Elective Modules (35 ECTS-credits)
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Elective Module 3: Life World - Life Forms: Individual and Society 2 (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of the module according to § 5 Para 1 No 9
Learning Outcome: Students get to know the subjects, questions and current research issues of a special sociology (consumption, town, body or knowledge and technical sociology). They know how to describe the development lines of the respective research field and to determine their essential theoretical perspectives and relationship to sociological tradition of knowledge. Students can evaluate and discuss the relevance and importance of sociological perspectives and interpretative-qualitative culture-sociological research approaches in the context of empirical and interdisciplinary research fields. They are able to compare, link and evaluate positions within research discussions. Students know how to transfer their skills to new contexts and to develop individual research issues.
Elective Module 4: Rural and Regional Sociology 2 (10 ECTS-AP, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of the module according to § 5 Para 1 No 10
Learning Outcome: Students acquire the ability to illustrate selected fields of rural and regional sociology (e.g. agro-food studies, agriculture-environment relations, development of the relationships between the urban and rural environments, etc.), and they know the relevant discussions. They use theoretical concepts to analyse changes of economic and consumption patterns and values as well as the influence of regulative interventions. They are able to analyse and evaluate the effects of social change in terms of identities, actions and relations between relevant actors based on specific issues.
Elective Module 6: Work Experience (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: The internship can be only started after successful completion of the 2nd semester at the earliest. The Director of Studies has to give permission before starting the internship.
Learning Outcome: This module serves to widen the study programme and to acquire practical qualifications.
A work experience in relevant national or international organizations with sociological-related fields of activity or research projects can be completed alternatively to the elective module 5. A workload of min. 120 hours is to be assessed and an internship report is to be submitted.
Elective Module 7: Module on Specific Areas of Specialism (10 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: the prerequisites of the respective curricula do apply.
Modules from the curricula of the bachelo's programmes at the University of Innsbruck according to 54 Para 1 UA with a total of 10 ECTS-Credits can be selected freely in order to focus the choice of specialization.

  • 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).