Courses



Elective Modules (70 ECTS-Credits)
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Elective Module 1: History of Social and Political Thought (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to describe the history of social and political thought in its importance for contemporary social science.
Elective Module 2: Classical Sociological Theory (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students know how to characterize and critically reflect the paradigms of classical sociology and apply them to issues of contemporary sociology.
Elective Module 5: Theories of the State, Democracy and Power (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students know how to differentiate and critically reflect and evaluate the most important theories of the state, democracy and power. They are able to work on exemplary texts in the field of theories of the state, democracy and power independently and theory-driven.
Elective Module 7: Culture and Society (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students have knowledge in different cultural sociological concepts of modelling the relation between culture and society. They are able to recognize and describe the explanatory power of appropriate concepts for analysing cultural and social processes.
Elective Module 8: Gender Theories (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students have knowledge in historicity and cultural variability of gender relations and the category "gender" as well as their ethical relevance. They know the history of feminist movement and are able to critically reflect current results of human and cultural science gender research and normative requirements to gender.
  COURSES Elective Module 9: Individual Focus Module (10 ECTS-Credits)
Prerequisites for registration: the prerequisites of the respective curricula do apply.
Modules from the curricula of the Master's Programme at the University of Innsbruck with a total of 10 ECTS-Credits can be selected freely in order to focus the choice of specialization. For further information about courses click COURSES.
Elective Module 10: Professionals Practical Training (10 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: The Training can only be taken after successful completion of the second Semester at the earliest. The Director of Studies has to give permission before starting the professional practical training.
Learning Outcome: This module serves to broaden the scope of studies and to test and apply practice-oriented qualifications acquired in the study programme.
Instead of the elective module according to No 9, a professional practical training with a total of 250 hours can be completed in order to get insights into an area of practice in a national or international organisation with sociologically relevant fields of activity or research projects. A written report is to be written; this equals 10 ECTS-Credits.

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).