Institute of Sociology - WWU Münster

Münster-Barometer as Seminar or Internship

The Münster Barometer will take place again this summer and can be attended as a seminar or internship. Depending on the development of the corona situation, the seminar part will take place either in the institute or as an e-learning format. The interviews will be conducted mainly in individual offices in the institute. The extent to which a "home office" is technically possible for the interview phase is currently still being clarified.

In principle, we will stick to the planned schedule, whereby with an e-learning format much will take place in working groups and by working on joint documents.
There will be two main topics in terms of content: Corona crisis and the upcoming local elections on 13 September 2020.

There are still places available - both for participation as a seminar and as a 4 or 6 week internship. If you are interested, please write an e-mail to Marko Heyse (

Seminar Registration Phase for the Winter Semester 2020/21 Started

Since June 16, 2020, all students can register via the HIS/LSF system [de] for the courses of the upcoming winter semester 2020/21.

Certain conditions apply:

  • Registrations are possible from the opening of the HIS/LSF system for students from 16 June to 7 September 2020.
  • The registration is binding for all seminars.
  • The date of registration has no effect on the later allocation of seats.
  • Due to current events: Lectures in this semester must also be registered in the HIS/LSF by 18.10.2020.
  • "Extra-curricular studies" at the Institute of Sociology: Please enquire about the possibilities and procedures [de] before you register!
Further conditions can be found in the introductory commentary of the course catalogue [de].

The results of the official seminar allocation procedure will be published by 18.09.2020 at the latest (see notice board in the IfS and homepage).

SoPoPool Continues to Offer Consulting and Support

Due to the current situation, the SoPoPool will remain closed at least until the end of the summer semester. However, the basic consulting services of the SoPoPool team will remain available to all students of sociology and political science.
The SoPoPool staff is available for all inquiries on weekdays from 10:00 to 13:00 by phone (0251 83-29060). In addition, we offer Zoom meetings (direct link to a zoom meeting) from Tuesdays to Thursdays to clarify any issues directly and personally. Inquiries by e-mail will always be handled promptly, even beyond this period.
Of course, the current focus is on topics such as e-learning, support for problems with video conferences (WWUzoom) or certain formats of online teaching. But the SoPoPool team is also happy to provide advice and support for classic issues, such as problems with Office applications or SPSS.