Courses



Compulsory Modules (77.5 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 1: Political Science Research Methods (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are proficient in important methods of empirical research in political science and can apply these methods to various case studies.
Compulsory Module 4: Federalism and Federal Politics (7,5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students can analyze and evaluate the specific functional logic of federal systems in comparison to centralized states. They are able to critically examine and evaluate the distribution of Tasks and responsibilities, the institutions and actors, as well as questions of governability in multi-level systems.
Compulsory Module 5: European Integration I: Theories and Politics within Global Dynamics (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to reconstruct, analyze and evaluate theoretical models and conceptual proposals concerning EU integration in order to promote an understanding of integration and cooperation processes. They know and are able to characterize the features of the political system of the EU, including inter-institutional negotiation and decision-making processes, functional specialization, the embedding of the EU in international contexts such as the WTO and the UN, and cooperation between the EU and other states and international organizations.
Compulsory Module 8: Actors and Agency in International Relations (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to see actors in international relations from a pluralistic standpoint. In-depth analysis of theoretical approaches allows students to reconstruct, analyze and evaluate the logic and courses of action of nation states, international and transnational organizations, national committees and political decision makers.
Compulsory Module 9: Electoral Analysis (7.5 ECTS-AP, 4 SSt.) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to evaluate and apply the theoretical and empirical instruments of electoral analysis, i.e. psephology. They can identify central theories and models of the behavior of participants, on both the supply and demand side, and of the media. Students are able to analyze specific research questions.
Compulsory Module 11: Master's Thesis Defense (2.5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Positive completion of all other modules and of the Master's Thesis.
Learning Outcome: To reflect on the master's thesis within the context of the entire degree programme. The Primary focus is on theoretical understanding, methodology, communication of findings, and presentation skills.

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).