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Sozial­wissenschaften - Bachelor (englisch)

Political Science

Courses in Political Science are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Political Science and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in political science and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-pol@uni-mannheim.de.

HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen II: Actors and tactics in conflict settings (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 12.02.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 104 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
During the last half-century, the world witnessed an increasing number of civil wars. They are often long-lasting and hard to solve. But who are the actors playing crucial roles in these conflicts? What are their tactics? How do they act and why? And how does their behavior affect the conflict scenario? Approaching these and other questions, the course will address various actors ranging from non-state (armed) actors over national and international governments to international players. Along the way, the course considers their motives as well as their strategies and how this plays out in the conflict field.   Besides the content-based input, this course prepares students to write term papers and incorporates writing as part of the learning process. The readings and class discussions should encourage you already during the semester to think critically about appropriate topics for your final paper. Students work continuously, in guided steps, on their final papers and provide and receive constructive feedback on a peer-review basis.   The course is taught in English.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen II: Coercive Bureaucracies (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
In this seminar we engage with research on coercive bureaucracies. The main goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the important actors, strategies and processes that shape the structure of security   organizations and the production of state violence. How do states organize their coercive apparatus? What are the underlying motivations behind different systems and which constraints do governments face? What are the implications for human rights and civil liberties and under what
conditions do security organizations turn against their government? We will address these questions (among others) and discuss existing approaches to answer them. By the end of the seminar students shall be able to critically assess prior contributions in terms of theory and empirical analysis. The course is reading-intensive and requires active participation in class to allow for fruitful discussions. Prior knowledge of and experience in handling empirical data is strongly recommended. Course language is English.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen II: States as Perpetrators of Human Rights Violations (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Freitag  (wöchentlich) 15.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
It is the state that usually has the monopoly on the use of force in the society. In return, the state’s security apparatus is supposed to protect citizens from each other. Interventions in personal liberties are necessary means to fulfill this mandate, but what happens when states face dangers and struggle with a fair balance of personal freedom and security? Furthermore, examples in the past and present provide clues that states actively utilized citizens’ fears to extend their power further. Finally, issues of regulation and oversight can provide state officials with the necessary leeway to engage in human rights violations on their own. In this seminar we will investigate regimes and components of the state apparatus in democracies and autocracies as violators of human rights. Thereby, we consider incidences of intended and unintended human rights violations and discuss the difficulties we as researchers face when analyzing them.
Upon successful completion of the seminar, participants shall be aware of important theories and measurements in the field. The seminar is designed to make students think critically about the classical explanations for and perpetrators of human rights violations.
The course is taught in English.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen I: Developing Countries in International Politics (Menendez) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Irene Menéndez González
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
Developing Countries in International Politics How do changes in the international economy affect politics and economics in developing countries? This BA course examines how international economic relations shape – and are shaped by – domestic politics, with a special emphasis on developing countries. Countries such as China, India or Brazil have undergone phenomenal changes that have implications for the politics of the world economy. The course engages with key debates about the role of material interests, institutions and ideas in the study of international economic relations. It starts by presenting standard models of international economics to understand who gains and who loses from the world economy, and asks how the interests and institutions created by past policy choices shape current policies in the (inter)national arena. We then explore the political implications of international integration for developing countries. We examine how individuals in developing countries form preferences for policies such as trade, capital liberalization and foreign aid, and how domestic institutions mediate these preferences. In a third part, we consider the politics of international cooperation, and ask how the rules and regulations of international organizations affect developing countries.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen II: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism: Civil Society in Central Asia and Russia (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
  • Students gain an overview of the most important theories and methods to understand democracy and authoritarianism.
  • They critique theories and methods and apply them to various cases from Central Asia and the Russian Federation.
  • They know the most important datasets and sources to analyze democracy and authoritarianism.
  • Students develop their own research question and learn to answer this question with a suitable research design in their final paper written according to scientific standards.
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:

In this seminar, we study political regimes to understand variation across civil society in Central Asia and the Russian Federation. We integrate the most important theories on democracy and authoritarianism with current research on repression, mobilization, and contentious politics. This allows us to study civil society and its development since the end of the Soviet Union in the Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan as well as Russia. We also analyze how internal and external actors can influence the consolidation and deconsolidation of democracy. By studying these hybrid regimes, students learn about the interconnectedness of democratic and autocratic politics and policies.

Students gain a critical understanding of the theories and key methods in the field as the course integrates theoretical discussions with practical sessions on research design. Students are introduced to the relevant datasets and sources. This seminar aims to prepare students intensively for writing their final paper with Latex and is taught in English.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie I: Political satire and democratic politics (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The humorous depiction of politics belongs to a worldwide phenomenon. Not surprisingly, a critical mass of scholarship has already examined the relations­hip between political comedy and its effects on the audience, thereby focusing on the interplay between information processing and learning effects as well as on the effects of political comedy on democratic outcomes. Our seminar will look into the specific research field of political satire. It will cover the phenomenology of political satire including definitions and objects of study. A second focus will be on the consequences of political satire for democracy; specifically for political attitudes and political behavior. We will review recent empirical studies and debates on the divergent effects of political satire and we will discuss the role of political satire nowadays.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie I: Socio-Structural Explanations of Political Behavior (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Harald Schoen
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 27.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Course Description: Socio-structural characteristics such as gender, age, class, and ethnicity often constitute focal points in analyses of voting behavior and political attitudes. Among many recent examples, support for Brexit, radical right populists, same sex marriage, or liberal immigration policies display pronounced socio-structural underpinnings. While the socio-structural makeup of proponents and opponents of parties and policies is easily observed and broadly discussed in politics, news media outlets, and political science, moving from mere descriptions toward causal explanations of these phenomena constitutes a challenging task. As mostly “immutable” (i.e., permanent) characteristics, socio-structural characteristics often defy the logic of causality known from randomized experiments and formalized in the potential outcomes framework. How, then, can we study the role of socio-structural characteristics in causal theories of political behavior and attitude formation? To approach this question, we will divide our attention between theoretical and empirical approaches to the problem in the extant literature on the one hand and discussions of causality, research design, and applied quantitative methods on the other.
This class will prompt students to develop a research question and to conduct their own applied research (e.g., in preparation for a BA thesis). Participation therefore requires familiarity with the methods covered in both semesters of Basismodule Methoden und Statistik (or equivalent).
The general language of instruction and communication in this class is English. Written assignments may be submitted in either English or German.

Office Hour: to be determined
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre I: Comparative Political Representation (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
-    Pitkin, Hanna. 1967. Concept of Representation. University of California Press.
-    Powell, Bingham. 2000. Elections as Instruments of Democracy. Yale University Press.
-    Przeworski, Adam, Stokes, Susan C. und Bernard Manin. 1999. Democracy, Accountability, and Representation. Cambridge University Press.
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 13.02.2019 - 29.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This seminar presents several themes on the topic of political representation, focusing mainly but not exclusively on European democracies. We will first look at three key concepts: democratic representation, political competition and public opinion. Then we discuss the role of political institutions in linking those three concepts: How do electoral systems influence the way in which citizens express their preferences via voting? And how do electoral systems shape the pattern of preference representation at the elite level? Current topics that will be covered include party responsiveness to public opinion, descriptive representation of women, policy representation in multidimensional spaces, and populist forms of representation. We will also take a close look at the empirical measurement of relevant concepts and discuss common data sources like party manifestos and opinion surveys.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre I: Women in Politics (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30 211 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
This course will examine the topic of women in politics from a comparative perspective. Subjects will include female representation in different electoral and party systems, female leadership and the „gender gap“ in political participation, the effect of various types of political gender quotas, the barriers preventing gender parity, and the outcomes and policy results of female representation. The course literature will primarily focus on empirical research in political science and gender studies. Examples will come from various world regions and time periods in order to analyze similarities and differences across cases. There are no prerequisites for this course.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre I: Political Engineering and Democracy (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Anne Wetzel
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
This seminar deals with political engineering, i.e. the “purposive efforts to design political institutions in such a way as to ensure the subsequent persistence — if not the flourishing — of democracy” (Philippe C. Schmitter). In the first part, the concept of political engineering will be introduced and discussed. The second part will address empirical studies analyzing the relations­hip between political institutions such as types of democracy, electoral systems or federalism and democracy. In the third part of the course, students will apply their knowledge to specific cases.
PS Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungs­lehre: Regime Types – Concepts and Dynamics (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Anne Wetzel
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This course deals with democratic and authoritarian political regimes as well as hybrid forms. Students will learn how these regimes are defined and which instruments exist to measure them. They will discuss strengths and weaknesses of concept delineation and current practices of measurement. Based on this first part, the course will turn to explaining both transitions from one regime type to another, including instances of backsliding, and regime stability.
PS Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungs­lehre: European Parliament Elections and Democracy in the EU (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The Elections to the European Parliament in May 2019 are a good opportunity to discuss democratic politics in the European Union. The aim of this course, therefore, is to provide students with a deeper understanding for the democratic quality of European governance and for the electoral connection between citizens and political elites on the EU level. Therefore, this pro-seminar will, first, familiarize students with the institutional structure and political processes of the EU as well as with basic concepts of democratic accountability and legitimacy. Second, students will get a deeper insight into the election, powers and internal organization of the European Parliament, before they, third, learn more about the interactions between citizens, political parties and EU institutions, especially during European elections.
PS Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungs­lehre: Social choice and democratic institutions (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 204 Unterrichtsraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:

A crucial dilemma of democratic organization is finding decision rules that lead to a decision that takes into account the preferences of all citizens. Another problem is that those selected into power might have incentives to exploit their power and act against the interest of the people that selected them. Democratic institutions try to overcome these problems and lead to democratic legitimate decisions. In the first part of this course, we elaborate the theoretical problems of social choice. We discuss the Condorcet paradox and the Theorem by Arrow.   Next, we consider the effects of several fundamental institutions (i.e. term limits, electoral rules). The articles and book chapters attempt a fairly close dialogue between formal theory and quantitative empirical inquiry. We will cover basic game theoretical models comparing political competition and policymaking under alternative institutions as well as empirical studies of the effects (and origins) of these insitutions.

PS Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungs­lehre: The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
The course introduces students to the various aspects of the politics in non-democratic settings. We will first discuss the conceptual and operational differences between authoritarian and democratic regimes and the modern varieties of autocracies. After that, we will focus on certain aspects of authoritarian politics in more detail. We will consider the means by which autocrats govern and the strategies and tools they use to maintain power. Among other topics, we will discuss how institutions like elections or parliaments operate in non-democratic settings. The goal of the seminar is to provide an introduction to the scientific study of authoritarian regimes: to understand and critically access the existing theories as well as to apply them in own research.
PS Einführung in die Vergleichende Regierungs­lehre: Latin American Politics (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 13.02.2019 - 29.05.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
This course introduces students to the main theoretical concepts and the major empirical research questions in Latin American politics. Based on selected 'classic' and recent contributions students examine 1) determining factors of the current political and economic development of Latin American countries. They also learn 2) about political parties and party systems as well as 3) voting behaviour in presidential and parliamentary elections. Other key aspects that are discussed in the seminar include 4) the institutional characteristics of democracies in Latin America and 5) the key role of women in politics in the region. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the relevant data sources of Latin American Politics, providing them with plenty of opportunities to conduct their own preliminary analyses and develop first ideas for their term paper.
Ü Datenauswertung (Workshop, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Workshop
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Nikoleta Yordanova
Termin(e):
Freitag  (wöchentlich) 15.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:

Contents
The exercise „Data Analysis for Political Scientists“ accompanies the respective lecture. The basic methods of data analysis using the statistical software package Stata are explained and practiced.
 
Target Group
Students of the BA Politik­wissenschaft/Political Science in their 2nd semester and students of Lehr­amt Politik­wissenschaft.
 
Recommended requirement
participation at the lecture „Datenauswertung: Data Analysis for Political Scientists“
 
Literature
See lecture “Data Analysis for Political Scientists”
 
Expected examination performance
A Leistungs­schein/ECTS credits can be obtained through the successful completion of 3 homework assignments.
Ü Datenauswertung (Workshop, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Workshop
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Anne Wetzel
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Ü Datenauswertung (Workshop, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Workshop
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:

Simultaneous participation in the lecture „Datenauswertung: Data Analysis for Political Scientists“ is advised.

Literatur:

See lecture “Data Analysis for Political Scientists”

Lektor(en):
Sean Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:

The excercise „Data Analysis for Political Scientists“ accompanies the respective lecture. The basic methods of data analysis using the statistical software package Stata are explained and practiced.

Ü Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen I: Quantitative Methods in International Relations (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
A good working knowledge of statistics is a prerequisite for successful participation in the class.
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 17:15 - 18:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Course description: This course is intended to expand the knowledge of undergraduate students to quantitative methods used for research in the field of International Relations. The goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to write a successful BA thesis and to train them to do so using the statistical package STATA. The course provides a short wrap up of the data analysis courses of previous semesters (data management, descriptive statistics, etc.) and teaches advanced techniques for dealing with continuous, binary, and count variables, as well as regression diagnostics.
Office hours: to be determined
Ü Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen I: Quantitative Methods in International Relations (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
A good working knowledge of statistics is a prerequisite for successful participation in the class.
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Course description: This course is intended to expand the knowledge of undergraduate students to quantitative methods used for research in the field of International Relations. The goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to write a successful BA thesis and to train them to do so using the statistical package STATA. The course provides a short wrap up of the data analysis courses of previous semesters (data management, descriptive statistics, etc.) and teaches advanced techniques for dealing with continuous, binary, and count variables, as well as regression diagnostics.

Office hours: to be determined
Ü Methoden der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre II: More than words: an introduction to text analysis in Political Science (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Texts are probably the most comprehensive traces of political behavior. In texts policy positions, issue em­phases and conflicts condense. Analyzing political text allows identifying these contents and thus enables researchers to use them in explaining political actors’ decisions.
This course is an introduction to quantitative text analysis and aims at enabling the participants to employ content analytical methods. In this course we will focus on the applications of text analysis and we will use actual data from political speeches and manifestos. While the first part of the course introduces the conceptual and technical foundations of quantitative content analysis, the second part moves on to the distinctions between classical (human coded) and automatic (computer based) methods of content analysis. In class we will compare these different approaches and discuss articles that used text analysis to answer important research questions.
Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to class. We will use R statistical package. A prior knowledge of R is helpful, but not essential.
Ü Methoden der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre II: Politicians and their Parties on Twitter (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 19.03.2019 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 26.03.2019 - 28.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Political parties are the main actors in most political systems. But social media offers new ways to circumvent the party and address potential voters more directly. 
At the same time, parties use social media for campaigns and possibly influence their own members. To disentangle these roles, we look at the network structure of parties on twitter as well as the content of their messages. This methods course will enable you to collect twitter data and apply basic computational text analysis to explore patterns. It offers a hands-on introduction to big data. Part of this course is an in depth introduction to the statistical programming language R and the use of the twitter API. Basic knowledge of statistics and a statistical package like STATA is required.
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen I: European Integration and the European Union (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
7
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Content: The lecture introduces into political science research on European integration and the European Union, with particular reference to the empirical analytical literature on the history of European integration, the institutional functioning of the European Union and its implications for representative democracy. Three questions are at the center of the lecture:
  • Firstly, the theories on European integration and supranational governance: How can one explain from a political science point of view the essential features of European integration? Who are the key players, what interests are they pursuing, and how have solutions been achieved over the past 70 years?
  • Secondly, criticism on the democratic deficit and legitimacy of European integration: How democratic and legitimate is the European Union as a political system? Can the empowering of the European Parliament overcome this criticism? Which (reform) solutions exist from a political science perspective to overcome future challenges of European integration?
  • Thirdly, interdependence between the European Union and the member states: How does the European Union interact with representative democracies in the Member States, how does it operate globally? What role do citizens, stakeholders and parties play in issues of European integration and European Union decisions?
As an accompanying reading, I recommend reading the book by Simon Hix and Bjorn Hoyland. 2011. The Political System of the European Union, Basingstoke: Palgrave. Furthermore, basic information can be found at https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu_en.
In general, I recommend regular reading of publications in journals published in the European Integration and European Union topics, such as European Union Politics and the Journal of Common Market Studies, while up-to-date information can be found in the EU Observer and Europe Daily Bulletin.

Aims:
  • Ability to understand and select political science studies on European integration and the European Union;
  • Excellent knowledge of the state of research on the main approaches to European integration and the European Union;
  • Scientific understanding of the functioning of the integration steps and the political system of the European Union;
  • Theoretical and methodological knowledge for the study of European integration and the European Union.
  • Applying skills and knowledge to related or future problems of European integration and the European Union.
Office Hour: by appointment
VL Datenauswertung (Data Analysis) (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Participation in one of the Übungen for the course “Data Analysis for Political Scientists” is mandatory.
Literatur:
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.
Lektor(en):
Sean Carey
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
Beschreibung:
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.

Sociology

Courses in Sociology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Sociology and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in sociology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-soc@uni-mannheim.de.

HS Themen der Allgemeinen & Speziellen Soziologie: Social inequality over the life course (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Lektor(en):
Sandra Krapf
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 13.02.2019 - 29.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
„Social inequality over the life course“ Social inequality refers to differences in the access to important positions and resources within society. Because the social position of a person usually develops over time, also the access to resources changes over the life course. On the one hand, educational attainment and occupational position shape life chances. On the other hand, life course events and transitions (e.g. childbirth, unemployment or entry into retirement) affect social mobility. We will discuss mechanisms such as the Matthew effect, social exclusion and institutional settings as well as gender differences in the economic consequences of different life course events.
ÜK Aktuelle Forschungs­themen: Women in Comparative Politics (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Katja Hanna Helene Möhring
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

Course description:
This course surveys central topics in the study of women and politics, covering issues such as women’s participation in political parties and social movements, women as voters and candidates in political elections, women’s policy representation, and women in democratizing states. It will draw on examples from various world regions and time periods to analyze similarities and differences across cases around the globe.

Adam Nicolson from Bloomington University will teach the course.

ÜK Spezielle Soziologie: Introduction to the Sociology of Professions and Sciences (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
SOCIOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Sociology (int-soc@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.
Lektor(en):
Philipp Brandt
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

Experts shape everyday life with arcane knowledge that the public has no full understanding of, and consequentially cannot control. We still trust lawyers with our legal affairs, medical doctors with our health, we share our mental problems with psychologists, and let politicians, bureaucrats and economists run the state, the market and other public institutions. And many regard them highly for providing these services. Then there are all those professionals we hardly have a sense of at all, such as systems biologists, who fight diseases, nuclear physicist, who ensure safe energy supply, and finally, the scientists who receive public funding and work with no immediate impact on society, such as sociology. This course uncovers organizational arrangements and social mechanisms that undergird these and other instance of expert knowledge production and application as a way of asking how abstract expertise shapes public and private life. Throughout the course we consider historical dynamics, public and peer control of the learned professions and the collective definition of thought communities. We study these mechanisms and processes in substantive case studies, including the design of the German research university and its American imitators, the AIDS epidemic and its controversies, the financial crisis, and the failure of common social policy in the EU, among others. Finally, we apply the conceptual tools to today’s digital transformation toward large-scale data processing and Artificial Intelligence. This course aims to deepen our understanding of the division of labor and to identify strategies for making expert knowledge more robust and useful.
VL Allgemeine Soziologie: Migration sociology: theory, methodology and empirical evidence (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Irena Kogan
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 27.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The migration sociology is without doubt one of the „hyphan-sociologies“, that have received more and more attention in the last years.
This lecture tries to reflect the heterogeneity of this area, both with regard to theoretical as well as to empiricial aspects.
The sociological treatment of the origins of migration on the one hand and its consequences on the other hand will be dealt with in the lecture.
Special emphasis will be put on the consequences for the migrants themselves as well as on the reactions of the local people and the general consequences of migration for the receiving society.
This lecture wants to impart expert knowledge in the area of migration sociology, not only by means of description but also on the basis of theories and empirical findings.


Die Migrations­soziologie gehört ohne Zweifel zu den „Bindestrich-Soziologien“, die in den letzten Jahren einen merklichen Aufschwung erfahren haben.

In dieser Veranstaltung wird versucht die Heterogenität des Feldes, sowohl in theoretischer als auch in empirischer Hinsicht widerzuspiegeln.

Im Zentrum der Veranstaltung steht die soziologische Beschäftigung mit den Ursachen von Wanderungs­bewegungen auf der einen Seite und mit ihren Folgen auf der anderen Seite.

Bei letzteren stehen sowohl die Folgen für die Migranten selbst, als auch die Reaktionen der Einheimischen und die generellen Folgen der Einwanderung für die Aufnahme­gesellschaft im Vordergrund.

Ziel der Veranstaltung ist es, nicht nur durch Deskription sondern auch auf der Grundlage von Theorien und empirischen Belegen, Fach­wissen im Bereich Migrations­soziologie zu vermitteln.
VL Allgemeine Soziologie: Organizational Theory (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Henning Hillmann
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This lecture class will explore recent social science research that seeks to explain variation in organizational behavior and development. We will consider a variety of research questions that tap into both formal and informal ways of organizing: what kinds of institutions are necessary to make economic organization work? Where do such institutions come from? Why do we observe very different outcomes across contexts even though they share the same market-supporting institutions? Why do
some organizations survive even though they face the most unfavorable environments? How do conditions at the time of an organization's birth shape its development? To address these and further questions, we will rely both on recent theoretical advances and on empirical studies in a various settings.

Psychology

Courses in Psychology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in psychology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-psy@uni-mannheim.de.

C3: Experimentalpsychologisches Praktikum (Kurs 1) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Arndt Bröder
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 14.02.2019 - 30.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 EO 259 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
In diesem Experimental­praktikum geht es um die Erforschung von Informations­suchmustern bei Entscheidungen. Der Fokus wird darauf liegen, die Prozesse hinter Informations­suche zu verstehen und Rahmenbedingungen und andere Einflussfaktoren auf Informations­suche zu untersuchen.

Die TeilnehmerInnen dieses Kurses werden in zwei Kleingruppen aufgeteilt, die jeweils eine spezifische Fragestellung bearbeiten. Innerhalb der Kleingruppen werden wir zunächst gemeinsam die Fragestellung entwickeln und ein geeignetes Versuchsdesign auswählen. Im Anschluss an die Datenerhebung und die Auswertung werden die Ergebnisse in Form eines Posters im Rahmen der allgemeinen Abschluss­veranstaltung präsentiert. Fragestellung, Versuchsplan und Ergebnisse werden zudem in Form eines Experimentalberichts auf Deutsch oder Englisch zusammengefasst. Der im Vorlesungs­verzeichnis genannte wöchentliche Veranstaltungs­termin wird in Absprache mit den TeilnehmerInnen der jeweiligen Kleingruppen angepasst.

Hinweis:
Am 13.02.2018 findet in EO 145 um 15.30 Uhr eine Einführungs­veranstaltung für alle Praktikumsgruppen statt. Dort werden die Themen näher vorgestellt und Organisatorisches zwischen den Dozenten und den Kursen erörtert.
Ob dieser Kurs in der ersten Vorlesungs­woche beginnt (außer der Montag- und Dienstag-Kurse), entscheidet der/die jeweilige Dozent(in).
Die Abschluss­veranstaltung (Postersession mit Preisverleihung ) findet am 30.05.2018 ab 13:45 im O 138 (Fuchs-Petrolub-Saal) statt.
F3: Ausgewählte Probleme der Allgemeinen Psychologie I: Intuition and Rationality in Human Judgment and Decision Making (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:

Should you go with your gut or work out a detailed pro and contra list? In which manner (and under which circumstances/for which types of problems) do we reach better decisions? In this seminar, we will explore the psychological constructs of intuition and rationality in human judgment and decision making. Examples of questions that we will address in this seminar are: How can we operationalize and measure intuition and rationality in psychological research? What cues influence our intuitions and rational judgments? How well do they work in different situations/for different types of problems?

Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

Should you go with your gut or work out a detailed pro and contra list? In which manner (and under which circumstances/for which types of problems) do we reach better decisions? In this seminar, we will explore the psychological constructs of intuition and rationality in human judgment and decision making. Examples of questions that we will address in this seminar are: How can we operationalize and measure intuition and rationality in psychological research? What cues influence our intuitions and rational judgments? How well do they work in different situations/for different types of problems?

H2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Biologischen Psychologie: Introductin To Virtual Reality (Krüger) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Courses in Psychology are generally just open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email by the end of November/early December (Winter term) or by the end of May/early June (Spring term) concerning their course choice.
Other exchange students may solely attend classes if (a) places are left for Non-Psychology students (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the International Coordinator explicitly approves participation. For further questions, please contact: int-psy@sowi.uni-mannheim.de.
For incoming students 2 additional ECTS are available on fulfilment of further course requirements. Courses in Psychology are generally just open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email by the end of November/early December (Winter term) or by the end of May/early June (Spring term) concerning their course choice.
Apart from the regular 2 ECTS-points, it is possible to receive 2 extra ECTS-points for additional work in this course (paper). Please discuss option this with the lecturer during the first weeks.
Other exchange students may solely attend classes if (a) places are left for Non-Psychology students (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the International Coordinator explicitly approves participation. For further questions, please contact: int-psy@sowi.uni-mannheim.de.
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 19.02.2019 12:00 - 13:30
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 12.03.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 19.03.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 26.03.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 02.04.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Beschreibung:
This course will introduce you to Virtual Reality (VR) and teach everything from the basics of VR - the hardware and the history of VR- to different applications of VR, the psychology of VR, and the challenges of this medium. The course is designed for students who are new to VR as a medium. Students with no previous experience in VR will learn to design their own VR experiments by the end of the course.

Instructor:
Prof. Dr. Frank Krueger
L13, 15-17, Room 201
Phone: 0621 181-3363
E-Mail: FrKruege@mail.uni-mannheim.de
J2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Differentiellen Psychologie: Personality Across Cultures and Region (Tobias Ebert) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 19.02.2019 17:15 - 18:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 15.03.2019 - 16.03.2019 10:15 - 15:15 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 29.03.2019 - 30.03.2019 10:15 - 15:15 211 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
It is a common assumption that people in different parts of the world have different personalities. Indeed, the past few years have witnessed a substantial number of articles in cross-cultural and geographical psychology that have documented geographical variation in personality constructs. The seminar starts with a broad overview on personality assessment and how personality traits are distributed across and within nations. In a next step, we will look at selected causes of geographical variation in personality (such as ecological features and selective migration). Subsequently, we examine what relevance geographical personality differences have for the individuals living in the region and for the macro-development of the region as a whole. Specifically, we try to answer the questions a) whether the place of residence is relevant for an individual’s self-esteem and well-being and b) what role regional personality differences play for a region’s economic vitality. The seminar concludes with an overview of the methodological challenges that arise when working with spatial data.

eMail: tobias.ebert@mzes.uni-mannheim.de; Phone: 0621-181-2856
Office: A318 (in A5,6)
J2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Differentiellen Psychologie: Interindividual Differences in Social Motives (Gebauer) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Courses in Psychology are generally just open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email by the end of November/early December (Winter term) or by the end of May/early June (Spring term) concerning their course choice.
Apart from the regular 2 ECTS-points, it is possible to receive 2 extra ECTS-points for additional work in this course (paper). Please discuss option this with the lecturer during the first weeks.
Other exchange students may solely attend classes if (a) places are left for Non-Psychology students (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the International Coordinator explicitly approves participation. For further questions, please contact: int-psy@sowi.uni-mannheim.de.
Literatur:
References will be given during the course
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 09.04.2019 17:15 - 18:45 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 03.05.2019 - 04.05.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 17.05.2019 - 18.05.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
According to the standard social science model (SSSM; Pinker, 2002; Tooby & Cosmides, 1992) all social sciences share a foundational assumption―namely, that human beings internalize the social norms in their ambient sociocultural context. Put more plainly, people apparently think, feel, and act in ways consistent with the people around them. In this seminar we take a personality perspective on the SSSM and we critically ask: Is it really true that *all* human beings internalize the social norms in their ambient sociocultural context? Or may there also be human beings who do just the opposite―human beings who are motivated to think, feel, and act in opposite ways to the people around them. More broadly, then, we ask: Does personality qualify the SSSM? In examining this issue we focus on the following personality traits: need for uniqueness, preference for consistency, personal need for structure, self-consciousness, right wing authoritarianism, compliance, self-monitoring, autonomy, individualism, independent self-construal, agency and communion, and openness and agreeableness.
J2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Differentiellen Psychologie: Self Concept (Gebauer) (Blockseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Blockseminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the professor approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).

For incoming students 2 additional ECTS are available on fulfilment of further course requirements.
Literatur:
References will be given during the course
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 19.02.2019 17:15 - 18:45 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 22.03.2019 - 23.03.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
  (Blocktermin + Sat) 05.04.2019 - 06.04.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
Who am I? People differ in their personal answer to this question. In other words, people differ in their self-concepts. The self-concept can be described by its content and by its valance. The two broadest content dimensions of the self-concept are agency (competence, dominance, drive) and communion (prosociality, trustworthiness, warmth). The self-concept’s focal valence dimension is self-esteem. We will learn about the motivational properties of the agency, communion, and self-esteem dimensions, their evolutionary functions, and their importance for predicting thought, feeling, and behavior.
M2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Arbeits- und Organisations­psychologie II - Global Context (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:

PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

 

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students possess good knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the docent approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).

 

Literatur:

Basic Literature: Landy, F.L., & Conte, J.M. (2013.) Work in the 21st century. An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology (4 ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell

Further reading list will be provided during the first course meeting
Lektor(en):
Sabine Sonnentag
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 13.02.2019 - 29.05.2019 08:30 - 10:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

In this course we address topics of work and organizational psychology (such as motivation, stress and health, teams, leadership) from a cross-cultural point of view. The basic question is: Are research findings which are mainly based on samples from Western cultures generalizable to other cultural groups? Furthermore, we will discuss additional topics such as expatriate assignment and collaboration processes within multi-cultural teams.

 

O2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Markt- und Werbepsychologie II (JDM) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Michaela Wänke
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
P2: Schwerpunkte der Klinischen Psychologie: Attention and Perception in Clinical Psychology (Meachon) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Courses in Psychology are generally just open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email by the end of November/early December (Winter term) or by the end of May/early June (Spring term) concerning their course choice.
Other exchange students may solely attend classes if (a) places are left for Non-Psychology students (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the International Coordinator explicitly approves participation. For further questions, please contact: int-psy@sowi.uni-mannheim.de.
For incoming students 2 additional ECTS are available on fulfilment of further course requirements.
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 12.02.2019 - 28.05.2019 12:00 - 13:30
Beschreibung:
Priority for this course is given to students in their final year of 
the BSc in Psychology


Course Description & Objectives:

How do attention and perception play a role in psychological 
disorders? What happens when the major symptoms of a disorder are 
centered around attention and/or perception deficits? These are some 
questions we will work toward answering through this course.
The primary objective of this course is for students to understand the 
mechanisms of attention and perception through the lens of clinical 
psychology. This will include the learning and discussion of various 
forms of attention and perception, and related deficits/disorders. 
Some of the disorders we will discuss include (but are not limited): 
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.
A secondary aim of the course is for students to practice critical 
academic skills in the evaluation and discussion of relevant research, 
and synthesis of ideas in clinical psychology. Students are expected 
to engage in class discussions, read assigned research articles, and 
make a final presentation on a relevant topic of interest.
R2: Schwerpunkte der Pädagogischen Psychologie (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Für Austausch­studierende: Der Kurs wird benotet.
The course will be graded (incoming students only)


Information for exchange students:
Courses in Psychology are generally just open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email by the end of November/early December (Winter term) or by the end of May/early June (Spring term) concerning their course choice.
Other exchange students may solely attend classes if (a) places are left for Non-Psychology students (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the International Coordinator explicitly approves participation. For further questions, please contact: int-psy@sowi.uni-mannheim.de.
Lektor(en):
Oliver Dickhäuser , Saraswathi Ramasamy
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 11.02.2019 - 31.05.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The goal of this seminar is to understand the terminologies and methodologies within Educational Psychology and be able to apply them. With a special focus on learning and instruction, students are enabled to directly apply the content of the seminar through the acquisition (learning) and communication (instruction) of their knowledge. Students are therefore expected to demonstrate their understanding of the seminar content by presenting empirical research in the topic and by actively participating in the discussions. Thereby, the weekly seminar is structured as follows:
Instructional component by the lecturer, followed by a student presentation (with minimal intervention by the instructor) supplemented with a group activity (focusing on the current topic) facilitated by the student(s) who is/are presenting.
As an outcome of this seminar, it is hoped that the students are able to reflect upon the theories in Educational Psychology and competently apply them in practice, instead of solely learning from the book. In this way, students not only gain control over their own learning and work activities, but also gain experience in applying the acquired knowledge.
This seminar is open only for students who have chosen Educational Psychology as one of their three core specializations.

Contact School of Social Sciences

Incomings Political Science

Gledis Londo, M.A.

Gledis Londo, M.A.

Auslands­koordinatorin
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
A 5, 6
Bauteil A – Raum A 416
68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181-1826
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-Mail: int-pol(at)uni-mannheim.de
Sprechstunde:
Mo 11–12, zusätzlich in der Vorlesungs­zeit Mi 15–16:30 Uhr

Fällt aus am 10. und 12. September

Incomings Psychology and Sociology

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Auslands­koordinatorin
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
A 5, 6
Bauteil A – Raum A 416
68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181-2188
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-Mail: int-soc@uni-mannheim.de; int-psy@uni-mannheim.de
Sprechstunde:
Vorlesungs­zeit: Di 15–16 Uhr, Mi 10–11 Uhr, vorlesungs­freie Zeit: Mi 10–11 Uhr
Die Sprechstunde am 2. Januar fällt aus.