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.

EXCELLENT AND APPRECIATED

Studienaufbau 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.  

 

Study year 1

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

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

English as a Foreign Language 1.2

4 ECTS

Study year 2

Area Studies

6 ECTS

Anthropology

6 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

6 ECTS

Introductory Community Project

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

International Collaboration

6 ECTS

Contemporary Society

6 ECTS

Elective

6 ECTS

Advanced Community Project

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language (Foreign Lg. 2.2 / Host Language)

6 ECTS

Study year 3

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

Action Plan (incl. Research Colloquium)

12 ECTS

100+ partner universities, international groups of students, lecturers and staff, as well as the variety of language courses make experiencing interculturality a natural part of everyday life at Karls.

Intercultural, Every Day!

We are a gathering point for highly motivated and open-minded individuals with the passion and desire to innovate and co-create sustainable change.

Co-Creation Space

A degree is nothing if you cannot live up to it. In our programs, we provide the ground to transform, embrace and share experiences in a creative but critical way, and thereby develop personally.

Personal Growth

Our network in economy, art, culture, politics, science and society does not only exist on paper. It develops every day through a lively exchange with our partners.

Lifelong Network

The manifold participation in joint projects with real practical relevance gives a foretaste what it is like to perform on the world stage and opens up opportunities to make new contacts for future professional projects.

Best (is) Practice

Karls people have a strong, intimate bond and close relationships. Students, professors, staff and alumni relate to, engage with and appreciate each other. Here, in Karlsruhe and all over the world.

Academic Home & more

Located right in the center of Karlsruhe, a young, vibrant, multi-cultural student city in southern Germany, we are at the pulse of Europe: cultural and economic diversity, urban lifestyle and pure nature.

Heart of Europe

We engage in new perspectives on management & society. Our interdisciplinary programs empower to tread new paths.

ReThinking Management & Society

All our programs have been accredited by FIBAA with highest praise and received 8 premium seals. That places us among Germany's top management universities.

In the Lead

Our students learn to think critically about today's realities, seek responsibility and find disruptive solutions to complex problems.

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