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Current Courses and Courses in progress

Current courses in the Winter Semester 2021/22:

In the current Winter Semester 2021/22 the lecture series Bunte Vielfalt? Bildung, Diversität, Organisation will take place. The following courses will also bei offerend in the Bachelor's program: Alltagsverstand, Hegemonie & Subalternität. Feministische Theorie nach Antonio Gramsci, Postkoloniale Theorien, Einführung in die Kulturtheorien, Niklas Luhmann: Vertrauen, Das Autoritäre im theoretischen Diskurs zum Politischen, Zwischen Weltgesellschaft und Nationalstaat: Differenzen und Konflikte im Kontext von Migration in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Vom Gender Trouble zur bunten Vielfalt? Diskurse und Befunde zu Geschlecht und Diversität in der Arbeitswelt, Prekarität statt Exzellenz? Macht- und Ungleichheitsdimensionen akademischer Wissensarbeit. In the Master's program the courses: Zur Theorie des Politischen bei Judith Butler: Öffentliche Versammlungen und das Prinzip der Volkssouveränität, Europäische Integration mit und durch Zivilgesellschaft, Von der Risikogesellschaft zur Corona-Krise? Routinen und Dynamiken in Wissenschaft und Politik will be offered.

Courses in progress since Winter Semester 2012/13:

Research group at the Graduate School of Politics at the Institute of Political Science
Interdisciplinary research group on the concept of governmentality and its application – beginning in Winter Semester 2012/13. Click hereto go to the webpage of the research team on "governmentality" at the Graduate School of Politics at the University of Muenster.

Courses Last Semester:

In the Summer Semester 2020/21 the interdisciplinary lecture series Risky artists. Potetials and threats in the creative economy, Introduction to children und youth services and Narratives of resistance in modern art and music have taken place. The following courses were also offered in the Bachelor's program: Reading Gramsci: an introduction to the philosophy of practice, Ulrich Beck: Risk Society. On the Way to a Different Modernity, Introduction to Cultural Theories, Political Theory of revolution, The Theory and Practice of Political Participation, Theoretical perspectives on power and power relations in feminist political science, Creating feminist knowledge and Between world society and nation state: differences and conflicts in the context of migration in germany. In the Master's program, however, the seminar The justification of freedom: the concept of revolution by Hannah Arendt was offered.

In the Winter Semester 2020/21 a lecture series All-day Education: Cooperation between Youth Welfare Services and Schools? was offered. For Bachelor students, there was the lecture Introduction to Political Theory: Civil and Civil Society in its Relationship to the State, Rule and Economy. The following courses were also offered in the Bachelor's program: Introduction to Cultural Theories, Ulrich Beck. Risk Society. On the Way to a Different Modernity, Education in the Context of Globalization and Migration, Postcolonial Theories and GRL PWR! Power and Domination in Feminist Theory. In the Master's program, however, the following seminars were offered: Agonal Democracy by Chantal Mouffe, Child and Youth Services in Times of the Pandemic and Feminist & Postcolonial Perspectives on International Relations.

In the Summer Semester of 2020, Bachelor students attended one lecture each on Introduction to Child and Youth Services and a Bachelor's seminar on Risky Artists. Between the imperative of neoliberalization and emancipatory counterculture in the creative industries. The following reading courses were also offered in the bachelor's program: Introduction to Cultural Theories, Ulrich Beck. Risk Society. On the way to a different modernity, What kind of Theater?! and The Power of Habit. The Ordinary in Political Theory. In contrast, the following seminars were offered in the Master's program: The Return of the Authoritarian. On the Topicality, Ambivalence and Critique of a Concept of the Political, Supranational Governmentality: On the reorganization of law, political rule and democracy in the EU, Civil society and external democracy promotion in times of 'shrinking spaces', Youth politics - from idea to practice, The upcoming democracy! Constructions of temporality in Derrida and Rancière.

In the Winter Semester 2019/2020 the following bachelor seminars took place: On the performative theory of assembly by Judith Butler, Between World Society and Nation-State: Differences and Conflicts in the Context of Migrants in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as Economization, Digitalization and Precarity: Brave New Working World? In addition, a standard course entitled Ain't a Woman? - Identity Politics as an introduction to the subject, two reading courses were also offered to Bachelor students. For Master's students, not only were the following two seminars offered in German: Threats to Modern Democracies in Theoretical Discourse and The Future of the EU as Reflected by European Elections, Brexite and Authoritarianism, but also the following two seminars in English: Civil Society in Non-democratic Settings and Contemporary EU and US Migration Discourse.

In the Summer Semester 2019 the following courses, besides the interdisciplinary lecture series Gender Relations in the Focus of Political Discourses and Practices of the Authoritarian, were offered: Five masterseminars regarding the topics European Civil Society between New-Governance and Governmentality, Working in the creative industry - hard but unfair, Culture as Politics and Social Diagnosis of Time in Times of 'Moral Panics' and Beyond Economic Reasoning? Sustainability and Justice. Furthermore, a colloquium was held on the topics of Family and Kinship. Historical and Current Approaches, as well as an Introduction to Child and Youth Welfare in lecture format. For Bachelor students, two seminars on the topics Hannah Arendt: On Revolution and Right Mobilization as Political Participation, as well as three reading courses under the titles Introduction to Cultural Theories, Sociology of Education with a focus on Globalization and Migration and Back to the Future? On the Topicality of Classic Feminist Theory were offered.

In the Winter Semester 2018/19 the following courses were provided: Three master classes entitled "Civil Society in Non-democratic Settings", "Classic and Modern Democratic Theory: Ancient and Classic Concepts of Democracy from Aristotle to John Stuart Mill", and "Current Challenges, Concepts and Practices of Democratic Ruling: Modern Concepts of Democracy from Max Weber to Iris Marion Young". For undergraduate students there are two lecture classes offered, entitled "GRRRL PWR!? Power and Domination in Feminist Perspectives" and "Introduction to Postcolonial Theory", as well as a class about "Civil Society in the EU - between Participation, Political Disenchantment and Protests".

The following courses were provided in the Summer Semester 2018: Two lecture classes entitled "Judith Butler: Gender trouble" and "Mothers and Machos: Gender Relations in Latin America", a colloquium about "Family and Kinship. Current and Historical Approaches", two bachelor classes on "Genealogy as Practice from the Early Modern Age to the Present" and "Modern Slavery? A Resaerch Class on Care, Gender and Transnational Migration", as well as a class entitled "Introduction in Feminist Political Science".

In the Winter Semester 2017/18 the following courses were provided: an introduction to "Gender Studies in Social Sciences", a lecture course on "Feminist Critiques on Power and Domination", as well as a course entitled "Genealogical Practices in Public, Popular and Scientific Use since the 19th Century: Historical and Cultural-Anthropological Perspectives".

The following courses were provided in the Summer Semester 2017: an interdisciplinary lecture series on "Resistant practices in public space", an "Introduction to postcolonial theory", a lecture course on "Feminist perspectives on theory and practice of International Relations", as well as a course entitled "The single family home: built, inhabited, coveted".

In the Winter Semester 2016/17 two master courses "On the Political Discourse of the Authoritarian" and "On the Political Practice of the Authoritarian in Europe" as well as the two standard courses on  "Introduction to family policy" and "Foundations and structures of family policy" were held. Furthermore a lecture course on "Judith Butler: Gender Trouble" and a course on "Fundamental principles of european governance on gender order: institutions, actors and processes" were given.

In the Summer Semester 2016 the following courses were provided: an interdisciplinary lecture series on "Interdisciplinary perspective on: Family as discourse and social practice", a course entitled "Women in non-profit organizations: motivation, working conditions and opportunities for advancement" as well as a reading course on "Feminist democratic theory".

In the Winter Semester 2015/2016 a standard course on "An Introduction to gender relations on the example of Humanitarian Aid", a reading course entitled  „International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on theory and practice“ as well as a reading course on „A feminist perspective on Hannah Arendt“ were held. In addition, a lecture series on "A (new) perspective on family - How families become addressees of child and youth welfare" was provided.

In the Summer Semester 2015 an interdisciplinary lecture series on „Concepts of the public sphere in feminist theory“, a reading course entitled „Changing gender and work relations“ as well as a reading course on "Judith Butler: Gender Trouble" were given.

An interdisciplinary lecture series entitled „Re-Defining the Public“, a standard interdisciplinary course on „An introduction to present gender relations“ and a reading course entitled “Political participation and gender” were given in Winter Semester 2014/15.

In the Summer Semester 2014 events were offered on "Sexual difference is political difference: Carole Pateman and her concept of the gender contract", "Gender and health as global challenges", and "Theorization of difference: The approach of intersectional studies".  In addition, a standard interdisciplinary course on "An Introduction to Gender Studies in social science" was given.

An interdisciplinary reading course entitled "The concept of intersectionality in social science gender studies" as well as a reading course on "Judith Butler: Gender Trouble" were given in Winter Semester 2013/14.

In the Summer Semester 2013 an interdisciplinary lecture series on "The Relationship between women and work" as well as an interdisciplinary course entitled "Interdisciplinary perspectives and critical analysis of Pierre Bourdieu’s gender-theoretical approach" were offered.

Interdisciplinary Gender College - gender and gender relations in scientific analysis. Lecture series at the University of Muenster in Winter Semester 2010/11 and Summer Semester 2011.