The social science programme, Culture and Transformation, takes into account the fact that in an age where cultural science is shaped by globalisation, transculturality and mass media, interdisciplinary perspectives and methods are needed.
The importance of cultural aspects in the sustainability debate will be taken up as examples, discussed in an open-ended way and worked through. You will come to understand the driving factors of cultural development and how they have manifested themselves in human cultural history. This will allow you to identify and assess the different interests in cultural areas and resulting space for action. And it will give you a deeper understanding of the increasing challenges involved in necessary local and global transformation processes.
Our graduates are able to identify the different interests and actors (government, interest groups, cultural workers, etc.) and to develop solutions on how changing values and challenges can gain cultural acceptance.
You will be in a position to understand the driving factors behind cultural development and be able to identify and assess the different interests in cultural areas and the resulting space for action.
You will also gain a deeper understanding of the growing challenges involved in local and global transformation processes. You will be able to understand (environmental) political and socio-economic strategies and, based on this, develop problem-solving skills that can be transferred to different cultural worlds.
New values and the new challenges in life need to be accepted culturally. But this can only succeed if these values and challenges are conveyed properly. Our graduates are trained to reach target groups and customer groups through convincing content without scattering losses.
This transformation process is characterised by conflicts of interest (economy vs. politics vs. citizens). Our graduates are able to support these cultural changes in companies and organisations and to find a balance of interests. This training means our graduates are needed in the strategy, personnel and marketing departments of companies, where they can show employees and customers in a clear way that high-quality, future-oriented added value is being created.
Politicians and public authorities have to base their decisions on the new challenges. Our graduates develop interdisciplinary solutions.
After successful completion of the programme, you will be able to work in the following areas:
Info, service & advising