What would it be like if we really could save the world? If we realised that we, as individuals, are in a position to make a difference? If we could give our interactions with others meaning again? Citizenship & Civic Engagement is about precisely these things.

Citizenship and Civic Engagement

There are a lot of things which need to be changed on our planet. But how? It is precisely this question, the question of how, that we concern ourselves with in the Citizenship & Civic Engagement course of study.Here, we give our ideals the tools needed in order to unleash big ideas – in our everyday interactions with each other, in academic contexts, or in our work with initiatives, NGOs, parties and businesses. 

The course of study for all those, who

  • wish to inspire others through good deeds  
  • finally want to unleash their ideals 
  • who are already using their commitment to make a difference  

We are characterised by a particular mentality. Not only do we want to carry out research, we also want our research to change society. We want to bring about change; in the heads of people, with words, pictures, ideas - and with action. We do volunteer work in those areas that we are really passionate about. We go out onto the street to protest against injustice and to promote our cause. We get involved in social networks and start petitions, campaigns, and debates. We mobilise people, getting them to join us or to support our ideas through crowdfunding.

We want to change the world we live in, constructively and sustainably.

This course of study starts every winter semester in September.

 

Factsheet on the study program

All at a glance

Application Deadline

EU: 15. Sep., non-EU: 15. Jul. or later, depending on the visa process of your home country

Study program start

End of September

Study Duration

6 semesters

Tuition fee

690 € / month

Total ECTS

180

Taught in

English + other language courses

Practice

Company projects, practical and semester abroad

Lectures

On Mondays to Fridays (as well as block seminars)

Program Structure: Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Each module in the Citizenship and Civic Engagement 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.  

Global Economy

4 ECTS

Cultural Studies

4 ECTS

Civil Society: Ethics, Culture, Society

4 ECTS

Introduction in Political Science

5 ECTS

Citizenship

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

8 ECTS

German / English as a Foreign Language 1.1

4 ECTS

Sustainable Development

4 ECTS

Political Philosophy

6 ECTS

Introduction in Strategic Practice

6 ECTS

Foreign Policy Analysis

6 ECTS

German / English as a Foreign Language 1.2

4 ECTS

Area Studies

6 ECTS

Anthropology

6 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

6 ECTS

Introductory Project

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

International Collaboration

6 ECTS

Contemporary Society

6 ECTS

Elective

6 ECTS

Advanced Project

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.2 or Host Language

6 ECTS

Economic Institutionalism

6 ECTS

Ethics... and Globalization / and Sustainability / in Practice

6 ECTS

Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights

6 ECTS

CHange & Innovation

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.3

6 ECTS

Service Internship

18 ECTS

Bachelor Thesis including its defense

12 ECTS

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