408063 PS Structures and Change of Contemporary Society 1

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 18.08.2020 Place course on memo list
PS Structures and Change of Contemporary Society 1
PS 2

Curr. § 5 (1) 7: Students are able to name the most important theoretical models of contemporary society and to explain structures and changes within different society models. They recognize the possibilities and limits opened by socio-theoretical models, and they understand the dependence of society models on their respective social context of origin. 

The course focusses on reading, discussing and presenting sociological concepts concerned with societal transformation in course of migration and integration processes. We learn about different kinds of migration and tackle demographic, political, and institutional questions concerning migration and integration. Students get familiar with a variety of conceptual approaches to migration and integration, including both micro- and macro perspectives on societal transformation processes. Students will work with basic texts in the field and deepen their knowledge through group research on specific topics.

Readings, text work, In-class participation, group research, presentations, term paper

Reading of basic texts and active in-class participation are required to pass the course. In addition, students have to fulfil the following tasks:

1.       Text work on basic texts (4 tasks á 10 %)

Prior to each course session, students will be given small tasks in relation to the mandatory readings, e.g. writing an abstract or answering questions in written form.

2.       Presentation in class and handout (30 %)

Students will give in-class presentations on their group research results on a migration issue of their choice and provide a handout.

3.       Term paper (30%)

Students summarize their learning results in a term paper. 

Brubaker R. (2007) Ethnizität ohne Gruppen, Kollektiv Druck-Reif; Welzer H. / Carius, A. /Wilkens, A. (2015, Hrsg.): Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Freunde, BPD; Aigner P. (2017): Migrationssoziologie – eine Einführung, Springer.

positive completion of the compulsory module according to § 5 Para 1 No 2

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Date Time Location
Thu 2020-10-08
15.00 - 19.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2020-11-13
14.00 - 20.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2020-11-14
09.00 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-01-15
14.00 - 20.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-01-16
09.00 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online