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Please choose the course(s) you want to register for from the list “ZAK-Lehrangebote”: ZAK course registration. You can use the search function to search for names of lecturers or course titles.

At the end of each course description you will find a link that leads you to the registration form.

The registration period for the upcoming sommer term 2018 starts on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.


If you need help filling in the form please contact Christine Karl: christine.karl∂kit.edu

Courses taught in English (for all Courses (in German and English) please see Website: ZAK-Anmeldekalender)

ZAK Courses taught in English

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CANCELLED Child Work revisited: Children’s Usefulness in the 21st Century
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:00 - 18:00
Geb. 50.35
R 101 (SR am Fasanengarten)

Kids in industrial factories and clothes produced by children – economic necessity or inacceptable practice? In 2014 Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Malala Yousafzai for his work against child labour. This award is an overdue offi cial recognition of child labour as a global issue with serious implications for world peace. Whereas in developed countries – with some exceptions – governments and other actors endeavour themselves to eradicate child labour; in underdeveloped countries the abolition of child labour is perceived as a threat to the economy, hence infeasible.

In this seminar we will explore child labour in a sociocultural context, drawing examples from Germany, UK, USA, Philippines, Guatemala and Zimbabwe. We will examine the significance of child work for global economy and its implications for the efforts to ban child labour in underdeveloped countries.

In discussions we will examine the usefulness of children for the middle class family and society in the 21st century in Western industrial countries. In light of the rational choice approach, we will attempt to answer the pertinent and challenging question: ‘Why would you have a child in 2018’?

Good English skills required.

2-6 LP



Fri 27.10.17, 10:00–18:00

Sat 28.10.17, 10:00–18:00

Sun 29.10.17, 10:00–16:00

Françoise Umubyeyi Grohmann
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:stgPxz7∂zak kit edu
Number of participants
Registration possible from 2017-10-05 12:00 to 2017-10-09 12:00.

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Christine Karl, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 42043


Coordination Studying / General Studies:
Ines Bott, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 46919

Dr. Christine Mielke
Telefon: 0721-608 46920