Module Modern Society - Winter Term

The Sociological View on Mondern Society - Compulsory (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits4
SemesterWinter Term
Admission Requirementscompulsory subject as a basis for "Social inequality and gender relations", "Islamophobia - Research", Public health"
Objectives
  • why is it useful and necessary for Social Workers to think in a sociological way? We do not think and act just as individuals, but as members of society.
  • Being socialized, educated and enculturated in a modern world gives us an idea of freedom but in the same moment also an idea of dependency
  • Analysing society is necessary to both understanding the dynamic processes of social change and questioning it´s inescapability

Social Inequality and Gender Relations (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Barbara Thiessen
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits2
SemesterWinter Term
Admission Requirements

Lecture "The sociological view on modern societies"

please choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence

Objectives
  • Students know the diversity of socio-scientific explanatory approaches and are familiar with sociologic and political scientific features of modern societies.
  • They know historic and present development directions of sociologic and political scientific thinking. Students obtain insights into traditional theories and subject disourses in sociology and political science and develop their critical understanding.
  • Students will achieve an integrated understanding of how social & political processes are related.
  • They actively can percept and analyze formation of problems to resolve them effectively.

Public Health in Social Work (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Katrin Liel
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits2
SemesterWinter Term
Admission Requirements

Lecture "Sociological view on modern societies"

Please choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence

Objectives
  • This seminar gives an introduction in public health.
  • Students will learn about social determinants of health and theories that explane health inequalities. Furthermore we will discuss ways to reduce this inequity using projects of the german cooperation network "Equity in Health".

Islamophobia: Current Research on Prejudice and Practical Social Work (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Mihri Özdogan
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits2
SemesterWinter Term
Admission Requirements

Lecture "The sociological view on modern societies"

please choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence

Objectives
  • Students develop a critical attitude towards the social importance of categories of difference (gender, culture, social injustice, health), their coming into existence, reproduction and resulting structures of power