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Study Program SoSe 2021

Fachbereich 08: Sozialwissenschaften

General Studies - FB 08 Sozialwissenschaften

I. General Studies - Fachergänzende Studien des FB 08 (Sozialwissenschaften)

Die fachergänzenden Studien (General Studies) sind Bestandteil des wissenschaftlichen Studiums, die ca. 25 % des Bachelorstudiums umfassen. Dieser Bereich bietet Ihnen die Möglichkeit, über das Fachstudium hinaus, Veranstaltungen zu besuchen, die Ihren Interessen entsprechen. Zudem können Sie ein berufliches Profil bilden, indem Sie Fach- und Methodenkenntnisse anderer Fachrichtungen erwerben. Ihre persönliche Expertise kann Ihnen den Zugang zu einem Masterstudium oder den Berufseinstieg erleichtern. Außerdem können Sie die fachergänzenden Studien nutzen, um Ihre Fremdspachenkenntnisse auszubauen und zu vertiefen.

Die fachergänzenden Studien der zentralen Einrichtungen der Universität Bremen (Studierwerkstatt, International Office, Fremdsprachenzentrum, BRIDGE Existensgründungsinitiative der Hochschulen, eGeneral Studies, Career Center) sind im Veranstaltungsverzeichnis an oberster Stelle aufgeführt.

Einen Überblick der fachergänzenden Studien des FB 08 (Sozialwissenschaften) erhalten Sie auf dieser Seite. Zum Teil ergänzt durch Studienangebote der zentralen Einrichtungen.

Die Bachelorstudiengänge des FB 08 (Sozialwissenschaften) legen in ihren Prüfungsordnungen fest, in welchem Umfang fachergänzende Studien (General Studies) im Wahl- und Wahlpflichtbereich anerkannt werden. Bitte lesen Sie Ihre Prüfungsordnung genau. Und beachten Sie den Studienplan Ihres Studiengangs.

Doch wie entscheiden Sie, welche fachergänzenden Studien für Sie richtig und sinnvoll sind? Woran orientieren Sie sich dabei?

Bevor Sie darüber nachdenken, sollten Sie sich folgende Fragen beantworten: Welche Ziele will ich im Studium und darüber hinaus erreichen? Wie kann ich die Anforderungen im Fachstudium erfolgreich bewaeltigen? Was will ich nach dem Studium beruflich machen? Wo möchte ich mich beruflich engagieren? Wie kann ich erkennen, was meine Stärken sind? Wie finde ich heraus, ob ich für meinen Traumberuf ausreichend qualifiziert bin? Was muss ich wissen, um ein anspruchsvolles Praktikum zu finden? Wie kann ich herausfinden, was in einem Praktikum von mir erwartet wird?

Wenn Sie sich ernsthaft mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen, werden Sie merken, dass Sie einen Lernprozess beginnen, den Sie selbst aktiv steuern. Sie übernehmen die Verantwortung für Ihre berufliche Zukunft. Sie sortieren das Studienangebot der Universität Bremen bzw. des FB 08 nach ihren eigenen Kriterien – zumindest für den Bereich fachergänzende Studien (General Studies).

Das Zentrum Studium und Praxis des FB 08 unterstützt Sie gerne bei der Beantwortung Ihrer Fragen. Nehmen Sie dafür bitte die Sprechzeiten wahr.

Darüber hinaus können Sie in der Stud.IP Dauerveranstaltung \"PraxisForum FB 8\" aktuelle Praktikumsangebote, Ausschreibungen für Hilfskraftstellen und Stellenangebote für Absolvent(en)innen herunterladen. Die Absolventenstellen sollen aufzeigen, wo Sozialwissenschaftler/innen gesucht werden. Sie dienen als Orientierung für die Klärung Ihrer beruflichen Vorstellungen.

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen, sich in die Dauerveranstaltung als Autoren einzutragen.

Birgit Ennen
Leiterin

Zentrum Studium und Praxis
GW 2, Raum B 2320
Tel.: 0421/218-67309
E-Mail: bennen@uni-bremen.de

Sprechzeiten vor Ort: dienstags bis donnerstags 11 bis 13 Uhr. Telefonische Sprechzeiten: dienstags bis donnerstags 10 bis 15 Uhr. Termine für Beratungsgepräche gerne per E-Mail vereinbaren.

Weitere Informationen zur Serviceeinrichtung Zentrum Studium und Praxis erhalten Sie hier: https://www.uni-bremen.de/zsp/

I. 1. Studium und Beruf

Praxisbezogene und beschäftigungsrelevante Kompetenzen

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-zsp-GS-1020CorrelAid Data-Meetup (in English)

Arbeitsvorhaben (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 01.04.21 16:00 - 20:00 Zoom
Thu. 06.05.21 16:00 - 20:00 Zoom
Thu. 03.06.21 16:00 - 20:00 Zoom
Thu. 01.07.21 16:00 - 20:00 Zoom

CorrelAid e.V. ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, der sich der Vermittlung und Demokratisierung von moderner Datenanalyse verschrieben hat. Wir bieten eine inklusive Lern-Plattform für Menschen aus verschiedenen Berufs- und Studienbereichen. Der gemeinsame Nenner dabei ist, dass wir uns für moderne Datenanalyse interessieren und deren Potenzial für gemeinnützige Zwecke nutzbar machen. Näheres zu CorrelAid erfahrt ihr auch auf unserer Website https://correlaid.org/.


CorrelAid e.V. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mediation and democratization of modern data analysis. We offer an inclusive learning-platform for people from different professional and academic backgrounds. The common denominator is that we are interested in modern data analysis and making its potential available for charitable purposes. You can find out more about CorrelAid on our website https://correlaid.org/.

Dr. Martin Holi

I. 3. Fremdsprachen

Zertifikatserwerb

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
SZHB 0602ONLINE: English for Academic Purposes I - UNIcert II course (Part 1 of 3) (B2.1) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B1.2

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)


Fatemeh Shiva Darkifard
SZHB 0603ONLINE: English for Academic Purposes II - UNIcert II course (Part 2 of 3) (B2.2) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.1

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:15 - 15:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)


Paola Kucera
SZHB 0604ONLINE: English for Academic Purposes II - UNIcert II course (Part 2 of 3) (B2.2) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.1

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 2) Wed. 14:00 - 14:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)


Margarita Chudnovskaya
SZHB 0605ONLINE: English for Academic Purposes III - UNIcert II course (Part 3 of 3) (B2.3) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.2

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 10:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)


Paola Kucera
SZHB 0606ONLINE: English for Academic Purposes III - UNIcert II course (Part 3 of 3) (B2.3) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.2

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:15 - 13:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)


Paola Kucera
SZHB 0626ONLINE-INTENSIV: English for Academic Purposes I - UNIcert II (B2.1) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B1.2

Kurs (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 02.08.21 - Tue. 03.08.21 (Mon., Tue.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 05.08.21 - Tue. 10.08.21 (Sun., Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 12.08.21 - Fri. 13.08.21 (Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15


Margarita Chudnovskaya
SZHB 0627ONLINE-INTENSIV: English for Academic Purposes II - UNIcert II (B2.2) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.1

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 16.08.21 - Tue. 17.08.21 (Mon., Tue.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 19.08.21 - Tue. 24.08.21 (Sun., Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 26.08.21 - Fri. 27.08.21 (Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15


Margarita Chudnovskaya
SZHB 0628ONLINE-INTENSIV: English for Academic Purposes III - UNIcert II (B2.3) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.2

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Tue. 31.08.21 - Sun. 05.09.21 (Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 09:00 - 12:15
Tue. 07.09.21 - Fri. 10.09.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15


Dr. rer. nat. Joselita Salita
SZHB 0629ONLINE-INTENSIV: English for Academic Purposes III - UNIcert II (B2.3) (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.2

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Tue. 21.09.21 - Fri. 24.09.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15
Tue. 28.09.21 - Fri. 01.10.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15


Dr. rer. nat. Joselita Salita
SZHB 0631ONLINE-INTENSIV: English for Academic Purposes II - UNIcert II (B2.2) - fällt aus! (in English)
Eingangsniveau: B2.1

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 06.09.21 - Tue. 07.09.21 (Mon., Tue.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 09.09.21 - Tue. 14.09.21 (Sun., Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 09:00 - 12:15
Thu. 16.09.21 - Fri. 17.09.21 (Thu., Fri.) 09:00 - 12:15


N. N.

I. 4. Studium Generale

Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-GS-1Theory and Practice: Concepts in and applications of Social Network Analysis (in English)
Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 20.09.21 - Fri. 24.09.21 (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 13:00 - 18:00

Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021
This block seminar adopts a “network lens” for social and social-ecological analysis in the context of sustainability analysis. It will enable participants to use both quantitative social network analysis methods and the participatory netmapping technique and to understand and handle the respective strengths and weaknesses of these methods.
Specific aims are
• Learn concepts and definitions in social network analysis
• Learn diverse techniques in social network analysis
• Explore social-ecological network in its applications
• Study and discuss recent projects implemented in the tropical coastal belt
• Plan an apply diverse techniques of network analysis, in either an individual or a group project
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses/challenges that apply to diverse approaches to network analysis
This course will be partly, or if pandemic conditions require it, fully online. Where physical presence of participants is required and possible, we will be meeting at
Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT), Fahrenheitstr 6, 28359 Bremen (large seminar room ground floor).
Course language is English. If required, the course will be held online. Participants will need a laptop and will work with open access software. Some prior reading will be announced.

Marion Glaser

Offene Lehrveranstaltungen aus den Fächern des FB 08

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-GS-1Theory and Practice: Concepts in and applications of Social Network Analysis (in English)
Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 20.09.21 - Fri. 24.09.21 (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 13:00 - 18:00

Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021
This block seminar adopts a “network lens” for social and social-ecological analysis in the context of sustainability analysis. It will enable participants to use both quantitative social network analysis methods and the participatory netmapping technique and to understand and handle the respective strengths and weaknesses of these methods.
Specific aims are
• Learn concepts and definitions in social network analysis
• Learn diverse techniques in social network analysis
• Explore social-ecological network in its applications
• Study and discuss recent projects implemented in the tropical coastal belt
• Plan an apply diverse techniques of network analysis, in either an individual or a group project
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses/challenges that apply to diverse approaches to network analysis
This course will be partly, or if pandemic conditions require it, fully online. Where physical presence of participants is required and possible, we will be meeting at
Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT), Fahrenheitstr 6, 28359 Bremen (large seminar room ground floor).
Course language is English. If required, the course will be held online. Participants will need a laptop and will work with open access software. Some prior reading will be announced.

Marion Glaser

II. Internationalisierung

Internationales Modul

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-zsp-GS-1026Conflict Management, Mediation and Peace Building (in English)
Konfliktmanagement, Mediation und Peace-building
Internationales Modul Sozialwissenschaften

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 2

Additional dates:
Tue. 12.10.21 - Thu. 14.10.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu.) 15:00 - 18:00
Fri. 15.10.21 08:00 - 11:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

As part of the International Module Social Sciences, this spotlight lecture is held by visiting Professor Dr, Maya Hadar from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The number of students will be limited according to the capacity of the classroom during the pademic.
In dieser Veranstaltung kann eine englischsprachige Prüfungsleistung erbracht werden. Bitte verlassen Sie sich nicht zu 100% darauf, dass dieser Kurs in diesem Semester stattfindet, da Reisebeschränkungen den Aufenthalt der Dozentin in Bremen erlauben müssen. Er wurde schon mehrfach Pandemie-bedingt verschoben.

Michael Thiele
08-zsp-GS-2027History of Higher Education - International Module Social Sciences (in English)
Geschichte der universitären Bildung
Geschichte der Hochschulbildung - Internationales Modul Sozialwissenschaften

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 External location: BBB Virtual Meeting room in studip (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Mon. 21.06.21 - Wed. 23.06.21 (Mon., Tue., Wed.) 15:00 - 17:30 Virtual participation in TriWad international conference


Michael Thiele

Geographie Fachwissenschaften/Fachdidaktik, M.Ed

Gymnasium/ Oberschule (MPO 2013)

Pflicht- und Wahlpflichtmodule für Studierende, die den Bachelor in der Equal-Struktur (seit WiSe 2011/12) absolviert haben.
Für das Pflichtmodul GEO-WEF wählen Sie bitte Kurse aus den Bachelorstudiengängen der Politik und Geschichte oder aus den Masterstudiengängen der Geographie (erlaubt ist auch ein vierter Kurs aus FD3).

GEO-WR/W1: Regionale Geographie mit großer Exkursion (MV: B. Marzeion)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-5-WR-1Ötztaler Alpen (in English)
Oetztal Alps
Online

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Einzeltermine und geblockt nach besonderer Absprache.

M. Sc Melissa Mengert
08-27-5-WR-2Ötztaler Alpen (in English)
Oetztal Alps

Study trip (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 26.07.21 - Wed. 04.08.21 (Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 08:00 - 22:00 Exkursion mit Geländetage

Exkursion mit Geländetage

Jan-Hendrik Malles
M. Sc Melissa Mengert

Geographie, B.Sc./ B.A./LA

Bachelor Geographie Wahlpflichtbereich 1

Im Vollfach müssen im 3., 4. und 5. Fachsemester insgesamt 4 Wahlpflichtmodule absolviert werden. Im Profilfach , Komplementär- und Lehramtsfach müssen im 4. und 5. Fachsemester insgesamt 2 Wahlpflichtmodule absolviert werden. Beachten Sie bitte, dass entsprechend den Prüfungsordnungen jeweils mindestens ein Modul aus WH1 bis WH3, (humangeographisch) sowie aus WP1 bis WP3, (physiogeographisch) absolviert werden muss.

GEO-WP1: Paläoklimatologie (MV: C. Ohlendorf)

Physisch Geographisches Wahlpflichtmodul (9 CP, VF, PF, KF, LA)
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-4-W1-2BLaborübung Paläoklimatologie Kurs B (in English)
Laboratory Course Paleoclimatology

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Additional dates:
Mon. 26.07.21 - Fri. 30.07.21 (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 08:00 - 18:00

Teilnahmebeschränkt. Bitte melden Sie sich über StudIP für die Veranstaltung an.
Blockveranstaltung. Labore im FVG-M.

Dr. Christian Ohlendorf, Dipl.-Geol.

GEO-WR: Regionale Geographie und großer Exkursion (MV: Marzeion)

Regionalgeographisches Wahlpflichtmodul (9 CP: VF)
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-5-WR-1Ötztaler Alpen (in English)
Oetztal Alps
Online

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Einzeltermine und geblockt nach besonderer Absprache.

M. Sc Melissa Mengert
08-27-5-WR-2Ötztaler Alpen (in English)
Oetztal Alps

Study trip (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 26.07.21 - Wed. 04.08.21 (Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.) 08:00 - 22:00 Exkursion mit Geländetage

Exkursion mit Geländetage

Jan-Hendrik Malles
M. Sc Melissa Mengert

Bachelor Geographie Wahlpflichtbereich 2

Vollfach- und Profilfachstudierende müssen zusätzlich zu den Modulen zur Berufsorientierung noch weitere 36/39 bzw. 6 CP studieren.

GS: Angebote für den General Studies Bereich

Neben den hier aufgeführten speziellen GS-Angeboten der Geographie können Sie frei Kurse und Module aus dem Angebot der Universität und benachbarter Einrichtungen wählen. Wenn keine CP vergeben werden, wenden Sie sich bitte an die Studienfachberatung.
Die Studienkommission verweist alle Studierenden ausdrücklich auf die unter der Rubrik "Fachübergreifende Veranstaltungen" im Veranstaltungsverzeichnis der Universität Bremen geführten Lehrveranstaltungen aus dem Bereich General Studies, z.B.
EDV-Nutzung (Zentrum fuer Netze), Techniken des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens, Sprachkurse des Fremdsprachenzentrums, Karrierezentrum fuer den Berufseinstieg, Managementkurse.
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-27-GS-1Theory and Practice: Concepts in and applications of Social Network Analysis (in English)
Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 20.09.21 - Fri. 24.09.21 (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 13:00 - 18:00

Blockseminar 20-24 September 2021
This block seminar adopts a “network lens” for social and social-ecological analysis in the context of sustainability analysis. It will enable participants to use both quantitative social network analysis methods and the participatory netmapping technique and to understand and handle the respective strengths and weaknesses of these methods.
Specific aims are
• Learn concepts and definitions in social network analysis
• Learn diverse techniques in social network analysis
• Explore social-ecological network in its applications
• Study and discuss recent projects implemented in the tropical coastal belt
• Plan an apply diverse techniques of network analysis, in either an individual or a group project
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses/challenges that apply to diverse approaches to network analysis
This course will be partly, or if pandemic conditions require it, fully online. Where physical presence of participants is required and possible, we will be meeting at
Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT), Fahrenheitstr 6, 28359 Bremen (large seminar room ground floor).
Course language is English. If required, the course will be held online. Participants will need a laptop and will work with open access software. Some prior reading will be announced.

Marion Glaser
08-zsp-GS-1026Conflict Management, Mediation and Peace Building (in English)
Konfliktmanagement, Mediation und Peace-building
Internationales Modul Sozialwissenschaften

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 2

Additional dates:
Tue. 12.10.21 - Thu. 14.10.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu.) 15:00 - 18:00
Fri. 15.10.21 08:00 - 11:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

As part of the International Module Social Sciences, this spotlight lecture is held by visiting Professor Dr, Maya Hadar from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The number of students will be limited according to the capacity of the classroom during the pademic.
In dieser Veranstaltung kann eine englischsprachige Prüfungsleistung erbracht werden. Bitte verlassen Sie sich nicht zu 100% darauf, dass dieser Kurs in diesem Semester stattfindet, da Reisebeschränkungen den Aufenthalt der Dozentin in Bremen erlauben müssen. Er wurde schon mehrfach Pandemie-bedingt verschoben.

Michael Thiele

Geschichte, B.A./LA

Neue Bachelorstruktur

HIS 7.6 Vertiefungsmodul Moderne

Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp
(VF,PF,KF) 12 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-28-HIS-7.6.1Street life: Coexistence, protest and violence in the modern city (in English)
Streetlife: Protest, violence and coexistence in the modern city
Hausarbeiten können in Deutsch oder Englisch eingereicht werden

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2890 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Cities have long been an important setting of encounter and exchange between different religions, ethnic communities, social classes, and political movements. At the same time, the major currents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – capitalism and revolution, religious revival and secularism, colonialism and nationalism – exerted a formidable pressure on the modern city as a stie of encounter. As new political movements emerged and rigid collective identities coalesced, the city became the arena in which new rivalries and antagonisms were played out. Looking at different cities along the shores of the Mediterranean, this seminar explores the various, often conflicting dynamics of coexistence, protest, and violence in the modern age.

Dr. Avner Ofrath
08-28-HIS-7.6.2Cities of Tomorrow: The Global History of Urban Planning in the Twentieth Century (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online

In historiography, the twentieth century is often regarded as a century of planning. This is probably best expressed by urban planning which has become a standard practice and an important political field in all parts of the globe. This seminar explores the global history of urban planning in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the close link between social and urban planning. Our central question will be how (utopian) ideas of social development have interacted with urban planning visions. A special focus in this seminar will be on colonial urban planning in Africa and Asia.

Participants can take the examination in either German or English.

Dr. Norman Aselmeyer

HIS 8.6 Vertiefungsmodul Moderne

Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp
(KF, LA, ISSU/BiPEP) 6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-28-HIS-7.6.1Street life: Coexistence, protest and violence in the modern city (in English)
Streetlife: Protest, violence and coexistence in the modern city
Hausarbeiten können in Deutsch oder Englisch eingereicht werden

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2890 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Cities have long been an important setting of encounter and exchange between different religions, ethnic communities, social classes, and political movements. At the same time, the major currents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – capitalism and revolution, religious revival and secularism, colonialism and nationalism – exerted a formidable pressure on the modern city as a stie of encounter. As new political movements emerged and rigid collective identities coalesced, the city became the arena in which new rivalries and antagonisms were played out. Looking at different cities along the shores of the Mediterranean, this seminar explores the various, often conflicting dynamics of coexistence, protest, and violence in the modern age.

Dr. Avner Ofrath
08-28-HIS-7.6.2Cities of Tomorrow: The Global History of Urban Planning in the Twentieth Century (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online

In historiography, the twentieth century is often regarded as a century of planning. This is probably best expressed by urban planning which has become a standard practice and an important political field in all parts of the globe. This seminar explores the global history of urban planning in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the close link between social and urban planning. Our central question will be how (utopian) ideas of social development have interacted with urban planning visions. A special focus in this seminar will be on colonial urban planning in Africa and Asia.

Participants can take the examination in either German or English.

Dr. Norman Aselmeyer

Alte Bachelorstruktur auslaufend

Profilmodul: HIS 12: Vielfalt der Moderne:

Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp

Neuzeit

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-28-HIS-7.6.1Street life: Coexistence, protest and violence in the modern city (in English)
Streetlife: Protest, violence and coexistence in the modern city
Hausarbeiten können in Deutsch oder Englisch eingereicht werden

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2890 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Cities have long been an important setting of encounter and exchange between different religions, ethnic communities, social classes, and political movements. At the same time, the major currents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – capitalism and revolution, religious revival and secularism, colonialism and nationalism – exerted a formidable pressure on the modern city as a stie of encounter. As new political movements emerged and rigid collective identities coalesced, the city became the arena in which new rivalries and antagonisms were played out. Looking at different cities along the shores of the Mediterranean, this seminar explores the various, often conflicting dynamics of coexistence, protest, and violence in the modern age.

Dr. Avner Ofrath
08-28-HIS-7.6.2Cities of Tomorrow: The Global History of Urban Planning in the Twentieth Century (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online

In historiography, the twentieth century is often regarded as a century of planning. This is probably best expressed by urban planning which has become a standard practice and an important political field in all parts of the globe. This seminar explores the global history of urban planning in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the close link between social and urban planning. Our central question will be how (utopian) ideas of social development have interacted with urban planning visions. A special focus in this seminar will be on colonial urban planning in Africa and Asia.

Participants can take the examination in either German or English.

Dr. Norman Aselmeyer

Integrierte Europa-Studien, B.A.

2. Fachsemester

IES-M5c: Einführung in die Theorien und Methoden der Kulturwissenschaft (BPO 2020)

Wahlpflicht, 1 Vorlesung und 1 Seminar, 12CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-31-2-M5c-1What is Culture and How do we Study it? (in English)
ONLINE

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00

This series of interconnected lectures serves as an introduction to social theory and cultural criticism. Themes include: definitions of culture, theories of identity; modernity and postmodernity; language, semiotics and (post)structuralism; cultural memory; psychoanalysis; race, ethnicity and imperial legacies; Marxist critiques; culture and gender; and study of culture in the age of globalization.

This is an interdisciplinary course bridging various fields of inquiry including anthropology, sociology, history, literary studies and linguistics. It is open to students from all departments and is intended to be useful for a wide range of potential academic paths.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- apply a range of theories and methods of analysis to works of literature, film, art, and other cultural phenomena;
- engage in informed discussions on the foundations of cultural theory, including ideas first voiced by Raymond Williams, Antonio Gramsci, Roland Barthes, Sigmund Freud, Linda Hutcheon, Arjun Appadurai and others;
- critically discuss the concept(s) of culture as applied to terms such as “mass” culture, “high” culture”, “popular” culture and “national” cultures.

Course Language: Lectures will be given mainly in English; questions and student contributions are very welcome in German. Accompanying texts can be in German or English. Final assessment (Klausur / Written Examination) may be completed in German or English.

N.B. Second semester IES students opting for Module M5c should choose two units: the lecture and either of the two seminars listed under the module.

Prof. Dr. Simon Lewis
08-31-2-M5c-2Introduction to Cultural Studies: Identity, Society, Narrative (in English)
ONLINE

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 10:00 - 12:00 External location: Zoom

This seminar series explores foundational themes in cultural studies through constructive discussion of selected case studies. Emphasis is placed on contemporary European identities, modern nationhood, gender, and memory. The guiding question throughout the semester is: in what ways do products of culture (de)construct narratives of identity and belonging? Participants will become familiarized with key theories of social identity and literary criticism, as well as applying those theories to diverse branches of culture, from canonical literature to European cinema to contemporary music videos.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- perform in-depth critical analysis of literary texts, films, visual artworks, etc., studying them as cultural artefacts embedded in national, European and global societies;
- engage in theoretically informed discussions about the differences between artforms (poetry, prose, film, etc.) as products of (European) culture;
- demonstrate knowledge of key theories of culture, including literary theory, nationalism theory, postcolonial theory, etc.

Course Language: Instructor will use mainly English, oral participation in German by students is allowed and welcome. Primary study materials can be in German or English; for material originally in another language, translation/subtitles in English or German will be provided. Final assessment (Hausarbeit/Essay) may be written in English or German.

N.B. Second semester IES students opting for Module M5c should choose two units: the lecture and either of the two seminars listed under the module.

Prof. Dr. Simon Lewis

International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, MA

Modul MA2: International Political Economy

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-351-2-MA-IR-A2International Political Economy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 18.03.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University, ICC-West Wing Conference Hall
Thu. 25.03.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 01.04.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 15.04.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 22.04.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 29.04.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 06.05.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 27.05.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 03.06.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 10.06.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University East Hall 1
Thu. 17.06.21 14:00 - 17:00 Extern Jacobs University, RLH-274

The course seeks to familiarize students with the main theories, concepts and methods used in International Political Economy (IPE) as a true inter-discipline that is situated somewhere between International Relations, Political Economy, Economic Geography and Economics. Based on the core question(s) of “who gets what, why, when, where and how?” it tackles the interactions and mutual dependencies of political and economic dynamics on an international scale. After a critical assessment of major IPE approaches, we move on to key topics like trade, production, finance and development. Towards the end of the first seminar block we will also deal with the two hot topics of environmental policies, data and property rights. Combining a broad overview with in-depth applications of common theories and established research methods (single-case studies, comparative studies, regression analyses, QCA or Event History Analysis), the course enables students to analytically tackle central problems of the current international economic system and the variegated ways in which states, firms and societies interact.

Students can obtain either 6 or 9 credits. For details on the seminar requirements see the program website (https://www.uni-bremen.de/mair/program).

Students from other programs may participate with the instructor’s prior consent.

Michael Schwan

Modul MB2: Transformations of the State

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-351-2-MA-IR-B2Transformations of the State (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 17.03.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 24.03.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 31.03.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 07.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 14.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 21.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 28.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 05.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 12.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 SpT C4180
Wed. 19.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Online
Wed. 26.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Online
Wed. 02.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Online
Wed. 09.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Online
Wed. 16.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Online

The state is widely considered to be the most important actor in international governance and, at the same time, a key concept in the social sciences. In recent years it has been argued that profound transformations are taking place which challenge the very foundations of the externally and internally sovereign modern state. The main tendencies of these transformations are the emergence of increasingly autonomous public and private institutions at the international level and the emergence of semiautonomous functional subsystems and powerful private actors at the domestic level. International governance thus takes place in a complex multi-level system with a variety of public and private actors. This course analyzes these developments and their consequences for modern governance, both theoretically and empirically, by looking at concrete examples in greater detail.

Students can obtain either 6 or 9 credits. For details on the seminar requirements see the program website (https://www.uni-bremen.de/mair/program).

Students from other programs may participate with the instructor’s prior consent.

Dr. Dennis Niemann

Modul MC2: Social Theory and International Relations

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-351-2-MA-IR-MC2Social Theory and International Relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Tue. 23.03.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 30.03.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 06.04.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 13.04.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 20.04.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 27.04.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 04.05.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 11.05.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 18.05.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 25.05.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 01.06.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 08.06.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180
Tue. 15.06.21 13:00 - 16:00 SpT C4180

The seminar connects social theory with the study of the international, building on foundations laid in “Modern Social Theory” and “Actors, Institutions, and Global Governance”. We will investigate how current theoretical debates and empirical research in International Relations are informed by social theories (practice theory, Marxism, dependency, feminism, post-colonial theory…), discuss key concepts of IR (statehood, imperialism, war, inequality, governance, capitalism…), and analyse concrete issues of global politics (climate change, development aid, the rise of China, global social policy, global trade…). The syllabus will be discussed in the first session and students are invited to bring their own suggestions. Different didactic approaches will be combined to encourage diverse and equitable participation and create a good working environment. In sum, the seminar has three overall aims: enabling students to critically reflect on the limits and potentials of established IR paradigms; understanding the value of using classic social theory in the study of international relations; and learning to apply theoretical lenses to empirical phenomena.

https://www.uni-bremen.de/mair/program

Students from other programs may participate with the instructor’s prior consent.

Anna Wolkenhauer

Modul MD2: Advanced Quantitative Methods

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-351-2-MA-IR-D2Advanced Quantitative Methods (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 19.03.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 26.03.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 02.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 09.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 16.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 23.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 30.04.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 07.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 14.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 21.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 28.05.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 04.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 11.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room
Fri. 18.06.21 12:00 - 15:00 Extern Jacobs University, RES IV, Conference Room

This course aims to provide an overview and understanding of some of the more commonly applied statistical techniques. It will cover methods for both continuous data as well as categorical data. The standard setting will be the supervised learning situation in which there is one target variable, the behavior of which is to be predicted by some other variables. We will briefly revise the essentials of confirmatory statistics, including hypothesis testing, significance and power, as well as the ideas behind data reduction, prediction and explanation. The course is “advanced” in terms of concepts and methods, rather than statistical theory or algebra. The focus will be on real-world applications, discussing the assumptions, limitations and interpretations of a wide range of statistical techniques.

Students can obtain either 6 or 9 credits. For details on the seminar requirements see the program website (https://www.uni-bremen.de/mair/program).

Students from other programs may participate with the instructor’s prior consent.

Mandi Larsen

MA Thesis

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-351-4-MA-IR-MATMA Thesis Seminar (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 16.04.21 09:00 - 12:00 Extern Jacobs University; Krupp E College Seminar Room
Thu. 27.05.21 09:00 - 17:00 SpT C4180
Fri. 28.05.21 09:00 - 12:00 GW2 B2900
Thu. 29.07.21 09:00 - 17:00 SpT C4180
Fri. 30.07.21 09:00 - 12:00 SpT C4180

The seminar supports MA International Relations students in the process of conceiving, designing, and writing the thesis, complementing the input they receive from their supervisors. The thesis seminar consists of three workshops: In the first workshop students present their thesis topic and initial ideas about how to tackle it. The second workshop gives students an opportunity to present and discuss their fully elaborated research design, i.e. precise statements of their (final) research question, its (normative, scientific, or practical) relevance, its place in the literature, their working hypothesis (or hypotheses), the role of theory in their study, the methods they are employing and the reasons for choosing them, the data they are using, etc. Finally, the third workshop is devoted to discussing results of students’ investigation on the basis of a “writing sample”, i.e. a draft of the introduction or of a key chapter. In each workshop students receive feedback from the instructors and their fellow students helping them to identify problems in their arguments and possible solutions to these problems.

Students can obtain 3 credits. For details on the seminar requirements see the program website (https://www.uni-bremen.de/mair/program).

Peter Mayer
Marco Verweij

Physical Geography: Environmental History, Master

Konsekutive Module / Consecutive Modules

Three out of six Consecutive Core Subjects starting in the first semester and ending at the end of the second semester are elected.

PG-VA2: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany II (MV: Bittmann)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-VA2-1Introduction to the History of Cultural Plants (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 2

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 14:00 - 16:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online

Additional dates:
Fri. 16.07.21 14:00 - 17:00
Prof. Dr. Felix Bittmann
08-M27-2-VA2-2Laboratory course in Archaeobotany (in English)

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 4

Additional dates:
Tue. 20.07.21 - Fri. 23.07.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 08:30 - 16:30 (Block in WHV)

Blockveranstaltung am NIhK in Wilhelmshaven, voraussichtlich 16.-20. August 2021

Prof. Dr. Felix Bittmann

PG-CL2: Climatology II (MV: Marzeion)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-CL2-1Methods in Climatology (in English)
Methoden in der Klimatologie

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 13:30 - 15:30 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online, Seminar/Übung
Dr. Inga Labuhn-Deroubaix
08-M27-2-CL2-2Sea-level Change (in English)
Meeresspiegeländerungen

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online oder geblockt mit besonderer Terminvereinbarung

Online oder geblockt mit besonderer Terminvereinbarung.

Kristin Richter

MAR-C1: Climate Change I: Fundamentals (MV: FB5)

MPO 2015, auslaufend bis 2025, 9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
05-MAR-2-C7-2Modelling Past and Future Climate Changes (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 08:00 - 13:00 (3 Teaching hours per week)

GEO 1490

Dr. Andre Paul
Michael Schulz

PG-EA2: Lacustrine Environmental Archives II ( MV: Ohlendorf)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-EA2-1Field course in Limnogeology (in English)

Geländeübung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Blok course 5 days in May.
The exact date and location will be announced in a preparatory meeting.
The number of participants is limited.

Dr. Christian Ohlendorf, Dipl.-Geol.
Dr. Catalina Gebhardt, Dipl.-Geol.
08-M27-2-EA2-2Laboratory course in Limnogeology (in English)

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Several Appointments in May and Jun, in Labs in building FVG-M. The exact dates will be announced in a preparatory meeting. The number of participants is limited.

Dr. Christian Ohlendorf, Dipl.-Geol.
Dr. Catalina Gebhardt, Dipl.-Geol.

PG-AR2: Archeaology II (MV: Zolitschka)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-AR2-1Einführung in die praktischen Methoden der marinen und Siedlungsarchäologie (in English)
Introduction into the practical methods of settlement and maritime archaeology
22.04.2021 (ein Ganztages-Block) Termine werden rechtzeitig über Stud.IP bekanntge-geben (2 Geländetage)

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 2
Annette Siegmüller
08-M27-2-AR2-2Einführung in die Feldachäologie und Ausgrabungstechniken (in English)
Introduction to field archaeology and excavation techniques
22.04.2021 (Ganztages-Einführungsblock) Termine werden rechtzeitig über Stud.IP bekanntge-geben (3 Wochen Block in einer Grabung)

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 4

Additional dates:
Wed. 26.05.21 09:00 - 16:00 Zoom-Meeting

Ganztagsblock Pflicht um an Grabung teilzunehmen – Sicherheitsbelehrung Ausgrabung
All-day seminar mandatory to take part in the excavation - excavation safety instruction

Dr. Moritz Mennenga

PG-EP2: Environmental Physics II (MV: Zolitschka)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-IEPhy-VIsotopes in Environmental Physics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:00 - 09:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (1 Teaching hours per week) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 09:00 - 10:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (1 Teaching hours per week) Übungen

Course will start online.

PD Dr. Thorsten Warneke
01-01-03-RemS-VRemote Sensing (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 11:30 NW1 S1270 (1.5 Teaching hours per week) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 11:30 - 12:00 NW1 S1270 (0.5 Teaching hours per week) Übungen

Course will start online.

Prof. Dr. Astrid Bracher
Dr. Mathias Palm (LB)

MAR-C7: Climate Change II: Fundamentals (MV: FB5)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
05-MAR-2-C7-1Abrupt Climate Changes (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 08:00 - 13:00 GEO 1480+1490 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Andre Paul
Stefan Mulitza
05-MAR-2-C7-2Modelling Past and Future Climate Changes (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 08:00 - 13:00 (3 Teaching hours per week)

GEO 1490

Dr. Andre Paul
Michael Schulz

Pflichtmodule/ Compulsory Modules

PG-CBA: Computer-based Analyses (MV: Marzeion)

MPO 2015 / 2021, 6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-CBA-1Data Analysis and Visualisation (in English)
Datenanalyse und Visualisierung

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 08:00 - 10:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online

The course "Data Analysis and Visualization" aims to accompany beginners in data science on their very first steps towards using a programming language as valuable tool in scientific data analysis. The course will work with the programming language "Python" (version 3.7, 64-bit) and the open source web application "Jupyter Notebook" (part of Anaconda application). At the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • work with the web application "Jupyter Notebook", using the programming language "Python"
  • find, import, clean, manipulate and process data, using Python
  • do basic statistics and analysis on data sets
  • work with time series in data sets
  • visualize and present data in scientific manner

M. Sc Melissa Mengert
08-M27-2-CBA-2Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (in English)
Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online
Marco Möller

PG-HPE: Historical Political Ecology (MV: Flitner)

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-2-HPEHistorical Political Ecology (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Online

Prof. Dr. Michael Flitner

PG-RP1: Research Process I (MV: Zolitschka)

MPO 2015 auslaufend bis 2025, 3 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-SBSU-ENG-SOSEFire Drill / Sicherheitsschulung mit Feuerlöschübung (in English)
in english language/in englischer Sprache

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Pflichtveranstaltung für neue Studierende der Studienfächer mit laborpraktischen Inhalten die Sicherheitsschulung (in englischer Sprache) mit praktischer Feuerlöschübung stattfinden.
The safety training (in English) with practical fire-fighting exercises will take place as a compulsory event for new students of the study programmes with practical laboratory contents.

Teilnahme ist verpflichtend!
Participation is mandatory!

Mihaela Gianina Torozan

Modul Masterarbeit mit Kolloquium

30 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-4-MSCMasterkolloquium PGEH (in English)
Master's Colloquium PGEH

Colloquium (Teaching)
ECTS: 30
Prof. Dr. Bernd Zolitschka
Prof. Dr. Michael Flitner
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Marzeion
Dr. Christian Ohlendorf, Dipl.-Geol.
Prof. Dr. Felix Bittmann
Prof. Dr. Uta Halle
Michael Thiele
Dr. Inga Labuhn-Deroubaix
Dr. Catalina Gebhardt, Dipl.-Geol.
Dr. Moritz Mennenga
Annette Siegmüller

Wahlbereich/ Free electives

During the individualization phase additional modules from the Additional Core Subjects (MAR-C2, PG-BOK, PG-REH) specialised lectures, exercises and field trips in the disciplines of marine environmental archives, soil science and regional environmental history are offered. You can combine these options with a study abroad or with an internship to gain a deeper insight into the research practice of environmental and climate reconstruction.

PG-INS: Internship (MV: Thiele)

12 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M27-INS-1Internship Colloquium (in English)
MSc PGEH

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Mon. 08.04.19 14:00 - 14:20 FVG-M 2010
Mon. 01.07.19 14:00 - 14:19 FVG M2010
Wed. 23.10.19 13:00 - 15:00 unicom 3 ebene 0 seminarraum 1 wie rp2
Thu. 17.12.20 14:15 - 15:45 Internship colloquium in RP1 (internship in archaeology)
Tue. 09.02.21 11:45 - 12:15 Online in Christian's course (Salami's presentation)
Thu. 25.02.21 14:15 - 14:45 Online - in Bernd Zolitschka's RP1 course (Chiemeka's presentation)
Michael Thiele

Politikwissenschaft, B.A./LA/Politik-Arbeit-Wirtschaft, LA

Wahlpflichtbereich: Ausbau politikwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse

POL-M11 - Internationale Politik / International Politics

Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Peter Mayer
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-26-M11-2International Organisations. Bureaucratic Rule in World Society (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Particularly in the global South, international organisations wield great influence upon political, social and economic arrangements. We will seek to understand how international organisations interpret and implement their mandates, and which results of their work may be observed. We will discuss their relationships with powerful and less powerful states and governments, shed light on their legitimacy and means of power, and see how they relate to societal actors. Thematically, the class will focus on development cooperation and welfare, as well as issue of security politics such as peacekeeping and peacebuilding. The class aims at providing a general overview on contemporary research on international organisations, an understanding of the internal dynamics of international bureaucracies, and seeks to inspire critical perspectives on power relationships in world society.

Dr. Alexander Veit
08-26-M11-5Global Governance of Digital Technologies (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

In this class, we will study the politics of human and fundamental rights in the global governance of digital tech – this year with a particular emphasis on governing artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology that affects how we live, work, understand the world, even conduct our public affairs (think of judges relying on algorithms to decide about keeping defendants in jail or facial recognition technology that can identify people with 'dangerous' feelings). This seminar will prepare you to analyze ongoing developments in AI and its governance from a political science perspective, while also touching on neighboring disciplines like law and communications.

This class will be conducted in close collaboration with partners at other European universities: Lecturers and students from Maastricht University (YUFE, YERUN), University of Padova, the University of Salerno and Dublin City University (YERUN) will join us in several of our meetings. Together with these partners, we examine how AI can be globally governed for the realization of human rights in the digital age. This class allows you to catch up on AI as a technology through an integrated digital learning module, making it suitable for any level of prior tech knowledge.

This class will be taught remotely through weekly meetings on Zoom. Options for examination include presentations, blog posts and term papers.

Dennis Redeker

POL-M12 - Vergleichende Systemanalyse und europäische Politik / Comparative Politics and European Politics

Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Philip Manow
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-26-M12-3Politics of North Africa (El Maghreb) (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Mabruk Derbesh
08-26-M12-6Global Climate Change Protest (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 08:30 - 12:00 External location: online, siehe Seminar-Wiki (2 Teaching hours per week)

With Fridays for Future the climate protests have reached a new dimension. The protests, which began with the exemplary action of Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, have since developed into a global protest movement. They have successfully established climate change as an urgent problem on the national and international political agenda. In contrast to earlier climate change protests they were able to mobilize large numbers of participatns.
Surveys of protesters in several countries have provided reliable information about the socio-demographic background and the motives of people participating in the Fridays for Future protests – at least for a handful of countries in the Global North. But climate change protests happened in many countries around the globe.
In the course we will try to tackle this research gap by developing a number of country studies about climate change protests, ideally in countries of the Global North and the Global South. A relevant part of the course will therefore involve independent research work on climate change protests based on media reports and activists’ documents from countries other than Germany.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss
08-26-M13-4The Green Transformation: State, Economy and Society (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
N. N.

POL-M13.1 - Policy- und Sozialstaatsforschung / Policy and Welfare State Research

vormals: POL-M13 - Staatsaufgaben
Modulverantwortlicher: Prof. Dr. Herbert Obinger
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-26-M13-4The Green Transformation: State, Economy and Society (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
N. N.

General Studies: Politikwissenschaft

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-26-GS-3Open Science in Social Sciences: Controversies, Crises and Change (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3-6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 10:00 - 12:00 External location: https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/93988794813?pwd=VEdwSjU0VmVhN2c3YXVRbDI3bHNrQT09 External location: https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/93988794813?pwd=VEdwSjU0VmVhN2c3YXVRbDI3bHNrQT09 Online Meeting (starts CT)

This interactive seminar will introduce students to two concepts that are regularly heard across social science disciplines today: the ‘reproducibility crisis’ and the ‘open science movement’. We will start with a review of the events and discussions that cause many scholars, policymakers and the public to have negative views of science, or imagine it is in a crisis. We will start with science in general, and then focus on the social sciences including psychology, political science and sociology; and interdisciplinary related fields. Next, we will discuss empirical evidence supporting and opposing a crisis in the social sciences. Midway the course will shift focus to the various movements to change science. This review of the open science movement will eventually shift to how students can practice open science, or what we could simply call ‘better science’. The course requires a final project in which the students must develop a way to make a contribution to science now.

Learning objectives

Learn the history of the “reproducibility crisis” and “open science movement”
Understand “Questionable Research Practices” – such as p-hacking, HARKing, publication bias, status seeking and unintentional fraud
Learn the tools for investigating reproducibility – such as meta-analysis, p-curves and replication
Learn how to make transparent and reproducible workflows
Introduction to tools of open science – such as markdown, Zotero, interactive apps and collaboration platforms
Learn how to make a contribution to social science now, without the need for publishing an academic journal article
Course credit: Final project - written exam

Students will develop a final project in which they make a contribution to science. This can be constructing or editing online content (Wikipedia or blogging for example), engaging in a replication of a given study, starting a public outreach or media campaign, organizing a public debate or anything else creative that they develop with the supervision of the instructor. The result of their work must be submitted in a final written "exam" describing what they did and how it fulfills the criteria.

Dr. Nathan Breznau

General Studies: Weitere Angebote

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-21"Who cares?! Global perspectives on Care, Gender and Migration" / online (in English)
[Who cares?! Vergleichende Perspektiven auf Care-Arbeit, Gender und Migration]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

In the seminar „Who cares?! Comparative perspectives on care, gender and migration”, we examine the ever-more relevant topic of transnational care work and its consequences for global inequalities as well as for individual lives. We focus specifically on the connection of theory and practice. We aim to give voice to a variety of perspectives and make sense of those using theoretical insights from sociological, gender, social policy and migration studies. The literature and activities of this course will take us to realities of people across the world and draw linkages between multiple actors and spheres. We also ask what a “care revolution” could look like and how some of the inequalities involved in transnational care work could be addressed. This general studies seminar is recommended for advanced B.A. students and M.A. students. We will use a variety of online tools to create an open, inspiring, and communicative learning environment.

Greta-Marleen Storath
Kristin Noack (Mitlehrende)
08-zsp-GS-1026Conflict Management, Mediation and Peace Building (in English)
Konfliktmanagement, Mediation und Peace-building
Internationales Modul Sozialwissenschaften

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 2

Additional dates:
Tue. 12.10.21 - Thu. 14.10.21 (Tue., Wed., Thu.) 15:00 - 18:00
Fri. 15.10.21 08:00 - 11:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

As part of the International Module Social Sciences, this spotlight lecture is held by visiting Professor Dr, Maya Hadar from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The number of students will be limited according to the capacity of the classroom during the pademic.
In dieser Veranstaltung kann eine englischsprachige Prüfungsleistung erbracht werden. Bitte verlassen Sie sich nicht zu 100% darauf, dass dieser Kurs in diesem Semester stattfindet, da Reisebeschränkungen den Aufenthalt der Dozentin in Bremen erlauben müssen. Er wurde schon mehrfach Pandemie-bedingt verschoben.

Michael Thiele
09-50-GS-2 / OnlineRacism, Coloniality and Space - Kooperation mit der Off-University und dem New University in Exile Consortium (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

It has been more than half a century since the last vestiges of formal empires were dismantled in the postwar context yet the notion of coloniality continues to frame our understanding of power across the world. “Racism, Coloniality and Space” opens up a platform for intellectual engagement to explore the stubborn relationship of racism as a spatial configuration of coloniality of power in different spatial settings. In this course, we tackle this relationship with a focus on three themes. First, we discuss how European colonialism still shapes our cartographic perspective of power relations in the world in the Global South and transnational diasporas. Second, we turn to the ghetto and el barrio as both colonial and futuristic spaces of African American and Latinx communities in the United States and discuss how racism and coloniality meet in urban spaces of the Global North. Third, we move to the Middle East as the ultimate Other of the West with a discussion on racism against Kurds in Turkey and Turkish cities. The goal of the course is to inform the participants about the interaction between structural racism and coloniality in contrasting spatial settings. Participants will explore this relationship to discuss alternative paths of politics that challenge contemporary forms and representations of coloniality.


Aim The course serves two objectives. The first one is to discuss the relationship between coloniality and racism as spatial categories. The second objective is to contextualize this relationship in historical cases.

Student Learning Outcomes 1. Gaining abilities on how to think critically and analytically on racism 2. Thinking the racism, coloniality and space from different disciplinary perspectives 3. Developing presentation skills 4. Gaining confidence in critical writing


Literatur:


Anibal Quijano & Immanuel Wallerstein (1992). Americanity as a concept, or the Americas in the Modern World System, International Social Science Journal, 134, 549–552
Anibal Quijano (2010) Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality, Cultural Studies, 21: 2,168 — 178.
Neil MacMaster (2001) Racism in Europe, 1870-2000. Palgrave, pp. 1-26. (Introduction: The Roots of Modern Racism)
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (1997) Rethinking Racism Toward a Structural Interpretation, American Sociological Review, 62 (3), 465–469
Castles, S. & Kosack, G. (1972). The Function of Labour Immigration in Western European Capitalism. New Left Review, 1(73).
Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton (1993) American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press (Chapter 2-Construction of Ghetto, p. 17-59)
Max Felker-Kantor (2020) Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD; Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (Chapter 1-Introduction the Police Power, Chapter 2-Policing Raceriotland: A Journey into Racist Policing and Urban Uprising, p. 1-18, p. 19-42)

Utku Balaban
Güllistan Yarkin

Politikwissenschaft, M.A.

Neue Prüfungsordnung ab WS2020/21

MAPW-M3 Vertiefungsmodul Politikwissenschaft (Specialization Political Science)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M4b-3Welfare state in Central and Eastern European Countries (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 15.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 06.05.21 - Fri. 07.05.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 16.06.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 18.06.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 07.07.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 09.07.21 12:30 - 15:30

In the seminar we will examine the development of the welfare state in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We will start by definining the CEE region and looking at the similarities and differences (historical, cultural, political, economic) across CEE countries. We will then focus on the pre-1989 communist welfare state, as well as the unfolding and impact of the post-1989 transition. Then we will discuss the post-1989 development of welfare arrangements in the region (including healthcare, long-term care, family policies, pensions) and the actors involved in shaping policy-making processes. The impact of Europeanization processes, as well as gender aspects will also be considered. The non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
1. Definition of CEE; political, cultural, economic diversity of the region; 1945-1989 welfare arrangements; legacies
2. 1989 change; a triple transition; internal vs. external factors and actors shaping transition paths
3. Social costs of the transition – unemployment, health, demography, public opinion
4. Emergence of new ‘varieties of capitalism’ in CEE; the role of the state and trade unions in CEE; employment relations
5. Policies: pensions, healthcare, long-term care, unemployment insurance, family benefits and services
6. Welfare state and gender in the transition process
7. EU enlargement; social acquis; conditionality; compliance; impact of the acquis on social policy in CEE
8. New world(s) of welfare in CEE.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser
08-350-M5-3Inequalities in the Labour Market (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Irene Dingeldey
08-350-M6-SP2-1Global Health Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 08:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Thu. 03.06.21 08:15 - 11:45

This course introduces students to the field of global health policy. We will learn about key actors such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We will also learn about major international agreements in the field of health policy, including the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Throughout the course, we will discuss the role that global health policy can play in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The course will take place online.

Tim Dorlach, Ph.D.
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus
08-350-M6-SP4-1Social Policy in the Global South (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:30 - 12:00 External location: online, siehe Seminar-Wiki (2 Teaching hours per week)

Comparative social policy analysis has focused for a long time mostly on the developed countries of the Global North. But not only the wealthy democracies of the North have developed social policy programs. More and more transition economies and developing countries are developing their own programs, increasing social expenditure and are including new societal groups in their social security systems. Despite some episodes of decline, social policy programs continue to increase worldwide. The development dimension of social policies and the social policies of developing countries in the Global South therefore merit special attention.
The course offers a glimpse into the growing literature on global social policy and on social policy in the Global South in four policy fields – pensions, health, work, and education – which are also covered by research projects in the currently running collaborative research center on global dynamics of public social policy.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

MAPW-M4 Forschungsseminar (Research Seminar)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-26-MA-PW4-1Policy Design and Evaluation (in English)
Forschungsseminar

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:00 - 18:00 (4 Teaching hours per week)

This research seminar provides an overview of different methods that can be used for a rigorous analysis of the impacts of social policies. The focus is on quantitative (experimental and quasi-experimental) methods. We will cover many examples from recent research on development policy interventions that also give an overview of current practices in development assistance. The students will learn how to replicate the results from published articles, how to extend the analyses in published articles and, finally, how to design and execute an own impact evaluation study.

Sebastian Fehrler
Angélica Serrano Galvis

Alte Prüfungsordnung (auslaufend)

PW-M5 - Politikfelder und Verwaltung

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M5-3Inequalities in the Labour Market (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Irene Dingeldey

PW-M6 - Vergleichende Politik und Europäische Integration

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M4b-3Welfare state in Central and Eastern European Countries (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 15.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 06.05.21 - Fri. 07.05.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 16.06.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 18.06.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 07.07.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 09.07.21 12:30 - 15:30

In the seminar we will examine the development of the welfare state in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We will start by definining the CEE region and looking at the similarities and differences (historical, cultural, political, economic) across CEE countries. We will then focus on the pre-1989 communist welfare state, as well as the unfolding and impact of the post-1989 transition. Then we will discuss the post-1989 development of welfare arrangements in the region (including healthcare, long-term care, family policies, pensions) and the actors involved in shaping policy-making processes. The impact of Europeanization processes, as well as gender aspects will also be considered. The non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
1. Definition of CEE; political, cultural, economic diversity of the region; 1945-1989 welfare arrangements; legacies
2. 1989 change; a triple transition; internal vs. external factors and actors shaping transition paths
3. Social costs of the transition – unemployment, health, demography, public opinion
4. Emergence of new ‘varieties of capitalism’ in CEE; the role of the state and trade unions in CEE; employment relations
5. Policies: pensions, healthcare, long-term care, unemployment insurance, family benefits and services
6. Welfare state and gender in the transition process
7. EU enlargement; social acquis; conditionality; compliance; impact of the acquis on social policy in CEE
8. New world(s) of welfare in CEE.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus

PW-M7 - Internationale Beziehungen

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP2-1Global Health Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 08:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Thu. 03.06.21 08:15 - 11:45

This course introduces students to the field of global health policy. We will learn about key actors such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We will also learn about major international agreements in the field of health policy, including the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Throughout the course, we will discuss the role that global health policy can play in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The course will take place online.

Tim Dorlach, Ph.D.
08-350-M6-SP4-1Social Policy in the Global South (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:30 - 12:00 External location: online, siehe Seminar-Wiki (2 Teaching hours per week)

Comparative social policy analysis has focused for a long time mostly on the developed countries of the Global North. But not only the wealthy democracies of the North have developed social policy programs. More and more transition economies and developing countries are developing their own programs, increasing social expenditure and are including new societal groups in their social security systems. Despite some episodes of decline, social policy programs continue to increase worldwide. The development dimension of social policies and the social policies of developing countries in the Global South therefore merit special attention.
The course offers a glimpse into the growing literature on global social policy and on social policy in the Global South in four policy fields – pensions, health, work, and education – which are also covered by research projects in the currently running collaborative research center on global dynamics of public social policy.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

General Studies: Politikwissenschaft

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M4b-1Game-Theoretic and Experimental Analyses of Institutions and Collective Choice (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 External location: IAW W0090 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and experimental research in formal political theory, social choice and experimental political science. This course will cover several key topics that have been studied and developed through a combination of game-theoretic analysis and laboratory experiments. We will analyze participation in elections, voting behavior under different voting rules, and principal-agent problems in a political context. For some of these topics, we will examine in detail the interplay between theoretical predictions and behavior observed in laboratory experiments.
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.
Mueller, D. (2003). Public Choice III. Cambridge University Press.
Persson, T., & Tabellini, G. (2002). Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy. Cambridge, The MIT Press.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M4b-4Education in International Relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course aims to provide students with the tools to analyze, understand and explain the relationship between international politics and education policy. How does globalization influence national education policies and vice versa? Which actors are relevant in international education policy, and which theories of International Relations can help us explain the historical development of the field? These (and others) are the leading questions along which the course is structured. Special attention will be granted to the role of norms in international relations, how they have shaped international education policy in the past and continue to do so in the present. International organizations and their autonomous influence vis-à-vis nation states constitute the second key interest of the course. Is the “Golden age” of the nation state over, and what does the supposed transformation of the state mean for education policy?
This class is designed for Master level students and taught in English. In principle, the course is open to Master students from all relevant programmes. It is mandatory for the Double Degree M.A. Education Policies for Global Development. Teaching will be online.

David Krogmann
08-350-M5-2Experimental Research on Fairness Preferences, Social Norms, and Inequality (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to behavioral research on fairness, norms and inequality, and to key aspects of experimental design and data analysis. The topics covered include inequity aversion, trust, cooperation, sharing and gender norms, inequality and redistribution. We will give an introduction to statistical software for the data analysis part and play various classroom experiments. The course readings will include published articles as well as chapters from various textbooks (listed in the syllabus).
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M6-SP4-2Causal Mechanisms and the Global Dynamics of Social Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Comparative welfare state research has for a long time been centred on welfare states of the Global North, and relied on a set of established theoretical approaches to study them. However, as more and more scholars focus on social policy developments in the Global South, questions how developments in these regions can be studied have become more pronounced as well. Should we rely on the theoretical approaches that we already know from the study of welfare states in the Global North, or do we need alternative approaches to be able to capture social policy dynamics in the Global South? Within this debate, an approach that focuses on causal mechanisms can provide a promising way forward.
The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to mechanism-based approaches, and to analyse and compare social policy dynamics around the globe by focusing on causal mechanisms. Students will become familiar with the concept of causal mechanisms and the methodology of process tracing, which can be highly useful for students aiming to conduct case-oriented research. Students will also learn about different welfare arrangements in both established and emerging welfare states, and how they can be studied.
The course will take place online. The course language is English.

Johanna Kuhlmann

General Studies: Weitere Angebote

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-21"Who cares?! Global perspectives on Care, Gender and Migration" / online (in English)
[Who cares?! Vergleichende Perspektiven auf Care-Arbeit, Gender und Migration]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

In the seminar „Who cares?! Comparative perspectives on care, gender and migration”, we examine the ever-more relevant topic of transnational care work and its consequences for global inequalities as well as for individual lives. We focus specifically on the connection of theory and practice. We aim to give voice to a variety of perspectives and make sense of those using theoretical insights from sociological, gender, social policy and migration studies. The literature and activities of this course will take us to realities of people across the world and draw linkages between multiple actors and spheres. We also ask what a “care revolution” could look like and how some of the inequalities involved in transnational care work could be addressed. This general studies seminar is recommended for advanced B.A. students and M.A. students. We will use a variety of online tools to create an open, inspiring, and communicative learning environment.

Greta-Marleen Storath
Kristin Noack (Mitlehrende)
09-50-GS-2 / OnlineRacism, Coloniality and Space - Kooperation mit der Off-University und dem New University in Exile Consortium (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

It has been more than half a century since the last vestiges of formal empires were dismantled in the postwar context yet the notion of coloniality continues to frame our understanding of power across the world. “Racism, Coloniality and Space” opens up a platform for intellectual engagement to explore the stubborn relationship of racism as a spatial configuration of coloniality of power in different spatial settings. In this course, we tackle this relationship with a focus on three themes. First, we discuss how European colonialism still shapes our cartographic perspective of power relations in the world in the Global South and transnational diasporas. Second, we turn to the ghetto and el barrio as both colonial and futuristic spaces of African American and Latinx communities in the United States and discuss how racism and coloniality meet in urban spaces of the Global North. Third, we move to the Middle East as the ultimate Other of the West with a discussion on racism against Kurds in Turkey and Turkish cities. The goal of the course is to inform the participants about the interaction between structural racism and coloniality in contrasting spatial settings. Participants will explore this relationship to discuss alternative paths of politics that challenge contemporary forms and representations of coloniality.


Aim The course serves two objectives. The first one is to discuss the relationship between coloniality and racism as spatial categories. The second objective is to contextualize this relationship in historical cases.

Student Learning Outcomes 1. Gaining abilities on how to think critically and analytically on racism 2. Thinking the racism, coloniality and space from different disciplinary perspectives 3. Developing presentation skills 4. Gaining confidence in critical writing


Literatur:


Anibal Quijano & Immanuel Wallerstein (1992). Americanity as a concept, or the Americas in the Modern World System, International Social Science Journal, 134, 549–552
Anibal Quijano (2010) Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality, Cultural Studies, 21: 2,168 — 178.
Neil MacMaster (2001) Racism in Europe, 1870-2000. Palgrave, pp. 1-26. (Introduction: The Roots of Modern Racism)
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (1997) Rethinking Racism Toward a Structural Interpretation, American Sociological Review, 62 (3), 465–469
Castles, S. & Kosack, G. (1972). The Function of Labour Immigration in Western European Capitalism. New Left Review, 1(73).
Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton (1993) American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press (Chapter 2-Construction of Ghetto, p. 17-59)
Max Felker-Kantor (2020) Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD; Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (Chapter 1-Introduction the Police Power, Chapter 2-Policing Raceriotland: A Journey into Racist Policing and Urban Uprising, p. 1-18, p. 19-42)

Utku Balaban
Güllistan Yarkin

Sozialpolitik, M.A.

Neue Masterstruktur ab WiSe 2019/20

M4b: Governance und Management (Governance and Management)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M4b-1Game-Theoretic and Experimental Analyses of Institutions and Collective Choice (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 External location: IAW W0090 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and experimental research in formal political theory, social choice and experimental political science. This course will cover several key topics that have been studied and developed through a combination of game-theoretic analysis and laboratory experiments. We will analyze participation in elections, voting behavior under different voting rules, and principal-agent problems in a political context. For some of these topics, we will examine in detail the interplay between theoretical predictions and behavior observed in laboratory experiments.
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.
Mueller, D. (2003). Public Choice III. Cambridge University Press.
Persson, T., & Tabellini, G. (2002). Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy. Cambridge, The MIT Press.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M4b-3Welfare state in Central and Eastern European Countries (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 15.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 06.05.21 - Fri. 07.05.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 16.06.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 18.06.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 07.07.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 09.07.21 12:30 - 15:30

In the seminar we will examine the development of the welfare state in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We will start by definining the CEE region and looking at the similarities and differences (historical, cultural, political, economic) across CEE countries. We will then focus on the pre-1989 communist welfare state, as well as the unfolding and impact of the post-1989 transition. Then we will discuss the post-1989 development of welfare arrangements in the region (including healthcare, long-term care, family policies, pensions) and the actors involved in shaping policy-making processes. The impact of Europeanization processes, as well as gender aspects will also be considered. The non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
1. Definition of CEE; political, cultural, economic diversity of the region; 1945-1989 welfare arrangements; legacies
2. 1989 change; a triple transition; internal vs. external factors and actors shaping transition paths
3. Social costs of the transition – unemployment, health, demography, public opinion
4. Emergence of new ‘varieties of capitalism’ in CEE; the role of the state and trade unions in CEE; employment relations
5. Policies: pensions, healthcare, long-term care, unemployment insurance, family benefits and services
6. Welfare state and gender in the transition process
7. EU enlargement; social acquis; conditionality; compliance; impact of the acquis on social policy in CEE
8. New world(s) of welfare in CEE.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser
08-350-M4b-4Education in International Relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course aims to provide students with the tools to analyze, understand and explain the relationship between international politics and education policy. How does globalization influence national education policies and vice versa? Which actors are relevant in international education policy, and which theories of International Relations can help us explain the historical development of the field? These (and others) are the leading questions along which the course is structured. Special attention will be granted to the role of norms in international relations, how they have shaped international education policy in the past and continue to do so in the present. International organizations and their autonomous influence vis-à-vis nation states constitute the second key interest of the course. Is the “Golden age” of the nation state over, and what does the supposed transformation of the state mean for education policy?
This class is designed for Master level students and taught in English. In principle, the course is open to Master students from all relevant programmes. It is mandatory for the Double Degree M.A. Education Policies for Global Development. Teaching will be online.

David Krogmann

M5: Ungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit (Inequality and Justice)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M5-1Economics of Education: Inequality and Opportunities (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course will provide an introduction to various aspects of the economics of education. It applies the tools of economic analysis to educational policy and problem solving. Topics include: human capital and signaling theories, returns to education, education and growth, education production, incentives and accountability, as well as empirical methods. The most important reading will be the following (e-)book.
Bradley, S. and Green, C. (2020). The Economics of Education (Second Edition). Academic Press, available as e-book via SuUB.

Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M5-2Experimental Research on Fairness Preferences, Social Norms, and Inequality (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to behavioral research on fairness, norms and inequality, and to key aspects of experimental design and data analysis. The topics covered include inequity aversion, trust, cooperation, sharing and gender norms, inequality and redistribution. We will give an introduction to statistical software for the data analysis part and play various classroom experiments. The course readings will include published articles as well as chapters from various textbooks (listed in the syllabus).
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M5-3Inequalities in the Labour Market (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Irene Dingeldey
08-350-M5-4Reproductive Rights in Europe: Coverage, Generosity, Access, and Inequalities (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 23.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 26.05.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 28.05.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 24.06.21 - Fri. 25.06.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 15.07.21 - Fri. 16.07.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30

Reproductive rights refer to the composite of human rights that address matters of sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive rights are protected through the application of human rights in guidelines, national laws, constitutions, and regional and international treaties. (…) [They] consist of three broad categories of rights: (1) rights to reproductive self-determination, (2) rights to sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education, and (3) rights to equality and nondiscrimination (Erdman and Cook 2008).
Different aspects of reproductive rights are studied by political science, medicine, public health, law and (bio)ethics.
Reproductive rights remain strongly contested, access to information and services continues to be restricted and individuals are 'denied freedom to manage their lives' in many world regions (Kulczycki 2017), including a number of European countries. On the other hand, advances are made in response to cultural and societal changes. Moreover, developments in medical technology require continuous adjustments of the respective regulations, both at national and regional (e.g. EU) level. Some recent news items offer snapshots of the changing situation in Europe:
https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2019-05/surrogate-mothers-greece-babies-childless-couples-germany-english
https://www.dw.com/en/germany-approves-new-abortion-law/a-47611468
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/24/thousands-join-poland-protests-against-strict-abortion-laws
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/ireland-votes-by-landslide-to-legalise-abortion
In the seminar we will focus on how reproductive rights are defined by law and exercised in practice in European countries and internationally. Thus, we will analyze regulatory frameworks and their practical implementation affecting, among other, the provision of sexual education, access to abortion and assisted reproduction technologies. We will discuss cross-border mobility in pursuit of reproductive health needs: we will look at reproductive flows of individuals seeking abortion abroad, as well as those seeking access to medically assisted reproduction, including surrogacy. We will also address the notions of biopolitics as well as reproductive justice by discussing limitations that sexual minorities, individuals with different family status (singles and couples), and with different ethnic and racial background are facing while pursuing their reproductive rights.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser

M6-SP1: Schwerpunkt 1: Arbeit und soziale Sicherung (Policy 1: Work and Social Security)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-2European Labour Studies and comparative employment relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The course provides an introduction to the most important actors, processes and outcomes of employment relations from a comparative and international perspective. The first part will provide an introduction to labour markets and work arrangements as well as its current changes. It will be assessed how these changes affect employment relations. The second part will focus on national employment systems and its most important actors. Here too, contemporary challenges will be discussed and how trade unions and employer organisations have tried to deal with them. In the third and final part transnational influences, such as globalised markets or the European integration, on employment relations will be discussed. The course will mostly meet online and the course language is English. It is an obligatory course for incoming and outgoing MEST students and double degree students from the European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy. All other MA SozPol and DD students are welcome.

Anna Hokema
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus

M6-SP2: Schwerpunkt 2: Gesundheitssystem und Gesundheitspolitik (Policy 2: Health Care System and Health Care Policy)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP2-1Global Health Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 08:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Thu. 03.06.21 08:15 - 11:45

This course introduces students to the field of global health policy. We will learn about key actors such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We will also learn about major international agreements in the field of health policy, including the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Throughout the course, we will discuss the role that global health policy can play in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The course will take place online.

Tim Dorlach, Ph.D.

M6-SP3: Schwerpunkt 3: European Labour Studies (Policy 3: European Labour Studies)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-2European Labour Studies and comparative employment relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The course provides an introduction to the most important actors, processes and outcomes of employment relations from a comparative and international perspective. The first part will provide an introduction to labour markets and work arrangements as well as its current changes. It will be assessed how these changes affect employment relations. The second part will focus on national employment systems and its most important actors. Here too, contemporary challenges will be discussed and how trade unions and employer organisations have tried to deal with them. In the third and final part transnational influences, such as globalised markets or the European integration, on employment relations will be discussed. The course will mostly meet online and the course language is English. It is an obligatory course for incoming and outgoing MEST students and double degree students from the European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy. All other MA SozPol and DD students are welcome.

Anna Hokema
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus

M6-SP4: Schwerpunkt 4: Globale Dynamiken der Sozialpolitik (Policy 4: Global Dynamics of Social Policy)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP4-1Social Policy in the Global South (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:30 - 12:00 External location: online, siehe Seminar-Wiki (2 Teaching hours per week)

Comparative social policy analysis has focused for a long time mostly on the developed countries of the Global North. But not only the wealthy democracies of the North have developed social policy programs. More and more transition economies and developing countries are developing their own programs, increasing social expenditure and are including new societal groups in their social security systems. Despite some episodes of decline, social policy programs continue to increase worldwide. The development dimension of social policies and the social policies of developing countries in the Global South therefore merit special attention.
The course offers a glimpse into the growing literature on global social policy and on social policy in the Global South in four policy fields – pensions, health, work, and education – which are also covered by research projects in the currently running collaborative research center on global dynamics of public social policy.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss
08-350-M6-SP4-2Causal Mechanisms and the Global Dynamics of Social Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Comparative welfare state research has for a long time been centred on welfare states of the Global North, and relied on a set of established theoretical approaches to study them. However, as more and more scholars focus on social policy developments in the Global South, questions how developments in these regions can be studied have become more pronounced as well. Should we rely on the theoretical approaches that we already know from the study of welfare states in the Global North, or do we need alternative approaches to be able to capture social policy dynamics in the Global South? Within this debate, an approach that focuses on causal mechanisms can provide a promising way forward.
The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to mechanism-based approaches, and to analyse and compare social policy dynamics around the globe by focusing on causal mechanisms. Students will become familiar with the concept of causal mechanisms and the methodology of process tracing, which can be highly useful for students aiming to conduct case-oriented research. Students will also learn about different welfare arrangements in both established and emerging welfare states, and how they can be studied.
The course will take place online. The course language is English.

Johanna Kuhlmann

Alte Masterstruktur auslaufend

M4a: Governance und Steuerung (Governance)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M4b-1Game-Theoretic and Experimental Analyses of Institutions and Collective Choice (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 External location: IAW W0090 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and experimental research in formal political theory, social choice and experimental political science. This course will cover several key topics that have been studied and developed through a combination of game-theoretic analysis and laboratory experiments. We will analyze participation in elections, voting behavior under different voting rules, and principal-agent problems in a political context. For some of these topics, we will examine in detail the interplay between theoretical predictions and behavior observed in laboratory experiments.
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.
Mueller, D. (2003). Public Choice III. Cambridge University Press.
Persson, T., & Tabellini, G. (2002). Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy. Cambridge, The MIT Press.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M4b-3Welfare state in Central and Eastern European Countries (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 15.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 06.05.21 - Fri. 07.05.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 16.06.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 18.06.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 07.07.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 09.07.21 12:30 - 15:30

In the seminar we will examine the development of the welfare state in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We will start by definining the CEE region and looking at the similarities and differences (historical, cultural, political, economic) across CEE countries. We will then focus on the pre-1989 communist welfare state, as well as the unfolding and impact of the post-1989 transition. Then we will discuss the post-1989 development of welfare arrangements in the region (including healthcare, long-term care, family policies, pensions) and the actors involved in shaping policy-making processes. The impact of Europeanization processes, as well as gender aspects will also be considered. The non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
1. Definition of CEE; political, cultural, economic diversity of the region; 1945-1989 welfare arrangements; legacies
2. 1989 change; a triple transition; internal vs. external factors and actors shaping transition paths
3. Social costs of the transition – unemployment, health, demography, public opinion
4. Emergence of new ‘varieties of capitalism’ in CEE; the role of the state and trade unions in CEE; employment relations
5. Policies: pensions, healthcare, long-term care, unemployment insurance, family benefits and services
6. Welfare state and gender in the transition process
7. EU enlargement; social acquis; conditionality; compliance; impact of the acquis on social policy in CEE
8. New world(s) of welfare in CEE.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser
08-350-M4b-4Education in International Relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course aims to provide students with the tools to analyze, understand and explain the relationship between international politics and education policy. How does globalization influence national education policies and vice versa? Which actors are relevant in international education policy, and which theories of International Relations can help us explain the historical development of the field? These (and others) are the leading questions along which the course is structured. Special attention will be granted to the role of norms in international relations, how they have shaped international education policy in the past and continue to do so in the present. International organizations and their autonomous influence vis-à-vis nation states constitute the second key interest of the course. Is the “Golden age” of the nation state over, and what does the supposed transformation of the state mean for education policy?
This class is designed for Master level students and taught in English. In principle, the course is open to Master students from all relevant programmes. It is mandatory for the Double Degree M.A. Education Policies for Global Development. Teaching will be online.

David Krogmann

M5a: Ungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit (Inequality and Justice)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M5-1Economics of Education: Inequality and Opportunities (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course will provide an introduction to various aspects of the economics of education. It applies the tools of economic analysis to educational policy and problem solving. Topics include: human capital and signaling theories, returns to education, education and growth, education production, incentives and accountability, as well as empirical methods. The most important reading will be the following (e-)book.
Bradley, S. and Green, C. (2020). The Economics of Education (Second Edition). Academic Press, available as e-book via SuUB.

Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M5-2Experimental Research on Fairness Preferences, Social Norms, and Inequality (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to behavioral research on fairness, norms and inequality, and to key aspects of experimental design and data analysis. The topics covered include inequity aversion, trust, cooperation, sharing and gender norms, inequality and redistribution. We will give an introduction to statistical software for the data analysis part and play various classroom experiments. The course readings will include published articles as well as chapters from various textbooks (listed in the syllabus).
Morton, R. B., & Williams, K. C. (2010). Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab. Cambridge University Press, available as e-book via SuUB.

Yongping Bao
Sebastian Fehrler
08-350-M5-3Inequalities in the Labour Market (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Irene Dingeldey
08-350-M5-4Reproductive Rights in Europe: Coverage, Generosity, Access, and Inequalities (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 23.04.21 12:30 - 15:30
Wed. 26.05.21 10:00 - 13:00
Fri. 28.05.21 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 24.06.21 - Fri. 25.06.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30
Thu. 15.07.21 - Fri. 16.07.21 (Thu., Fri.) 12:30 - 15:30

Reproductive rights refer to the composite of human rights that address matters of sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive rights are protected through the application of human rights in guidelines, national laws, constitutions, and regional and international treaties. (…) [They] consist of three broad categories of rights: (1) rights to reproductive self-determination, (2) rights to sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education, and (3) rights to equality and nondiscrimination (Erdman and Cook 2008).
Different aspects of reproductive rights are studied by political science, medicine, public health, law and (bio)ethics.
Reproductive rights remain strongly contested, access to information and services continues to be restricted and individuals are 'denied freedom to manage their lives' in many world regions (Kulczycki 2017), including a number of European countries. On the other hand, advances are made in response to cultural and societal changes. Moreover, developments in medical technology require continuous adjustments of the respective regulations, both at national and regional (e.g. EU) level. Some recent news items offer snapshots of the changing situation in Europe:
https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2019-05/surrogate-mothers-greece-babies-childless-couples-germany-english
https://www.dw.com/en/germany-approves-new-abortion-law/a-47611468
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/24/thousands-join-poland-protests-against-strict-abortion-laws
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/ireland-votes-by-landslide-to-legalise-abortion
In the seminar we will focus on how reproductive rights are defined by law and exercised in practice in European countries and internationally. Thus, we will analyze regulatory frameworks and their practical implementation affecting, among other, the provision of sexual education, access to abortion and assisted reproduction technologies. We will discuss cross-border mobility in pursuit of reproductive health needs: we will look at reproductive flows of individuals seeking abortion abroad, as well as those seeking access to medically assisted reproduction, including surrogacy. We will also address the notions of biopolitics as well as reproductive justice by discussing limitations that sexual minorities, individuals with different family status (singles and couples), and with different ethnic and racial background are facing while pursuing their reproductive rights.
The seminar is organized in monthly block meetings and will take place online via zoom. Readings and course material will be made available on Stud.IP.

Monika Ewa Kaminska-Visser

M6: Politikfeldanalyse (Policies)

European Labour Studies (MEST)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-2European Labour Studies and comparative employment relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The course provides an introduction to the most important actors, processes and outcomes of employment relations from a comparative and international perspective. The first part will provide an introduction to labour markets and work arrangements as well as its current changes. It will be assessed how these changes affect employment relations. The second part will focus on national employment systems and its most important actors. Here too, contemporary challenges will be discussed and how trade unions and employer organisations have tried to deal with them. In the third and final part transnational influences, such as globalised markets or the European integration, on employment relations will be discussed. The course will mostly meet online and the course language is English. It is an obligatory course for incoming and outgoing MEST students and double degree students from the European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy. All other MA SozPol and DD students are welcome.

Anna Hokema
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus

Arbeit und soziale Sicherung

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP3-1Labour market flexibility and social security before and after the crisis (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3 to 6

Additional dates:
Wed. 28.04.21 14:00 - 16:00
Thu. 20.05.21 14:00 - 18:00
Thu. 27.05.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 10.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 17.06.21 12:00 - 18:00
Thu. 08.07.21 14:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
08-350-M6-SP3-2European Labour Studies and comparative employment relations (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The course provides an introduction to the most important actors, processes and outcomes of employment relations from a comparative and international perspective. The first part will provide an introduction to labour markets and work arrangements as well as its current changes. It will be assessed how these changes affect employment relations. The second part will focus on national employment systems and its most important actors. Here too, contemporary challenges will be discussed and how trade unions and employer organisations have tried to deal with them. In the third and final part transnational influences, such as globalised markets or the European integration, on employment relations will be discussed. The course will mostly meet online and the course language is English. It is an obligatory course for incoming and outgoing MEST students and double degree students from the European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy. All other MA SozPol and DD students are welcome.

Anna Hokema
08-350-M6-SP3-3Division of Labour and Social Security: Gender Configurations in Transition (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Lara Minkus

Gesundheitssystem und Gesundheitspolitik

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-350-M6-SP2-1Global Health Policy (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 08:15 - 11:45 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Thu. 03.06.21 08:15 - 11:45

This course introduces students to the field of global health policy. We will learn about key actors such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We will also learn about major international agreements in the field of health policy, including the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Throughout the course, we will discuss the role that global health policy can play in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The course will take place online.

Tim Dorlach, Ph.D.

Soziologie und Sozialforschung, M.A.

Pflichtbereich

Die Module des Pflichtbereichs sind von Studierenden zu absolvieren, die ab dem WS 2019/2020 immatrikuliert sind und nach der Masterprüfungsordnung 2019 studieren.

Projektentwicklung und -management (SuS-P)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-M48-2-SuS-PProjektentwicklung und -management / online (in English)
[Projectdevelopment and Management]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:00 - 10:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Prof. Dr. Patrick Sachweh
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall

Wahlbereich - General Studies

Der Wahlbereich umfasst drei Bereiche: General Studies Angebot des Faches Soziologie, General Studies Angebot aus dem Fachbereich 8 Sozialwissenschaften, General Studies Angebot anderer Fächer. Die Angebote können fei gewählt werden.

General Studies Angebot des Faches Soziologie

Ergänzung und Vertiefung Spezieller Soziologien

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-21"Who cares?! Global perspectives on Care, Gender and Migration" / online (in English)
[Who cares?! Vergleichende Perspektiven auf Care-Arbeit, Gender und Migration]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

In the seminar „Who cares?! Comparative perspectives on care, gender and migration”, we examine the ever-more relevant topic of transnational care work and its consequences for global inequalities as well as for individual lives. We focus specifically on the connection of theory and practice. We aim to give voice to a variety of perspectives and make sense of those using theoretical insights from sociological, gender, social policy and migration studies. The literature and activities of this course will take us to realities of people across the world and draw linkages between multiple actors and spheres. We also ask what a “care revolution” could look like and how some of the inequalities involved in transnational care work could be addressed. This general studies seminar is recommended for advanced B.A. students and M.A. students. We will use a variety of online tools to create an open, inspiring, and communicative learning environment.

Greta-Marleen Storath
Kristin Noack (Mitlehrende)

Ergänzung und Vertiefung empirischer Methoden

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-32Multivariate Research Methods / online (in English)
[Multivariate Forschungsmethoden]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Objectives: Multivariate Research Methods course provides an introduction to the logic of statistical control and multivariate statistical models, as they are commonly applied in the social science disciplines. The course emphasizes the understanding of statistical concepts and usage of statistics rather than mathematical formulas. The goals are: to enhance the students’ awareness of various methods in design and analysis of various social science problems; to introduce students to different methods and techniques for analyzing quantitative data; to develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate published work in social sciences; to develop students’ skills in modelling and carrying out their own research; to learn how to interpret results of statistical analyses; to guide and prepare students for more advanced courses in statistical methods.

Participants: This course is designed for advanced BA-students who have command of the basic social science methodology and statistics, such as descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as an introductory methods course at the Masters' level. Interested participants from various social science programs and disciplines are welcome.

Language of instruction is English. Assignments and exam: English or German.

Grading: Students are expected to attend and actively participate in the class. There are several grading schemes and options:
General Studies 3 CP (pass/fail) or 6 CP (graded or pass/fail).

Suggested readings: Agresti, Alan and Barbara Finley (various editions): „Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences,” Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Additional readings will be provided in class.

Prof. Sonja Drobnic

Praxisrelevanz und Berufsorientierung

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-41Sociology meets Psychology (8): Participation in digitally mediated communication and cooperation? With conclusions for acting socially sustainably in organisations. / online (in English)
[Soziologie trifft Psychologie (8): Beteiligung in digital vermittelter Kommunikation und Kooperation? Folgerungen für sozial nachhaltiges Handeln in Organisationen.]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 17:00 - 20:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2015 are valid until 2030. The world community wants a humane life for all people. Natural resources shall be protected, poverty and hunger in all is forms should be combated. Health, high-quality education, and equality shall be promoted. What do those goals mean on the level of work and organisation? In the micro-political climate of organisations it should be asked how acting socially sustainable does look like. This becomes apparent in light of specific issues; with the pandemic-induced home office with digitally mitigated communication and cooperation, participation becomes a key question: How is participation in processes concerning specific employees possible when those are not on the premises but in their home office? Approaches of participation build specifically on effects promoted by dialogue and action in groups: the functions of holding and containment in groups, by group cohesion and –culture, va group-related thinking and decision-making. The goal of participation are based on humanistic insights, it answers to basic human needs. Participatory approaches are based on effects in groups, such as group cohesion and –culture, group thinking and decision making. How well does participation go with digitally mediated communication at work?
Participants in this seminar analyse topics of interest in this framework: In the start workshop, frames are set content-wise and methodological, also teams are founded. In five workshops students work on specific contents: 1 Ethic, humanistic, and health related foundations; 2 Resonance, world relation and health (Rosa, Rahm et al.); 3 Living learning in groups by theme-centered interaction (Cohn, Meyerhuber); 4 Basics of organisational development (Lewin; French & Bell); 5 Digital divide issues (van Dijk 2006). Digital tools promising participation will be analysed, as well as the new language emerging during the digital push. Students conduct one interview each with a practitioner, and include results in their workshop. An overall closing workshop helps to evaluate the insights gained.
Students work in a team of four on a topic. They create an adult education workshop and write a professional documentary. In all steps, the lecturer gives support, advice, and feedback. An accompanying writing-workshop of 30 minutes follows after each workshop.
All seminars of the general studies series „Sociology meets psychology: acting socially in organisations“ can be studied singular or as a set. Recommended for students in their 3rd semester, open for students from their 1st semester on, open for students from other faculties (BA, MA) and ERASMUS. As an intense training seminar, the group is limited to 19 participants (for chance of presence parts).
2 SWS: Fortnightly, starting in the 2nd week of the term, 3 full hours (s.t.!), Tuesdays from 5p.m-8p.m.. Apply reliable via Stud.IP; participation only with mandatory use of a camera for digital parts. All materials and communication via Stud.IP.
Recommended sources
Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, easy explanation by BRD government: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/issues/sustainability
Meyerhuber, Sylke 2019. Theme-Centered Interaction for Educating Future Leaders Applied Social Psychology for Teaching Academics to Act Socially Sustainably in Organisations. In S. Meyerhuber, H. Reiser, M. Scharer (Eds.), Theme-centered Interaction in Higher Education. London, New York: Springer Nature, 3-56.
Performance requirements / ECTS /CP
Preparation of an interactive workshop on a specified topic, including a field exploration and a written documentary in small teams of students (6 ECTS/CP).

Dr. Sylke Meyerhuber

Soziologie, B.A.

Wahlpflichtbereich

Der Wahlpflichtbereich umfasst die Speziellen Soziologien. In jedem Semester steht Ihnen eine Auswahl zur Verfügung. Ein Modul besteht jeweils aus Vorlesung und Seminar.

Studierende des Vollfachs wählen innerhalb ihres Studiums 2 Spezielle Soziologien und absolvieren insgesamt 18 CP. Studierende des Profil- und Komplementärfachs wählen innerhalb ihres Studiums 1 Spezielle Soziologie und absolvieren 9 CP.

Spezielle Soziologien, die darüber hinaus absolviert werden, können im Wahlbereich anerkannt werden. Beachten Sie bitte die Informationen unter "Wahlbereich".

Spezielle Soziologien

Familiensoziologie (Soz-SP7)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-4-SP7-1Sociology of the Family / online (in English)
[Familiensoziologie]

Lecture (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 08:00 - 10:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This course will explore sociological concepts and issues within contemporary family sociology. The intersections between the family and other social institutions will be one component of this course. The development of family forms and diversity of families will be another central topic. We will consider marriage and partner selection in historical context by exploring changes in peoples’ intentions to marry and form families. We will explore the development and the functions of couple relationships as well as the relationships between family members, and examine the meaning of couple and family relationships for broader societal developments and social inequalities. Further, we will acquire an overview of empirical research on families and discuss the role of family policies in contemporary societies.
Language of instruction is English, discussions and written contributions can be in English or German.

Suggested readings:
Huinink, Johannes & Dirk Konietzka. 2007. Familiensoziologie. Ein Lehrbuch. Frankfurt/M.: Campus
Oppenheimer, Valerie Kincade. 1988. A Theory of Marriage Timing. American Journal of Sociology, 94, 3: 563-591

Prof. Sonja Drobnic
08-29-4-SP7-2Families and Intergenerational Transmission / online (in English)
[Familien und Intergenerationale Transmission]

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This seminar accompanies the lecture in the module “Spezielle Soziologien: Familiensoziologie”. The thematic focus is on intergenerational transmission, understood as social inheritance of characteristics of parents on their children. Intergenerational transmission research on behavior, attitudes and values has a long tradition in the social sciences. There is rich literature which can be differentiated into (1) transmission of parents’ socioeconomic status to their children, (2) transmission of parents’ behaviors (such as partnership and family behaviors) and (3) intergenerational transmission of attitudes and value orientations (such as gender role attitudes and family values). In this course, we will address all three areas. Students will be introduced to current research and enabled to gain a deeper understanding of transmission processes. The language of instruction will be English, discussions and written contributions can be in English or German. Good working proficiency in English and familiarity with sociological concepts and methods is required.

Dr. Mandy Boehnke

Wahlbereich

Studierende des Vollfachs und des Profilfachs können Leistungen aus folgenden Bereichen erbringen:
Module aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich (Spezielle Soziologien), die zuvor nicht belegt wurden
Seminare aus dem Pflichtbereich (FEM, Gesellschaftstheorie, Sozialtheorie), die zuvor nicht belegt wurden
General Studies Angebot aus dem BA Soziologie
General Studies Angebot aus dem Fachbereich 8 / Sozialwissenschaften
Angebote der fächerergänzenden Studien der Universität Bremen (zu finden unter: Veranstaltungsverzeichnis Universität Bremen)

Studierende des Vollfachs können zusätzlich Leistungen aus folgenden Bereichen erbringen:
General Studies Angebot anderer Fächer
Module anderer Fächer der Universität Bremen (zu finden unter: Veranstaltungsverzeichnis Universität Bremen)

Studierende des Komplementärfachs können Leistungen aus folgenden Bereichen erbringen:
Module aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich (Spezielle Soziologien), die zuvor nicht belegt wurden
Module des Pflichtbereichs des BA Studiengangs Soziologie (Statistik/Methoden I, Statistik/Methoden II)
Seminare aus dem Modul Gesellschaftstheorie und Sozialtheorie
General Studies Angebot aus dem BA Soziologie

General Studies Angebot aus dem BA Soziologie

Ergänzung und Vertiefung Spezieller Soziologien

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-4-SP7-2Families and Intergenerational Transmission / online (in English)
[Familien und Intergenerationale Transmission]

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

This seminar accompanies the lecture in the module “Spezielle Soziologien: Familiensoziologie”. The thematic focus is on intergenerational transmission, understood as social inheritance of characteristics of parents on their children. Intergenerational transmission research on behavior, attitudes and values has a long tradition in the social sciences. There is rich literature which can be differentiated into (1) transmission of parents’ socioeconomic status to their children, (2) transmission of parents’ behaviors (such as partnership and family behaviors) and (3) intergenerational transmission of attitudes and value orientations (such as gender role attitudes and family values). In this course, we will address all three areas. Students will be introduced to current research and enabled to gain a deeper understanding of transmission processes. The language of instruction will be English, discussions and written contributions can be in English or German. Good working proficiency in English and familiarity with sociological concepts and methods is required.

Dr. Mandy Boehnke
08-29-GS-21"Who cares?! Global perspectives on Care, Gender and Migration" / online (in English)
[Who cares?! Vergleichende Perspektiven auf Care-Arbeit, Gender und Migration]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

In the seminar „Who cares?! Comparative perspectives on care, gender and migration”, we examine the ever-more relevant topic of transnational care work and its consequences for global inequalities as well as for individual lives. We focus specifically on the connection of theory and practice. We aim to give voice to a variety of perspectives and make sense of those using theoretical insights from sociological, gender, social policy and migration studies. The literature and activities of this course will take us to realities of people across the world and draw linkages between multiple actors and spheres. We also ask what a “care revolution” could look like and how some of the inequalities involved in transnational care work could be addressed. This general studies seminar is recommended for advanced B.A. students and M.A. students. We will use a variety of online tools to create an open, inspiring, and communicative learning environment.

Greta-Marleen Storath
Kristin Noack (Mitlehrende)

Ergänzung und Vertiefung empirischer Methoden

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-32Multivariate Research Methods / online (in English)
[Multivariate Forschungsmethoden]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Objectives: Multivariate Research Methods course provides an introduction to the logic of statistical control and multivariate statistical models, as they are commonly applied in the social science disciplines. The course emphasizes the understanding of statistical concepts and usage of statistics rather than mathematical formulas. The goals are: to enhance the students’ awareness of various methods in design and analysis of various social science problems; to introduce students to different methods and techniques for analyzing quantitative data; to develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate published work in social sciences; to develop students’ skills in modelling and carrying out their own research; to learn how to interpret results of statistical analyses; to guide and prepare students for more advanced courses in statistical methods.

Participants: This course is designed for advanced BA-students who have command of the basic social science methodology and statistics, such as descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as an introductory methods course at the Masters' level. Interested participants from various social science programs and disciplines are welcome.

Language of instruction is English. Assignments and exam: English or German.

Grading: Students are expected to attend and actively participate in the class. There are several grading schemes and options:
General Studies 3 CP (pass/fail) or 6 CP (graded or pass/fail).

Suggested readings: Agresti, Alan and Barbara Finley (various editions): „Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences,” Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Additional readings will be provided in class.

Prof. Sonja Drobnic

Praxisrelevanz und Berufsorientierung

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-29-GS-41Sociology meets Psychology (8): Participation in digitally mediated communication and cooperation? With conclusions for acting socially sustainably in organisations. / online (in English)
[Soziologie trifft Psychologie (8): Beteiligung in digital vermittelter Kommunikation und Kooperation? Folgerungen für sozial nachhaltiges Handeln in Organisationen.]

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3/6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 17:00 - 20:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2015 are valid until 2030. The world community wants a humane life for all people. Natural resources shall be protected, poverty and hunger in all is forms should be combated. Health, high-quality education, and equality shall be promoted. What do those goals mean on the level of work and organisation? In the micro-political climate of organisations it should be asked how acting socially sustainable does look like. This becomes apparent in light of specific issues; with the pandemic-induced home office with digitally mitigated communication and cooperation, participation becomes a key question: How is participation in processes concerning specific employees possible when those are not on the premises but in their home office? Approaches of participation build specifically on effects promoted by dialogue and action in groups: the functions of holding and containment in groups, by group cohesion and –culture, va group-related thinking and decision-making. The goal of participation are based on humanistic insights, it answers to basic human needs. Participatory approaches are based on effects in groups, such as group cohesion and –culture, group thinking and decision making. How well does participation go with digitally mediated communication at work?
Participants in this seminar analyse topics of interest in this framework: In the start workshop, frames are set content-wise and methodological, also teams are founded. In five workshops students work on specific contents: 1 Ethic, humanistic, and health related foundations; 2 Resonance, world relation and health (Rosa, Rahm et al.); 3 Living learning in groups by theme-centered interaction (Cohn, Meyerhuber); 4 Basics of organisational development (Lewin; French & Bell); 5 Digital divide issues (van Dijk 2006). Digital tools promising participation will be analysed, as well as the new language emerging during the digital push. Students conduct one interview each with a practitioner, and include results in their workshop. An overall closing workshop helps to evaluate the insights gained.
Students work in a team of four on a topic. They create an adult education workshop and write a professional documentary. In all steps, the lecturer gives support, advice, and feedback. An accompanying writing-workshop of 30 minutes follows after each workshop.
All seminars of the general studies series „Sociology meets psychology: acting socially in organisations“ can be studied singular or as a set. Recommended for students in their 3rd semester, open for students from their 1st semester on, open for students from other faculties (BA, MA) and ERASMUS. As an intense training seminar, the group is limited to 19 participants (for chance of presence parts).
2 SWS: Fortnightly, starting in the 2nd week of the term, 3 full hours (s.t.!), Tuesdays from 5p.m-8p.m.. Apply reliable via Stud.IP; participation only with mandatory use of a camera for digital parts. All materials and communication via Stud.IP.
Recommended sources
Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, easy explanation by BRD government: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/issues/sustainability
Meyerhuber, Sylke 2019. Theme-Centered Interaction for Educating Future Leaders Applied Social Psychology for Teaching Academics to Act Socially Sustainably in Organisations. In S. Meyerhuber, H. Reiser, M. Scharer (Eds.), Theme-centered Interaction in Higher Education. London, New York: Springer Nature, 3-56.
Performance requirements / ECTS /CP
Preparation of an interactive workshop on a specified topic, including a field exploration and a written documentary in small teams of students (6 ECTS/CP).

Dr. Sylke Meyerhuber

Studiengangsübergreifendes Lehrangebot der Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

Global Governance and Regional Integration

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-600-F1-2Proposal Workshop (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.
08-600-F2-1BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium Uni Bremen (in English)

Colloquium (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
08-600-F8-1Core Theory Seminar (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.

Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-600-F1-2Proposal Workshop (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.
08-600-F2-1BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium Uni Bremen (in English)

Colloquium (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
08-600-F8-1Core Theory Seminar (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.

Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-600-F1-2Proposal Workshop (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.
08-600-F2-2BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium Jacobs (in English)

Colloquium (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:00 - 15:30 (2 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd starts mid february!!
N. N.
08-600-F8-1Core Theory Seminar (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 (1 Teaching hours per week) Online, platform tbd
N. N.

Demand-Tailored Methods Courses

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-600-F5-1Mediation Analysis (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Thu. 18.02.21 - Fri. 19.02.21 (Thu., Fri.) 10:00 - 17:00 Online, platform tbd
N. N.

Transferable Skills

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-600-F6-2Submitting, defending and publishing your thesis (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)
Dr. Mandy Boehnke
08-600-F6-3Academic Writing (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 25.06.21 09:00 - 12:00 online, via zoom
N. N.