Introduction to German Constitutional Law

Provided by: UMA
Bachelor's degree (EQF level: 6)

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.
The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while put

  • spring semester 2023

    Course start date 2023-02-01
    Course end date 2023-07-31
    Language English
    Credits 8 (ECTS)
    Engagement hours 240
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5), good (1,6 - 2,5), satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5), sufficient (3,6 - 4,0), failed (5,0)