Economics and Politics - Theory

Andrea Schaffar
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04474


Economics and Politics - Theory

Emphasis Social Sciences and Research

In this course we will explore the thinking and concepts of Social Science: What are the conditions, the do’s, don’ts, and doings of Social Science as cross disciplinary research? At first the basics and framework of different approaches and methodologies are in the focus of the course. Reading as a fundamental competence within the sciences will be examined and practiced.

Then basic methods like interviews, group discussions or observations will be presented,  discussed and practiced.

During the course practice and interaction is central. Researching the social always focuses on discourse and so will the course. So, students are welcome to bring their questions and research interests with them.

Preview for the summer semester:

The seminar will take place as a cooperation in form of a research lab together with another university. We will work together in cross disciplinary teams and thus experience the development and practice within a research project within different disciplines.

Examination Modalities

- Contribution to the discussions

No absence without prior excuse, 80 %  attendance

- tasks and practices related to the contents of the lecture – for example designing a guide for interviews or the starting sequence for a focus group

Key Words

social science, social research, sociology, methods and methodologies


10 October 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
07 November 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Seminar Room
14 November 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
21 November 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
28 November 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
05 December 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
12 December 2022, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
09 January 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
16 January 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
23 January 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio

Course Enrolment

From 15 August 2022, 08:00 to 03 October 2022, 10:15
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Global Challenges and Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities: Foundation: Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Strategies 700/005.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible