Citizenship and Civic Engagement

My objective is to make sense of the society in which I live. I want to develop ideas for my initiatives, my group or my start-up, that help my ideals to flourish. I want to make a difference in this world.

I want to start right here and right now, even while I'm studying, to put the knowledge and skills I've acquired into practice. I don't want to simply explore possibilities, I want my research to bring about change in society and by using words, images and actions, also to the minds of people.

I'm doing volunteer work for the subject that is my passion. I will go to the streets to protest against injustice or to promote my beliefs. I am involved in social networks where I start petitions, campaigns and debates. That's where I mobilize people to join me and support my ideas via crowdfunding. I want to sustainably and constructively change the world in which we live.

I want to live the changes and make a commitment to my future profession, and that's why I'm studying Citizenship and Civic Engagement at Karlshochschule.

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Degree Program Structure

Each module in the Citizenship and Civic Engagement course at Karlshochschule opens up a new and exciting world. When I look at the module overview, I can see how my course contents are logically interlinked and how this provides me with a much broader spectrum of Citizenship and Civic Engagement.

 

 

Study year 1

Global Economy

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Global Economy
As a critical introduction to the many backgrounds of globalization, this module will provide me with key insights about our global economy and its implications for business, politics and society. Among others I will investigate the following topics:
  • History and theories of globalization
  • Classics of economic theory: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx
  • Globalization as innovation: Joseph Schumpeter
  • John Maynard Keynes and Bretton Woods: global gconomic institutions
  • International actors: governments, inter-governmental and supra-national bodies, multinationals
  • Globalization and ecology
  • Postcolonial perspectives
  • Globalization at the crossroads: "Clash of Cultures" or global cooperation
Type of examination: Examination (120 minutes)

Cultural Studies

5 ECTS

Introduction in Political Science

5 ECTS

Citizenship

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

10 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language 1

4 ECTS

Sustainable Development

6 ECTS

Political Philosophy

5 ECTS

Introduction in Strategic Practice

5 ECTS

Foreign Policy Analysis

5 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language

4 ECTS

Study year 2

Area Studies

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Area Studies
  • Global dynamics (politics, society and population, economics, ethics, etc.) and their crystallization in local processes
  • The main features of integrated civilization and culture
  • Demography and regional stereotypes
  • Socio-economic society structures
  • Current economy and politics
  • Composition and dynamics of the market and its media
  • Case studies on representative companies
  • International aspects of business activities in the host country, as well as market and demand requirements, in particular as regards exchanges between the host and home country
Type of examination: Presentation

Anthropology

6 ECTS

Introductory Community Project

6 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

International Collaboration

6 ECTS

Contemporary Society

6 ECTS

Change & Innovation

6 ECTS

Elective

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.2

6 ECTS

Study year 3

Civic Engagement: Action Research

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Civic Engagement: Action Research
  • Overview upon action research  
  • Theoretical background of action research
  • Different approaches to action research
  • Methodology of data collection
  • Methodology of data interpretation
  • Negotiating projects
  • Project management in action research projects
  • Representing the other
  • Opportunities for and limitations of transformation
  • Sense-making and empowerment of stakeholders
  • Ethical considerations of action research
  • Draft of an action research plan
Type of examination: Written assignment

Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights

6 ECTS

Ethics: Globalization - Sustainability - Practice

6 ECTS

Advanced Community Project

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language

6 ECTS

Service Internship

18 ECTS

Action Plan (incl. Research Colloquium)

12 ECTS

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