About this course
Sociology is the science of society, and as such it is an empirical discipline. Sociology involves the theoretical analysis of how social institutions function (e.g. the family, the legal system, the economy), as well as its organisations (e.g. political parties, trade unions, enterprises) and the action and behaviour of individuals studied as (social) groups (e.g. salaried and waged employees, but also women and youths). Included in the analysis are the societally relevant concepts of values with regard to their impact on the constellations of action and institutions, as well as social movements and international patterns of migration.
The crucial issue of sociology is to inquire into the coditions for the survival of societies, the emergence of a world society, and the character of the various different forms of social inequality under changing political, economic and societal conditions (e.g. globalisation).
General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).
English level B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Compulsory participation in an Online- Self assessment (self classification test) for the appraisal of the individual suitability for this study.