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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology, Politics & Economics | SPE

Structure and content

Studienstruktur des BA-Studienprogramms SPE
Studienstruktur des BA-Studienprogramms SPE

Zeppelin Year

1st - 2nd Semester | to the extent of 60 ECTS-Credits


Interdisciplinary Module | Zeppelin Project

  • Disciplinary Perspectives

  • Methods Workshop I+II
  • Project Work in Groups


Interdisciplinary Module | Introduction to Science

  • Philosophy of Science

  • Introduction to Academic Research


Methods

  • Empirical Social Research

  • Statistics



Program Module SPE

  • Foundations of Sociology

  • Polity, Politics, Policy
  • Introduction to Economics


Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 of 8)

  • Introduction to Business Management

  • Company Accounting

  • Introduction to Communication Science

  • Introduction to Cultural Science
  • Cultural History

  • Public Administration

  • Fundamentals of Law
  • International Relations



Zeppelin-Jahr
Zeppelin-Jahr

Major Phase

Mandatory Modules

3rd - 4th Semester | to the extent of 54 ECTS-Credits


Methods

  • Applied Data Analysis

  • Applied Research

  • Advanced Methods


Sociology (2 of 3)

  • Action and Interaction Theory

  • World Society (Differentiation and Integration)

  • Social Theory of Organization



Politics (2 of 3)

  • Comparative Politics

  • Political Philosophy

  • Global Governance


Economics (2 of 3)

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • History of Economic Theory

Major-Phase
Major-Phase

Compulsory elective modules | 9-11 compulsory elective modules; at least 7 from the SPE compulsory elective area and max. 4 from the multidisciplinary compulsory elective area

Elective Modules

3rd - 7th Semester | 9-11 elective modules;

at least 7 major elective modules and max. 4 multidisciplinary elective modules

  • Theories of the State & Democracy

  • Political Economy

  • Cities – Structures, Logics, Media
  • Global Culture & Communication

  • Sustainability - Concepts, Practices, Policies

  • Behavioural Business Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility & Leadership
  • Theory of the Firm

  • Safety & Risk

  • Decision & Game Theory
  • Psychology of Judgement & Decision Making

  • Networks – Fields, Forms, Semantics

  • Social Inequality – Work, Credit, Distinction

  • Social Movements and Political Protest

  • Law of Market Control

  • Political & Economic Aspects of Regulation

  • Political Communication & Public Sphere

  • Strategic Political Communication

  • Politics of the European Union

  • Governance of the European Union

  • Money & Capital

  • Capitalism – Idea, Development, Future

  • Advanced Methods I-II

  • Selected Topics I – II

Humboldt Year

6th -7th Semester  | to the extent of 30 ECTS-Credits with 2 major fields of study of which 1 major has to be elected

6th -7th Semester | 2 main areas totaling 30 ECTS, one option has to be elected


Focus: Student Research

  • Research Project combined with additional lectures


Focus: Advanced Studies

  • Advanced Seminars combined with additional lectures

Bachelor Phase

Semester 8 | to the extent of 30 ECTS-Credits


Final Module 

  • Bachelorthesis
  • Disputation


Two Internships

Bachelor-Phase
Bachelor-Phase

ZU|plus

Semester 1-8 | to the extent of ECTS-Credits

Optional modules, do not contribute to the final score.


  • Workshop | Creativity & Performance

  • Workshop | Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship


Program Director

Elff, Martin
Elff, Martin Prof Dr
Dean Faculty of Political and Social Sciences |
Academic Program Director SPE |
Speaker of the research cluster Computational Social Science |
Chair for Political Sociology
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1369
Fax:+49 7541 6009-3009
Room:FAB 3 | 1.81
Erzene Bürgin, Defne
Erzene Bürgin, Defne Dr
Program Director | Sociology, Politics & Economics | SPE
Phone:+497541 6009-2232
Room:FAB 3 | 0.73
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