Political Science / Social Sciences, Department
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaft at the Uni Bochum
- Universitätsstraße 150
- 44780 Bochum
- Phone: +49 234 322-2967
Degree courses with details
- Social Science (B.A.)
- Politics, Economy and Society (two-subject B.A.)
- Culture, Individual and Society (B.A., two subjects)
- Social Science (M.A.)
- European Culture and Economy (M.A.)
- Gender Studies - Culture, Communication, Society (M.A., two subjects)
- Social Sciences (two-subject M.A.)
- International Gender Studies (M.A.)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingThe courses offered by the faculty are characterised by interdisciplinarity, the combination of theoretical knowledge and methodological skills as well as application orientation with a focus on research. Students learn from the very first semester that the social world can and must be analysed from different social science perspectives. Teaching research projects offer the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge and skills. Openness to the world, appreciation of cultural diversity are a matter of course, numerous partner universities offer the possibility of a semester abroad.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsUniversität Helsinki, Finnland; Complutense University of Madrid, Spanien; Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italien; Universität Basel, Schweiz; Tallinn University of Technology, Estland; Universität Nijmegen, Niederlande; Universität Luxemburg, Luxemburg; Universität Tours, Frankreich; Universität Istanbul, Türkei; Universität Krakau, Polen; Universität Prag, Tschechien
Special features regarding research activitiesThere are four lines of research: 1. Globalisation textures: Disruption, Tension and Governance; 2. Public Sector and State Activity: Reasons, Effects and Change; 3. Work and Social Structure: Dynamics, Diversity and Solidarity; 4. Culture and Identity and Gender: Negotiations and Reorganisation. Current topics are migration, global governance, ageing society, gender, interculturality. Research institutions include the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Research (ZEFIR), the Centre for Methods, the Institute for Peacekeeping (IFHV) and the Kilian Köhler Centre.
Support for foundersThe Ruhr-Universität has set up a "Worldfactory" to promote entrepreneurial and start-up spirit during studies. Here, entrepreneurial ideas are developed together with students from other disciplines in interdisciplinary teams and constructively accompanied and advised by experts and scientists. Students are provided with rooms, technical equipment and specific teaching formats. The faculty supports the activities of the Worldfactory by integrating seminars on entrepreneurship into the curriculum.
Other special featuresWith the motto "human - cosmopolitan - high-performance", the Ruhr-Universität places the diversity of its members at the centre of its mission statement. The high proportion of students from non-academic families is a challenge that the faculty takes into account in its teaching (small groups, structured supervision). In the organisation of teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences, special emphasis is placed on student participation. A "Day of Teaching" is held regularly to discuss current challenges at eye level.
Further information on research activitieswww.sowi.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/forschung/profil
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