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Colloquium | Dr. Dr. Obraz

Dr. Dr. Melanie Obraz, university lecturer at the Institute of Ethics and Related Social Sciences, will give a colloquium lecture entitled "Beuys´Social Sculpture as an Expression of Social Utopian Socialization - Beuys the Social Utopian?" on Tuesday, 16 April at 6 p.m. in the IfS conference room. The event offers an insight into the work and influence of Joseph Beuys. All interested parties are cordially invited to attend the event and learn more about this topic.

| Summer semester 2024

Results of the allocation of seminar places

We are pleased to inform you that the allocation of seminar places for the summer semester 2024 has been successfully completed. The results can be viewed immediately. Please check your allocated place on our homepage.
We congratulate all participants on their placements and wish you a successful start to the coming semester.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Service Office.

| Registration deadline: 3.3.24

the course catalog is online

The course catalog for the summer semester 2024 is online. Interested parties can now also access all current lectures and seminars via download. The HIS/LSF database makes it easy to search for courses, keywords and lecturers. Students are requested to register for their desired courses in good time (first deadline: 3.3.24). Current changes will be announced on the course catalog page.
If you have any questions, please contact the Service Office.

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Retake exams | WS 23/24

Please register for the make-up exam by 18.3.2024 (cut-off date) via the service office!

  • Date 1: Wed, 20.3.2024, 12 a.m. c.t. (admission from 12:00 noon), room SCH 121.520 (or lecture hall SCH 121.5):
    • Soziologische Grundbegriffe und Forschungsfelder - Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski
  • Date 2: Tue, 26.3.2024, 2 p.m. c.t. (admission from 2 p.m.), room SCH 121.554 (or lecture hall SCH 121.5):
    • Statistics I - Dr. Legewie
    • Family, school, youth - socialization in childhood and adolescence - Dr. Heimken
  • Date 3: Thu, 28.3.2024, 2 p.m. c.t. (admission from 2 p.m.), room SCH 121.554 (or lecture hall SCH 121.5):
    • Methods of empirical social research I - Dr. Legewie
    • Social structure, diversity and culture in the transformed working society - Prof. Dr. Ernst
    • Social structure, culture and social practice - Prof. Dr. Tezcan

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Institute colloquium | 24.1.24

We are delighted to invite you to our next institute colloquium! Dr Jörg Hüttermann (University of Bielefeld) has been invited to give a lecture on 24 January. The colloquium starts at 2 pm c.t. in the conference room.

The title of the lecture is: "Approach and programme of a figuration-sociological conflict analysis of the German migration society". Dr Hüttermann has used this research approach, developed over many years of empirical work, to investigate conflicts in the migration society on the basis of a variety of qualitative analyses.
The lecture will explain the extent to which the perspective adopted can be characterised as a relational research approach and is therefore particularly suitable "for application to social conflicts". (Author's abstract). At the centre of the approach are concepts and terms of figuration-sociological conflict analysis such as figuration, social figure, interdependence, sequence, conflict and (urban) society.

The institute colloquium offers a unique opportunity to engage with this innovative field of research and its possibilities.

All interested parties are cordially invited!

For further questions and information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you on 24 January!

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End of year | Closing times

The institute wishes you happy and relaxing holidays and a good start into the year 2024!

Please note that the university buildings will be closed from 23.12.2023 to 07.01.2024. During this period, the university will switch to "setback mode", in which the temperatures in the buildings will be lowered to around 16-17 °C.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the institute from January 8, 2024.

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Guest Lecture | Dr. Jasmin Siri

We are pleased to announce the guest lecture by Dr. Jasmin Siri from the LMU Munich! In her lecture entitled "Terror der Interaktionssysteme. Öffentlichkeit(en) in Gesellschaft der Computer" [Terror of interaction systems. Public sphere(s) in the society of computers] on December 14 at 4 p.m. c.t. she will make a contribution to sociological theory. The lecture will take place in the Institute's conference room. It is part of the theory workshop of the Chair of Theory Formation.

The lecture offers an excellent opportunity to discuss sociological theory in the narrower sense. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend the event.

| BA students of the IfS are invited
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IfS takes part in the renowned CHE University Ranking | Invitation to participate

The well-known national university ranking (CHE) is currently in full progress. The IfS is also taking part in this year's ranking. The ranking is regarded as "the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German universities and universities of applied sciences and dual universities" (source: CHE website) and offers comparative insights into study conditions and the quality of study, teaching and research. The opinions of over 120,000 students have been taken into account so far.

The IfS hereby invites all BA students of the IfS who have received an e-mail invitation from the CHE University Ranking to take part in the survey. Active participation is very welcome, as it enables a representative representation of students' opinions and experiences.

We thank all students in advance for their participation and look forward to sharing the results of the CHE University Ranking as soon as they are available.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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Lecture by Dr. Huxel postponed

Due to an unforeseen illness, the lecture and discussion on "Gleichstellung am FB 06 [Equality at Faculty 06]" planned for November 23, 2023 unfortunately has to be canceled. We regret the cancellation and will inform you shortly when the alternative date will take place.

Nevertheless, we would like to inform you that the workshop entitled "Raise your voice - getting to know your body and voice in a playful way" will take place as planned on November 24, 2023 from 12:00 to 16:00 in the Baracke. The workshop, led by Klea Mago and Melanie Wendker, offers you the opportunity to explore your body and voice in a playful way. It also enables you to exchange ideas with other colleagues and students about equality at Faculty 06 and opens up new perspectives.

To participate in the workshop, you must register by e-mail by November 23, 2023.

| Deadline: December 19!

Registration phase for coursework and examinations

The central registration phase for coursework and examinations in the winter semester 2023/2024 at the University of Münster runs from October 23, 2023 to December 19, 2023. During this period, examinations can be registered and deregistered without giving reasons.
Please note that no examination can be taken without prior registration for the examination.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Office or the Examinations Office directly.

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Poster guest lecture Delitz on November 30 at 4 p.m.
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Guest lecture

We are pleased to announce the guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Heike Delitz from the University of Regensburg (Chair of Collective and Cultural Studies)! In her lecture entitled "As little Eurocentric as possible. For an "ontological turn" in sociological theory", Prof. Dr. Delitz will provide insights into her perspective on sociological theory on November 30 at 4 p.m. c.t. The colloquium will take place in the Institute's conference room. It is part of the theory workshop of the Chair of Theory Formation.

The lecture offers an excellent opportunity for discussion and the exchange of ideas. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend the event.

| New offer for students & interested parties
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Official Instagram channel of the institute online

The Institute of Sociology is pleased to introduce its new Instagram channel (ifsoz_ms). Students and interested parties can now also find all important information at first hand here.

The channel contains information about our institute, the start of studies, exciting events such as lectures and festivals as well as offers such as the writing workshop. There is also information on current vacancies, from interview jobs and student assistant positions to professorship appointments.

Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date - even anonymously (without registration)!

We look forward to every visit and hope to welcome all interested parties to our events soon.

For more information, please contact: instagram.ifsoz.

Information event on QISPOS examination administration

On 15.11.2023 at 12 am c.t. there will be an information event on QISPOS exam administration in room SCH 121.503. Students of the Sociology and Social Sciences degree programs are cordially invited.
After the introduction, registration is possible directly on site and there is also time for individual advice on QISPOS problems (e.g. in later semesters).
Come by right next to the SoPoPool, right-hand computer seminar room on the first floor.

We look forward to your participation!

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Gender Equality at Faculty 06 | Lecture & Workshop

Gender Equality at the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Office for Gender Equality is pleased to announce the upcoming event on gender equality at Faculty 06.
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 16:15 to 17:30, a lecture and discussion with Dr. Katrin Huxel on the topic of "Equality at Faculty 06" will take place. The venue is room SCH 121.5, the lecture hall of the institute.

In addition, a student workshop entitled "Raise your voice - getting to know your body and voice in a playful way" will be offered on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 12:00 to 16:00 in the Baracke. The workshop will be led by Klea Mago and Melanie Wendker.
Interested parties can register for the workshop by email until November 23, 2023.

The event and workshop offer a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues and students about gender equality at Faculty 06 and to gain new perspectives.

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Since October 23rd, the large survey on the diversity climate at Münster University has been running. This survey, which is supervised at the IfS (Prof. 'in St. Ernst and BEMA), aims to better understand in which respects the university is a place where all people and their different characteristics, needs, interests and abilities are respected and supported. In what ways do efforts still need to be strengthened to create an environment where all have equal opportunities, are respected and can reach their full potential.
Participation is open no later than Nov. 13, 2023. The link to the survey has already been emailed to university members.

Notes on the orientation week

O-Week is in full swing and we are receiving many inquiries about it.

In addition to the official information events, this is extremely helpful for a successful start. For a first orientation, it is worth taking a look at the schedule of the Münster Sociology Student Council. The student council also maintains an Instagram channel where current information is compiled and contact can be made.

Please note that this is not the official institute offer. Info on the official info events and dates of the institute are published on the homepage of the Institute of Sociology.

Important: Check your university inbox (xy@uni-muenster.de) regularly, as the institute has sent and is sending important first semester info there.

We wish you an exciting and successful O-Week!

| 11.10. | 6 pm
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Freshman Welcome Ceremony

We are pleased to welcome all freshmen to our Institute and cordially invite them to the Freshman Welcome Ceremony. The event will be held on October 11, 2023 at 6pm in the courtyard (or foyer of the institute).

We would like to give all freshly enrolled students the opportunity to meet fellow students and, as a first step, to get acquainted with our university faculty and staff.

It is our pleasure to personally welcome you to the university community.

If you have any questions about your studies, please contact the Service Office.

| High number of enrollments in WS 23/24

Expanded course offerings for Bachelor's degree programs | info for first-year students

In the upcoming winter semester 2023/24, we expect a high number of first-year students at Münster University, including in our Bachelor's programs at the Institute of Sociology.

In order to ensure that you will be able to complete a high-quality course of study despite the increased number of students, we have taken immediate measures in close cooperation with the Dean's Office and the Rector's Office. We have expanded our course offerings, set up additional parallel courses, and will offer more tutorials. Thanks to the financial support of the university, we are able to respond appropriately to the exceptionally high student numbers.

We are pleased to present a comprehensive teaching program of high quality. We are convinced that you will find an inspiring learning environment with us and are happy to support you on your academic journey.

For more information, you can also visit the university's central websites.

Allocation of seminar places WS 23/24

We are pleased to announce that the allocation of seminar places for the winter semester 2023/2024 has been successfully completed. The results can be viewed as of now. Please take out your assigned place there.

We would like to congratulate all participants on their placements and wish you a successful start to the upcoming semester.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the service office.

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»Transformationen im Münsterland gemeinsam anstoßen« wins WWU Citizen Science Competition 2022/2023

Congratulations! The project "Triggering transformations together in the Münsterland" has won the WWU Citizen Science Competition 22/23.

What potential is there in the projekt Künstlerdorf Schöppingen if socio-ecological transformations toward greater sustainability are to succeed? Can science, civil society and art be combined in such a way that their triad becomes a motivating factor for changing everyday lifestyles? These questions are addressed by an interdisciplinary team of scientific observers led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Grundmann (IfS), Dr. Cornelia Steinhäuser (Institute for Landscape Ecology Münster) and Julia Haarmann (Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen). The Institute of Sociology is involved through the staff of the working group Community and Sustainability Research and through IfS students in the project seminar "Subtile Vernetzungen".

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farewell lecture | Prof. Dr. Pollack

On May 9, 2023, the University of Münster bid farewell to Professor Dr. Detlef Pollack after many years of outstanding work in academia.
In his farewell lecture, Prof. Pollack thanked, among others, the University and his colleagues of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" [de] for the many experiences he was allowed to make in the course of his career in Münster. During his lecture on the "Birth of Modernity from the Spirit of Religion", he emphasized the importance of collaboration between different perspectives, always understood as an intellectual challenge and of lasting value. In addition to framing words from representatives of the Rectorate, the Dean's Office, the Cluster of Excellence and the Institute of Sociology, Prof. Dr. Jörg Stolz from the University of Lausanne delivered the laudatory speech.

The Institute of Sociology thanks Professor Dr. Pollack for his outstanding commitment and his tireless efforts to advance the discipline. His influence will continue to make an important contribution to the discipline in Münster and beyond. He will remain associated with the institute as a senior professor.

Regulation on dealing with suppressed numbers

For the protection of the employees, FB06 does not accept calls with a suppressed phone number. If it is not possible for you to transmit your number for technical reasons, please contact the person you wish to speak to in advance by e-mail.

Election results | Board elections

The results of the elections to the boards of the institutes of Department 06 are available. They are valid for the term of office from 01 October 2022 to 30 September 2024 or 30 September 2023 (for students).

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Redesign courtyard | Benches & Tables

New benches and tables have recently been installed in the inner courtyard of the institute! Three table sets, two large benches around the plant troughs and a larger niche with seating invite you to linger, work, relax in the fresh air! Everyone is cordially invited to welcome spring there as well!