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Course Offering Summer Term 2024

BA Level

Research-led seminar – Political Theory of Climate Change – Fabian Schuppert

12.04.2024 to 19.07.2024

Friday, 10 a.m - 12 p.m., Room 3.06.S21 + Single appointment: 14.06.2024, 10:00 – 12:00, Room 3.06.S14

This research-led seminar offers in-depth analysis of contemporary discussion within the area of normative climate change politics and climate ethics. The seminar will critically investigate the basic assumptions underpinning much of contemporary climate politics. We will look at proposed pathways to a just climate transition, such as green capitalism and degrowth. 

The seminar is exclusively run in English.

Necessary for passing the seminar:

- Reading the seminar texts and active participation in class

- One critical text analysis (2 pages - details follow in class)

For passing the module:

- A term paper (Hausarbeit) in English, French or German (12-15 pages text)


MA Level

Seminar – Theories of distributive justice – Philipp Dapprich

08.04.2024 to 15.07.2024

Monday, 2-4 p.m., Room 3.06.S12

Students will be introduced to and critically discuss a variety of philosophical theories of distributive justice, such as Rawls' justice as fairness, resource egalitarianism, prioritarianism, and sufficientarianism. Theories of justice deal with how goods and burdens (for example labour burdens) should be distributed between individuals and what levels of inequality in income, wealth, resources, welfare, capabilities, or opportunities ought to be permitted. Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand a variety of theories of justice, and will be able to critically discuss arguments in favour or against particular theories. They will also gain important skills in political theory research methods, including critical thinking and philosophical writing. Students will be expected to read a text every week and give an oral presentation. They can also complete their modul examination through a written course work. The assigned readings will be excerpts from major works in political philosophy (e.g., John Rawls - A Theory of Justice) and relevant research articles.


Seminar - Theories of European Integration and Eurozone Crisis - Roufos Pavlos 

09.04.2024 to 16.07.2024 

Tuesday, 10 a.m - 12 p.m., Room 3.06.S28