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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 (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Nikoleta Yordanova
Termin(e):
Freitag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen: Legislative Behaviour and Political Representation in the European Parliament (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Students with previous knowledge about European Union politics and the European Parliament (e.g. through having attended the lecture “VL Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen I: European Integration and the European Union“) or the motivation to acquire such knowledge on their own before the beginning of the course.
Literatur:
Corbett, Richard/Francis Jacobs/Michael Shackleton. 2011. The European Parliament. London: John Harper.

Hix, Simon/Abdul G. Noury/Gérard Roland. 2007. Democratic Politics in the European Parliament. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The empowerment of the European Parliament has made it an influential legislature in the European Union’s policy-making process. Its members represent and aggregate the interests of their constituents and parties, participate in the legislative process, exercise budgetary control etc. Any of these links in this chain of delegation creates reciprocal dependencies and accountabilities that constrain the scope of action and the behaviour of the European Parliament’s members.
This seminar focuses on the determinants of legislative behaviour in the European Parliament and its consequences for political representation. After a short introduction into how the institutional setting of the European Parliament links the different political actors to each other, we will touch upon aspects such as competing principals, electoral rules, personal characteristics of legislators and their influences on voting behaviour, party unity, party switching and much more. Throughout the course, we will discuss what consequences these constraints have for the representation of the interests of the involved political actors, such as individual members of the European Parliament, parties and voters.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and methodological background that enables them to conduct their own empirical analyses in the field of legislative behaviour and political representation. Besides familiarising students with the current state of research in the field as well as the research designs and methods political scientists have used to address these topics, this course will encourage students to critically discuss and evaluate the literature and develop and answer their own empirical research question. To facilitate this process, students will have the opportunity to present their research proposals in class and receive written feedback from a fellow student and the instructor.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen: Determinants of International Cooperation (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Literatur:
Fundamental Reading:
Bueno De Mesquita, B. (2009). Principles of International Politics: People's Power, Preferences, and Perceptions. (4th ed.) Washington, D.C.: CQ Press
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The course focuses on the determinants and results of international cooperation. Key questions are: Why do states cooperate in international agreements and organizations? How do they design these agreements and organizations? What are the drivers of cooperation? When does cooperation fail? The 14 sessions of this course are structured in four blocks. First, we will discuss the theoretical foundations of scholarship on international cooperation (1). Then we will turn to international organizations (2) and international agreements (3). In a final substantive block we will look at the failure of cooperation and the results of failed cooperation (4). The last sessions of the course will allow students to present their own research in order to receive feedback on their final paper ideas.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and methodological background that enables them to conduct their own empirical analyses in the field of international cooperation. Besides familiarising students with the current state of research in the field as well as the research designs and methods political scientists have used to address these topics, this course will encourage students to critically discuss and evaluate the literature and develop and answer their own empirical research question. To facilitate this process, students will have the opportunity to present their research proposals in class and receive written feedback from a fellow student and the instructor
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen: International Organizations under Challenge (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The work of international intergovernmental organizations (IOs) affects our daily lives in many ways. At the same time, IOs have recently become challenged from various sides. On the one hand, states are withdrawing from IOs, e.g. Burundi and the Philippines have pulled out from the International Criminal Court, the US and Israel have left UNESCO and the UK is exiting the European Union. On the other hand, non-state actors are questioning the legitimacy of IOs and claim more openness to non-governmental organizations. In order to better understand the work of IOs and challenges to it, the seminar will kick off with a historical perspective on the origin of IOs and subsequently address questions about why states create and join them in the first place. In the second part, similarities and differences between IOs will be analyzed and explained. Finally, recent challenges will be studied and it will be discussed whether international organizations are legitimate and democratic.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie: Public Opinion, Political Participation, and the Welfare State (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
Kumlin, Staffan and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffan (eds). 2014. How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public: Policy Feedback, Participation, and Attitudes. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Svallfors, Stefan (ed). 2007. The Political Sociology and the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Lektor(en):
Harald Schoen
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This undergraduate seminar examines how the welfare state shapes citizen attitudes and political participation. Not only will we study how social policies, their design, and administration can influence public opinion – such as preferences for redistribution, policy attitudes, or immigration – but we will also investigate how different welfare state contexts influence levels and types of political participation as well as political equality. In addition to providing students with an introduction to the topics, we will also pay particular attention to the research designs and methods employed in order to broaden students’ methodological understanding and equip them with the skills necessary to design their own studies.
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie: Political Talk and Democratic Politics (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

Political discussions with our family, friends and colleagues are a crucial part of our daily interaction. What are the implications of these political discussions for democratic politics? (How) do they, for example, influence whom we vote for at Election Day, whether we participate politically or how we relate to political objects and our fellow citizens?

The seminar will look into research into citizens’ interpersonal communication about politics. It will cover the phenomenology of political talk – including definitions and delineations of the object of study as well as its individual and contextual determinants. A second focus will be on the consequences of political talk for political attitudes and behavior. We will review classics as well as recent debates on how different features of political talk affect political participation and political attitudes. We will discuss the role of political discussions in a changing communication environment.

HS Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre: Experiments in Comparative Politics and International Relations (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
HS Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre: Gender and Politics in Comparative Perspective (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 309 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:

This course introduces students to the main theoretical concepts and the major empirical research questions in the area of Gender and Politics. It addresses fundamental questions in Comparative Politics from the perspective of gender differences and confronts students with important questions of causal inference in empirical-analytical research. Based on selected recent contributions students examine 1) questions of descriptive and substantive representation (e.g., in political institutions such as parties, national and sub-national legislatures). Students also learn 2) about political participation and explore the causes and consequences of gender gaps in individual voting behavior. Other key aspects that are discussed in the seminar include 3) political violence against women and 4) gender dynamics in judicial decision-making. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the relevant data sources of gender and politics, providing them with plenty of opportunities to conduct their own preliminary analyses and develop first ideas for their term paper.

PS Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: Human Rights Violations during Peace & Conflict (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
This course focuses on human rights violations as a theoretical concept and as an empirical phe-nomenon. It tackles questions such as: What are human rights violations? How can we studyhuman rights violations empirically? When are human rights violations most likely to occur?Which groups of individuals face an elevated risk of human rights violations? And which typesof interventions are effective to promote human rights? The course will be structured accordingto different political contexts analysing distinct dynamics of repression during ’peace’ and conflict.A particular emphasis will lie on the immediate aftermath of conflicts and the implementation ofdiverse means of transitional justice. The course will also cover different logics underlying distincttypes of human rights violations. To bridge the gap between theory and practice, current real-world examples of human rights violations will be discussed in relation to the theoretical conceptsintroduced in class
PS Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: Actors and Dynamics of Authoritarian Rule (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30
PS Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: International Organizations under Challenge (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Literatur:
Recommended readings:
Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake, and J. Lawrence Broz, eds. 2017. International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. Sixth edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company
Thomas H Oatley. 2012. International Political Economy. Boston: Longman/Pearson Education
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This course is a survey of the core concepts and theories of international political economy with a focus on how economic globalization processes affect domestic politics and policy outcomes in contemporary Western democracies. The course is divided into three sections. The first one is designed to familiarize you with theoretical perspectives, methods of analysis, and concepts widely used in the study of international political economy. We want to get an overview of what scholars of international political economy study, how they define globalization, and who the winners and losers of trade liberalization are. The concepts and methods will help us explore the topics in the other two sections on how the global economy shapes domestic politics and policies. In the second section, we are going to discuss how political institutions moderate the effect of globalization on policy outcomes. The third section explores how economic and social factors associated with globalization influence elections and policy outcomes.
The language of instruction is English.
PS Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: Political Economy of Migration (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Global migration is among the great political challenges of our time. In this course, we will discuss contemporary scholarly research on the political economy of migration. The course examines how domestic and international politics push and pull the movement of migrants, the economic impact of emigration and immigration as well as citizens’ fears and reactions toward immigrants.  It emphasizes the theoretical core, and some current debates, in the field but also aims to expose students to some nuts and bolts of each policy area and the chief methods by which scholars acquire knowledge of the subject. We will pick up some knowledge of historical and contemporary examples wherever possible, but presenting such material systematically is not the focus of the course. The course is also intended to stimulate students to form original ideas for promising research projects in the area of international relations and political economy.
PS Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: Networked Nations — The relations­hip structure of states in the international arena (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Dennis Hammerschmidt
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (Blocktermin) 19.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Freitag  (Blocktermin) 22.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Dienstag  (Blocktermin) 26.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Freitag  (Blocktermin) 29.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Dienstag  (Blocktermin) 03.12.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Freitag  (Blocktermin) 06.12.2019 10:15 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Dienstag  (Blocktermin) 12.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Beschreibung:
What does it mean if two states draft a resolution together? Do they have a relations­hip with each other? How about if they sign a treaty? And what does it mean for their relations­hip if two countries have a similar voting behavior in an international organization for one year but diverge significantly the year afterwards? Did their relations­hip change? We will explore these and related questions by looking at the emergence and implications of state relations­hip structures in the international arena. Paricular focus will be given to the role of networks in state-to-state relations­hips as well as the extend that states are embedded in a network of international organizations. To give a comprehensive introduction to these topics, we will read from a variety of different texts and sources, ranging from fundamental work in the Political Science literature, over interdisciplinary approaches from related fields, to news paper articles and policy reports. The goal of this course is to prepare students to critically discuss and engage with the literature as well as to provide them with the necessary skills to start working on their own research project along the course.
PS Einführung in die Politische Soziologie: Political communication and democratic politics (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:

Introductory and basic literature:
 

  • Aalberg, T., Esser, F., Reinemann, C., Strömbäck, J., & Vreese, C. d. (2017). Populist political communication in Europe. New York/London: Routledge.
  • Beck, P. A., Dalton, R., Green, S., & Huckfeldt, R. (2002). The Social Calculus of Voting: Interpersonal, Media, and Organizational Influences on Presidential Choices. American Political Science Review, 91(1), 57–73.
  • Berger, C. R., Roloff, M. E., Wilson, S. R., Dillard, J. P., Caughlin, J. P., & Solomon, D. (Eds.). (2015). The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Bryant, J., & Oliver, M. B. (2009). Media effects: advances in theory and research (3. ed. ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • Hillygus, D. S. (2010). Campaign Effects on Vote Choice. In J. E. Leighley (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of American elections and political behavior (pp. 326-345). Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Huckfeldt, R., & Sprague, J. (1995). Citizens, politics, and social communication: Information and influence in an election campaign. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Huckfeldt, R., Mondak, J. J., Hayes, M., Pietryka, M. T., & Reilly, J. (2013). Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics. In L. Huddy, D. O. Sears & J. S. Levy (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology (2 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jacobson, G. C. (2015). How Do Campaigns Matter? Annual Review of Political Science, 18(1), 31-47.
  • Perloff, R. M. (2014). The dynamics of political communication: media and politics in a digital age. New York: Routledge.
  • Reinemann, C. (2014). Political communication. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • Schmitt-Beck, R., & Lup, O. (2013). Seeking the Soul of Democracy: A Review of Recent Research into Citizens' Political Talk Culture. Swiss Political Science Review, 19(4), 513-538.
  • Semetko, H. A., & Scammell, M. (2012). The SAGE handbook of political communication. Los Angeles, Calif.: SAGE.
  • Zuckerman, A. S. (Ed.). (2005). The social logic of politics: Personal networks as contexts for political behavior. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press.
Lektor(en):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

Information about political developments reaches citizens through three main intermediaries – political parties and other interest groups, traditional and new media sources as well as fellow citizens with whom one discusses the latest political developments. This seminar will study the behavioral and attitudinal consequences of political communication originating from these specific sources, with a special focus on political communication during election periods and considering the rapidly changing communication environment. Additionally, we will devote some particular attention to recent research on populist communication.

 

PS Einführung in die Politische Soziologie: Democratic innovations (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:

Introductory and basic literature:

Berger, C. R., Roloff, M. E., Wilson, S. R., Dillard, J. P., Caughlin, J. P., & Solomon, D. (Eds.). (2015). The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication: Wiley-Blackwell.

Floridia, A. (2017). From Participation to Deliberation. A Critical Genealogy of Deliberative Democracy, Colchester (UK). Colchester: ECPR Press.

Gastil, J. (2008). Political communication and deliberation. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

Huckfeldt, R. (2007). Information, Persuasion, and Political Communication Networks. In R. J. Dalton, H.-D. Klingemann & R. E. Goodin (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of political behavior (pp. 100–122). Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

Huckfeldt, R., & Sprague, J. (1995). Citizens, politics, and social communication: Information and influence in an election campaign. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Huckfeldt, R., Johnson, P. E., & Sprague, J. D. (2004). Political disagreement: The survival of diverse opinions within communication networks. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Huckfeldt, R., Mondak, J. J., Hayes, M., Pietryka, M. T., & Reilly, J. (2013). Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics. In L. Huddy, D. O. Sears & J. S. Levy (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology (2 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McClurg, S. D., Klofstad, C. A., & Sokhey, A. (2016). Discussion Networks. In J. N. Victor, A. H. Montgomery, & M. Lubell (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mutz, D. (2006). Hearing the other side: Deliberative versus participatory democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Santoro, L. R., & Beck, P. A. (2016). Social Networks and Vote Choice. In J. N. Victor, A. H. Montgomery, & M. Lubell (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Schmitt-Beck, R., & Lup, O. (2013). Seeking the Soul of Democracy: A Review of Recent Research into Citizens' Political Talk Culture. Swiss Political Science Review, 19(4), 513-538.

Sinclair, B. (2012). The social citizen: Peer networks and political behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Zuckerman, A. S. (Ed.). (2005). The social logic of politics: Personal networks as contexts for political behavior. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press.

Lektor(en):
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:

Modern representative democracies are said to suffer from malaises such as decreasing levels of citizen engagement in classical forms of participation as well as an increasingly critical orientation towards basic institutions such as parties, politicians or parliaments. As a response, democratic innovations have been developed and designed in order to increase and deepen citizens’ participation in political decision making and the governance process. Examples of such innovation can be different forms of citizen deliberation, direct democratic procedures as well as varieties of governance with citizens’ associations. In the present seminar we will first of all shed light on and systematically assess the various design features of these innovations. We will critically evaluate which problems they should and can possibly address as well as what their consequences are for example in terms of citizen engagement, enlightenment and their political orientations.

Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 008.2 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 209 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 108 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:

participation at the lecture „Datenauswertung: Data Analysis for Political Scientists“

Literatur:
See lecture “Data Analysis for Political Scientists”
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 209 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
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.
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Tutorial: Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 108 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Ü Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen: Social Network Analysis in R (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00
Beschreibung:

This seminar introduces students to theory and empirical applications of network analysis. Based on an introduction to the basic functionality of R (objects, functions, data management, plotting) students learn how to use R to perform basic social network analyses. We apply social network analysis to study various forms of conflict such as protest, terrorism, and civil war. This theoretical and empirical network perspective allows us to enhance our understanding of conflict processes.

The seminar is tailored to students who have not worked with R before. Students learn programming in R with a focus on the basics of social network analysis. They learn about the relevant data sources in conflict studies and research design strategies. This seminar prepares students intensively for writing their final paper and is taught in English.
Ü Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen: Complexities in analyzing conflicts: Data wrangling and data management in R (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Freitag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Quantitative research in conflict studies is of high societal interest but still remains a challenging task. In this course, students will tackle common problems that arise during data management processes in conflict research by being introduced to R. Using standard datasets in conflict studies, students will submit a first research project with R as part of their final submission. The goal of this course is to provide students with guidelines for good data management practices.
Ü Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 09.11.2019 10:00 - 17:00
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 16.11.2019 10:00 - 17:00
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 08.11.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 15.11.2019 12:00 - 17:00
Ü Methoden der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre: Analysis of elections and public opinion with R (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This course is an introduction to voting behaviour and public opinion analysis using R. We will work with real-world political data and learn how to study elections, citizens and parties through weekly short assignments. While prior knowledge of R is not a prerequisite, students must be willing to learn how to use this software.
Ü Methoden der Vergleichenden Regierungs­lehre: What do actors want? Ideal Point Estimation for Political Elites, Voters and Parties (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 02.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 17:15 - 18:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Montag  (wöchentlich) 07.10.2019 - 02.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Politics is about who gets what, when and how. It is often understood in spatial terms, comparing actors on a political spectrum like from left to right. Spatial models often make assumptions about these positions, often resulting in predictions of outcomes of negotiations and conflict from responsivess, party competiton to coalitition governance or lobbyism.

How can we quantify these preferences and positions tomorrow test hypotheses?  
This course addresses methods, data sources and problems connected with knowing what actors want. It covers spatial models of politics as well as means of acquiring and scaling data using surveys, roll calls, social networks and text. A special focus lies in the use social media data. After an introduction to the open source software R we collect and scale and analyze data on actor preferences.
Ü Wissenschaft­liches Arbeiten: Academic Writing and Research (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
2
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 310 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
Die Übung vermittelt zentrale Techniken wissenschaflichen Arbeitens anhand praktischer Beispiele. Behandelt werden unter anderem das Lesen und Bearbeiten wissenschaflicher Texte, das Vorbereiten und Präsentieren von Referaten, das Ausarbeiten von Hausarbeiten, Literatur­recherche und die Arbeit mit weiteren Recherchedatenbanken. Die Fertigkeiten werden anhand kleinerer Hausaufgaben eingeübt.
Ü Wissenschaft­liches Arbeiten (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
2
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Nikoleta Yordanova
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Die Übung vermittelt zentrale Techniken wissenschaflichen Arbeitens anhand praktischer Beispiele. Behandelt werden unter anderem das Lesen und Bearbeiten wissenschaflicher Texte, das Vorbereiten und Präsentieren von Referaten, das Ausarbeiten von Hausarbeiten, Literatur­recherche und die Arbeit mit weiteren Recherchedatenbanken. Die Fertigkeiten werden anhand kleinerer Hausaufgaben eingeübt.
Ü Wissenschaft­liches Arbeiten (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
2
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger , Viktoriia Semenova
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
Die Übung vermittelt zentrale Techniken wissenschaflichen Arbeitens anhand praktischer Beispiele. Behandelt werden unter anderem das Lesen und Bearbeiten wissenschaflicher Texte, das Vorbereiten und Präsentieren von Referaten, das Ausarbeiten von Hausarbeiten, Literatur­recherche und die Arbeit mit weiteren Recherchedatenbanken. Die Fertigkeiten werden anhand kleinerer Hausaufgaben eingeübt.
Ü Wissenschaft­liches Arbeiten (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
2
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marcela Ibáñez de Foerster
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
Die Übung vermittelt zentrale Techniken wissenschaflichen Arbeitens anhand praktischer Beispiele. Behandelt werden unter anderem das Lesen und Bearbeiten wissenschaflicher Texte, das Vorbereiten und Präsentieren von Referaten, das Ausarbeiten von Hausarbeiten, Literatur­recherche und die Arbeit mit weiteren Recherchedatenbanken. Die Fertigkeiten werden anhand kleinerer Hausaufgaben eingeübt.
VL Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen: Peace and Violent Conflict (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
7
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
VL Datenerhebung/ Empirische Methoden der Politik­wissenschaft (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
VL Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 A 001 Großer Hörsaal; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
This module provides an introduction to international relations by giving students the basic tools and theoretical concepts necessary to analyse international politics, to understand specific historical events or contemporary issues. Key elements and terms of international relations theory will be introduced and explained and core themes will be discussed, including the role of different actors and institutions in the international system, theories of war and peace, international political economy and questions of development and transnational politics.

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 Spezielle Themen des internationalen Vergleichs (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Katja Hanna Helene Möhring
Termin(e):
Freitag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
HS Themen der Allgemeinen & Speziellen Soziologie: Social inequality over the life course (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sandra Krapf
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
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 consequences of different life course events.
HS Themen der Allgemeinen & Speziellen Soziologie: Intergenerational relations across the life course (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marcel Raab
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Intergenerational relations across the life course This course traces the life course of the parent-child relations­hip, from the birth of children to the death of parents. It addresses key issues and scholarly debates surrounding early, middle, and late stages of this relations­hip. Within these stages, we will discuss literature on pertinent research questions such as:

How are family structure and social inequality mutually related?
Do children from homosexual parents fare worse than children from heterosexual parents?
Do children replicate the family behaviour (fertility; marriage; divorce) of their parents?
How do parents and children support each other across the life course?
Are multigenerational bonds becoming increasingly important?

The readings come from different disciplines, including sociology, psychology, and demography.
HS Themen der Allgemeinen & Speziellen Soziologie: Work Orientations (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Michael Braun , Thomas Gautschi
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 11.09.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 25.09.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 09.10.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 23.10.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 13.11.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 20.11.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 27.11.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Beschreibung:

This course focuses on work and occupation, but also on the interface between family and employment. Theoretical approaches and empirical findings on work-life balance, demands on work, working time preferences, work characteristics and job satisfaction will be discussed. The ISSP module „Work Orientations“ from the year 2015 serves as the data basis. It is a partial replication of the surveys from the years 1989, 1997 and 2005. This allows international comparisons as well as comparisons over time.

PS Proseminar Soziologie: Introduction to economic sociology (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
5
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Philipp Brandt
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 309 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F

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.

G3: Ausgewählte Probleme der Allgemeinen Psychologie II: Milestones of Memory Research (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
In „Milestones of memory reserach“, important studies in the history of psychological research on memory will be discussed. Students will provide presentations of the research question, method, and results. The lecturer will provide information about newer developments. The aims of the course are (1) to to know the most important facts about memory, (2) to learn about typical methods used in research, and (3) to discuss the conclusions drawn from these studies.
IMPORTANT: Exchange students can achieve up to 6 ECTS in total for this course if they hand in an essay in addition to the regular presentation. The essay can also be graded. Please talk to the lecturer about this option in the first session.
Lektor(en):
Arndt Bröder
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 12.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
In „Milestones of memory reserach“, important studies in the history of psychological research on memory will be discussed. Students will provide presentations of the research question, method, and results. The lecturer will provide information about newer developments. The aims of the course are (1) to to know the most important facts about memory, (2) to learn about typical methods used in research, and (3) to discuss the conclusions drawn from these studies.
H2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Biologischen Psychologie: Neurobiology of Trust (Krüger) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 02.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 016/017 Seminarraum; L 13, 15
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 11.10.2019 12:00 - 17:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 18.10.2019 12:00 - 17:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 25.10.2019 12:00 - 17:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 08.11.2019 12:00 - 17:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
Trust is among the most important factors in human life. Present to some degree in all human interaction, it encompasses almost all domains of society and plays, for example, a key role in economic exchange and politics. Although behavioral research has revealed several insights into the nature of trust (including its antecedents and consequences), recent research has begun to study this topic from a neurobiological perspective to gain a deeper understanding. The seminar provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of those neurobiological investigations into trust that have been performed on different levels of analysis: genes, endocrinology, and brain. The seminar further explores impairment of trust due to brain disorders or psychopathologies, including social anxiety disorder, ADHD, major depressive disorder, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a non-invasive technique for studying human brain activity. The goal of this block seminar is to provide students an overview about fMR as an essential addition to the toolbox of experimental and clinical psychologists. The seminar includes lectures, hands-on exercises for planning a fMRI study, and a visit to the MRI facility at the Central Institute of Mental Health. At the end of the seminar, students will have a basic understanding of the motivation using fMRI, physics of MRI scanners, MRI safety, principles of experimental designs, and data analysis methods.

lecturer: Prof. Dr. Frank Krüger

venue: L13, 17, Room 016/17
I2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Entwicklungs­psychologie (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
IMPORTANT: Exchange students can achieve 4 ECTS in total for this course if they hand in a term paper. The paper can also be graded. Please talk to the lecturer about this option in the first session.
Lektor(en):
Oliver Dickhäuser , Saraswathi Ramasamy
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
I2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Entwicklungs­psychologie: Moral Development (Nadarevic) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:

Courses in Psychology are generally just open for exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by the International Coordinator via email 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. Apart from the regular 2 ECTS-points awarded for this seminar, it is possible to receive 2 extra ECTS-points for additional work in this course (additional presentation or written assignment). Please discuss this option with the lecturer during the first weeks of class. This seminar is pass/fail but incoming students may request to receive a grade. Please discuss this with the instructor in the first weeks.

Literatur:

Literature:

Will be announced at the seminar.

Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

Content:

This seminar gives the participants an overview of various theories and findings on the topic of moral development. For example, the following contents will be discussed: Moral development from the perspective of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg, gender and cultural differences in moral development, moral education at school and in the family, and friendship and moral development. These contents will be elaborated and deepened by means of group work, (dilemma) discussions, and poster presentations.

 

Recommended for:

B.Sc. psychology students in their third semester.

M1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Arbeits- und Organisations­psychologie I - Leadership (B2) (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 (intpsych@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):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

 

What makes a good leader? can we train the skills needed for leadership? do men and women go though the same career path in term of leadership? 

We will discuss these questions and more in this seminar. 

To deepen the understanding regarding leadership, we will examine various theories of leadership, and study the topic conceptually and methodologically, based on current literature. 

Based on the research findings we will discuss, we will investigate also practical issues (e.g., development of leaders).

M1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Arbeits- und Organisations­psychologie - Leadership (B4) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
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):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:

 

What makes a good leader? can we train the skills needed for leadership? do men and women go though the same career path in term of leadership? 

We will discuss these questions and more in this seminar. 

To deepen the understanding regarding leadership, we will examine various theories of leadership, and study the topic conceptually and methodologically, based on current literature. 

Based on the research findings we will discuss, we will investigate also practical issues (e.g., development of leaders).
 

Q1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Klinischen Psychologie I, Neurodevelopmental Disorders across the lifespan (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Bachelor
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45
Beschreibung:
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a thorough foundation of knowledge on the mechanisms of developmental disorders and their various classifications. This will include neurodevelopmental disorders in the DSM 5 and ICD-11. More specifically, we will compare and contrast the DSM 5 with the soon-to-be released ICD-11. Students will further explore and evaluate current research on developmental disorders, and choose a relevant topic for a final presentation in English for their final project.

A secondary aim of the course is to create a comfortable environment conducive to practicing English for non-native speakers. In modern academia, students and researchers can significantly broaden their scope of opportunities in future degrees, conferences, and academic presentations by reaching comfort and confidence in their academic English, especially in written and verbal formats. Therefore, this course will include the practice of crucial academic skills for psychologists in English, including evaluation and discussion of journal articles, practice writing reviews of articles, and presentation skills. This seminar on developmental disorders particularly focusses on learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, giftedness, auditory and language processing disorders and intellectual deficiencies. We will look at the behavioural manifestations of these developmental disorders in school. How schools and teachers play a role in early diagnosis and intervention will be discussed. After an initial overview of the symptoms and causes of the developmental disorders, we aim to understand how they can be intervened and managed in learning contexts. In particular, we will look at the impact of developmental disorders on learning and what it means for educational intervention strategies.
Aim of the course: By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the developmental disorders and their manifestations in children. This understanding will enable them to reflect on how the learning contexts can be adapted to suit the learning needs of children with developmental disorders.

Contact School of Social Sciences

Incomings Political Science

Dr. Gledis Londo

Dr. Gledis Londo

Auslands­koordinatorin
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
A 5, 6
Bauteil A – Raum A 416
68159 Mannheim
Sprechstunde:
Mo 11–12, zusätzlich in der Vorlesungs­zeit Mi 15–16:30 Uhr

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
Sprechstunde:
Vorlesungs­zeit: Di 15–16 Uhr, Mi 10–11 Uhr, vorlesungs­freie Zeit: Mi 10–11 Uhr
Die Sprechstunde am 28. Mai entfällt.