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In the first year of study, a social science basic education in the two disciplines of political science and sociology is provided, which then allows an optional political or sociological deepening. Methodical education is ascribed a high importance due to the integration of current research in teaching and dedicated social-science research (e.g. in the scope of seminars). The research subjects and areas are often connected to European and extra-European countries, so that the diverse cooperation and contacts can be used for a stay abroad.
In the course of their studies, the students will acquire method competences in dealing with texts, media and the instruments of social-science research. Furthermore, social competences in interaction with others, empathy, freedom of prejudice, team skills, communication, criticism and conflict solution skills, as well as personal competences such as observation skills, judgement, self-management, analytical and logical thinking, are trained.
The subject bachelor's degree program at the School of Arts and Humanities allows students to combine various major and minor subjects with each other. The following subject combination programs are available:
In the major-minor combination, Social Sciences can be combined with the following minor subjects:
- Christian Theologies from an Ecumenical Perspective
- Communication and Media
- Europe and Global Change
- Language and Communication
- Literature, Culture, Media
- Media Studies
- Social Policy
In the subject-oriented subject combination program, combination with the following majors is possible:
Specific foreign language skills or mathematical skills are not required. However solid prior knowledge of English and mathematics is necessary.
Social scientists can us4e their knowledge on social and political phenomena and their skills in data collection and evaluation in many professions. For example, they can work for governmental and non-governmental organizations, parties and associations, elements and principles or facilities in social services or in media companies and agencies of press and public Relations.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.