There are to pass two compulsory modules with a total of 20 ECTS-Credits and an elective module with a total of 10 ECTS-Credits.
Minor: Society and Politics (30 ECTS-Credits)
Learning Outcome: Graduates of the minor "Society and Politics" know the basic theories of political science and sociological theories, know about the influence of social and political structures and systems on human behaviour and social processes and are able to apply this knowledge to the solution of relevant problems from their field in science.
The minor 'Society and Politics' covering 30 ECTS-Credits can be selected by degree students of Bachelor's programmes at the University of Innsbruck, providing the relevant curriculum allows for the option to pass a minor. The minor can be passed, providing the availability of places. Students of the Bachelor's Programme in Political Science and the Bachelor's Programme in Sociology may not pass the minor 'Society and Politics'.
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Elective Module 7: Structures and Change in Modern Society (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students can name the most important theoretical models of modern society and can describe structures and changes in the light of the various models of society. They recognise the possibilities and limits of knowledge opened up by socio-theoretical models, and understand the dependence of the social models on their respective social context.
Elective Module 8: Market, State, Social Institutions (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students acquire the ability to explain theories and analyses of development and transformation of social institutions ¿ in particular, institutions in terms of politics, market and civil society. They know how to analyse the effects and interactions of these institutions in societies. Students know central social scientific discussions, terms and methods to analyse market, state and social institutions and organisations.

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