Universität Wien FIND

230085 VO The Social and the Corona-Crisis (2021S)

Current research on the social consequences of the pandemic

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 served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 29.01.2021: geringfügige Terminänderung

Thursday 11.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures to curb it, are dominating our everyday life. The effects of the pandemic are socially and economically often disadvantageous, social inequalities are increasing. The interdisciplinary lecture series brings current research from different disciplines up to discussion. This diversity of perspectives invites for critically reflect on the pandemic as a complex social phenomena.

Assessment and permitted materials

Take Home Exam: Short essay on a given topic (3-5 pages), based on the content discussed in the lecture, and to be handed it within 2 weeks

Social and Cultural Antropology students are required to hand in a reflection on one lecture (with two presentations) to obtain an additional ECTS-point

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Content discussed in the lecture

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

Examination topics

Lecture, ppp slides, literature

Reading list

Ausführliche Literatur und ppp-Folien zur jeweiligen Einheit werden auf der Lernplattform Moodle zur Verfügung gestellt.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 15.09.2021 13:28