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Summer Term 2020

Courses Offered in English

BA Level


Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuppert

fVS Political Theory of Climate Change

Tuesdays, 10 AM - 12 PM, Room 3.06.S23

Course description:

This seminar aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the many normative issues that beset debates around the proper response to anthropogenic climate change. The seminar will in particular shed light on issues concerning the ideas of climate justice and legitimacy in climate politics, as well as the role of differentiated responsibilities for causing and/or mitigating climate change.

Students are expected to complete two core readings of academic articles a week. Since the seminar will run online this term, all students need to deliver the following assignments/Leistungsnachweise:

  • Active participation in online group discussions / completion of questionnaires (a maximum of two weekly assignments can be missed)
  • Write one 2-page text analysis of one of the core readings. Which students will be responsible for which texts will be discussed in week 1 of the course
  • Write a 10page end of term essay/Hausarbeit on a course-relevant topic. Make sure that your topic was approved by the course convenor (Fabian Schuppert) as unsolicited essays will not be marked.

The seminar will be exclusively run in English. All assignments (group discussion inputs, text analysis, and the end of term essay/Hausarbeit) need to be submitted in English.

Registration: Please register via PULS !

Admission: By Lecturer


Dr. Pedro Teixeira

VS The value of markets - political, moral, and economic perspectives

Mondays, 10 AM - 12 PM, Room 3.06.S19

Course description: In this research-oriented seminar we will analyse and discuss several philosophic, economic and sociological perspectives on the purpose and value of the market sphere. The readings will include a broad range of texts and positions. This seminar is run in English.

Registration: Please register via PULS!

Admission: By Lecturer


MA Level


Prof Dr. Fabian Schuppert

MA Global Justice and Global Ethics

Tueadays, 2 PM - 4 PM, Room 3.06.S23

Course description: This seminar for MA students offers an in-depth introduction to debates in global justice and global ethics. Issues covered include, territorial rights, migration, decolonisation, historic injustice, and climate justice. The seminar is run in English.

Registration: Please register via PULS!

Admission: By Lecturer


Courses Offered in German