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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E4-M-5

Introduction to Sociology (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E4-M-5 Introduction to Sociology 5.0 CP (150 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [SO-SOZ] Sociology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V SO-09-2.1003-K-1
Introduction to Sociology
P 28 h 122 h - - PL1 5.0 WiSe
  • About [SO-09-2.1003-K-1]: Title: "Introduction to Sociology"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 122 h
  • About [SO-09-2.1003-K-1]:
    For CVT students 5 CPs can be obtained due to the higher need for self-study

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 39021 ("Introduction to Sociology")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Contents

In this lecture the basics of empirical-analytical sociology are taught and applied to elementary social processes and phenomena. To enable an explanation of collective phenomena, a macro-micro-macro model is used in this lecture. In this model, collective phenomena are seen as an (unintended) consequence of individual action, and the actions of actors are simultaneously linked to social structures.
  • Sociological issues
  • Anthropological foundations
  • Model of sociological explanation
  • Analysis of social action/theories of action
  • Institutional orders and opportunities
  • Analysis of strategic situations/game theory
  • Collective action
  • Social norms
  • Culture and socialization
  • Exchange and market
  • Power and domination
  • Social inequality
  • Social change

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Die Studierenden erkennen soziologische Probleme und wenden soziologische Theorien auf die Analyse sozialer Sachverhalte an. Sie beschäftigen sich mit den wichtigsten Ansätzen zur Erklärung sozialen Handelns, bestimmen auf welche Weise soziale Ordnungen das Zusammenleben von Menschen regulieren und diskutieren wie soziale Tatbestände (wie soziale Normen, soziale Ungleichheit oder Macht- und Herrschaftsverhältnisse) als oftmals unbeabsichtigte Folgen ihres Handelns entstehen.

Literature

Esser, Hartmut (1993): Soziologie: Allgemeine Grundlagen. Frankfurt: Campus.

This book is required to be purchased!

Requirements for attendance (informal)

None

Requirements for attendance (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E4-M-5]

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-SoSc-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences