Courses



Compulsory Modules (85 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 1: History of Social and Political Thought (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Extrapolation from the history of social and political thought through its significance for contemporary social sciences.
Compulsory Module 2: Classical Sociological Theory (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Knowledge about paradigms of classical sociology, ability to critical reflection and adaptation for current sociology thereof.
Compulsory Module 3: Philosophy of Science and Methodology of Social Sciences (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: In-depth knowledge with regard to principal questions on knowledge generation and the ability to understand social scientific theories in terms of metatheoretical questions and positions.
Compulsory Module 6: Theories of the State, Democracy and Power (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Overview of the most important theories of the state, democracy and power as well as in-depth knowledge of and the ability to critically reflect these theories.
Compulsory Module 8: Theory-based Empirical Social and Policy Analysis (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Ability to implement theoretical models into applied empirical research projects.
Compulsory Module 10: Master Thesis Defense (2.5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: positive completion of all other modules and of the Master thesis
Learning Outcome: Reflection of a scientific work in the overall context of the Master programme Social and Political Theory, with emphasis on the theoretical understanding, methodological foundation, transfer of the results of the Master thesis and presentational skills.

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).