Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Nicola Melis, Prof. Dr. Marcia C. Schenck & Dr. Isabella Soi

Course Description

This course harvests the potentials of cross-border online learning, by enabling an exchange of knowledge, ideas and debates that is vital to the historic study of refugees, both historically and in the present. Through this course, students will gain in-depth knowledge about the history of refuge-seeking in Global History. In several historical case studies students will work together using primary and secondary sources thereby gaining an advanced understanding of processes in refuge-seeking in Global History. Located at the southern tip of the European continent on Sardinia, Italy, the students and lecturers of the University of Cagliari bring a unique understanding and perspective not only to historical debates about refuge- seeking, but also to their contemporary relevance. Joining in with students and lecturers from the University of Potsdam, in Brandenburg, Germany, the aim of this course is to enable a lively exchange of student perspectives, informed by the differences and similarities in our experiences, that enriches the learning outcomes of the participating students in ways that would not otherwise have been possible.

This revised online course introduces students to the basic terms, analytical techniques and interpretive strategies commonly employed in cultural studies. Participants will learn to analyse concrete cultural phenomena in Anglophone countries with the help of some of the field’s key concepts, including power, ideology, subjectivity, class, race, gender and nation. Through independent reading, pad discussions and writing activities students will acquire the foundation for more advanced course work in cultural studies.

The course of Web Security and Malware analysis has the following goals 

- Presenting the security mechanisms or web applications (with particular references to the various attack classes and their detection techniques).

- The main functionalities of malicious software (malware) through low-level code analysis (assembly code) carried out through reverse engineering techniques.

The course is divided into two modules – Web Security (October 7th – December 21st, 30 Hours. - 3 ECTS/CFU) and Malware Analysis (March-June, 30 hours – 3 ECTS/CFU) that can be taken separately.

Students from Masaryk University can take the two modules as two different exams, while students from University of Cagliari have to take both parts.