Compulsory Modules (150 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 5: Qualitative Social Research (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of compulsory module 3
Learning Outcome: The students understand the logic of the qualitative research paradigm. They know the most common qualitative methods and can use them to answer a sociological research question. Qualitative data can be evaluated methodically in a controlled manner and the results can be clearly presented in the form of a research report. Overall, they are able to develop a qualitative research design and independently carry out the entire research process from the research question to the report.
Compulsory Module 7: Sociological Theory (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students are able to differentiate between the most important paradigms of basic sociological theories with regards to their historical development and to apply them to current sociological issues. They will acquire in-depth knowledge of one of these theories and be able to present it convincingly in the context of a scientific work and for an independent problem analysis.
Compulsory Module 11: Life World - Life Forms: Individual and Society (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of compulsory module 2
Learning Outcome: The students can reproduce the essential theoretical approaches of interpretative sociology and to explain their basic terminology. They can also describe current topics and research perspectives in everyday and cultural-socialogical analyses. In particular, they are able to critically discuss identity constructions in the context of social misconception and recognition based on sociological identity theories as well as theoretical impulses from related fields. They can identify central theses and lines of argument and reproduce them without falsification. In addition, they are able to apply theoretical concepts to empirical phenomena as an example of research.

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