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Public Policy Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2018)
3. Semester
Remaining Core Courses of the Bachelor Programme
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
853-0015-00LConflict Research I: Political Violence Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA.
O4 credits2V + 1US. Rüegger
AbstractIntroduction to research on political violence in domestic and international politics. This course covers the causes and solutions to different types of political violence including interstate wars, civil wars, terrorism or social protests.
ObjectiveKnowledge on different types of political violence and their causes.
ContentThis course offers an introduction to research on the causes and solutions to political violence in domestic and international politics. First, we discuss the definitions and concepts used in conflict research, the data and methods commonly applied and their historical development. Second, we focus on interstate wars und examine in this context state formation, nationalism and democracy. The third part of the course focuses on different types of political violence, including civil war, terrorism or social protests.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course «Conflict Research II» in the following semester further examines civil wars.

Exercises complete the lectures, where the literature will be further discussed. The participants write a short memo (max. 3 pages) about one of the required readings.
853-0046-00LSocial Psychology of Groups Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
O3 credits2V
AbstractGrundlegende sozialpsychologische Themen werden zusammen möglichst anwendungsorientiert ausgearbeitet, präsentiert und diskutiert.
ObjectiveSie sind in der Lage, verschiedene sozialpsychologische Aspekte und Faktoren zu erkennen, zu erklären und in Ihren alltäglichen Entscheidungen planerisch, inhaltlich und operativ zu bewerten. Das bedeutet, Sie können einschätzen, wann verschiedene sozialpsychologische Aspekte in Ihrem Berufsalltag eine Rolle spielen können. Und Sie sind in der Lage einzuschätzen, was das nachfolgend für Ihre Arbeits- oder Führungsprozesse bedeuten kann.
ContentDie angewandte Sozialpsychologie ist die Grundlage für eine Reihe von Führungs-,Team- und Leistungsprozessen. Unser Verhalten wird stark von Faktoren beeinflusst, die gleichsam unsichtbar „unter der Eisbergspitze“ lagern – in Form von psychologischen Aspekten, die oft wenig mit fachlichen Kompetenzen oder Fertigkeiten zu tun haben. Einige dieser sozialpsychologischen Faktoren werden Sie lernen und explizieren können.

1) Führungspsychologie: Kurzer Einblick in neuere Führungstheorien.

2) Destruktive Führung: Was sollten wir nicht machen?

3) Soziale Kognition: Warum und auf Basis welcher wenigen Informationen wir sehr schnell Urteile über Personen treffen.

4) Soziale Wahrnehmung/Attribution: Wie erklären wir uns, dass sich jemand im Alltag in gewisser Art und Weise verhält?

5) Diversity & Frauen & Führung: Woran kann es liegen, dass weibliche Führungskräfte besondere Herausforderungen bei der Ausübung von Führung haben?

6) Sozialer Einfluss: Welche Normen erleben Sie beim Militär? Und wie leiten diese Erwartungen unser Verhalten im Berufsalltag?

7) Gruppenpsychologie: Was heisst "Gruppe"? Wie entwickeln sich (militärische) Gruppen, z.B. in der RS? Welche Prozesse können zwischen Gruppen geschehen?

8) Gruppenleistung: Welche Einflüsse auf die Gruppenleistung, z.B. Gefechtsschiessen, gibt es? Wie können wir Gruppenaufgaben klassifizieren? Und warum hilft uns diese Klassifikation, um potenzielle Motivationseinbussen zu antizipieren und zu beseitigen?

9) Überzeugungsstrategien
LiteratureAntonakis, J., Fenley, M., & Liechti, S. (2012). Learning charisma. Transform yourself into the person others want to follow. Harvard business review, 90(6), 127-30.

Bondolfi, S. (2012). Wehrpflicht und Geschlecht. Allgemeine Schweizerische Militarzeitschrift, 178(6), 42.

Felfe, J. (2006). Transformationale und charismatische Führung-Stand der Forschung und aktuelle Entwicklungen. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 5(4), 163-176.

Hewstone, M., & Martin, R. (2014). Sozialer Einfluss. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 269-313). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Jonas, K., Maier, E., Boss, P., Heilmann, T., & Seiler, S. (2010). Transaktionales und transformationales Führen in Privatwirtschaft und Militär [Transactional and transformational leadership in the corporate sector and the military]. Führung neu denken, 67-92.

Lang, R. (2014). Ethische und destruktive Führung: Gute Führung–schlechte Führung. In Aktuelle Führungstheorien und-konzepte (pp. 313-353). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Nijstad, B. A., & Van Knippenberg, D. (2014). Gruppendynamik. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 439-467). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Parkinson, B. (2014). Soziale Wahrnehmung und Attribution. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 65-106). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Pendry, L. (2014). Soziale Kognition. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 107-140). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Peus, C., & Welpe, I. M. (2011). Frauen in Führungspositionen: was Unternehmen wissen sollten. na.

Schulz-Hardt, S., & Brodbeck, F. C. (2014). Gruppenleistung und Führung. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 469-505). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Schulz-Hardt, S., & Brodbeck, F. C. (2014). Gruppenleistung und Führung. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 469-505). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Schyns, B., & Schilling, J. (2013). How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta-analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 24(1), 138-158.

Stroebe, W. (2014). Strategien zur Einstellungs-und Verhaltensänderung. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 231-268). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Stroebe, W., Hewstone, M., & Jonas, K. (2014). Einführung in die Sozialpsychologie. In Sozialpsychologie (pp. 1-28). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Van Knippenberg, D., & Schippers, M. C. (2007). Work group diversity. Annu. Rev. Psychol., 58, 515-541.

Plus: Zusatzliteratur
Prerequisites / NoticeLehrangebot im Studiengang Berufsoffizier
853-0047-00LWorld Politics Since 1945: The History of International Relations Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA and DAS Military Sciences
O4 credits2V + 1UA. Wenger
AbstractThis lecture series provides students with an overview of the development of international relations since the end of World War II. The first part of the series deals with the development of and changes in Cold War security policy structures. The second part deals with the period after the transformation of 1989/91; the focus here is on current issues in international security policy.
ObjectiveBy the end of the semester, participants should have a solid knowledge of the history and theoretical foundations of International Relations since the end of the Second World War.
Contentcf. "Diploma Supplement"
LiteratureReading:

Wenger, Andreas und Doron Zimmermann. International Relations: From the Cold War to the Globalized World. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Hofstetter or Boas Lieberherr (Link, Link)
853-0065-00LBusiness Administration IO4 credits3VP. Barmettler
AbstractThe course BA I provides an understanding of the principles of General Business Management. It comprises an introduction to the basic business principles within a business acumen with a clear focus on value creation.
The theory conveyed is illustrated with excercises, case studies and examples from business practice.
ObjectiveObjectives

- Understanding and application of instruments and methods of
general management.
- Driving customer equity.
- Reflection of common business practices.
ContentContent

I ENTERPRENEURIAL THINKING AND ACTION
1. Customer orientation and value creation
2. Business and Environment
3. Legal forms of business under Swiss corporate law

II BUSINESS PROCESSES
4. Marketing I
5. Marketing II

III SUPPORTING PROCESSES
6. Human Resource Management I
7. Human Resource Management II

IV MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
8. Organisation
9. Value-based management
10. Mission, Business Norms and Business Culture
11. Strategic Management
LiteratureKrummenacher / Thommen / Brodmann (2016): Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaft, Versus Verlag, Zürich, 2016 (Lehrbuch).

Krummenacher (2016): Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaft - Aufgaben und Lösungen, Versus Verlag, Zürich, 2016 (Übungsbuch).
853-0063-00LMilitary History I Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA
O4 credits2V + 1UM. Olsansky
AbstractThe lecture outlines the development of the armed forces (assets regarding manpower, technology and armament), the concepts of warfare and the actual warfare in the 19th and 20th century.
Objective- Distinguish between military history as a subject and historiography as a way of describing events;
- Analyse the modern developments regarding armed forces and warfare in the context of socio-economic changes;
- Based on the approach regarding revolution in military affairs, describe the evolution of the armed forces and of warfare;
- Exemplify the issues regarding the evolution of the combat (First and Second World War, Vietnam War and Algerian War).
ContentThe lecture first examines the bases of the science of (military) history. It focuses on how military history developed from war history, on specific similarities and differences between military history and general historiography, the different ways of dealing with history in Switzerland, Germany, France and in the Anglo-Saxon cultural area (different approaches) as well as on institutions which deal with military history such as universities, military academies, national and international commissions and associations etc.

The lecture is structured along the lines of the concept of "Military Revolution" and starts with the formation of modern, European armed forces after the Oranian Army reform in the 17th century.
Based on the "Military Revolution" approach, the lecture examines the structural changes regarding the armed forces and the development of warfare from the 18th to the 20th century. Special emphasis will be put on how the battlefield was revolutionized due to the Napoleonic wars, the industrialization in the 19th century, the First World War, the mechanization and totalization during the Second World War and the period of the Cold War.
Literature- Peter Browning: The Changing Nature of Warfare, Cambridge 2002.
- MacGregor Knox/Williamson Murray: The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050, Cambridge 2001.
- Jeremy Black: Introduction to Global Military History 1775 to the present day, London 2005.
- Rolf-Dieter Müller: Militärgeschichte, Köln 2009.
853-0082-00LStrategic Studies IO3 credits2VM. Mantovani, M. Wyss
AbstractThe lecture series treats high-impact strategic theory from antiquity to the present.
ObjectiveThe participants know in what ways the understanding of strategy has evolved over time.
They understand the balance of strategy's basic components: ends, ways, means.
They know the most important classics of strategy and war theory, especially against their specific historical background.
Based on the analysis of historical and contemporary examples, they are aware of the ambiguity of declaration and implementation of strategies.
They are capable of analyzing original texts and modern scholarly works in the field of strategic studies.
ContentThe two-term lecture series treats classic texts of strategic studies from antiquity to the present. Term 1 covers the theories up until roughly 1900, term 2 the theories eversince.
Theories are considered classic, if they were prominent in their respective times and if they enjoyed a strong reception thereafter, be it in literature, in academic debates or as guidelines for action. Each out of some 50 theories is discussed in three steps: historical context, core elements and reception.
Lecture notesPrior to the lectures, the respective slides are provided as well as a primary sources and literature, as preparatory readings.
The program is also available online (Link).
LiteraturePeter Paret, Makers of Modern Strategy. From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Princeton 1986

Lawrence Freedman, Strategy. A History, New York 2013

Martin van Creveld, A History of Strategy: from Sun Tzu to William S. Lind, Kouvola 2015
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is held in German.
Passive knowledge of English and French are required.
853-0302-00LEuropean Integration Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA.
O4 credits1U + 2SF. Schimmelfennig
AbstractThe course (lecture and tutorial) covers the theory, development, and core policy fields of European integration as well as structures and processes of the EU as a decision- and policy-making system.
ObjectiveThe seminar is designed to help students understand the European Union as a particular kind of political system that differs both from the nation-state and from other international organizations. It imparts basic knowledge on the development, institutions, procedures, and policies of the EU and provides an introduction to major approaches to integration theory and political science research on the EU.
Content1. Introduction
2. Theories of European integration
3. Institutional development of European integration
4. Development of political integration
5. Internal market and monetary union
6. Internal and external security policies
7. Constitutionalization
8. Widening and differentiation
9. European integration in crisis
10. Institutions
11. Law-making and law enforcement
12. Statehood and democracy
13. Switzerland, the EEA and Neighbourhood Policies
Lecture notesSchimmelfennig, Frank: Europäische Integration (erhältlich zu Beginn des Kurses)
LiteratureLiteratur wird über Moodle bereitgestellt.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Leistungskontrolle findet durch eine Seminarpräsentation und einen schriftlichen Schlusstest statt.
853-0101-02LDefense Economics IO3 credits2VM. M. Keupp
AbstractIn terms of structure and content, the event follows the lecturer's book "Militärökonomie" (Military Economics), which is available in two language versions:

- German language: ISBN 978-3-658-06146-3
- French-speaking: ISBN 978-3-658-25287-8
Objective* Recognizing parallels and contrasts between business and military thinking;
* Recognize and analyze planned economic systems;
* Understand the link between institutions, human action and economic results.
ContentThe semester program of the course is divided into 14 modules of 90 minutes each, which combine lecture (teaching of analytical techniques) and exercise (application by means of concrete case studies).

The contents correspond to sections 1 to 2.2.5 of the above book. The following will be discussed:

1. fundamental military economic problems including historical introduction to the topic
2. the institutional foundations of a military organisation
3. the modern military as a planned economy system
4. actors and stakeholders in the system
Lecture notesLecture slides are given to the participants before the first lecture. In addition, the above mentioned book will be handed over to the participants. Participants of the lecture who are not professional officer candidates are requested to obtain the book from the library or bookstore.
LiteratureKeupp, M. M. 2019 Militärökonomie. Wiesbaden: SpringerGabler.
ISBN 978-3-658-06146-3

Keupp, M. M. 2019 Économie militaire. Wiesbaden: SpringerGabler.
ISBN 978-3-658-25287-8
Prerequisites / Noticenone.
Languages
First Foreign Language
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
853-0416-00LEnglish, Part III Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA
O3 credits2GS. Schweizer
AbstractThe knowledge and skills acquired in the second semester serve as a basis for further improvements in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, which will enable students to enroll for the Cambridge exams. The goal is to reach Council of Europe (CEFR) level C1 or C2 depending on the linguistic proficiency of the students.
ObjectiveThis three-semester English course should enable the participants to successfully use the English language in an international military setting.
Content• Read, analyse and write military and civilian documents
• Listening comprehension using current radio or TV reports
• Practise speaking with group discussions and short presentations
• Systematic revision and extension of key grammar points
• Systematic acquisition of general and military vocabulary
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