Field: Doing Europe

2. Semester

Field: Doing Europe

Research Methods (DE3)

 

Module Type

mandatory

Module Number

680103000

Credit Points (ECTS)

5 ECTS

Weekly hours (hpw)

2 hpw

Qualification aim:

This module's objective is an introduction to various research methods pertaining to the social sciences. This comprises empirical approaches, methods and instruments. In the evaluation of the students' performance, emphasis is placed on the extent to which they display the following competences:

Professional competence:

Thestudents should be able to descriptively account for and define relevant research methods and the contexts of their application. They can, to the extent required by the module and the introduction level, compare and contrast methods as to their applicability and classify them as to their belonging to methodological schools and lines of thoughts. They can give an account of common scholarly criticism and limitations relating to various research questions. They are capable of suggesting appropriate methodological provisions depending on a given research question, and can list key elements of a research design necessary to approach this research question.

Methodological competence:

Successful completion of the module will allow them to participate in professional debates on the methodological backgrounds of research and to convey their opinion based on the knowledge acquired during the module. Students will be able to display an accurate application of method-related terminology. They get sensitive to potentials and restrictions of various methodological approaches.

Social and individual competence:

Students will learn to organise themselves and their own learning processes, to reflect and decide questions against a broad educational backdrop.

As student group work will be a central part, students will learn to collaborate and to present and analyse problems in a partner or group situation.

Type of class:

Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to, ex-cathedra teaching, classroom discussions, student presentations and different forms of student group work and self-study.

Responsibility:

Uwe Puetter

 

Semester

2nd Semester

Workload (total)

150 h

Cycle

every spring semester

hereof

in class

30 h

Duration

1 Semester

individual

120 h

 

Sub Modules:

 

680103100: Research Methods

Seminar (2 hpw)

participants: 40

 

680103500: Module Examination 

Student presentation (extent according to prior agreement) and take-home assignment (3000-4000 words)

 

Letzte Änderung: 19.01.2021

Field: Topics and Disciplines

Philosophy and Politics (TD3)

 

Module Type

mandatory

Module Number

680109000

Credit Points (ECTS)

10 ECTS

Weekly hours (hpw)

6 hpw

Qualification aim:

Students know different philosophical and political science approaches to Europe, its (intellectual, cultural, social and political) history and present socio-political constellations. They understand, identify and distinguish main questions, concepts and methods in philosophy as well as in political sciences with regard to Europe. They distinguish between ontological, epistemological, normative, and ethical questions and approaches to Europe. They develop a methodological sensitivity with regard to the methods of philosophy and political science and distinguish between them.

Professional competence:

Students are encouraged to think about some of the enduring questions and controversies in philosophy and political science. They know different philosophical and political science approaches to Europe. Students distinguish between ontological, epistimological, and ethical questions and approaches to Europe. They are able to identify normative and non-normative premises in arguments.

Methodological competence:

Students use different methodological approaches to Europe in philosophy and political science. They are able to correctly identify, label, and define methods and instruments, and to use the appropriate terminology. They learn to demonstrate a critical approach towards sources on the basis of the knowledge provided in class. They relate philosophical approaches and approaches from political science in an interdisciplinary approach to one another.

Social and individual competence:

Studentsareabletolearntocollaborateindifferentways,topresentand analyse problems in the abovementioned fields in a partner or group situation in a manner appropriate to the addressees, and to competently articulate their thoughts in a culturally appropriate and gender-sensitive manner.

Type of class:

Lecture, seminar, group-discussions, presentations

Responsibility:

Anne Reichold

 

Semester

2nd Semester

Workload (total)

300 h

Cycle

every spring semester

hereof

in class

90 h

Duration

1 Semester

individual

210 h

 

Sub Modules:

 

680109100: Philosophical Approaches of Europe

Lecture (2 hpw)

participants: 80

 

680109200: Political Science of Europe

Lecture (2 hpw)

participants: 80

 

680109300: Tutorial Philosophy and Politics

 

Exercise (2 hpw)          participants: 40

 

 

680109500Module Examination 

Take-home paper (3000-4000 words) with a focus either in political science or in philosophy

 

Letzte Änderung: 19.01.2021

Culture and Education (TD4)

 

Module Type

mandatory

Module Number

680110000

Credit Points (ECTS)

10 ECTS

Weekly hours (hpw)

6 hpw

Qualification aim:

Students understand how culture and education are interrelated. They know about the basic elements of constructing Europe as an intercultural space of education and are aware of its importance for future social and individual development options. They comprehend the social construction of cultural practices and representations, and are able to identify differences between education systems and their implications for nation building in historical contexts. They are able to understand and discuss theoretical approaches dealing with today's social and individual challenges for education in Europe (interculturality, transmigration, inequality, etc.) and are aware of the importance of the educational space 'Europe' for future social and individual development options.

Professional competence:

Students learn to identify mechanisms of cultural reproduction including their social and individual aspects. They are introduced to cultural theories and learn to discuss them in trans- and multicultural contexts of education and understand basic aspects of European education history.

Methodological competence:

The students deal with methodological approaches in the fields of educational research and cultural analysis. They are familiar with concepts such as educational settings, cross- cultural education, oral history, material culture, and cultural memory.

Social and individual competence:

Students are sensitised to processes of cultural and educational inclusion/exclusion. They are encouraged to reflect on the individual and social effects of (differing) cultures of education and to reflect on their personal role in educational processes. They are able to understand, communicate and mediate social situations of cultural heterogeneity.

Type of class:

Lecture, seminar, group-discussions, presentations

Responsibility:

Iulia Patrut

 

Semester

2nd Semester

Workload (total)

300 h

Cycle

every spring semester

hereof

in class

90 h

Duration

1 Semester

individual

210 h

 

Sub Modules:

 

680110100: Culture

Lecture (2 hpw)

participants: 80

 

680110200: Education

Lecture (2 hpw)

participants: 80

 

680110300: Tutorial Culture and Education

 

Exercise (2 hpw)                               participants: 40

 

 

680110500Module Examination 

Presentation (15 min.) and paper (3500 words) on issues of culture and education in Europe

 

Letzte Änderung: 19.01.2021

European Law (TD5)

 

Module Type

mandatory

Module Number

680111000

Credit Points (ECTS)

5 ECTS

Weekly hours (hpw)

2 hpw

Qualification aim:

Students acquire the competence to apply the main principles and rules of EU law in prac tice and find solutions to both institutional and substantive law issues in this area.

Professional competence:

Students are equipped with an understanding of the EU as a supranational organisation, its institutions, its decision-making and enforcement processes and main areas of compe- tence.

Methodological competence:

Students are able to structure the legal aspects of a case and to examine its supranational and intergovernmental dimensions.

Social and individual competence:

Students obtain practical problem-solving skills: In working groups and open discussions they learn to present their findings and to challenge and complement each other.

Type of class:

Lecture, classroom discussions, case studies

Responsibility:

Katharina Mangold

 

Semester

2nd Semester

Workload (total)

150 h

Cycle

every spring semester

hereof

in class

30 h

Duration

1 Semester

individual

120 h

 

Sub Modules:

 

680111100: EU Law

Lecture (2 hpw)

participants: 80

 

680111500Module Examination 

Written exam (90 min.)

 

Letzte Änderung: 29.03.2021

 

Field: Topics and Disciplines