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230028 VO Knowledge, Everyday Culture and Society (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie

Details

Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 11.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 18.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 25.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 06.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 24.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 31.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this lecture is to enable the participants to think sociologically about the concepts of knowledge, everyday cultures and society via an introduction and discussion of these concepts. While one focus will lie on how these concepts has been used and developed within sociology debates a second focus will address how they relate and overlap with each other. Beside more general discussions on knowledge, everyday cultures and society some part of this lecture will also more specifically show how these concepts are useful in addressing specific phenomenon or empirical cases. The lecture will aim to show how the different understandings of these concepts on both a theoretical and empirical level are embedded in a historical context. The lectures will provide a foundation for a sociological understanding of knowledge, everyday culture and society and the suggested readings will be used as a way to broaden and deepen the topic covered by which the participants are invited to participate in discussion. After this lecture the participants will become familiar with the diversity of academic literature on the sociology of knowledge, everyday cultures and society as well as acquire the ability to critically read and reflect upon these concepts.

Assessment and permitted materials

By the end of the lecture the participants have to write and submit a written assignment, which clearly relate to the topics and perspectives covered in the lectures and that has also be discussed in connection to the suggested readings. The submitted written assignment will be evaluated according to the flowing criteria:

• Format: There will be evidence of attention to detail so all margins, spacing and indentations are correct and the written assignment is neat and correctly assembled with a professional look.
• Organization: Provide a response that exhibits a skillful organizational strategy. The response is unified by a controlling idea or purpose, and a logical progression of ideas increases the effectiveness of the writer’s argument. Transitions between and within paragraphs strengthen the relationships among ideas.
• Content: Have to generate an analysis or argument that critically engages with multiple perspectives on the given issue. The argument’s thesis reflects nuance and precision in thought and purpose. The argument establishes and employs an insightful context for analysis of the issue and its perspectives. The analysis examines implications, complexities and tensions, and/or underlying values and assumptions.
• Development: Develop ideas and support for claims that deepens insight and broaden the context. An integrated line of skillful reasoning and illustration effectively conveys the significance of the argument. Qualifications and complications enrich and bolster ideas and analysis.
• Language: Use language that enhances the argument. Word choice is skillful and precise. Sentence structures are consistently varied and clear. Stylistic and register choices, including voice and tone, are strategic and effective. While a few minor errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics may be present, they must not impede understanding.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the exam and obtain the 4 ECTS points the participants must at least obtain the passing grade 4 on the following scale.

1 - Excellent (outstanding performance with only minor errors)
2 - Good (above the average standard but with some errors)
3 - Satisfactory (generally sound work with a number of notable errors)
4 - Sufficient (performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 - Inadequate (considerable further work is required)

Examination topics

Reading list

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Association in the course directory

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