Module Description

Module: Nontechnical Elective Complementary Courses for Master

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
120 years of film historyLecture2Summer and Winter Semester
Ancient Mythical Images in MotionSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Applied Arts: Form and FunctionSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Art of the classical modern periodSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Historical Development and Present StateSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Buildings of engineering - Hamburgs public water supply 1842-1914Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Circular value addedSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Clash of Cultures. Film and TV series as images of the own and the otherSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Classical Journalism and New MediaSeminar2Summer 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 english.Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
criminology and society - in german.Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Culture of Communication - Theories and Methods of Successful CommunicationSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Digital culture(s): from subculture to media mainstreamSeminar2Summer 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 and Winter Semester
Foreign Language CourseSeminar2Summer 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
Intercultural CommunicationSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Intercultural Management - Theory and Awareness TrainingSeminar2Summer and Winter 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
Projectrealisation: TUHH goes circular - Sustainability in Research, Education and campus managementSeminar2Summer and Winter Semester
Responsible Conduct in Technology & ScienceSeminar2Summer and Winter 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
What can philosophy do?Seminar2Summer and Winter Semester
“Lying press”? Functions and current challenges of journalismSeminar2Summer 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: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: 120 years of film history (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Margarete Jarchow

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

The lecture deals with the relationship between the develpoment of film technology, film aesthetics, and society. Based on the nineteenth-century film's precursors such as the laterna magica, photography and kinetoscope, crucial stages of more than 120 years of film history are studied chronologically in terms of: How does the development of new media techniques reflect certain social changes and needs? What new forms of aesthetic expression are possible through such technical innovations as the introduction of sound film, color film or handheld camera? And to what extent do these new forms of aesthetic expression in turn reflect certain social sensitivities, ultimately the respective zeitgeist? Main topics of the lecture are: the technical euphoria of the 19th century, the early film, the German Expressionist film, the classic Hollywood cinema, the European postwar cinema, exploitation and underground cinema, New Hollywood, the blockbuster cinema, independent cinema up to current phenomena like the „cinema of dissolution“.<br><br>On the one hand, the participants learn in-depth, detailed knowledge of the history, meaning and analysis of the medium film and thereby acquire media literacy. On the other hand, the participants should gain a deeper understanding of the real interdependencies of technologies in culture and society and their historical transformation processes through an interdisciplinary perspective on film (history of technology, media studies and social science).

Examination:

Written exam

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


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 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: 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: Circular value added (Seminar)

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Literature:

Braungart, M. / McDonough, W. (2014): Intelligente Verschwendung: The Upcycle: Auf dem Weg in eine neue Überflussgesellschaft; oekom Verlag

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2013): Rethink the future - towards the circular economy

Lacy, P. / Rutquist, J. / Budeemeier, P. (2015): Wertschöpfung statt Verschwendung, die Zukunft gehört der Kreislaufwirtschaft; Redline Verlag

Walcher, D. / Leube, M. (2017): Kreislaufwirtschaft in Design und Produktmanagement: Co-Creation im Zentrum der zirkulären Wertschöpfung; Springer-Gabler

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


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

Lecturer:

Sarah Schirmer

Language:

English

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 just in time.

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: Culture of Communication - Theories and Methods of Successful Communication (Seminar)

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

This course is for master students. In this seminar, we will explore different theories, models and methods from the fields of communication, psychology and cultural theory.

The participants will work on theoretical content and do group presentations. They will also use examples from their own experiences to apply models and methods in practical exercises.

The way we communicate shapes the way we experience our relationships, in the business world as well as in our private lives. We spend an overwhelming amount of time in group situations. This makes it worthwhile to explore how communication works within the group context and how, within these different groups, different cultures of communication develop. This particularly applies in highly specialized fields, such as engineering.

Our ability to flexibly and successfully move from one context to another helps us along in building successful careers and allows us to feel positive about our private lives.

However, this is not always simple. For example:

            If we are part of a context in which many conflicts arise

            If we have to switch between different contexts frequently

            Or if, on the one hand, complicated facts and data are our main focus but on the other hand, we have to communicate them to people who are not familiar with the subject. Maybe we even have to win their attention in order to help along our causes.

Oftentimes, this leads to misunderstandings. There also might be a lack of openness or willingness to embrace conflict. This might make it difficult for us to reach our goals. To be able to reflect on the way we communicate, to identify patterns of communication and the ability to actively build positive relationships through communication are useful skills to help overcome those obstacles..

Literature:

  • Knoblauch, H. (1995). Kommunikationskultur: Die kommunikative Konstruktion kultureller Kontexte (Materiale Soziologie, Band 5). de Gruyter.
  • Geert Hofstede, Geert Jan Hofstede, Michael Minkov. (2010). Cultures and Organizations - Software Of The Mind:Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Bay, Rolf H. (2006) Erfolgreiche Gespräche durch aktives Zuhören. Ehningen. Expert-Verlag.
  • Cohn, Ruth (1975). Von der Psychoanalyse zur Themenzentrierten Interaktion. Stuttgart. Klett - Cotta
  • Fengler, Jörg (1998) Feedback geben. Weinheim. Beltz.
  • Lumma, Klaus (2006). Die Teamfibel oder das Einmaleins der Team- & Gruppenqualifizierung im sozialen und betrieblichen Bereich. Windmühle.
  • Spies, Stefan. (2010). Der  Gedanke lenkt den Körper: Körpersprache - Erfolgsstrathegien eines Regisseurs. Hoffmann und Campe.

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 and Winter 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: 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 and Winter Semester

Content:

Regardless of whether it is via classic channels such as newspapers and magazines or radio and TV as well as via internet, social media or via communication in specialist circles:<br><br>Today we encounter journalism in almost all forms of public and private communication. But what makes a story really important in this flood of content? How do we recognize relevance? How do we expose fake news?<br><br>In this block seminar the principles of journalistic techniques are imparted by means of practical examples and editorial exercises. The participants also develop tools to detect and deactivate manipulation and fake news.<br>Regular attendance and attendance at all block dates is required.

Examination:

Presentation

ECTS-Credit Points Course:

2 ECTS


Course: Foreign Language Course (Seminar)

Lecturers:

Uta Bories, Anniki Nugis, Anne Zerfass, Hamburger Volkshochschule

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: 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: 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 Management - Theory and Awareness Training (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Jürgen Rothlauf

Language:

English

Period:

Summer and Winter 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: Projectrealisation: TUHH goes circular - 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 Learning: Social Engagement in Refugee Issues / Master (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Muthana AL-Temimi

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

folgt

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

Derlien (Hg.): Systemrationalität und Partialinteresse. Festschrift für Renate

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

− Bogner, Alexander; Decker, Michael; Sotoudeh, Mahshid (Hg.) (2015): Responsible

Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung? Baden-Baden:

edition sigma .

− Buhr, Regina; Buchholz, Boris (1999): Mit QWERTY ins 21. Jahrhundert? Die

Tastatur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Technikherstellung, Anwendung und

Geschlechterverhältnis. In: Ritter 1999:172-185.

− Conrad, Jobst (1994): AKW revisited - 50 Jahre danach. Substantielle und

prozedurale Effekte von Technikfolgenabschätzung. In: Johannes Weyer (Hg.):

Theorien und Praktiken der Technikfolgenabschätzung. München: Profil .

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

− Döring, Hans-Walter (1988): Technik und Ethik. Die sozialphilosophische und

politische Diskussion um die Gentechnologie. Frankfurt/Main: Campus-Verl.

− Grunwald, Armin (2010): Technikfolgenabschätzung. Eine Einführung. 2. Auflage.

Berlin: edition sigma.

− Häußling, Roger (2010): Stichwort: Techniksoziologie. In: Georg Kneer und Markus

Schroer (Hg.): Handbuch Spezielle Soziologien. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für

Sozialwissenschaften, S. 623-643.

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

− Lengersdorf, Diana; Wieser, Matthias (Hg.) (2014): Schlüsselwerke der Science &

Technology Studies. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

− Ogburn, William Fielding (1969): Kultur und sozialer Wandel. Ausgewählte

Schriften. Neuwied: Luchterhand (Soziologische Texte, 56).

− Passoth, Jan-Hendrik (2008): Technik und Gesellschaft. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für

Sozialwissenschaften

− Rammert, Werner (2016): Technik - Handeln - Wissen. Zu einer pragmatistischen

Technik- und Sozialtheorie. 2., aktualisierte Auflage 2016. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

− Ritter, Martina (Hg.) (1999): Bits und Bytes vom Apfel der Erkenntnis. Frauen,

Technik, Männer. Münster: Verl. Westfälisches Dampfboot .

− Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo (2000): Sozialtheorie der Technik. Frankfurt/Main: Campus

Verl.

− Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo (2008): Stichwort: Technik. In: Nina Baur, Hermann Korte,

Schütz

SCHÜTZ Techniksoziologie Lehrkonzept Schütz SoSe 2018 TFA.docx D. _ Richter S8 Seite 3 von 2

Martina Löw und Markus Schroer (Hg.): Handbuch Soziologie. Wiesbaden: VS

Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 445-463.

− Weyer, Johannes (2008): Techniksoziologie. Genese, Gestaltung und Steuerung

sozio-technischer Systeme. Weinheim: Juventa

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:

According to the FAZ in December 2015, the end of the world is booming. At all times, people have dealt with the imminent future scenario of ultimate horror - the collapse of their own world. Where does the idea of a final disaster come from? What's so fascinating about our own demise? During the seminar we will take a look at European cultural history, which is closely linked to mythological and religious prophecies about the end of the world.

However, this question, or rather the question of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, has fortunately remained speculative to this day despite regular predictions. Since the end of the world has not yet happened in reality, we are therefore dependent on the imagination of writers, screenwriters and directors who have anticipated the event in an infinite number of texts, films and series.

Based on selected films and texts, the seminar will focus on the questions of which apocalyptic scenarios are developed, with which problems the survivors are confronted and how they deal with the situation and with each other. The focus is on the reactions of people in a state of extreme threat. Which survival strategies are presented to us, how do we assess the behaviour of the actors, can we create alternatives?

Furthermore, the effect of the genre on the recipient will be discussed. Do we dismiss films like Armaggedon and The Day After Tomorrow as entertaining thrills? Do we just enjoy the special effects? Do we feel threatened? Do we take them in the end as real instructions for action? Do they make us reflect? Or are even current social discourses reflected in the garment of the apocalypse?

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: 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: “Lying press”? Functions and current challenges of journalism (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Horst Pöttker

Language:

German

Period:

Summer and Winter Semester

Content:

Lying press - there is a revival of the disparaging invective. Journalists use to shoot it down by leading it back to its supposed roots in the NS-propaganda. This is less convincing as several parties and ideologies have used it since the middle of the 19th century to discredit the media of other parties and ideologies. And it is missing the core of the problem. Critics are reasonably afraid that the choice of “lying press” to the “non-word of the year” 2014 has blocked the question, if there is a justified criticism of information media and journalism - or more precisely of the relationship between journalism and its audience. If this is the case both - journalism and audience - are involved from the perspective of inter actionism.    

Against this background interactive instructions will be given by scholarly literature and practical examples from the German and international media business.

Questions like the following will be discussed:

  • Is journalism really a profession? If so - since when?
  • What is journalism for? (task and duties, functions, self-images)
  • Do the audience and journalists themselves have a reasonable understanding of tasks, functions, practices, problems of journalism?
  • What is the current concept of journalistic professionalism? Has it ever been the same?
  • From an international perspective: Does journalism in Germany have special shortcomings - if so, how can they be removed?
  • What are the economic challenges for journalism from the digital media upheaval?
  • In which direction do journalistic professionalism and self-understanding change in the digital media world?

Objective is solid learning about professional tasks, ethics, techniques, endagerments, history and current problems of journalism including science journalism.

Literature:

Zur Einführung:

Lilienthal, Volker/Neverla, Irene (Hrsg.) (2017): „Lügenpresse“. Anatomie eines politischen Kampfbegriffs. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch. https://www.kiwi-verlag.de/buch/luegenpresse/978-3-462-31782-4/

Pöttker, Horst (2010): Der Beruf zur Öffentlichkeit. Über Aufgabe, Grundsätze und Perspektiven des Journalismus in der Mediengesellschaft aus der Sicht praktischer Vernunft. In: Publizistik, 55. Jg., H. 2, S. 107-128. https://www.springerprofe … r-oeffentlichkeit/5889108

Weischenberg, S. (2007): Das Jahrhundert des Journalismus ist vorbei. Rekonstruktionen und Prognosen zur Formation gesellschaftlicher Selbstbeobachtung. In: Bartelt-Kircher, G. et al.: Krise der Printmedien - eine Krise des Journalismus? Berlin und New York, de Gruyter Saur, S. 32-60.

https://medien21.wordpres … -journalismus-ist-vorbei/

Eine ausführliche Literaturliste wird am Anfang des Seminars verteilt.

Examination:

Oral exam

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