Politics, Philosophy and Economics
I've often wondered where I come from, where I'm going and what "binds creation's inmost energies". I'm interested in economics – but not the one that's limited exclusively to mathematics, strives for profit and with its complex needs for simple cost/benefit analyses, leaves people out.
I've always wondered why it's always economists that tell us about crises in the media and philosophers are never asked for a solution. Whether our politicians have ever read Hobbes, Marx or Kierkegaard. I don't want to choose between a world of numbers, one of the words and the deeds.
I long for answers to the questions about the equitable co-existence of fair trade and fair society reforms and often only find criticism of the thinkers and philosophers suggestions. I'm interested in politics as a practical tool of reason and am fascinated by the differences of cultures that clash with the globalization of economies.
I also wonder if there's an economic system that doesn't, in the long term, destroy the planet. Maybe there's a different approach that brings prosperity for all and is an alternative to what we already have.
I want to learn how to resolve conflicts, to debate and to not just simply express my views, but to steadily develop them. I want to have very broad horizons. That's why I'm going to be a universal scholar of our time and study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Karlshochschule.
Degree Program Structure
Each module in the Politics, Philosophy and Economics 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 Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Study year 1
- 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
Introduction in Philosophy
Introduction in Political Science
Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
English/German as a Foreign Language 1
Introduction in Strategic Practice
Foreign Policy Analysis
English/German as a Foreign Language 2
Study year 2
- 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