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.
All at a glance
EU: 15. Sep., non-EU: 15. Jul. or later, depending on the visa process of your home country
Study program start
End of September
690 € / month
English + other language courses
Company projects, practical and semester abroad
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.
Civil Society: Ethics, Culture, Society
Introduction in Political Science
Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
German / English as a Foreign Language 1.1
Introduction in Strategic Practice
Foreign Policy Analysis
German / English as a Foreign Language 1.2
Foreign Language 2.1
Foreign Language 2.2 or Host Language
Ethics... and Globalization / and Sustainability / in Practice
Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights
CHange & Innovation
Foreign Language 2.3
Bachelor Thesis including its defense
#KarlsStories: The Changemaker
Every movement starts with a single step. Pareesha describes the changes her country of Malaysia is undergoing. What moves you?