Elective Modules (35 ECTS-credits)
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Elective Module 1: Structures and Change of Contemporary Society 2 (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of the module according to § 5 Para 1 No 7
Learning Outcome: Students have advanced knowledge in selected theoretical society models. They understand to apply these models in analysing selected social issues. They are able to determine the possibilities of recognition in the context of social-theoretical models and conditional recognition limits within appropriate theoretical, methodical and empirical arguments and to critically evaluate relevant current socio-theoretical discussions.
Elective Module 2: Market, State, Social Institutions 2 (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of the module according to § 5 Para 1 No 8
Learning Outcome: Students acquire the ability to discuss and illustrate the development and transformation of social institutions, markets, state and other central institutions. They are able to apply theories and analysis methods to selected social scientific discussions and 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 bachelor'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).