Academic Writing

  • Wer?

    Juliane Strohschein

  • Wann?

    Semester course, every second wednesday
    Start: Wednesday, 16.10.2019, 4pm-8pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1

  • Kursnummer

    116002

Aims and Objectives

This course aims to support creative, academic and professional writing. Students will be encouraged to write in a variety of contexts and to the end of research and communication in academic contexts. Lessons will include the fundamentals, including note-taking, outlining, summarizing, mind mapping and paper writing. We will examine how disciplines have organized their issues, questions, methods, and literatures and how they expect you to address them. The objective is to support and develop your writing competences.

Topics

Developing research questions, library and web search, finding and reviewing sources, collecting and analysing data, draft and revision, exploring different writing strategies, dealing with writers block, giving and receiving feedback.

Rewards

Academic writing is complicated and requires sophisticated methods and efforts to acquire, but as you will soon learn in this class, it can be greatly rewarding and fun, not leastbecause it often leads to revelation, competence, power, security in knowing you are following the right path, and an honest sense of achievement.

Resources

Wayne Booth, The Craft of Writing,
Academic Writing, Felicitas Macgilchrist

Berlin as a Place of German History, Culture and Politics

  • Wer?

    Justinus Pieper

  • Wann?

    Block seminar
    11./12./18./19.10.2019
    10am-7pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Lichtenberg (meeting point: see Campus4U)

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    121010

Aims and Objectives

Foreign students are invited to get acquainted with German history, culture and politics by attending a series of lectures as well as engaging with everyday life and rhythm of contemporary Berlin.

Participants

Exchange and guest students, number of participants restricted to 30 students

Teaching Program

Students are invited to study German society and everyday life in Berlin in several ways as by

  • Dynamic lectures (on German history, culture and politics);
  • Visits to Berlin institutions of public interest (such as Bundestag and media);
  • Excursions and walks to important places of historic interest as well as of modern Berlin (Märkisches Museum, DHM, Stasi-Museum; architecture; streets; the ‘Bayerisches Viertel’ around the BSEL; Berlin’s industrial past; Berlin in the Cold War; the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial; Berlin’s present culture and subcultures).

Literature

To be announced at the beginning of the seminar

Berlin as a Place of German History, Politics and Culture

  • Wer?

    Stefan Hauer

  • Wann?

    Semester course, weekly
    Monday  2 - 5 pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg (meeting point: see Campus4U)

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    115007

Aims and Objectives

Foreign students are invited to get acquainted with German history, culture and politics by attending a series of lectures as well as engaging with everyday life and rhythm of contemporary Berlin.

Participants

Exchange and guest students, number of participants restricted to 30 students

Teaching Program

Students are invited to study German society and everyday life in Berlin in several ways as by

  • Dynamic lectures (on German history, culture and politics);
  • Visits to Berlin institutions of public interest (such as Bundestag and media);
  • Excursions and walks to important places of historic interest as well as of modern Berlin (Märkisches Museum, DHM, Stasi-Museum; architecture; streets; the ‘Bayerisches Viertel’ around the BSEL; Berlin’s industrial past; Berlin in the Cold War; the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial; Berlin’s present culture and subcultures).

Literature

To be announced at the beginning of the seminar

Berlin International Week (BIW): „Sustainability and Responsibility in the 21st Century“

  • Wer?

    Silke Bustamante

  • Wann?

    Blockseminar, 01.11.–10.11.2019
    01.11.:  1.30pm-8.00pm
    02.11./03.11./06.11./09.11./10.11.: 8.15am-5.30pm
    04.11/05.11./08.11.: 8.15am-8.00pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Lichtenberg

  • Credits

    4 SWS / bis zu ECTS 5

  • Kursnummer

    115057

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR), Department of Cooperative Studies (Campus Lichtenberg) in November 1-10, 2019

Overview

  • Seminars, lectures and discussion about sustainability, responsibility and sustainable innovation
  • Project work on a real-life challenge brought in by companies and other organizations to contribute to one of the sustainability goals
  • Pitching of project work results at the Start Up Incubator of the HWR
  • International teachers from different parts of the world

Participation

  • Attendance free for students and alumni of HWR as well as for students from HWR partner universities (Enrollment based on availability of places)**
  • Students of other Universities as well as other interested can be enrolled based on availability of places
  • Professors, lecturers, company representatives and other interested parties are invited to single seminars based on availability of places

Credits

The following credits can be assigned for the programme (total workload 150 hours):*

  • Participation at the entire week, 8 hours of online coaching +  elaboration of project paper in until December 23rd 2019:  5 ECTS (for students of Business Administration of HWR Department of Cooperative studies / students that register within General Studies / Studium Generale)
  • Participation at project work, academic writing and future workshop (November 7th to November 10th 2019) +  elaboration of project paper in until December 23rd 2019:  3 ECTS (for students that register within General Studies / Studium Generale)
  • Active Participation at workshops, seminars and field trips (November 1st to November 6th 2019): 2 ECTS (accreditation needs to be ensured by respective programme directors)

Admission requirements

  • Min. language level B2 (evidence necessary)

*   Please get in contact with your programme director respective the possibility to recognize credits for this event (Workload: 150 hours).
**  For participants currently not enrolled art any University, fees might due in case that a certificate for credits is asked for.

Bewerbungstraining für den englischsprachigen Raum - Job Application

  • Wer?

    Amanda Wichert

  • Wann?

    Einzeltermin
    Thursday, 24.10.2019
    9am-4pm
     

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    1 SWS / ECTS 0.5

  • Kursnummer

    131010

  • What documents do I need when applying in English?
  • What do I need to know about the format and structure of my CV/resume and cover letter?
  • What should I include in my cover letter and resume? What should I leave out?
  • What do I need to know about the selection criteria for jobs in the English-speaking job market?

The Interview

  • What should I do to prepare for a job interview in English?
  • What interview questions can I expect to be asked and how can I prepare myself to best answer these questions?

Please come prepared with a job posting that you’d like to apply for (if you aren’t actively searching for a job, feel free to bring a job posting that looks interesting or a posting for your dream job after graduation).

Individual consultation appointments to be made on an individual basis

One on One Consultation
In these individual application review sessions, we will go over your application together. We will look at the language (grammar, clarity, and style) as well as the content and format and discuss how you can best present yourself in order to achieve your goals. You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions, get feedback on your CV and cover letter, and on interview questions.

Please bring your laptop and a completed CV & cover letter (don’t forget to bring the job posting that you are applying for) as well as any questions that you have about the application process.

Financial Crime

  • Wer?

    Magdalena Dabkowska

  • Wann?

    Semester course, weekly
    Monday, 4pm-8pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    112045

The course will provide a general overview of compliance topics related to financial crime. Throughout the course students will analyze case studies which will help consolidate knowledge.

Course Outline

In the last 30 years financial crime has become a major concern to governments and financial institutions. There are different forms of financial crime and its consequences vary in different context, but there is a general consensus that it poses a threat to economic stability.

The course will provide a general overview of compliance topics related to financial crime. Throughout the course students will analyze case studies which will help consolidate knowledge.

Proposed topics

  1. Financial Crime and Geopolitical Risk
  2. Know Your Customer (KYC)
  3. Politically Exposed Person (PEP)
  4. Money Laundering
  5. Sanctions
  6. Terrorist Financing
  7. Tax Evasion vs. Tax Avoidance
  8. Bribery and Corruption
  9. Anti-financial Crime and International Lending Institutions
  10. Neobanks and Cybercrime

Intercultural communication

  • Wer?

    Irina Slot

  • Wann?

    weekly, Monday, starting at 21st October
    6pm - 9pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    131016

Aims and objectives

In order to acquire a holistic insight into communication in intercultural and interdisciplinary context, you will learn few different theoretical models. Secondly, this course is to enable you to apply this knowledge in academia, work, and everyday life. The third goal of this course is to learn and apply the positive side of the ‚coin‘: sources for creativity and innovation true to the motto: „The sense of dissonance“ (David Stark).

Curriculum

  • Two-Iceberg-Model
  • Cultural dimensions for national and organizational cultures
  • Schulz-von-Thun-Model on the field of intercultural and interdisciplinary communication
  • Communication between native and non-native speakers
  • Virtual intercultural communicative skills
  • Feedback-cultures and collaboration
  • ‚Innovation Pipe’ and ‚Zoom-Creativity‘
  • Excursion, field study etc.

Assignment: Presentation

Introduction to the German Economic System

  • Wer?

    Klaus Deimer

  • Wann?

    Block seminar
    Saturday, 26.10.2019; 9am-6pm
    Sunday, 27.10.2019; 9am-6pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    115005

Objectives

Students will be introduced into the "Social Market Economy" with its most important modules in theory and how this model is working in reality. The most urgent prob¬lems which arose during practicing SME in the last 20 years will be shown and analyzed. Possibilities of reshaping the model will be discussed.

Curriculum

  • Development of the model of "Social Market Economy" after World War II in Ger­many;  
  • The specific German combination of a basic free market economy with a socially structured performance;
  • Discussion of current problems especially the German insurance systems concern­ing old-age pensions, unemployment, and health.

Literature

  • Abelshauser, Werner (2005): The Dynamics of German Industry.  Germany's Path to­ward the New Economy and the American Challenge.  New York, Oxford (Berghahn­books). 
  • Glossner, Christian L. (2010): The Making of the German Post-War Eco­nomy: Political Communication and Public Reception of the Social Market Economy After World War II", London (I.B. Tauris).
  • Van Hook, James C. (2007): Rebuilding Germany: The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945 - 1957, Cambridge UK (Cambridge University Press).
  • Podhostnik, Thomas (2002): Aspects of the Social Market Economy: The History and Foundation of Social Market Economy, Konstanz (didactmedia).
  • Siebert, Horst (2005): German Economy: Beyond the Social Market, Princeton, (Princeton University Press).

Sustainability in Development - a news paradigm?

  • Wer?

    Christoph Broszies

  • Wann?

    Semesterkurs

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    122052

The traditional development policies of the ‘West’ were strongly criticized for reproducing the very economical and social dependencies they were meant to overcome. The Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 200X and, to an even larger extent, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 20XX were intended to be a visible
international paradigm shift towards more inclusive and culturally sensitive development assistance. Questions we might discuss in this seminar include: do the MDGs offer a new non-colonial path towards development or are they simply the expression of a capitalist world order? Can there be a non-paternalistic understanding of
development?

After familiarizing ourselves with the most important theories of sustainable development, we will discuss the SDGs in greater detail before taking a critical look at the SDGs from a post-colonial perspective. Towards the end of term, we will visit one of the world’s largest NGOs and get first-hand insights into its work on the ground (tbc).

The Irish Border Issue- Deal Breaker for BREXIT Negotiations

  • Wer?

    Martina Metzger

  • Wann?

    Semester course
    Wednesday, 16.10.2019/ 12pm-6pm;
    Saturday, 9.11.2019/ 9am-4pm
    Saturday, 14.12.2019/ 9am-4pm
    Saturday, 11.01.2020/ 9am-4pm

  • Wo?

    Campus Schöneberg

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    122048

On 23 June 2016 a narrow majority of UK citizens decided in a referendum to exit the European Union. The UK government under PM Theresa May activated article 50 of the EU treaty and thus initiated the withdrawal process on 29 March 2017 which will last max 2 years until 28 March 2019.

Since then the EU-27 and the UK are negotiating about a so-called BREXIT-deal which would identify and record the specific conditions and requirements under which the UK may leave the EU and still has some kind of access to the European common market. There is a time constraint: All issues need to be settled and agreed upon latest on 28 March 2019 as this is the last day with the UK being a member of the EU.

To these requirements belongs a solution on the future status of UEU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU, a financial settlement of liabilities and financial commitments by the UK beyond its membership in the EU and finally a framework to assess the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland. The former two issues seem to be resolvable.

However, the Irish border issue has become a deal breaker for the BREXIT negotiations: Either there will be no hard border on the island Ireland – as the EU insists as a requirement for any deal – and this would imply a hard border in the Irish Sea threatening to crash the current UK government and territorial integrity of total United Kingdom or there will be some kind of hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland which would violate the Good Friday Agreement, a treaty signed by 2 governments and several conflict parties in Northern Ireland, result in a no-deal exit from the EU and might destabilize the peace and reconciliation process.

Aims and objectives  

This course will analyze the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland from an economic, historical, legal and political point of view including the peace and reconciliation process and the reform of police and security forces under way since the signature of the Good Friday Agreement on 10 April 1998.

Class design

The course should be as interactive as possible. The course combines presentations by the professor and by students, discussions in sub-groups and an exchange of views within the audience. Thus, the class design offers alternate phases of individual contributions, group work and discussions in the audience. In addition, we will also use audio-visual media.

Literature - See Moodle