Coronavirus - Information from the Institute

Last updated: 01.07.2020

Due to the dangerous development of the COVID 19 epidemic, we need to take some measures to slow down the spread of the virus and protect employees* and students. Please keep yourself actively informed about new developments on this site and on the WWU central information page on a regular basis.

Examinations at IfS (Update: 01.07.2020)

Examination dates

The following exams on courses from the summer semester 2020 will probably take place on the dates mentioned below in the Halle Münsterland or in one of the lecture halls at the Schlossplatz. You will receive detailed information on the venue in good time. In any case, please be at the venue at least 30-60 minutes before the start of the exam. The exact location will be announced later.

  • Gesellschaftsstruktur, Kultur und soziale Praxis (Prof. Dr. Levent Tezcan)
    • Date: 13.07.2020, 12:00 noon
    • Venue: Halle Münsterland, Entrance in 3 groups from 11:15 a.m.
  • Sozialstruktur und Kultur (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Ernst)
    • Date: 14.07.2020, 12:00 noon
    • Venue: Halle Münsterland, Entrance in 2 groups from 11:30 a.m.
  • Familie, Schule, Jugend - Sozialisation im Kindes- und Jugendalter (Dr. Norbert Heimken)
    • Date: 15.07.2020, 12:00 noon
    • Venue: Halle Münsterland, Entrance in 3 groups from 11:15 a.m.
  • "Subjektivitäten" - Einführung in die Soziologische Theorie (Prof. Dr. Joachim Renn)
    • Date: 16.07.2020, 12:00 noon
    • Venue: H-Gebäude (Schlossplatz 46), Entrance in 2 groups from 11:30 a.m.

The exam "Statistics II" will take place on 16 July 2020 at SCH 121.5 (Institute of Sociology), spread over two dates, probably starting at 2 p.m., more detailed information will follow.

Oral Examinations and Final Papers

  • In the summer semester 2020, all oral examinations will generally take place as online examinations.
  • You will be informed about the procedure and dates of exams in the respective events.
  • The date for the central retest exam for the summer semester 2020 has not yet been fixed.

  • Further information on examinations (including registration for final theses) can be obtained from the relevant examination offices (especially Examination Office I)

Internship (Update: 01.07.2020)

Please follow the instructions on the internship website [de] for the digital registration of the internship and for submitting the internship report.

We have also found an interim solution in case you are unable to complete your internship in the summer semester 2020 (or the following semester, if applicable) due to the Corona Pandemic, which would only prolong your studies.

Closure of the Institute Building

  • The Institute for Sociology (IfS) is currently open only to employees, although many employees currently work in the home office, but remain available there by e-mail.
  • Consultations must be held by telephone or via digital channels. Please contact the teachers of the IfS with your concerns and questions.
  • The office and the research office are currently not available for personal contacts. We kindly ask you to communicate all concerns and questions by e-mail or to call us Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.
  • Current information on how to reach the service office can be found here [de].

Currently we assume that the building (especially the SoPo-Pool) will remain closed during the semester break.


  • The courses at WWU and thus also at the Institute of Sociology in the summer semester 2020 will take place exclusively as online teaching.
  • Courses of the winter semester 2020/21 will not start until November 2, 2020. Information on the specific organisation of the winter semester is not yet available.

General Information

  • The central WWU information page contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions from students and the corresponding answers from the university:
  • General questions and answers about coronavirus
    WWU info page