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010002 PS Principles and methods of theological research (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 03.03. 16:45 - 18:15 PC-Raum 1 Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1.UG
Thursday 10.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 17.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 07.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 14.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 21.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 28.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar offers an introduction to theological study. It provides basic theoretical and practical skills and deals with the following topics: librarianship, researching, theological methodology, bibliographical and citational procedure, giving oral presentations, preparing handouts and writing academic papers.
This seminar is tailored to the requirement of the Viennese Faculty of Catholic Theology and its different methods of and approaches to theological research. On completing the course, students will be able to do academic work approbiatly in the area of theological study.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular and active participation, exercises using the provided documents, writing abstracts and scholarly papers.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Competency in acadmic writing, proof of an adequate methodical approach

Examination topics

Practical application of course content

Reading list

Atteslander, Peter, Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung, 13., neu bearb. und erw. Aufl., Berlin 2010.
Bramberger, Andrea - Forster, Edgar, Wissenschaftlich schreiben. kritisch – reflexiv - handlungsorientiert (Wissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Zukunftsstudien - Salzburg 2), 2., überarb. Aufl., Wien - Berlin 2008.
Hilpert, Konrad - Leimgruber, Stephan (Hgg.), Theologie im Durchblick. Ein Grundkurs, Freiburg u. a. 2008.
Lammers, Katharina - Stosch, Klaus von, Arbeitstechniken Theologie, Paderborn 2014.
Oertner, Monika - Saint John, Ilona - Thelen, Gabriele, Wissenschaftlich schreiben: ein Praxisbuch für Schreibtrainer und Studierende, Paderborn 2014.
Raffelt, Albert, Theologie studieren. Einführung ins wissenschaftliche Arbeiten, 5., neu bearb. Auflage, Freiburg u. a. 2008.
Roth, Michael (Hg.), Leitfaden Theologiestudium (UTB 2600), Göttingen 2004.
Schwinge, Gerhard, Wie finde ich theologische Literatur? (Orientierungshilfen 16), 3., neu bearb. Auflage, Berlin 1994.
Wohlmuth, Josef - Koch, Hans Georg, Leitfaden Theologie. Eine Einführung in Arbeitstechniken, Methoden und Probleme der Theologie, Zürich u. a. 1975.
Wohlmuth, Josef (Hg.), Katholische Theologie heute. Eine Einführung in das Studium, 2., verb. Auflage Würzburg 1995.

Association in the course directory

STEOP für 011 (15W);äquivalent für "Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten" in den alten Studienplänen Pflichtfach für 011 (08W, 11W)D1 und 033 193 (11W)B1, freies Wahlfach für 011 (02W) und 020

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