08:30 - 10:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• metrische Räume
• normierte Vektorräume
• Funktionen mehrerer Variabler
• Funktionale
MAT 304 Linear Algebra II / A (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0 (Modul/e)
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
• Vertiefungen der Linearen Algebra I wie Normalformen von Endomorphismen kennen (BK1)
Methodenkompetenz:
• Das Wechselspiel zwischen abstrakten Objekten (Endomorphismen, Bilinearformen) und repräsentierenden konkreten Daten (Matrizen) würdigen (BF1, BO2).
Personale Kompetenz:
• Strukturiertes Denken (BO2).
• Teamarbeit (BF4).
• Kommunikationsfähigkeit (BO1).
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Klausur
Instructor(s):
Claus Hertling
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 10.02.2020 - 23.03.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Friday  (weekly) 14.02.2020 - 27.03.2020 12:00 - 13:30 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
• Euklidische Vektorräume, Normalformen von Endomorphismen oder andere Ergänzungen zur Linearen Algebra I
Practical Computer Science II (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:
Fachkompetenz:
Aufbau und Arbeitsweise moderner Digitalrechner, Aufgaben und Funktionsweise moderner Betriebssysteme, insbesondere Prozess- und Speicherverwaltung. Aufbau und Arbeitsweise von Compilern.
Methodenkompetenz:
Entwurf einfacher logischer Schaltungen, Lösung von Programmier-aufgaben in Programmieren, Entwurf einfacher Grammatiken, Um-gang mit Compiler-Generatoren.
Personale Kompetenz:
Selbständiges Arbeiten in Kleingruppen.
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Rainer Gemulla
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 11.02.2020 - 26.05.2020 10:15 - 11:45 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Thursday  (weekly) 13.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Die Vorlesung beschäftigt sich mit den technischen und methodischen Grundlagen der Ausführung von Anwendungsprogrammen auf modernen Digitalrechnern. Dies umfasst vor allem die folgenden Gebiete:

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

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

Personale Kompetenz:
  • Verständnis komplexer Zusammenhänge, Arbeiten im Team, Kommunikation von Modellierungsentscheidungen
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Studienbeginn ab HWS 2011:
Erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Übungsbetrieb
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Studienbeginn vor HWS 2011:
Schriftliche Klausur (90 Minuten)

Instructor(s):
Christian Meilicke , Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 12.02.2020 - 27.05.2020 12:00 - 13:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Die Vorlesung behandelt die Rolle konzeptueller Modellierung in der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Es werden Vorteile und Grenzen der Modlelierung im Unternehmenkontext aufgezeigt und Modellierungssprachen und Werkzeuge eingeführt. Inhalte der Veranstaltung umfassen unter anderem:
  • Modellierungsprinzipien
  • Praxisnahe Sprachen (UML, BPMN)
  • Formale Grundlagen von Modellierungssprachen (Logik, Pertri-Netze)
  • Modellierungswerkzeuge.
In der begleitenden Übung erstellen die Teilnehmer konzpetuelle Modelle realer Anwendungsdomänen mit Hilfe aktueller Modellierungssprachen und Werkzeuge.

Business Informatics and Mathematics - Master

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