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Changing Society: Dimension of Social Change
2 hours Lecture
Recommended Previous Knowledge:
What changed at all? Premodern, modern and postmodern societies.
Sociological concepts of social change
Speech, scripture and the world wide web: different communication media and social change
Knowledge: Basic knowledge of different concepts of social change. Historical examples of change in society.
Competence of Methods: Critical assessment of laymen theories as well as of sociological literature. Improvement of presentation skills
Competence of Systems: Reflection on questions like ‘where do we stand now and where are we going’? Sociological perspective on social change.
Social Competence: Discussions. Development of social skills by team work.
- A. Giddens: Soziologie, 2. Aufl., Nausner & Nausner, Graz u.a. (1999)
- H. Joas (Hg.): Lehrbuch der Soziologie, 2. Aufl., Campus-Verlag, Frankfurt/Main (2003)
70 hours total
Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.