Economics and Politics - Practice

Andrea Schaffar
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04994


Economics and Politics - Practice

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 cooperation partners outside of  our university. 

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


09 October 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
23 October 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
08 November 2023, 13:00–17:00 Excursion with the CDC Lab to the IHS Institute for Advanced Studies
13 November 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
27 November 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
04 December 2023, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
15 January 2024, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
22 January 2024, 10:15–12:45 CDS Studio
29 January 2024, 10:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 3: Economics and Politics 569/020.03

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application 700/004.20

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible