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Profile of the B.A. Social Sciences: Social and Political Change

Societies today are changing faster than ever before. Demographic structures and state institutions are changing, as are technologies and business organisations, but also family models and social identities. 

Reasons for this include digitalisation, climate change, the weakening of democratic institutions in various countries, growing social polarisation and global social inequality, violent social and political conflicts, and the resulting migration movements.

Course content & structure

Recommended course of studies Annex

1. Semester M 1: Social Scientific Theories of Social
M 2: Political Systems in Comparison: EU and Beyond M 3: Social Structures and Social Change M 4: Empirical
Social Research Methods
M 5: Introduction to Academic Research
2. Semester M 6: Culture and
Social Change
M 7: International
M 8: Research Methods II M 9: Language Module
3. Semester Challenges of Social Change: elective 3 out of 4 M 14: Teaching Research Seminar
M 10: Democracy and Social Engagement M 11: Migration and Integration M 12: Social Inequality and the Welfare State M 13: Changing Societal Relations with Nature
4. Semester
5. Semester M 15: Social and Political Change in Europe and Beyond
(Mandatory Semester Abroad)
6. Semester M 16: Profession and Outlook M 17: Final Module
(Bachelor’s Thesis and Colloquium)

Important documents for your studies

The study regulations define the framework conditions for the study programme. You use the study regulations and module catalogues to plan and organise your studies each semester. The legal framework for this is laid down in the examination regulations.

Study documents (Only in German)