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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E5-M-6

Soziologische Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E5-M-6 Soziologische Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie 5.0 CP (150 h)


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [SO-SOZ] Sociology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V SO-09-11-1050-K-1
Sociological action and decision theory
P 28 h 122 h - - PL1 5.0 SuSe
  • About [SO-09-11-1050-K-1]: Title: "Sociological action and decision theory"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 122 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 39026 ("Einführung in die Sozialstrukturanalyse")

Evaluation of grades

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


Model of sociological explanation
  • Analysis of social action/theories of action
  • Social norms
  • Culture and socialization
  • Institutional orders and opportunities
  • Theories of rational choice
  • Dual Process Theories
  • Action routines, situational cues and frames, habitus.
  • Analysis of strategic situations/game theory.
  • Collective action
  • Micro and macro explanations

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students recognize sociological problems and apply sociological theories to the analysis of social facts. They deal with the most important approaches to explaining social action, determine how social orders regulate the coexistence of people, and discuss how social facts (such as social norms, social inequality, or power and domination relations) emerge as often unintended consequences of their actions.


Hastie, Reid und Robyn M. Dawes (2010): Rational Choice in an Uncertain World. The Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making. Los Angeles: Sage.

Kahnemann, Daniel (2014): Schnelles Denken, langsames Denken. München: Pantheon.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E5-M-6]

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