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Global Studies

Master of Arts in Global Studies
Certified Program

Mandatory modules

Learning Environment and course organisation

Goals
  • Students get to know the course management team and the infrastructure and processes relevant for their studies.
  • Students can make use of the University’s infrastructure
  • Students can recognise scientific literature and can utilise it with the help of a citation software.
  • Students are aware of the requirements for essays and final papers.

Teachers

Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc, Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl

Contents
  • Systems in use at Danube University Krems (Digi-Bib, Moodle, DUK-online)
  • Organisation of the modular system
  • Framework and flexibility in the curricula
  • Diversity and team buildung
  • Literature und citation software
ECTS-Points

2

Events

17/10 - 18/10/2019, 22/10 - 23/10/2020


Single module bookable

Scientific Working

Goals
  • Students can formulate a research question (already aiming at the Master’s Thesis), reflect, analyse and communicate their own position in the research topic.
  • Students know different methodological options and and can evaluate and question  those with regard to possible results.

Teachers

Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc, Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl

Contents
  • Formulation of research questions
  • Introduction of methodological choices
  • Project management for project reports and Master’s Thesis
ECTS-Points

5

Events

19/10 - 20/10/2019, 24/10 - 25/10/2020

Seminar for Master’s Thesis

Goals
  • Students can formulate a research question for their specific Master’s Thesis, reflect, analyse and communicate their own position in the research topic.
  • Students know the methodological options and can choose among them with regard to their specific research question and operationalised research focus.

Teachers

Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc, Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl

Contents
  • Science theory
  • Identification of topic and limiting the focus
  • Research question and hypothesis
  • Design and methods
  • Ethical implications
  • Formal requirements and guidelines
ECTS-Points

4

Events

14/11 - 17/11/2019, 12/11 - 15/11/2020

Globalisation: History, Economy and Politics

Goals
  • Students are aware of basic definition, history and central actors of global economic relations.
  • Students can explain the main relevant economic theories and their differences and the function of trade relations and global labour markets.
  • Students can differentiate and discuss between impacts and interdependences of globalisation on local level and intercultural cooperation.
  • Students can deduct links between economic processes and migration flows and explain them.

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • History of globalisation 1492 - 2015
  • Economic relations: production, trade and finances
  • Political foundations: actors and systems
  • Postcolonial theory and alternative interpretations
ECTS-Points

7

Events

05/09 - 08/09/2019, 03/09 - 06/09/2020


Single module bookable

Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism

Goals
  • Students know theoretical concepts on transnationalism and diaspora and can discuss implications for migration and integration.

Teachers

Univ. Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, PD Dr. Ernst Fürlinger, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • Theory and practise of transnational cultures
  • Diasporas and their role for migration, integration and re-migration
  • Religious aspects of diaspora
  • Diasporas as political actors
ECTS-Points

7

Events

04/04 - 07/04/2019, 16/04 - 19/04/2020


Single module bookable

Conflict and Security

Goals
  • Students are aware of security implications of migration and can participate in the political and scientific discourses
  • Students know basic concepts of international relations, research on peace and conflict and security.

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Saskia Stojanovic, Dr. Cengiz Günay, Dr. Daniela Pisoiu, Dr. Vedran Dzihic

Contents
  • Theory and history of conflict
  • Concepts of safety and security
  • Fragile states and global insecurity
  • Terrorism and EU perspectives
ECTS-Points

7

Events

24/09 - 27/09/2020


Single module bookable

Entrepreneurship in Times of Globalisation

Goals
  • Students know the definitions for globalisation and glocalisation and their interdependences for economy, culture and identity.
  • Students can identify and analyse specific fields of action for business.
Contents
  • Definition and genesis of: global – local – glocal
  • Culture and identity in the tensions of glocalisation
  • Local utilisation of global competences
  • Relevance and use of glocalisation for economy and businesses
ECTS-Points

7

Events

04/06 - 07/06/2020


Single module bookable

Societal Mega Trends and Challenges

Goals
  • Students are aware of global inequalities and their consequences, know theories of development and can analyse political debates linked to future trends

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • Development and global inequality
  • Future trend climate change and environment
  • Future trend digitalisation and global division of labour
  • Political consequences and debates
ECTS-Points

7

Events

12/03 - 15/03/2020


Single module bookable

Diversity, Culture and Gender

Goals
  • Students know theories on diversity, culture and gender and can recognise culturally influenced thinking and acting and reflect their own practise.

Teachers

MMag. Aga Trnka-Kwiecinski, Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl, Mag. Sandra Kozeschnik, MMag. Manfred Zentner

Contents
  • Definition and reflection of diversity, culture and gender
  • Multidisziplinary approaches
  • Interdependences between culture, society and individual
  • Culturally influenced thinking and acting
ECTS-Points

7

Events

17/09 - 20/09/2020


Single module bookable

Electives

Methods of empirical social research

Goals
  • Students are aware of methods of empirical social research and can critically analyse their potential with regard to their research interest and implement them accordingly.

Teachers

Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl, MMag. Manfred Zentner, Mag. Dr. Anna Faustmann

Contents
  • Operationalising the research concept
  • Design of interview guidelines and questionnaires
  • Building of categories, evaluation and interpretation
  • IT assisted working
ECTS-Points

7

Events

16/01 - 19/01/2020

Theorie und Praxis der interkulturellen Kommunikation

ECTS-Points

7

Events

10/10 - 13/10/2019

International Study Visit in Europe

ECTS-Points

7

International Study Visit beyond Europe

ECTS-Points

7

International Law and Politics

ECTS-Points

7

Events

Aktuelle Themen aus Religion und Globalisierung

ECTS-Points

7

Events

Extremism and Terrorism

ECTS-Points

7

Events

Interkulturelles Management

ECTS-Points

7

Events

24/09 - 27/09/2020

Human Resource Management und Diversity

ECTS-Points

7

Events

05/11 - 08/11/2020, 27/05 - 30/05/2021

Aktuelle Themen von Migration und Globalisierung

ECTS-Points

7

Events

26/08 - 29/08/2019

Interkulturelle Konflikttransformation und Mediation

ECTS-Points

7

Events

02/07 - 05/07/2020

Mandatory Modules

Globalisation: History, Economy and Politics

Goals
  • Students are aware of basic definition, history and central actors of global economic relations.
  • Students can explain the main relevant economic theories and their differences and the function of trade relations and global labour markets.
  • Students can differentiate and discuss between impacts and interdependences of globalisation on local level and intercultural cooperation.
  • Students can deduct links between economic processes and migration flows and explain them.

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • History of globalisation 1492 - 2015
  • Economic relations: production, trade and finances
  • Political foundations: actors and systems
  • Postcolonial theory and alternative interpretations
ECTS-Points

7

Events

05/09 - 08/09/2019, 03/09 - 06/09/2020


Single module bookable

Societal Mega Trends and Challenges

Goals
  • Students are aware of global inequalities and their consequences, know theories of development and can analyse political debates linked to future trends

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • Development and global inequality
  • Future trend climate change and environment
  • Future trend digitalisation and global division of labour
  • Political consequences and debates
ECTS-Points

7

Events

12/03 - 15/03/2020


Single module bookable

Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism

Goals
  • Students know theoretical concepts on transnationalism and diaspora and can discuss implications for migration and integration.

Teachers

Univ. Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, PD Dr. Ernst Fürlinger, Dr. Albert Kraler, Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc

Contents
  • Theory and practise of transnational cultures
  • Diasporas and their role for migration, integration and re-migration
  • Religious aspects of diaspora
  • Diasporas as political actors
ECTS-Points

7

Events

04/04 - 07/04/2019, 16/04 - 19/04/2020


Single module bookable

Electives

International Law and Politics

ECTS-Points

7

Events

Conflict and Security

Goals
  • Students are aware of security implications of migration and can participate in the political and scientific discourses
  • Students know basic concepts of international relations, research on peace and conflict and security.

Teachers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Saskia Stojanovic, Dr. Cengiz Günay, Dr. Daniela Pisoiu, Dr. Vedran Dzihic

Contents
  • Theory and history of conflict
  • Concepts of safety and security
  • Fragile states and global insecurity
  • Terrorism and EU perspectives
ECTS-Points

7

Events

24/09 - 27/09/2020


Single module bookable

Extremism and Terrorism

ECTS-Points

7

Events

Entrepreneurship in Times of Globalisation

Goals
  • Students know the definitions for globalisation and glocalisation and their interdependences for economy, culture and identity.
  • Students can identify and analyse specific fields of action for business.
Contents
  • Definition and genesis of: global – local – glocal
  • Culture and identity in the tensions of glocalisation
  • Local utilisation of global competences
  • Relevance and use of glocalisation for economy and businesses
ECTS-Points

7

Events

04/06 - 07/06/2020


Single module bookable

Diversity, Culture and Gender

Goals
  • Students know theories on diversity, culture and gender and can recognise culturally influenced thinking and acting and reflect their own practise.

Teachers

MMag. Aga Trnka-Kwiecinski, Mag. Dr. Lydia Rössl, Mag. Sandra Kozeschnik, MMag. Manfred Zentner

Contents
  • Definition and reflection of diversity, culture and gender
  • Multidisziplinary approaches
  • Interdependences between culture, society and individual
  • Culturally influenced thinking and acting
ECTS-Points

7

Events

17/09 - 20/09/2020


Single module bookable

Interkulturelles Management

ECTS-Points

7

Events

24/09 - 27/09/2020

Interkulturelle Konflikttransformation und Mediation

ECTS-Points

7

Events

02/07 - 05/07/2020

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