[ 505GSOZTDGS15 ] SE Selective Topics of Modern Sociology

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6 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Roland Atzmüller 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)Fach Theoretische Soziologie ODER Fach Geschichte der Soziologie und Sozialphilosophie
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2015S
Objectives The seminar teaches the indepth work with and discussion of theoretical texts, which offer an insight into different theoretical approaches and fundamentals in Sociology and convey the constitutive openess and the unfinished character of theoretical analyses of society. Students will learn about the crucial significance of working with theories and concepts for the Social Sciences.
Subject The focus of the seminar will be on topics and problems which are of great importance in current discussions in the Social Sciences (in particular in Sociology)as well as in actual social conflicts and debates. In particular questions of social dynamics and their future shaping through social actors are moved to the centreground.
Criteria for evaluation
  • regular attendance
  • participation in the discussions of the seminar
  • presentation of a text
  • exposè for a seminar paper for which a feedback will be given
  • Seminar paper
  • presentation and discussion of the Seminar literature
  • joint indepth reading and dicussion of key passages of the literature in the seminar
  • groupdiscussions
Language German or English
Study material A detailed literature list related to the respective topic of the seminar will be presented at the beginning of the seminar.
Changing subject? Yes
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
1SBTGSE: SE Selective Topics of Modern Sociology (2009W-2014W)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority