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Proper Names at the Crossroads of Times and Cultures

Course Description

The course is designed for anyone interested in the origin, function, and cultural significance of proper names. The topics cover linguistic, historical, anthropological, and socio-cultural keys to deciphering the stories encoded in proper names not only in Ukrainian but also in other languages. Special attention is paid to highlighting the dynamic interaction between language, identity, and society. This interdisciplinary course provides students with the tools to analyze proper names for effective communication

The tandem seminar is part of the project “Ukraine digital: Ukraine in its transcultural and transnational context” of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) together with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

 

Faculty

Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies

Department

Insert Department

Lecturer

Yuliia Kolisnyk, JLU Giessen / Dr. Olena Kadochnikova, NaUKMA Kyiv 

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous

Class Format

Seminar

Collaboration

NaUKMA Kyiv 

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2

Examination Format

TBA

ECTS

3

Open Data Fundamentals

Course Description

The course will discuss open government data as a socio-technological issue. It will prepare students to work with open data as a practitioner or scholar. Seven seminars will constitute three main modules.

The first module (seminars on October 16 and 30) will provide basic concepts to understand open data development globally. It is expected that interactive discussions about open data role in democratic countries will take place during these sessions on the basis of the suggested readings.

The second module (seminars on November 13 and 27, and December 11) will be devoted to theoretical approaches to analyze open data. Students will be invited to adopt multidisciplinary social science lens to look at this phenomenon and to prepare an individual analytical paper afterwards.

The third module (seminars on January 15 and 29) will discuss examples of open data practices from different countries. It is planned to invite two open data practitioners from private sector or civil society to tell about their work and to have an interactive discussion with course participants.

The course will conclude with a group assignment to present open data practices in a specific country from a critical perspective of the studied material. As a result, students will be prepared to use open data in their future work and to conduct further academic studies on it.
 

 

Faculty

Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

Department

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Lecturer

Ievgen Bilyk

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous, 4-7 pm
Dates:
16.10.2024
30.10.2024
13.11.2024
27.11.2024
11.12.2024
15.01.2025
29.01.2025

Class Format

Seminar

Online Tool for Teaching

BigBlueButton or Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master

Open to students of the following fields: 

  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Information Technologies
Prerequisites

English B2
Knowledge in Social Sciences or Information Technologies Bachelor's Degree 

Examination Format

Exam pre-qualification: Participation in at least five out of seven seminars (50% of score) 

Two-part exam:

  • Individual analytical paper (30% of score) – to be submitted by January 12
  • Group presenation of case study (20% of score)  – during last seminar on January 29
ECTS

5

ECTS without Examination

2

Sustainable Development: Recent Challenges in a Global Perspective

Course Description

The course will give an overview on current theories of development. Afterwards it will focus on discussing the opportunities and challenges for sustainable development. The course will deal with economic, social and environmental challenges (Green Growth vs. Degrowth, Climate Change and Just Energy Transition, Intersectional Social Inequalities, Social Crises and Social Protection, Education, Violent Conflicts) and possible solutions. It will also include the discussion of how to communicate academic knowledge to decision-makers. 

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Department

Instituto CAPAZ, Department of Peace Studies

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous
Start date: 14.10.2024, Mondays 2-4 pm

Class Format

Seminar

Collaboration

Instituto CAPAZ

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Open to students of the following fields: Interdisciplinary

Prerequisites

English B2

Examination Format

Exam

ECTS (without examination)

6

ECTS (without examination)

3

Policies of International Relations (Security & Democracy)

Course Description

This Master seminar explores the roles, functions, and effectiveness of international security organizations in the contemporary global order. Students will learn about up to date analysis of various international institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), the OSCE and the African Union (AU) as well as further regional and global security organizations. The seminar will examine their historical development, organizational structures, and the dynamic challenges those IOs face. The main learning objectives relate to understanding historical and theoretical foundations of international security organizations, analyzing and evaluating their role and effectiveness, especially in conflict resolution and exploring their effects on democracies and autocracies.

The tandem seminar is part of the project “Ukraine digital: Ukraine in its transcultural and transnational context” of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) together with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
 
 

 

Faculty

Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

Department

Department of  Political Science

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Andrea Gawrich, JLU Giessen / Dr. Marksym Yakovlev, NaUKMA, Ukraine

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous; start date: 15/10/204 

Tuesday, 2-4pm

Class Format

seminar

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master

Prerequisites

English B2

Examination Format

Exam

ECTS

5

Migración, Derechos humanos y desigualdades sociales

Course Description

OBJETIVO GENERAL
El objetivo del seminario virtual es que los y las estudiantes adquieran fundamentos teórico-conceptuales básicos sobre la interrelación entre la Migración, Derechos humanos y desigualdades sociales. El curso pone énfasis en los impactos que generan los movimientos migratorios de las mujeres en la reproducción de las desigualdades sociales y de género, en la organización social de cuidados en países de origen y destino. Asimismo, a partir de un enfoque de género se aborda las repercusiones nocivas que ocasiona la limitación o denegación de los derechos humanos a la población migrante y en especial a la que se encuentra en situación de irregularidad.

OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS
1. Conocer la producción y análisis de género feminista sobre el vínculo entre los procesos de Migración, Derechos humanos y desigualdades sociales.
2. Conocer e identificar los principales riesgos que sufre la población migrante y más específicamente las mujeres y niñas en situación de migración irregular
3. Identificar como la migración profundiza la reproducción de desigualdades sociales y más específicamente en las relaciones de género y los trabajos de cuidado.

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Collaboration

Instituto CAPAZ

Lecturer

Dr. Laura Rivera Revelo

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

Start date: 15.10.2024
weekly, Martes 2-4 pm 

Mode and Time

Synchronous

Class Format

Seminar

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Open to students of the following field: Ciencias sociales y Derecho (Social Sciences and Law)

Prerequisites

Spanish B2

Examination Format

Ensayo final de curso

ECTS

ECTS without examination

Sociolinguistics: Variation and change in the Ukrainian language in wartime

Course Description

Language change accelerates and intensifies depending on extra-linguistic factors. This is all the more true for language situations in wartime. Regarding the interrelationship of language and war, the main seminar focus will be on language ideologies and related topics. 

The introduction to the seminar will deal with questions of language and war as well as general considerations of language ideologies, including case studies. Subsequently, the focus will be on multifaceted aspects related to language ideologies: language legislation, linguistic landscape, purism, surzhyk, and language attitudes. All topics combine theoretical approaches with practical analyses of case studies in the language situation in Ukraine.
The tandem seminar is part of the project “Ukraine digital: Ukraine in its transcultural and transnational context” of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) together with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

 

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Culture

Department

Department of Slavic Languages

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender, 
Prof. Dr. Natalia Kobchenko

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous (TBA)

Class Format

Seminar

Collaboration

NaUKMA Kyiv, Ukraine/Prof. Dr. Natalia Kobchenko

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master

Prerequisites

English B2
Specialised knowledge in Slavic languages and cultures

Examination Format

Exam

ECTS

4

Literary and Cultural Studies: Paul Celan's Poetry: Close and Distant Reading

Course Description

Paul Celan is one of the most prominent German poets of the second half of the 20th century. The seminar will use a hermeneutic "close reading" to Celan's fascinating and formally challenging writing and will additionally apply quantitative methods of digital "distant reading" to interprete Celan's poetry. Students will get trained in a mixed-method approach in the intersectional domain of linguistics and literary critics as one of the major approaches to culture and discourse related text analyses. The seminar will be held online in English language; students of JLU can take the course as part of the module "text and pragmatics".

The tandem seminar is part of the project “Ukraine digital: Ukraine in its transcultural and transnational context” of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) together with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

 

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Culture

Department

Department of Slavic Languages

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Daiber,
Dr. Rostyslav Semkiv

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 14/02/2025

Mode and Time

Synchronous (TBA)

Class Format

Seminar

Collaboration

NaUKMA Kyiv, Ukraine/Dr. Rostyslav Semkiv

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master

Prerequisites

English B2
Specialised knowledge in Slavic languages and cultures

Examination Format

Exam

ECTS

4

Nuevo título!: Nuevas formas de justicia transicional: crímenes de guerra y justicia restauarativa (Título anterior: Extractivismo en América Latina desde la Colonia hasta la actualidad: oportunidades y desafíos)

Course Description

La justicia transicional como disciplina ha tenido un desarrollo normativo, jurisprudencial y académico muy amplio en los últimas 50 años. Resultado de este desarrollo acelerado ha sido la creación de ciertos mínimos internacionales de carácter obligatorio para los países que buscan superar pasados traumáticos. Parte de esta estandarización, pasa por que la satisfacción de los derechos de las víctimas a la verdad, la justicia y la reparación sea indispensable para hacer tránsito de un régimen que viola los DDHH a uno que lo respeta.  Estando el derecho a la justicia asociada a una forma de justicia punitivista y reribucionista. La Jurisicción Especial para la Paz es el primer tribunal de crímenes de guerra y lesa humanidad en el mundo que tiene el mandato expreso de implementar justicia restaurativa en sus procedimientos. El reto no es menor: por un lado, implica desvincular a la justicia transicional de su origen punitivista y por otro lado justificar que, a pesar de esa desvinculación, el derecho a la justicia de las víctimas puede ser satisfecho.

 

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature and Culture
Interdisciplinary Courses

Department

Institute for Romance Studies JLU
Instituto Capaz

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle, Prof. Dr. Laly Peralta González (Universidad del Rosario)

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

14/10/2024 - 06/12/2024

Mode and Time

Synchronous. Start date: 18.10.2024 -  06.12.2024
Fridays 2 - 5 pm. 

Class Format

Seminar

Collaboration

Universidad del Rosario/Peralta González und CAPAZ


Nuestro curso, ofrecido en colaboración con la Universidad del Rosario y el Instituto Capaz en Colombia, empieza por razones de sincronización de los calendarios académicos de las instituciones participantes el 18 de octubre de 2024 y va hasta el 06 de diciembre en ritmo semanal.

 
Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Target Group

Bachelor, Master
Interdisciplinary course open for students of the following subject/field: 
Romance Studies of Literature and Culture
Intercultural Communication and Business
Spanish for Teachers, Political Sciences
Social Sciences, Law, Geography

Prerequisites

Spanish B2

Examination Format

Oral presentation/presentación en grupo así como trabajo individual: ensayo/trabajo escrito; Podcast

ECTS

5-6

ECTS without examination

3

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