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
Change & Innovation
Foreign Language 2.1
Foreign Language 2.2
Study year 3
Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights
Ethics: Globalization - Sustainability - Practice
Elective: Culture & Language
Bachelor Thesis including its Defense
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Paul Schall, Politics, Philosophy & Economics
"We started with the basics in political science and philosophy, global economy and cultural studies. We deal with current events in our globalised world and try to analyse connections via scientific theories. For example, we have already looked at the Israeli conflict from the three perspectives of my studies: What are the interests of politics? What motives the economy? And how can human action be explained? I've always been interested in questions like that."