Module Description

Module: Nontechnical Elective Complementary Courses for Master

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Ancient Mythical Images in MotionSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Applied Arts: Form and FunctionSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Art in 19th CenturySeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Art of the classical modern periodSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Historical Development and Present StateSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Artistic representations of law and justiceSeminar2Winter Semester
Barracks construction - history, architecture, utilisationSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Buildings of engineering - Hamburgs public water supply 1842-1914Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Clash of Cultures. Film and TV series as images of the own the otherSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Classical Journalism and New MediaSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Communication as a key competence for professional successSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Cradle to cradle: material cyclesSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Creative Processes in Technology, Music and the ArtsSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
criminology and society - in german.Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Digital culture(s): from subculture to media mainstreamSeminar2Summer Semester
Economic SociologySeminar2Winter Semester
Educational Marketing: A real case application for the TUHHSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Engineering Education Research and ApplicationsSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Facilitating groups in problem-oriented coursesSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Facts, Facts, Facts - Understanding and Applying Techniques of JournalismSeminar2Summer Semester
folgtSeminar2Summer Semester
Foreign Language CourseSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Furniture styles in an architectural contextSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
German as a Foreign Language for International Master ProgramsSeminar4Summer and Winter Semester
Guest, barbarian or subject with equal rights? ‘The refugee’ in the history of ‘Western’ political ideas.Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
History of SeafaringSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Human Factors in Aviation and Maritime SystemsLecture2Summer and Winter Semester
Innovations, strategies, products ... for a future societySeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Intercultural CommunicationSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Intercultural Competence at workSeminar2Winter Semester
Intercultural Management - Theory and Awareness TrainingSeminar2Summer Semester
Introduction to the Science & Technoloy Studies (STS)Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Leadership and Communication in TeamsSeminar2Summer Semester
Management and CommunicationSeminar2Summer Semester
Perspectives of Sustainability - Interdisziplinary cooperation courses by/ at LeuphanaSeminar5Summer and Winter Semester
PoliticsSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Politics and Science - in EnglishSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Politics and Science - in GermanSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Power plays in organizations: Micro-political competence and gender competence for professional practiceSeminar2Winter Semester
Projectrealisation: TUHH goes sustainable - Sustainability in Research, Education and campus managementSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Responsible Conduct in Technology & ScienceSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Social Critism and alternative suggestionsSeminar2Winter Semester
Social Learning: Social Engagement in Refugee Issues / MasterSeminar1Summer and Winter Semester
Soft skill seminar for dual study programme (dual@TUHH) / MasterSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Stay cool in conflict. Nonviolent Communication by Marshall RosenbergSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Technology Assessment (TA) and Technology Genesis ResearchSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
The Arabic Spring an its ConsequencesSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
The end is near - Survival in the post-apocalypseSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
The Hamburger Speicherstadt - from achievements of engineering to world cultural heritageSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Theory of CommunicationSeminar2Summer Semester
Urban Life - City and TechnologySeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
What can philosophy do?Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
‘Economic refugee’, ‘Muslim’, ‘under class’ - labeling as existential challengeSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
“What’s up, Doc?” Science and Stereotypes in Literature and FilmSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Dagmar Richter

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

None

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The Nontechnical Academic Programms (NTA)

imparts skills that, in view of the TUHH’s training profile, professional engineering studies require but are not able to cover fully. Self-reliance, self-management, collaboration and professional and personnel management competences. The department implements these training objectives in its teaching architecture, in its teaching and learning arrangements, in teaching areas and by means of teaching offerings in which students can qualify by opting for specific competences and acompetence level at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level. The teaching offerings are pooled in two different catalogues for nontechnical complementary courses.

The Learning Architecture

consists of a cross-disciplinarily study offering. The centrally designed teaching offering ensures that courses in the nontechnical academic programms follow the specific profiling of TUHH degree courses.

The learning architecture demands and trains independent educational planning as regards the individual development of competences. It also provides orientation knowledge in the form of “profiles”.

The subjects that can be studied in parallel throughout the student’s entire study program - if need be, it can be studied in one to two semesters. In view of the adaptation problems that individuals commonly face in their first semesters after making the transition from school to university and in order to encourage individually planned semesters abroad, there is no obligation to study these subjects in one or two specific semesters during the course of studies.

Teaching and Learning Arrangements

provide for students, separated into B.Sc. and M.Sc., to learn with and from each other across semesters. The challenge of dealing with interdisciplinarity and a variety of stages of learning in courses are part of the learning architecture and are deliberately encouraged in specific courses.

Fields of Teaching

are based on research findings from the academic disciplines cultural studies, social studies, arts, historical studies, communication studies, migration studies and sustainability research, and from engineering didactics. In addition, from the winter semester 2014/15 students on all Bachelor’s courses will have the opportunity to learn about business management and start-ups in a goal-oriented way.

The fields of teaching are augmented by soft skills offers and a foreign language offer. Here, the focus is on encouraging goal-oriented communication skills, e.g. the skills required by outgoing engineers in international and intercultural situations.

The Competence Level

of the courses offered in this area is different as regards the basic training objective in the Bachelor’s and Master’s fields. These differences are reflected in the practical examples used, in content topics that refer to different professional application contexts, and in the higher scientific and theoretical level of abstraction in the B.Sc.

This is also reflected in the different quality of soft skills, which relate to the different team positions and different group leadership functions of Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates in their future working life.

Specialized Competence (Knowledge)

Students can

  • explain specialized areas in context of the relevant non-technical disciplines,
  • outline basic theories, categories, terminology, models, concepts or artistic techniques in the disciplines represented in the learning area,
  • different specialist disciplines relate to their own discipline and differentiate it as well as make connections, 
  • sketch the basic outlines of how scientific disciplines, paradigms, models, instruments, methods and forms of representation in the specialized sciences are subject to individual and socio-cultural interpretation and historicity,
  • Can communicate in a foreign language in a manner appropriate to the subject.
Capabilities

Professional Competence (Skills)

In selected sub-areas students can

  • apply basic and specific methods of the said scientific disciplines,
  • aquestion a specific technical phenomena, models, theories from the viewpoint of another, aforementioned specialist discipline,
  • to handle simple and advanced questions in aforementioned scientific disciplines in a sucsessful manner,
  • justify their decisions on forms of organization and application in practical questions in contexts that go beyond the technical relationship to the subject.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Personal Competences (Social Skills)

Students will be able

  • to learn to collaborate in different manner,
  • to present and analyze problems in the abovementioned fields in a partner or group situation in a manner appropriate to the addressees,
  • to express themselves competently, in a culturally appropriate and gender-sensitive manner in the language of the country (as far as this study-focus would be chosen), 
  • to explain nontechnical items to auditorium with technical background knowledge.
Autonomy

Personal Competences (Self-reliance)

Students are able in selected areas

  • to reflect on their own profession and professionalism in the context of real-life fields of application
  • to organize themselves and their own learning processes      
  • to reflect and decide questions in front of a broad education background
  • to communicate a nontechnical item in a competent way in writen form or verbaly
  • to organize themselves as an entrepreneurial subject country (as far as this study-focus would be chosen)     

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 138, Study Time in Lecture: 42


Course: Ancient Mythical Images in Motion (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Lilian Schönheit

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The phenomenon of visual reception of ancient myth does not only occur in the renaissance but is very present until today. Often unnoticed, movies and TV series, for example, repeat and modify ancient images and pathos formulae. In the seminar we will study examples of filmic receptions of ancient myth. It will be analysed whether changes of meanings of images emerge in different historic and socio-cultural contexts and whether those transformations are influenced by technological developments.

Literature:

Literaturhinweise, Texte etc. werden zu gegebener Zeit online zur Verfügung gestellt.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Applied Arts: Form and Function (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Margarete Jarchow, Christian Lechelt

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

From Arts & Crafts to modern Design - applied arts focus on the design of all kinds of products. Therefore applied arts allow to come to more thorough conclusions about social, historical, cultural issues.

In the course the impact of social developments on these particular genres are discussed.

Literature:

Wird noch angegeben

Will be announced in lecture

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Art in 19th Century (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Gabriele Himmelmann

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar focuses on works of painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, and design in a specific epoch of art and cultural history. By means of examples students acquire in-depth knowledge about works of art, their origins, their production conditions, their production techniques, and the societal framework conditions in their stylistic epoch. Ability to discuss and to communicate is trained by analyzing the works of art that are dealt with and eyes are opened for one’s own and other cultures. The course includes excursions to museums and art museums to gain access to the customary ways in which museums present their exhibits.

Literature:

- Geschichte der Kunst in 12 Bänden, Beck’sche Reihe, München 2011

- Geschichte der bildenden Kunst in Deutschland, 8 Bände, München: Prestel 2006-

- Kunst-Epochen, Reclam-Universalbibliothek, Stuttgart 2002-

- Hans Belting / Heinrich Dilly / Wolfgang Kemp / Willibald Sauerländer / Martin Warnke, Kunstgeschichte - Eine Einführung, 7. Aufl. Berlin 2008

- Jutta Held / Norbert Schneider, Grundzüge der Kunstwissenschaft, Köln 2007

- Michael J. Gelb, How to think like Leonardo da Vinci, New York 1998

- E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, Phaidon Press Limited, London 1995

- Wilfried Koch, Baustilkunde, Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Gütersloh 1993

- Jacques Tullier, Geschichte der Kunst, Architektur, Skulptur, Malerei, Paris 2002

- Silvio Vietta, Europäische Kulturgeschichte - eine Einführung, München 2005

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Art of the classical modern period (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Gabriele Himmelmann

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar focuses on works of painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, and design in a specific epoch of art and cultural history. By means of examples students acquire in-depth knowledge about works of art, their origins, their production conditions, their production techniques, and the societal framework conditions in their stylistic epoch. Ability to discuss and to communicate is trained by analyzing the works of art that are dealt with and eyes are opened for one’s own and other cultures. The course includes excursions to museums and art museums to gain access to the customary ways in which museums present their exhibits.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar genannt.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Historical Development and Present State (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Hans-Joachim Braun

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Already in 1842 the British mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace, widely considered the first computer programmer, wrote about a calculating engine “capable of such expression and adaption as to compose elaborate pieces of music of any degree of complexity and extent.” In this seminar we will trace the conceptual and practical development of artificial intelligence and robotics from the first half of the 19th Century onward with an emphasis on the second half of the 20th Century. The focus will be on practical outcomes rather than on ideas and concepts. We know that in the 1960s the US Department of Defense supported R&D in artificial intelligence. What were the other driving forces behind these developments? “Deep Blue” was the first chess computer to beat world champion Gary Kasparow in 1997. To what extent were other attempts to implement AI  successful? What about expert systems?  In 1948 William Grey Walter designed the first electric autonomous robot and in the early 1960s George Devol`s “Unimate” robot was applied in the US car industry. Since then robots have replaced humans particularly in repetitive and dangerous jobs but also in applications in which an utmost degree of precision is required. What about their successes and shortcomings? Those opposed to the use of robots have argued that they make workers redundant; others have resisted the military use of robots (drones). Why have robots been widely applied in Japan but not so much in other parts of the world?

Literature:

Wird vor Seminarbeginn bekannt gegeben.

Will be announced in lecture.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Artistic representations of law and justice (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Ann-Kathrin Hubrich

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

From the beginning of mankind, law and Justice have been made subject of representation and critique.  Interconnections between law-enforcement and visual  artefacts are to be found in medieval  law books as well as contemporary  press photography, in early modern  court rooms as well as  courthouses from the 20th century.  The aim of the seminar is to trace historical  as well as  present understandings of law  and justice through the lens of the visual arts.

Literature:

Behrisch, Sven, Die Justitia. Eine Annäherung an die Allegorie der Gerechtigkeit, Weimar 2006.

Fehr, Hans, Das Recht im Bilde, Erlenbach-Zürich 1923.

Frommhold, Georg, Die Idee der Gerechtigkeit in der bildenden Kunst. Eine ikonologische Studie,

Greifswald 1925.

Hayduk, Hanna Sofia, Rechtsidee und Bild. Zur Funktion und Ikonografie der Bilder in Rechtsbüchern vom

9. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert, Tübingen 2008.

Hoerster, Norbert, Was ist Recht? Grundfragen der Rechtsphilosophie, München 2006.

Kocher, Gernot, Zeichen und Symbole des Rechts. Eine historische Ikonographie, München 1992.

Pleister, Wolfgang, Schild, Wolfgang (Hrsgg.), Recht und Gerechtigkeit im Spiegel der europäischen Kunst,

Köln 1988.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Barracks construction - history, architecture, utilisation (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jörg Schilling

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

In the 19th century, barracks where a part of the cityscapes of Prussian municipalities. What characterizes their conceptual design? What are the cotemporaty uses for the few surviving specimens of this kind of building?

The focus of the seminar is on the examples of the Harburg Schwarzenberg Barracks.

(today: TUHH) and the Altona “Viktoriakaserne” (today: place for art, culture, design, trade, education and social affairs).

Literature:

(wird nachgereicht)

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Buildings of engineering - Hamburgs public water supply 1842-1914 (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jörg Schilling

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar intends to show the connections between the performance of engineering and form of architecture considering cultural and social aspects in a period of increasing urban development in Hamburg

Literature:

Wird im Seminar genannt

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Clash of Cultures. Film and TV series as images of the own the other (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jacobus Bracker

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Images are negotiating concepts of the own, other and alien. Especially tv series like “Game of Thrones”, “Vikings”, or “The Walking Dead” and films like “Alien” or “Lord of the Rings” show clashes of cultures. Irrespective of their genre - fantasy, science fiction, or history - the moving images use always similar patterns to show and tell the own and the other. During the seminar we will deal with such concepts and concepts of culture and the specifics of film and series to watch and analyse selected examples from these perspectives.

Literature:

Literaturhinweise, Texte etc. werden zu gegebener Zeit online zur Verfügung gestellt.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Classical Journalism and New Media (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Dieter Bednarz

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The world wide walkover of the internet dramatically changed the perception of classical media like newspapers, magazines and even TV. In this seminar the reasons of and the consequences for the dramatic changes regarding our information habits will be analyzed and discussed. Has the media expert Neil Postman been right, when he one said, that we all one day will be „overnewsed but underinformed“?

Keeping a close eye on the real challenges of journalism, the seminar will discuss the standards of ethics in politics and media.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar genannt

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Communication as a key competence for professional success (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Lisa Roth

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The work environment of today's engineers is characterised by ongoing change and transition. Not only technical expertise but also successful communication is a key towards effective collaboration and career progression.

Continuous routine and rigid hierarchies are decreasing in today's world of work. Employees and management are required to successfully respond to ongoing change. Unavoidable inter-personal communication problems need to be addressed in order to make way for functional clarity and to turn subtle sources of conflict into constructive relationships. On a daily basis, employees and management are confronted with the challenge of both having to effectively respond to difficult and unknown conversation situations as well as productively cooperating with diverse team members.

This session, which exclusively addresses engineering students in their Master degree, focuses on how one can apply different models, theories and methods of communication psychology on aspects of daily communication processes in professional contexts.

Therein, the main focus is put on the Hamburger Kommunikationspsychologie by Schulz von Thun. Both the role of the employee as well as the role of management is being considered throughout. Besides the theoretical approach to this topic it the practical application of theory on specific case studies from the daily working routine of engineering students and their future work place will be emphasised. The practical application will be achieved through presentations and reports by the students themselves. This way, the psychological aspects of communication are continuously reflected on against the backdrop of engineering

Literature:

  • Benien, Karl (2012). Schwierige Gespräche führen. Modelle für Bertungs- Kritik- und Konfliktgespräche im Berufsallag. Rororo
  • Brandes-Visbeck, Christiane (2016). Create Your Future. Wie Sie zum Digital Leader werden und ihr Team zum Erfolg führen. Campus.
  • Fisher, Roger u.a. (1995). Das Harvard-Konzept. Sachgerecht verhandeln- erfolgreich verhandeln. Campus Verlag

Schulz von Thun, Friedemann (2010). Miteinander reden 1: Störungen und Klärungen.

  • Allgemeine Psychologie der Kommunikation. Rororo.
  • Schulz von Thun, Friedemann (2010). Miteinander reden 2: Stile, Werte und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung; Differentielle Psychologie der Kommunikation. Rororo.
  • Schulz von Thun, Friedemann (2010). Miteinander reden, Band 3: Das "Innere Team" und situationsgerechte Kommunikation. Rororo.
  • Schulz von Thun, Friedemann, Ruppel, Johannes, Stratmann, Roswitha (2008). Miteinander Reden: Kommunikation für Führungskräfte. Rororo.
  • Schulz von Thun, Friedemann (2001). Praxisberatung in Gruppen: Erlebnisaktivierende Methoden. Beltz
  • Stahl, Eberhard (2002). Dynamik in Gruppen. Handbuch der Gruppenleitung. Beltz.

Zoller, Karen (2016). Schwierige Mitmenschen. So gehen Sie souverän mit Ihnen um.

Rororo.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Cradle to cradle: material cycles (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Tanja Scheelhaase

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Cradle to Cradle understands people, technology and nature as a chance. The concept provides answers to the most urgent questions of the current sustainability debate:


Which impacts are caused by our current linear economic system? How can we overcome the “Cradle to Grave“ model in which material flows are formed without any conscious consideration of protecting resources and mostly also not considering the environment?

Do people have inherent struggles to change and to remake the way we make things? Can’t we just be good and beneficial, instead of less bad? Which opportunities do we have to make a step forward from the linear economy which is leading to economic volatility and systematic imbalances?

How can we develop circular material flow systems, which create by design positive impacts for the economy, the environment, and human culture? How can we decouple economic growth from resource scarcity?

The Circular Economy powered by Cradle to Cradle is an effective, future orientated and profitable alternative to a linear economy which is threatened by scarce resources and population growth. Based on the Cradle to Cradle concept, it forms an innovation platform by improving quality and decoupling growth from primary raw materials. It is designed to create positive impacts for the economy, the environment, and human culture.

The Cradle to Cradle model is inspired by nature and has a starting point that everything is designed to be a nutrient for something else.

With Cradle to Cradle®, as in nature, there is no such thing as waste, no having to do without, no limitations. Using biological and technological nutrient cycles, the right materials are brought to the right place at the right time. The aim of the Cradle to Cradle® design concept is to improve the quality of products so that they:

- have an improved consumer quality for the user
- pose no health risk for anyone who comes into contact with them
- are of both economic and ecological benefit.

By focusing on customer benefits, the product design ensures that at the end of the cycle the material is recovered at high residual value for next use.

However, C2C is not only about materials; it equally focuses on accelerating cost-effective renewable energy and improving organisational resilience through diversity. The holistic approach generates added value across the organisational spectrum.

Literature:

The Upcycling; Beyond Sustainability - Desining For Abundance; Braungart, McDonough 2013; ISBN 978-0-86547-748-3

Alternative:

The Upcycle, Interlligente Verschwendung, Auf dem Weg in eine neue Überflussgesellschaft; Braungart, McDonough 2013, ISBN 97-3-86581-316-9

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Creative Processes in Technology, Music and the Arts (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Hans-Joachim Braun

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Creativity, which involves the generation of useful ideas and products, is an elusive term. “Inspirationalists” ,who point out spontaneous insights and “aha effects”, have increasingly come under pressure from “structuralists”, who emphasize hard work and expertise in creative processes, divesting creative people from supernatural gifts. In this light , a musical composition can be regarded as a piece of “cognitive engineering”.In this seminar we will deal with the different concepts of creativity in their historical and cultural context. The main focus will be on investigating creative processes in invention, engineering design, architecture, the fine arts (for example Picasso`s Guernica), and in musical composition and improvisation. .Do creative processes follow a similar logic or are there vital domain-dependent differences? Two what extent have recent, particularly psychometric, studies been able to obtain empirically relevant and satisfying answers to the issue of creativity?

Literature:

H.-J. Braun (ed.), Creativity: Technology and Music, Frankfurt, New York, Peter Lang 2016.

H.-J. Braun, Engineering Design and Musical Composition: An Exploratory Inquiry; ICON vol.8, 2002, 1-24.

J. Kaufman &R.J. Steinberg; The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity, Cambridge U.P. 2010.

R.K. Sawyer, Explaining Creativity. The Science of Human Innovation, Oxford U.P. 2012,

R.W. Weisberg, Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention and the Arts, New York, John Wiley, 2006.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: criminology and society - in german. (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Sarah Schirmer

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar will provide an overview of Criminology and introduce different
theories of criminality. It is necessary to consider the discipline of Criminology
within its historical context in order to understand how some theories have
evolved. The students will use this knowledge of Criminology theory to discuss
and consider the advantages and disadvantages of each theory. Discussions
will include how society constructs crime as well as a more philosophical
debate about a determined view.

Literature:

Wird zeitnah bekannt gegeben.

Will be announced in lecture.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Digital culture(s): from subculture to media mainstream (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Oliver Schmidt

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The course gives an introduction to the development of digitization in a media cultural perspective. In addition to technical aspects, we will focus on the cultural impact of digitization for current media users and the ermergence und development of media subcultures from the late 1970s to the 21st century. On the one hand, we will deal with questions such as: What is digitization? What is culture? What are digital (sub)cultures? In this context, the concept of ‚digital natives‘ and ‚digital immigrants‘, coined by Marc Prensky, will also be discussed. On the other hand, there will be a historical perspective on topics and developments such as the mediatization oft he children’s room in the early 1980s, the hacker scene, video game culture, the demo scene, digital culture in cinema, 8-bit culture, digital aesthetics , net art, post-digitality and ultimately the question of how digital subcultures have become part of the media mainstream at the beginning of the 21st century.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Economic Sociology (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Michael Florian

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Economic sociology means the application of sociological theories, methods, and perspectives in the analysis of economic issues. The seminar is concerned with new developments in economic sociology. Using case studies, the course will offer insights into the strengths and weaknesses of different sociological approaches.

Literature:

Baecker, Dirk: Wirtschaftssoziologie. Transcript: Bielefeld, 2006.
Bourdieu, Pierre et al.: Der Einzige und sein Eigenheim. Erweiterte Neuausgabe. Hamburg: VSA, 2002.
Beckert, Jens: Was ist soziologisch an der Wirtschaftssoziologie? Ungewißheit und die Einbettung wirtschaftlichen Handelns. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 25, 1996, S. 125-146.
Beckert, Jens: Grenzen des Marktes. Die sozialen Grundlagen wirtschaftlicher Effizienz. Campus: Frankfurt/New York, 1997
Beckert, Jens; Diaz-Bone, Rainer; Ganßmann, Heiner (Hg.) (2007): Märkte als soziale Strukturen. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus-Verlag.
Beckert, Jens; Deutschmann, Christoph (Hg.) (2010): Wirtschaftssoziologie. Sonderheft 49 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie: Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Fligstein, Neil (2011): Die Architektur der Märkte. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Florian, Michael; Hillebrandt, Frank (Hg.): Pierre Bourdieu: Neue Perspektiven für die Soziologie der Wirtschaft. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: Wiesbaden, 2006.
Granovetter, Mark: Ökonomisches Handeln und soziale Struktur: Das Problem der Einbettung. In: Hans-Peter Müller und Steffen Sigmund (Hrsg.): Zeitgenössische amerikanische Soziologie. Leske + Budrich, Opladen 2000, S. 175-207.
Heinemann, Klaus (Hg.): Soziologie wirtschaftlichen Handelns. Sonderheft 28 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1987
Hirsch-Kreinsen, Hartmut: Wirtschafts- und Industriesoziologie. Grundlagen, Fragestellungen, Themenbereiche. Weinheim/München: Juventa, 2005.
Smelser, Neil J.; Swedberg, Richard (HG.): The Handbook of Economic Sociology. 2nd edition. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press and New York: Russell Sage Foundation: New York, 2005.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Educational Marketing: A real case application for the TUHH (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Sebastian Achter

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Educational Marketing is an interdisciplinary extension of the traditional marketing approach with growing interest. The demand for non-material goods and services in this area depends on the intensity of the customer's intrinsic motivation. In this course, students will be informed about the theoretical background of education market, deal with a real case and implement self-developed concepts. The core is the concept development and implementation of marketing measures for the IWI course (i.a. including the development of a promotional video).

Literature:

Birău, F. R. (2014). Global challenges of educational marketing. International Journal for Marketing Studies, 1(1), 42-46.<

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emsley-Brown, J., & Oplatka, I. (2006). Universities in a competitive global marketplace: A systematic review of the literature on higher education marketing. International Journal of public sector management, 19(4), 316-338.<

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layson, D. E., & Haley, D. A. (2005). Marketing models in education: students as customers, products, or partners. Marketing Education Review, 15(1), 1-10.<

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otler, P., & Armstrong, G. (2010). Principles of marketing. pearson education.<

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Engineering Education Research and Applications (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Christian Kautz

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Learning scenarios, active learning methods
Methods, results and implications of engineering education research Conceptual understanding and misconceptions in introductory engineering coursesResearch on learning behaviour, motivation, and beliefs     Preparation of Tutorials for selected lecture coursesProblem-Based LearningLearning styles in engineering educationAssessment

Literature:

Ausgewählte Artikel aus Fachzeitschriften (überwiegend in englischer Sprache) werden an die Seminarteilnehmer verteilt.  
Weiterführende Literatur wird zum jeweiligen Thema angegeben.

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Facilitating groups in problem-oriented courses (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Marisa Hammer, Siska Simon

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Content:
- Changing the role of the teacher in problem-oriented courses
- Structure and benefits of problem-oriented courses
- Attitude and beliefs concerning teaching and learning
- Question and discussion techniques
- Group dynamic processes
- Situation-related interventions
- dealing with heterogeneous groups
- Moderation and presentation
- Interference levels and conflict management
- Feedback processes and methods
Methods:
- impulse lectures and group work

- Planning, execution and reflection of an exemplary course unit
- Micro teaching and feedback
- peer observation and feedback

Literature:

Auszüge aus Fachliteratur zu oben genannten Themen werden in der Veranstaltung ausgegeben

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Facts, Facts, Facts - Understanding and Applying Techniques of Journalism (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Margarete Jarchow, Matthias Kowalski

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: folgt (Seminar)

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

folgt

Literature:

Reader für die Lehrveranstaltung zu den Themen "Technik und Gesellschaft" und "Studium und Berufseinstieg"

Reader zu the topics "Technology and Society" and "Studying and Starting in Profession"

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Foreign Language Course (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Hamburger Volkshochschule, Anniki Nugis

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

In the Field of the Nontechnical Complementary Courses students are able to chose foreign language courses. Therefore the Hamburger Volkshochschule offers a special language programm on TUHH campus for TUHH Students. It includes courses in english, chinese, french, japanese, portuguese, russia, swedish, spanisch and german as a foreign language. All lectures impart common language knowledge, english courses although english for technical purposes.

Literature:

Kursspezifische Literatur / selected bibliography depending on special lecture programm.

Examination:

Written exam

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Furniture styles in an architectural context (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Imke Hofmeister

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Literature:

Boidi Sassone, Adriana, Elisabetta Cozzi, Andrea Disertori u.a.: Möbel, Vom 18. Jh. bis Art Déco, Köln 2000

Colsman, Edla: Möbel - Gotik bis Jugendstil. Die Sammlung im Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Köln 1999

Dolz, Renate: Möbelstilkunde, München 1997

Jahr, Angelika (Hrsg.): Moderne Klassiker, Möbel die Geschichte machten, Hamburg 1999

Hinz, Sigried: Innenraum und Möbel, Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Wilhelmshaven 1989

Hayward, Helena (Hrsg.): Möbel, Eine Stilgeschichte durch vier Jahrtausende. Wiesbaden 1976.

Klatt, Erich, Die Konstruktion alter Moebel: Form und Technik im Wandel der Stilarten, Stuttgart 1977.

Kluge, Jürgen: Geschichte des Möbels, Leinfelden 1996

Miller, Judith: Möbel, die große Enzyklopädie, Möbel - vom Barock bis zur Gegenwart, München 2006.

Morley, John: Möbel Europas, Von der Antike bis zur Moderne, München 2000

Spannagel, Fritz: Der Möbelbau, Ein Fachbuch für Tischler, Architekten und Lehrer, Nachdruck v. 1954, 10. Aufl., Ravensburg 2008

Traugot Wöhrlin, Kleine Kunstgeschichte für Schreiner, Grundkenntnisse der Entwicklung des Möbelbaus und der Architektur, München 2003.

Watson, Francis: Die Geschichte der Möbel, München 1979.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: German as a Foreign Language for International Master Programs (Seminar)

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Master’s German course in cooperation with IBH e.V. - Master’s German courses at different levels

In the international studies program these are obligatory for non-native speakers of German and for students without a DSH certificate or equivalent TEST-DAF result. Grading after an aptitude test. All other students must sign up for a total of 4 ECTS from the catalog of non-technical supplementary courses.

Literature:

- Will be announced in lectures -

Examination:

Written exam

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

4 ECTS


Course: Guest, barbarian or subject with equal rights? ‘The refugee’ in the history of ‘Western’ political ideas. (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Simone Beate Borgstede

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar discusses concepts of ‘the refugee’ in the history of ‘Western’ political ideas over a period of about 2,750 years. We will try to understand these concepts as historically distinct. We will also analyze the powerful effect of related stereotypes and images.  We will read and contextualize philosophical, sociological, juridical, literary and political texts. In the second part of the seminar we will use the patterns we found to understand actual discourses on flight and migration. One aim is also to recognize alternative representations in the articulations and practices of the refugees themselves.

Literature:

Agamben, Giorgio, ‚Homo Sacer: Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben.’

Arendt, Hannah, ‚Wir Flüchtlinge’ und ‚Das Recht, Rechte zu haben’.

Aristoteles, Politik und Platon, Politeia (Auszüge).

Derrida, Jacques, ‚Weltbürger aller Länder, noch eine Anstrengung!’

Erpenbeck, Jenny: Gehen, ging, gegangen. Roman.

Genfer Konvention und Menschenrechtserklärung.

Homer, Die Odyssee.

Simmel, Georg, ‚Exkurs über den Fremden’.

Dazu kommen Textstellen aus Bibel und Koran, aktuelle Interviews mit Migrationsforscher_innen wie Manuela Bojadzijev und Vassilis Tsianos, aber auch Erklärungen von Geflüchteten-Gruppen, Musiktexte, Fotographien und Filmspots.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: History of Seafaring (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jürgen Weigell

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The students shall get an overview of the history of seafaring from ancient times to modern times. Special consideration will be put on economic and social developments and these will be analyzed in a interdisciplinary context.

Literature:

Johnson und Nurminen  / Die große Geschichte der Seefahrt: 3000 Jahre Expeditionen, Handel und Navigation

Bohn / Geschichte der Seefahrt

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Human Factors in Aviation and Maritime Systems (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Peter Maschke

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Title: Human Factor in Aviation and Maritime Systems

The human operator is both the strong and weak element within the aviation and maritime system. On the one hand, the operator increases the reliability of the technical system by a factor of ten. On the other hand, the operator him/herself induces a high error rate which is the most critical risk in these man-machine systems: The main cause for more than 70% of accidents in aviation and maritime systems is due to human error. In this context the human operator (pilot, air traffic controller, astronaut or nautical officer) always interacts with machines or in a team of other operators.

To improve safety and efficiency, focus should be put both on designing a human oriented machine and on the operator: What are the important job requirements, how to find people who fulfil these requirements, and what can be reached by technical and non-technical training. For these options it has to be taken into account that human behavior is limited due to physiological and psychological aspects, e.g. human perception is biased due to subjectivity, and human decision making is not rational. The diversity of team situations is complicating these aspects.

Literature:

Badke-Schaub, Hofinger & Lauche (2008). Human Factors - Psychologie sicheren Handelns in Risikobranchen. Heidelberg:  Springer.

Bauch, A. (2001). Ergonomie in der Flugzeugkabine - Passagierprozesse und manuelle Arbeitsablaufe. DGLR BERICHT (S. 49-56), ISSN 3932182154. Link: http://www.mp.haw-hamburg.de/pers/Scholz/dglr/bericht0101/Bauch.pdf

Goeters, K.-M. (Ed.) (2004). Aviation Psychology: Practice and Research. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Johnston,N., Fuller R., McDonald, N. (Eds.) (1994). Aviation Psychology: Training and Selection. Aldershot Hampshire: Avebury Aviation.

Sackett, P.R. & Lievens, F. (2008). Personnel Selection. Annual Review of Psychology, 59,

419-450.

Schuler, H. (2006). Lehrbuch der Personalpsychologie (2. Auflage). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Schuler, H. (2007). Lehrbuch der Organisationpsychologie (4. Auflage). Huber: Bern.

Examination:

Oral exam

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Innovations, strategies, products ... for a future society (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Ingo Johannsen

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

How can I best implement an idea, a product or a digital service? Are you dreaming of improving the living conditions of all and wanting to improve the lives of yourself and others? What are your resulting goals for your own profession - self-determination and powerfully creation of something new!?

Lectures are held in the seminar and you will work with selected texts to create your own topic as a group presentation. In addition, we lectures by guests from companies and public life will be presented in our seminar. The focus is on questions of sustainability, non-profit-making and innovation, using the example of the sharing economy, innovative electric drives and even more...

The seminar is held to a small extent as a planning game and mainly by student short presentations of the participants and guest lectures from the free economy.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar<br>genannt

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Intercultural Communication (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Margarete Jarchow, Anna Bartel

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

As young professionals with technical background you may often tend to focus on communicating numbers and statistics in your presentations. However, facts are only one aspect of convincing others. Often, your personality, personal experience, cultural background and emotions are more important. You have to convince as a person in order to get your content across.

In this workshop you will learn how to increase and express your cultural competence. You will apply cultural knowledge and images in order to positively influence communicative situations. You will learn how to add character and interest to your talks, papers and publications by referring to your own and European Cultural background. You will find out the basics of communicating professionally and convincingly by showing personality and by referring to your own cultural knowledge. You will get hands-on experience both in preparing and in conducting such communicative situations. This course is not focussing on delivering new knowledge about European culture but helps you using existing knowledge or such that you can gain e.g. in other Humanities courses.

Content

  • How to enrich the personal character of your presentations by referring to European and your own culture.
  • How to properly arrange content and structure.
  • How to use PowerPoint for visualization (you will use computers in an NIT room).
  • How to be well-prepared and convincing when delivering your thoughts to your audience.

Literature:

Literaturhinweise werden zu Beginn des Seminars bekanntgegeben.

Literature will be announced at the beginning of the seminar.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Intercultural Competence at work (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Gabriele Winker

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

The course facilitates intercultural competence. We will develop in theory the phenomenon of intercultural cooperation and train intercultural skills for business along the following concepts: culture, intercultural rules, communication, cooperation in organizations and intercultural agency.

Literature:

Bolten, J. (2007). Interkulturelle Kompetenz. Erfurt: Landeszentrale für politische Bild. Thüringen.

Hofstede, G. & Hofstede G. J. (2006). Lokales Denken, globales Handeln. 3. Aufl. München: DTV.

Kumbruck, Ch.; Derboven, W. (2015): Interkulturelles Training. Trainingsmanual zur Förderung interkultureller Kompetenzen in der Arbeit, 3. Aufl., Heidelberg: Springer.

Lewis, R. D. (2000). Handbuch internationale Kompetenz. Frankfurt/M.: Campus.

Thomas, A. (2011). Interkulturelle Handlungskompetenz. Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Winkler, V. A. (2011). Die Auswirkungen kultureller Diversität in multikulturellen Innovationsteams auf den Innovationsprozess. Lengerich: Pabst.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Intercultural Management - Theory and Awareness Training (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jürgen Rothlauf

Language:

English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The subject of the course is the deepening of the intercultural dimension of international management in relation to fundamental challenges, the importance of culture in team work and leadership of large multinational companies. In addition, culture-awareness trainings are discussed and carried out.

Literature:

Rothlauf, J (2014): A Global View on Intercultural Management - Challenges in a Globalized World, De Gruyter Oldenbourg Verlag, 360 p

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Introduction to the Science & Technoloy Studies (STS) (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Simon Egbert

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Since the end of the 1980’s or the beginning of the 1990’s, in the Sociology of Technology a line of research has emerged which initially called for a socialization of the sociology of technology (especially through the Social Construction of Technology Approach [SCOT]) and right away called for its re-materialisation (especially through Bruno Latour and the Actor-Network Theory). Technologies, thus their basic idea, are always intertwined with society and shaped by their socio-cultural context. In reverse, society is also inherently formed by the existing technologies and an adequate sociology of technology has to deal especially with the interaction of both. In the seminar at hand first of all an overview shall be given about the classical sociology of technology which routinely used argumentations inspired by technological determinism, which shall be followed by the presentation of the SCOT-approach. The later in turn was criticised by the Actor-Network Theory (which will be presented in a separate section as well) as being social deterministic which has led to a rather heated debate about the agency of technological artefacts, which shall be presented and discussed in a further part of the seminar. In the last section of the class it shall be determined what kind of relevance the sociological analysis of technological artefacts and their societal embedding can or could implicate for the own lifeworld of the students - especially of course with special focus on their engineer studies.

Literature:

Bammé, Arno (2009): Science and Technology Studies: ein Überblick. Marburg: Metropolis.

Degele, Nina (2002): Einführung in die Techniksoziologie. München: Fink.

Hackett, Edward et al. (Hrsg.) (2008): The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. 3rd Edition. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Häußling, Roger (2014): Techniksoziologie. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

MacKenzie, Donald/Judy, Wajcman (2003): The social shaping of technology. 2nd Edition. Maidenhead et al.: Open University Press.

Sismondo, Sergio (2010): An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, 2nd Edition.

Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Leadership and Communication in Teams (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Hanno Poggemöller

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Literature:

Wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekannt gegeben.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Management and Communication (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Gabriele Winker

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The seminar will present basic elements of personality-promoting work organisation, motivation theories, different management concepts, communication theories and approaches to conflict and knowledge management. These subjects are applied to specific practical examples. Participants are given the opportunity to reflect on their own communicative and social behaviour.

Literature:

Große Boes, Stefanie; Kaseric, Tanja (2010): Trainer-Kit. Die wichtigsten Trainings-Theorien, ihre
Anwendung im Seminar und Übungen für den Praxistransfer. 4. Aufl. Bonn: managerSeminare
Verlags GmbH
Klutmann, Beate (2004): Führung: Theorie und Praxis. Hamburg: Windmühle
Laufer, Hartmut (2011): Grundlagen erfolgreicher Mitarbeiterführung. Führungspersönlichkeit,
Führungsmethoden, Führungsinstrumente. 11. Auflage. Offenbach: GABAL
Neuberger, Oswald (2002): Führen und führen lassen. 6. überarb. und erw. Aufl. Stuttgart: Lucius und
Lucius
Schulz von Thun, Friedemann; Ruppel, Johannes; Stratmann, Roswitha (2002): Miteinander reden:
Kommunikationspsychologie für Führungskräfte. 4. Aufl. Reinbek bei Hamburg

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Perspectives of Sustainability - Interdisziplinary cooperation courses by/ at Leuphana (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Michael Schlüter

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Students choose one or more modules (scope 5 CP) from the current list of master modules of the Leuphana Sustainability Sciences compiled by TUHH. This module is documented at Leuphana and completed there with a course of study. The learning objectives and competencies are derived from the module descriptions published at Leuphana. The TUHH publishes the module which can be selected at the Leuphana for the current semester. All students will be informed by e-mailing about the elective module and the exact application procedure for these courses. Leuphana's learning objectives and expiration dates are published in MyStudy https://mystudy.leuphana.de/vvz/showVVZ. The TUHH also provides information in Stud.IP.

Literature:

Wird in den Modulen der Leuphana bekanntgegeben.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

6 ECTS


Course: Politics (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Stephan Albrecht

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Scientists and engineers neither just strive for truths and scientific laws, nor are they working in a space far from politics.  Science and engineering have contributed to what we now call the Anthropocene, the first time in the history of mankind when essential cycles of the earth system, e.g. carbon cycle, climate system, are heavily influenced or even shattered. Furthermore, Peak oil is indicating the end of cheap fossil energy thus triggering the search for alternatives such as biomass.

Systems of knowledge, science and technology in the OECD countries have since roughly 30 years increasingly become divided. On the one hand new technologies such as modern biotechnology, IT or nanotechnology are developing rapidly, bringing about many innovations for industry, agriculture, and consumers. On the other hand scientific studies from earth, environmental, climate change, agricultural and social sciences deliver increasingly robust evidence on more or less severe impacts on society, environment, global equity, and economy resulting from innovations during the last 50 years. Technological innovation thus is no longer an uncontested concept. And many protest movements demonstrate that the introduction of new or the enlargement of existing technologies (e.g. airports, railway stations, highways, high-voltage power lines surveillance) isn’t at all a matter of course.

It is important to bear in mind the fact that all processes of technological innovation are made by humans, individually and collectively. Industrial, social, and political organizations as actors from the local to global level of communication, deliberation, and decision making interact in diverse arenas, struggling to promote their respective corporate and/or political agenda. So innovations are as well a problem of technology as a problem of politics. Innovation and technology policies aren’t the same in all countries. We can observe conceptual and practical variations.

Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro Agenda 21 constitutes a normative umbrella, indicating Sustainable Development (SD) as core cluster of earth politics on all levels from local to global. Meanwhile other documents such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have complemented the SD agenda. SD can be interpreted as operationalization of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and since amended many times. 

Engineers and scientists as professionals can’t avoid to become confronted with many non-technical and non-disciplinary items, challenges, and dilemmas. So they have to choose between alternative options for action, as individuals and as members of organizations or employees. Therefore the seminar will address core elements of the complex interrelations between science, society and politics. Reflections on experiences of participants - e.g. from other countries as Germany - during the seminar are very welcome.

The goals of the seminar include:

  • Raising awareness and increasing knowledge about the political implications of scientific work and institutions;
  • Improving the understanding of different concepts and designs of innovation and technology policies;
  • Increasing knowledge about the status and perspectives of sustainable development as framework concept for technological and scientific progress;
  • Understanding core elements of recent arguments, conflicts, and crises on technological innovations, e.g. geo-engineering or bio-economy;
  • Improving the understanding of scientists’ responsibility for impacts of their professional activities;
  • Embedding individual professional responsibility in social and political contexts.

The seminar will deal with current problems from areas such as innovation policy, energy, food systems, and raw materials. Issues will include the future of energy, food security and electronics. Historical issues will also be addressed.

The seminar will start with a profound overarching introduction. Issues will be introduced by a short presentation and a Q & A session, followed by group work on selected problems. All participants will have to prepare a presentation during the weekend seminar. The seminar will use inter alia interactive tools of teaching such as focus groups, simulations and presentations by students. Regular and active participation is required at all stages.

Literature:

Literatur wird zu Beginn des Seminars abgesprochen.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Politics and Science - in English (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Gunnar Jeremias, Frederik Postelt

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Scientists often like to believe that their work is non-political. Within this seminar we want to demonstrate how deeply both are interconnected and converged. Not only, scientific guidance is often needed to take a political decision but also scientific outcomes are a sub-ject to political interpretation. Also, politics are significantly influencing scientific progress by framing research agendas and by funding decisions.

During this seminar we would like to show the different range of influences - scientific, economic, social, environmental, ethical/normative, security-related - affecting decision-making on science and politics. Using case studies on current debates on food security, public health, nuclear energy and terrorism to discuss the interrelation between science and politics illuminating the role of various actors in this process, such as:

• Governments,

• International organizations,

• Scientific associations,

• Industry,

• Civil society, and

• Individual scientists.

The guiding questions will be:

• How does and should science influence politics?

• How does and should politics influence science?

In order to take responsibility for the consequences of scientific work, engineers and scientists increasingly need to acknowledge the political dimension of their work and their role in the political process. We will address this political dimension of scientific work by discussing:

• Biographies and motivations of famous scientists,

• Individual responsibility of scientists for the implications of their work, and

• The role of codes of conduct as guidelines for responsible behaviour.

The goals of the seminar include:

• Raising awareness and increasing knowledge about the political dimensions of scientific work,

• Providing guidelines for evaluating political implications of scientific research,

• Improving the understanding of scientists’ and engineers’ responsibility for the results of their professional activities,

• Taking decisions at the institutional, national and international level about rules and regulations concerning scientific conduct, and

• Choosing arguments and defending positions in situations of conflicting interests.

The seminar will use current issues, such as dilemmas in the life sciences or bio fuels to demonstrate the problematic relationship between science and politics. The seminar, however, does not focus on providing in-depth knowledge of these current issues. We strongly discourage students that have participated in an “Ethics for Engineers” seminar to take this course, because the contents of the two seminars overlap.

Issues will be introduced by short presentations and a Q&A session, followed by group work on selected problems. All participants will have to prepare a presentation. Those requiring a graded certificate (“Schein”) additionally have to write a 3-4 page paper on selected issues. The seminar will use interactive tools of teaching such as role playing and simulations. Group work and active participation is expected at all stages of the seminar.

Literature:

will be announced in lecture

wird im Seminar bekannt gegeben

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Politics and Science - in German (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Mirko Himmel, Ines Krohn-Molt

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Scientists often like to believe that their work is non-political. Within this seminar we want to demonstrate how deeply both are interconnected and converged. Not only, scientific guidance is often needed to take a political decision but also scientific outcomes are a sub-ject to political interpretation. Also, politics are significantly influencing scientific progress by framing research agendas and by funding decisions.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar genannt

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Power plays in organizations: Micro-political competence and gender competence for professional practice (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Doris Cornils

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

folgt

Literature:

Cornils, D.; Mucha, A.; Rastetter, D. (2014): Mikropolitisches
Kompetenzmodell: Erkennen, verstehen und bewerten mikropolitischer
Kompetenz. In: OSC, Organisationberatung - Supervision - Coaching,
1/2014, S. 3-19
Cornils, Doris (2012): Mikropolitik und Aufstiegskompetenz von Frauen,
in: CEWS-Journal, Center of Excellence Women and Science,
14.6.2012, Nr. 84, S. 23-34

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Projectrealisation: TUHH goes sustainable - Sustainability in Research, Education and campus management (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Kerstin Kuchta

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Literature:

Wird im Seminar bekanntgegeben

Will be announced in lecture.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Responsible Conduct in Technology & Science (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Mirko Himmel, Ines Krohn-Molt

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Aim of the seminar is raising awareness for the responsibility of engineers and researchers for a proper and ethical conduct in technology and science. The Participants will present and discuss practical examples for good as well as bad conduct in science.

Literature:

folgt im Seminar

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Social Critism and alternative suggestions (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Gabriele Winker

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar course focuses on the question of the significance and extent of

social inequality. It will provide an overview of central sociological terms

of analysis and findings of inequality studies.

Literature:

Bergmann, Frithjof: Neue Arbeit, Neue Kultur. 5. Aufl. Freiamt: Arbor Verlag, 2008

Blaschke, Ronald; Rätz, Werner (Hg.): Teil der Lösung. Plädoyer für ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen, Zürich: Rptpunktverlag, 2013

Habermann, Friederike: Ecommony. UmCare zum Miteinander. Sulzbach am Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2106

Kreckel, Reinhard: Politische Soziologie der sozialen Ungleichheit, 3., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2004

Winker, Gabriele: Care Revolution. Schritte in eine solidarische Gesellschaft. Bielefeld: transcript, 2015

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Social Learning: Social Engagement in Refugee Issues / Master (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Muthana AL-Temimi

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

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Literature:

Wird im Seminar bekannt gegeben.

Will be announced in lecture.

Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Soft skill seminar for dual study programme (dual@TUHH) / Master (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Silke Wolckenhaar

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Stay cool in conflict. Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Margarete Jarchow, Simran Wester

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

„Words can build bridges or create rafts“ - this is also true for the scientific and business world. For example, how do I react if I get attacked in a professional debate by an opponent or by a colleague in my team, or if a fight arises during the planning of a project? In a challenging situation, what will help me to communicate respectfully and with appreciation? How can I express criticism or irritation honestly, directly and without reproach? 

Nonviolent Communication is a concept developped by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., intended to help create an appreciative attitude towards oneself and others, and to live by it. Nonviolent Communication opens paths to express oneself in a mindful and responsible way, so that a bridge can be built even in challenging situations of conflict. Effective and satisfactory cooperation is only possible with well functioning communication between all parties involved, otherwise things will become difficult and inefficient.

By working with their own examples and anticipating questions that might arise in their future professional lives, the students of Engineering Sciences will be able to reflect their own communicative behavior and learn ways of cooperation and conjoint solution finding. This course will impart the essential competencies of communication necesary for that.

Literature:

German:

  • Rosenberg, Marshall.  (2001) Gewaltfreie Kommunikation. Eine Sprache des Lebens. Junfermann
  • Rosenberg, Marshall B. und Seils, Gabriele. (15. Auflage 2012) Konflikte lösen durch Gewaltfreie Kommunikation. Ein Gespräch mit Gabriele Seils. Herder Taschenbuch
  • Larsson, Liv. (2013) 42 Schlüsselunterscheidungen in der GFK. Für ein tieferes Verständnis der Gewaltfreien Kommunikation. Junfermann
  • De Haen, Nayoma V. und Torsten Hardieß. (2015) 30 Minuten Gewaltfreie Kommunikation. Gabal
  • Connor, Jane M. und Killian, Dian, Drs. (2014) Verbindung herstellen - Trennendes überbrücken. Mit jedermann, jederzeit und überall eine gemeinsame Ebene finden. Praktische GFK für den Alltag. Junfermann
  • Dietz, Angela. (2015) Macht ohne Machtwort. Verantwortung übernehmen, Potenziale entfalten. Business Village
  • Miyashiro, Marie R. (2013) Der Faktor Empathie. Ein Wettbewerbsvorteil für Teams und Organisationen. Junfermann
  • Brüggemeier, Beate. (2010) Wertschätzende Kommunikation im Business. Wer sich öffnet, kommt weiter. Wie Sie die GFK im Berufsalltag nutzen. Junfermann
  • Heim, Vera und Lindemann, Gabriele. (2016) Beziehungskompetenz im Beruf. Brücken bauen mit Empathie und Gewaltfreier Kommunikation. Haufe Taschen Guide

English:

  • Rosenberg, Marshall B., Ph.D. (3rd Edition 2015) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Create your Life, your Relationships, and your World in Harmony with your Values. Puddledancer Press
  • Connor, Jane, Ph.D. and Killian, Dian, Ph.D. (2nd edition 2012) Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime. Puddledancer Press
  • Miyashiro, Marie R. (2011) The Empathy Factor. Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team and Business Success. Puddledancer Press
  • Roele, Hugo and Rich-Tolsma, Matthew, Drs. (2015) The Book of Needs. A Structural Model for Listening. Kommunikasie.nl
  • Kashtan, Miki. (2014) Reweaving our Human Fabric. Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future. Fearless Heart Publications

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Technology Assessment (TA) and Technology Genesis Research (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Martin Schütz

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Can we predict technical development and its multi-dimensional consequences? Can we assess if they are desirable or not? Genetic engineering e.g. prove one-self to be a dilemma. -

Technique as social process: On development of technical artefacts. The ‘Leitbild-Konzept’ (model-concept) and its critique in Technology Genesis Research.

Literature:

− Bell, Daniel (1994): Technology and Society in a Post-industrial Age. In: Hans-Ulrich</

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rlien (Hg.): Systemrationalit&aäund Partialinteresse. Festschrift f&uüRenate</

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yntz. Unter Mitarbeit von Renate Mayntz. Baden-Baden: Nomos, S. 491-511.</

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Bogner, Alexander; Decker, Michael; Sotoudeh, Mahshid (Hg.) (2015): Responsible</p>

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vation. Neue Impulse f&uumüe Technikfolgenabsch&aumäg? Baden-Baden:</p>

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ion sigma .</p>

hr, Regina; Buchholz, Boris (1999): Mit QWERTY ins 21. Jahrhundert? Die</p> <

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ur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Technikherstellung, Anwendung und</p> <

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echterverh&auml;ä In: Ritter 1999:172-185.</p> <

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ad, Jobst (1994): AKW revisited - 50 Jahre danach. Substantielle und</p> <p>

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ale Effekte von Technikfolgenabsch&auml;tzän: Johannes Weyer (Hg.):</p> <p>

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und Praktiken der Technikfolgenabsch&auml;tzä&uuml;ncürofil .</p> <p>

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, Nina (2002): Einf&uuml;hrunüie Techniksoziologie. M&uuml;ncheük.</p> <p>−

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ing, öalter (1988): Technik und Ethik. Die sozialphilosophische und</p> <p>poli

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iskussion um die Gentechnologie. Frankfurt/Main: Campus-Verl.</p> <p>− Gr

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Armin (2010): Technikfolgenabsch&auml;tzung. Eänf&uuml;hrung. 2üage.</p> <p>Berlin

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;lingärß: Techniksoziologie. Baden-Baden: Nomos .</p> <p>− Lengersd

na; Wieser, Matthias (Hg.) (2014): Schl&uuml;sselwerke der üe &</p> <p>Technology S

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Examination:

Written elaboration

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: The Arabic Spring an its Consequences (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Dieter Bednarz

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The world wide walkover of the internet dramatically changed the perception of classical media like newspapers, magazines and even TV. In this seminar the reasons of and the consequences for the dramatic changes regarding our information habits will be analyzed and discussed:

Taking a close look at the Middle East the political impact of the new media´s triumphal procession will be assessed and evaluated. How come that Twitter and Facebook on one hand facilitated the so called Arabic  Spring and caused hope for the rise of democracy in the region, while on the other hand the revolutionaries failed so dramatically - at least for now.

Keeping a close  eye on both fields, the Media and the Middle East, the seminar will discuss the standards of ethics in politics and journalism.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar angegeben und besprochen.

Will be announced in the lecture.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: The end is near - Survival in the post-apocalypse (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Marlis Bussacker

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Today round about half of the world’s population live in cities - with increasing tendency. „Megacities“ arise and create administrative and social requirements which can hardly be managed. Cities are centers of attraction, they fascinate, seem scaring, simultaneously mean freedom and restriction, offer room for individual development and the danger of impoverishment.
Large cities are not a modern phenomenon. Already the ancient world knew great cities and the challenges of the related infrastructural tasks.
Where do the first cities of mankind arise? Which requirements are needed? What is a city at all? Using the cities of Babylon, Athens, Rome, and Byzantium / Constantinople the characteristics of ancient cities will be analyzed. The focus is on the structural design of the urban environment.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: The Hamburger Speicherstadt - from achievements of engineering to world cultural heritage (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jörg Schilling

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar wants to show the problems and challenges for the engineers, who built the Hamburger Speicherstadt and their sustainable architectural solutions, which are still of vital importance and the basis for becoming a world cultural heritage.

Literature:

u.a.: Hamburg und seine Bauten unter Berücksichtigung<br>seiner Nachbarstädte Altona und Wandsbek, hg. vom Architekten- und<br>Ingenieur-Verein zu Hamburg, Hamburg 1890; Karin Maak: Die Speicherstadt im<br>Hamburger Hafen, Hamburg 1895; Hermann Hipp: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Köln<br>1989; Matthias von Popowski: Franz Andreas Meyer (1837-1901). Oberingenieur und<br>Leiter des Ingenieurwesens von 1872-1901, in: Wie das Kunstwerk Hamburg<br>entstand, hg. v. Dieter Schädel, Hamburg 2006, S. 64-79; Ralf Lange: HafenCity<br>+ Speicherstadt : das maritime Quartier in Hamburg, Hamburg 2010.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Theory of Communication (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Michael Florian

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The seminar focuses on sociological theories of communication and selected problems of practical application in the area of crisis communication. The issue of crisis communication will be analyzed on the basis of case studies.

Literature:

Habermas, Jürgen (1981): Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns. 2 Bände. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp.
Luhmann, Niklas (1984): Soziale Systeme. Grundriß einer allgemeinen Theorie. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp.
Malsch, Thomas (2005): Kommunikationsanschlüsse. Zur soziologischen Differenz von realer und künstlicher Sozialität. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Malsch, Thomas; Schmitt, Marco (Hg.) (2014): Neue Impulse für die soziologische Kommunikationstheorie. Empirische Widerstände und theoretische Verknüpfungen. Springer Fachmedien: Wiesbaden.
Meckel, Miriam; Schmid, Beat F. (Hg.) (2008): Unternehmenskommunikation. Kommunikationsmanagement aus Sicht der Unternehmensführung. 2., überarbeitete und erweiterte
Auflage. Gabler GWV Fachverlage: Wiesbaden.
Merten, Klaus (1999): Einführung in die Kommunikationswissenschaft. Bd 1/1: Grundlagen der Kommunikationswissenschaft. Münster: Lit Verlag.
Nolting, Tobias; Thießen, Ansgar (Hg.) (2008): Krisenmanagement in der Mediengesellschaft. Potenziale und Perspektiven der Krisenkommunikation. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Schützeichel, Rainer (2004): Soziologische Kommunikationstheorien. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft.
Thießen, Ansgar (2011): Organisationskommunikation in Krisen. Reputationsmanagement durch situative, integrierte und strategische Krisenkommunikation. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften/Springer Fachmedien: Wiesbaden.
Thießen, Ansgar (Hg.) (2013): Handbuch Krisenmanagement. Springer Fachmedien: Wiesbaden.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Urban Life - City and Technology (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Anke Rees

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

More than half world’s population live in cities. The UN estimates that by 2030 the figure will rise to 5 billion people. Cities are booming and „Urbanity“ is en vogue. But what is „Urbanity“? The specifics take on a tangible form when looking at the connections between people, buildings, materials, history and current affairs. This assemblage interlaces - at times invisibly - with technology. This seminar intensifies the view of properties, characteristics and qualities of cities. Various methods and perspectives of urban research from Social Science, Geography, Material Culture Studies, Art History and Cultural Anthropology will be presented.

Literature:

Wird im Seminar bekannt gegeben.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: What can philosophy do? (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Ursula Töller

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Over the centuries, the philosophy is lined up as a discipline that provides complex and universal answers to contemporary history and circumstances. Often, she could design utopias that have led the way for political upheaval. While all scientific disciplines are subject to an increasing differentiation, the philosophy in the second half of the 20th century has lost its claim to universality. But what then are the topics of the philosophy of the 20th and 21st century and what impact have philosophical theories for processes of change?

We will provide an overview of Western philosophies of the 20th and 21st century. and take a critical look at the self-understanding of philosophy.

Literature:

Gerhardt Schweppenhäuser: Kritische Theorie, Stuttgart 2010

Postmoderne und Dekonstruktion, Texte französischer Philosophen der Gegenwart, hrsg. von Peter Engelmann, Reclam UB 8668

Thomas Rentsch: Philosophie des 20. Jhdts. Von Husserl bis Derrida, München 2014

Geschichte der Philosophie in Text und Darstellung, Bd. 8=20 Jhdt.

Reclam UB 9918

Geschichte der Philosophie in Text und Darstellung, Bd. 9= Gegenwart

Reclam UB 18267

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: ‘Economic refugee’, ‘Muslim’, ‘under class’ - labeling as existential challenge (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Simone Beate Borgstede

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The seminar provides students with a first idea of actual research on migration and racism focusing on different forms of labeling and their interplay. We will engage with essential constructions of inequality. This allows a deeper understanding of actual political discourses and the power of certain images of ‘the other’. The seminar explores furthermore positions of resistance and perspectives of the refugees themselves and facilitates direct exchange. It initiates self-reflection - which pictures shape (even unconsciously) our ways of thinking and, thus, acting and how can we challenge them?

We discuss academic texts, but also newspaper articles, flyers, pictures and film material. The students are encouraged to provide their own ideas and materials for common analysis. In consultation with the lecturer, they elaborate on a topic and finish the course with a group-presentation.

Literature:

Attia, Iman: Diskurse des Orientalismus und antimuslimischen Rassismus in Deutschland (2009).

Dietze, Gabriele: ‚Das Ereignis Köln’. (2016)

Krause, Ulrike: ‚Das Label „Flüchtling“’ (2016)

Röggla, Katharina: Critical Whiteness Studies (2012).etc.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: “What’s up, Doc?” Science and Stereotypes in Literature and Film (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jennifer Henke

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Popular novels and films significantly contribute to the public understanding of science and its representatives. How to define “good” or “bad” science is negotiated in a variety of artistic works. Stereotypes such as the “mad scientist”, which originated in early nineteenth century England, continue to persist. Mary Shelley created the prototype of the obsessive and reckless scientist in Frankenstein - The Modern Prometheus (1818) who conducts his forbidden experiments in a secret lab and crosses ethical boundaries. This masculine stereotype has been followed by further ones such as the noble, adventurous or clumsy scientist, whereas scholars have only recently begun to consider the representation of female science.

First, this seminar is devoted to selected formations of knowledge in relation to literature from classical antiquity to the present. Second, the focus shall rest on the production of persistent stereotypes in various media formats such as novels or films while paying particular attention to the aspect of gender. The overall goal of the seminar is an understanding of science as a cultural practice.  

Requirements for participation: Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein. New York: Norton, 2012. Please pay attention to the exact publication dates.

Literature:

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein. New York: Norton, 2012. Bitte ausschließlich diese Edition anschaffen.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS

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