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230040 VO Sociological Theories: Overview and current Developments (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie


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

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 1.11.2020 (Covid 19): bis auf weiteres Umstellung auf digitale Lehre.
Update 17.11.2020 (Covid 19): Umstellung auf digitale Lehre bis mindestens 20.12.2020
Update 17.12.2020 (Covid 19): Umstellung auf digitale Lehre bis zum Semesterende

Der Einsatz von u.stream für Personen die aus z.B. gesundheitlichen Gründen nicht anwesend sein können ist in Planung.

Wednesday 07.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 14.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 21.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 28.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 04.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Sociology is a multi-paradigmatic science. Increasing fragmentation and specialization concern also the development in sociological theory. Any attempt to integrate the various theoretical perspectives, without ignoring their historical origins, will fail if we do not accept the price of a too rough complexity reduction. The lecture therefore does not provide an overview of the current state of theories in sociology. Rather, it invites to critically examine a selection of newer approaches. In its first sessions, the course will introduce to the different meaning of "theory", and to the various ways to use this term in sociology. We then will present a series of theoretical approaches and contributions which enrich the theoretical debate in sociology, and which may stimulate the investigation of sociological research questions in a significant way, related in particular to the current dynamics and contradictions of social change.
The lectures are held by Christoph Reinprecht, Eva Cyba and Otto Penz (descriptions of the single sessions are available via moodle).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (4 open questions with a maximum of 5 points for each question)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading key: 19-20 points: 1; 17-18 p.: 2; 14-16 p.: 3; 11-13 p.: 4; 0-10 p.: 5

Examination topics

PowerPointSlides and source texts (Moodle)

Reading list

Literatur wird auf Moodle zur Verfügung gestellt

Association in the course directory

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