408001 VO Introduction to Sociological Perspectives and Approaches

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 05.10.2021 Place course on memo list
408001
VO Introduction to Sociological Perspectives and Approaches
VO 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

Curr. § 5 para. 1 No 1

Exploring human action in a fundamental way, sociology is not limited to a specific field of social coexistence. Rather, society as a whole is her research object. How does society come about. How do personal identities emerge? What does globalization mean for the world of work, and how does it influence religious practices? Why do people vote for extremist parties? Do we live in an information society - and what follows from that? What does gender mean today? ... what religion? Which new cultural forms are emerging just now? Do social inequalities exist in Innsbruck, Europe, and the world, and what are their causes and consequences?

In order to find answers to their research questions, sociologists need empirical evidence and theory. Theory helps reveal complex interdependencies. Empirical methods help explore the activities of human beings within society. Together, empirical evidence and theory make up the sociological gaze. 

Offering a fundamental introduction to sociology, this lecture explains sociological ways of thinking; demonstrates sociological perspectives; and challenges students to practice the sociological gaze by applying it to everyday-situations as well as to societal, political and cultural processes.

lecture, discussion, little exercises

presence or online exam

 

Berger, Peter L./Luckmann, Thomas (1999): Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer.

Kruse, Volker (2008): Geschichte der Soziologie. Konstanz: UVK.

Morel, Julius et al. (2015): Soziologische Theorie. Abriss der Ansätze ihrer Hauptvertreter. Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter Oldenbourg.

Nassehi, Armin (2008): Soziologie. Zehn einführende Vorlesungen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Schneider, Ludwig Wolfgang (2002, 2009): Grundlagen der soziologischen Theorie. 3 Bände. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.

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Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2021-03-09
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-03-11
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-03-16
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-03-18
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-03-23
12.00 - 13.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-03-25
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Fri 2021-04-09
16.00 - 17.00 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-04-13
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-04-15
12.00 - 13.45 HS 2 (Sowi) HS 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-04-20
12.00 - 13.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-04-22
12.00 - 13.45 HS 2 (Sowi) HS 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-04-27
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Thu 2021-04-29
12.00 - 13.45 Aula (Sowi) Aula (Sowi) Barrier-free virtuell
Tue 2021-05-04
12.00 - 13.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online 1. Klausur (virtuell)
Wed 2021-06-16
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online 2. Klausur (virtuell)
Tue 2021-10-05
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online 3. Klausur (virtuell)
Group Booking period Date of exam
408001-0 2021-09-13 00:00 - 2021-09-30 23:59
2021-10-05
12.00-13.30 Uhr
virtuelle Klausur
Mahlert B.