408001 VO Introduction to Sociological Perspectives and Approaches

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 07.07.2021 Place course on memo list
408001
VO Introduction to Sociological Perspectives and Approaches
VO 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

Curr. § 5 (1) 1. Students acquire the ability to explain the theories and history of sociology as the science that analysis social action multidimensional, i.e. not limited to one section of human coexistence. They are able to recognize main social issues and subjects and to describe them from a sociological perspective.   They know how to analyse contemporary social, cultural, economic and political developments in terms of science, i.e. theory-driven, and to critically evaluate institutions and processes with current examples.

Sociology deals with human interaction in a profound way. Rather than focusing on specific sectors or fields exclusively, e.g. economy or politics, sociologists explore society in its entirety. How does society evolve? How are personal identities created? How do globalization and digitalization change work environments? And how do they impact on our particular region? Why do people vote for extremist (or other) parties? Do we live in an information society? How do new cultural forms emerge? And what are megacities? Is there inequality, and of which kind?

While we all have some ideas of how to answer these questions from our everyday experience, sociology addresses them from a distinct perspective that draws on both theory and empirical methods.

The lecture offers an elementary introduction into the sociological approach to human interaction. Students become acquainted with sociological thinking, and they learn to explore everyday situations as well as exemplary societal, political and cultural processes from a sociological perspective.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations"

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The lecture contains interactive components. Due to COVID-19-regulations, it will be held both in form of physical presence in the Aula and "live" via digital media (more detailed information will follow). Active participation is possible via physical and virtual presence. Aditionally, a record of the lecture will be available.

Presumably, about 35 persons will be able to participate in the Aula. Therefore, students will be sorted into groups, and groups will have access to the aula alternately.

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2020-10-13
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Thu 2020-10-15
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Tue 2020-10-20
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Thu 2020-10-22
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Tue 2020-10-27
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Thu 2020-10-29
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Tue 2020-11-03
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Thu 2020-11-05
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell (+ Präsenz: Kleingruppe)
Tue 2020-11-10
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2020-11-12
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2020-11-17
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2020-11-19
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2020-11-24
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2020-11-26
12.00 - 13.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online 1. Klausur
Wed 2020-12-16
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online 2. Klausur
Wed 2021-01-13
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online 3. Klausur