What if we tore down the separations between politics, philosophy and economics and entirely rethought the way in which we live together? In the Politics, Philosophy & Economics course of study, we explore the thinkable and the doable and test our ideas again and again in real projects.  

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

In the Politics, Philosophy & Economics course of study we are, more than anything else, philosophers – philosophers with a well-developed sense for what is practical. We don’t just want to know what holds the world together at the deepest level. We also want to know how, why, and why can’t it be completely different?

We are interested in economics – but not in the kind that reduces everything to that which can be quantified, and which seeks only profit. Not in the kind that reduces people, with all their complex needs, and fragile nature to simple cost/benefit analyses. Instead, we want a kind of economics that makes people the starting point for any action.

The course of study for all those, who

  • understand the rules of the game, and want to change them
  • see the economy as more than just a numbers game
  • want to combine pure thought and practical reasoning 

What would the kind of economics, and the kind of lifestyle, that do not inevitably destroy this planet over the long run, look like? Here we work on approaches which genuinely achieve well-being for all, including non-human beings and future generations. We also ask ourselves questions like: why, in the media, is it always experts in economics who explain crises to us and never philosophers? What would it do for our understanding of politics to re-read Aristotle and Confucius, Hobbes and Marx, Lao Tzu and Kierkegaard? 

At Karls, we think about alternatives to the status quo and are actively committed to greater sustainability. In studying the philosophers and in exchanges with our fellow students and our professors, we find answers to the questions of successful co-existence, fair trade, and societal forms which are just.

EXCELLENT AND APPRECIATED

Studienaufbau Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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

Global Economy

4 ECTS

Cultural Studies

4 ECTS

Civil Society: Ethics, Culture, Society

4 ECTS

Introduction in Philosophy

5 ECTS

Introduction in Political Science

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

8 ECTS

English/German 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/German as a Foreign Language 1.2

4 ECTS

Study year 2

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

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

Internship

18 ECTS

Bachelor Thesis including its Defense

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.

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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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