Program Structure


Study Structure

Module 1 Sociological Theories

This is about the deeper appropriation of sociological theories on a scientific level. The module is aimed at the question of how to open up empirical phenomena with the help of sociological theory concepts.

Module 2 Methods of Empirical Research

This module teaches knowledge of the methods of empirical social research. Within the scope of a research internship, research interests are processed into concrete questions and empirical investigations.

Module 3 General Sociology

The courses offered in this module provide an in-depth knowledge of those sociological constructs that focus on comprehensive social structures and basic social processes independent of application-related limitations, such as differentiation theories, social theories, and theories of social inequality.

Module 4 Special Sociology

Here, knowledge in various special sociologies is imparted, which form the research focus of the current teachers at the Institute, for example gender studies, family sociology, organizational sociology, globalization research.

Module 5 Technology, Gender and Society

In this module, technology is examined as a social phenomenon. The events analyze the social conditionality of technology and its significance in various social fields. One of the focal points is the importance of gender in technical contexts.

Module 6 Sociology of Technology

This module offers comprehensive insights into the current technical-sociological debates and the special fields and history of Sociology of Technology.

Module 7 Fields of Application/Colloquium

The concluding courses support the preparation of the Master's thesis. Sociological theories and methods are applied to certain areas of society and skills are acquired in order to present a self-developed topic.