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Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2018)
2. Semester
Core Courses
Core Courses First Year Examinations
Examination Block 2
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
351-1035-00LMacroeconomicsO3 credits2VM. Graff
AbstractNational accounts (production, distribution, demand). Monetary theory (Money demand and supply, inflation and interest). Macro models. The state and the economy (economic policy). Business Cycles. International economics (international trade, balance of payments, exchange rate).
ObjectiveComprehension of fundamental macroeconomic relationships and models. Discussion of current economic issues.
ContentLecture:
- National accounts (production, income and spending).
- Unemployment and inflation.
- Business Cycles.
- Money (supply and demand, interest rate).
- International economics .
(international trade, balance of payments and exchange rate).
- Macroeconomic models.
- Economic policy.
Lecture notesLecture slides
Literature1. Peter Eisenhut, Contemporary Economics, Issue 2018/19, Rüegger, 2018.
853-0726-00LHistory II: Global (Anti-Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1919-1975)O3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
AbstractThe lecture will give an insight into the formation of anticolonial nationalist movements in Asia and Africa from the beginning of the 20th century onwards and discuss the various dimensions of dismantling of colonial empires.
ObjectiveThe lecture will give students an insight into the history of the non-European world, looking specifically into the political, economic, social and cultural transformation on the backgrounds of colonial penetration strategies and the resistance of anti-colonial movements. The aim is to show that societies in Asia and Africa are not just the product of colonial penetration or anti-colonial resistance, but that both aspects influenced the present political, economic, social and cultural perception of these parts of the world to a considerable extent. A nuanced knowledge of the long and arduous process of decolonisation is hence important to understand today's geopolitical constellation, still characterised by the struggle for a just post-imperial world order.
LiteratureJansen, J.C. und Osterhammel, J., Dekolonisation: Das Ende der Imperien, München 2013.
Prerequisites / NoticeA detailed syllabus will be available in due course at Link
853-0040-00LMilitary Psychology and Pedagogy IIO3 credits2VH. Annen
AbstractBuilding on the knowledge of psychological and pedagogical aspects of education acquired during the first semester, heighten the awareness and perception of education and leadership in military life as well as examining the phenomenon of stress and its importance to mission accomplishment. Elucidate the dangers of abuse of power and work out consequences on military life.
ObjectiveKnowing the different models of stress and stress management
Specifying symptoms of stress-related disorders and acquiring an overview of the most common treatments of combat stress reactions (CSR) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Knowing the psychological conditions that lead to abuse of authority and power, and deriving provisions to reduce that risk in military daily routine.
ContentParticipants shall be sensitized for psychological and pedagogic aspects of military formation, education and leadership. Specific military aspects are treated building on the subjects covered in the first semester and against the background of psychological basic research. Special attention is directed to the phenomenon "stress". The pedagogic perspective is taken into account by inquiring how and with which instruments the acquired knowledge can be implemented into practice.

Subjects:
- Stress
- Thought- and decision making processes under stress
- Psychological combat reactions and traumatic stress
- Power and authority
- Values - norms - aims
- The military leader as psychologist and pedagogue
Literature- Annen, H., Steiger, R. & Zwygart, U.: Gemeinsam zum Ziel, Huber, Frauenfeld 2004
- Stadelmann, J.: Führung unter Belastung, Huber, Frauenfeld 1998

The lecture is supported by a virtual learning environment containing relevant documents (presentations and texts as well as the above mentioned books) and information to further literature.
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