140.034 (19W) Sociology: Business and Society

Wintersemester 2019/20

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Erster Termin der LV
02.10.2019 17:30 - 19:30 , B02a.2.05
Nächster Termin:
11.12.2019 17:30 - 19:30 , B02a.2.05

Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Sociology: Business and Society
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
14 (30 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
02.10.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Inhalt/e

Course details

The world is changing tremendously. Significant economic, political, technological, cultural, and social changes prevail. What does the future hold for markets? How are societies and cultures evolving? Take this class and find out how global trends are transforming business and society so that you can adapt and cope with these changes in international management and the world.

This course provides an introduction to the relationship between society, business, markets, and consumption. It considers historical, economic, technological, social, and cultural influences on that relationship and the responsibilities of business stakeholders and market agents. Students will examine influential factors and understand their impacts on markets, the business world, and on society at large.

Aims

The principle aim of this course is to provide students with a sound knowledge and critical understanding of the sociological study of relationships between business, markets, consumption, and society. More specifically, the course aims to:

  • explore historical, social, scientific and ethical perspectives on the role of business in the world
  • study the impact of business on society and society on business
  • analyse the non-market forces that managers encounter such as regulatory, social, and environmental forces and the impact of business operations on societies and environments in which they operate
  • address major societal issues, consider trends and future implications for society and business, and discuss solutions, in light of moral and ethical concerns
  • examine the evolution of the global economy as well as major institutions that have supported it, and interpret the proliferation of global markets and consumer cultures that accompanies it
  • provide students with analytical tools necessary to study and research business and society

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand important societal, cultural, and environmental issues and their relation to business
  • critically evaluate the role of business, markets, and consumption in society
  • apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to business operations in a local and global environment
  • identify and assess demographic trends, technological developments, and considerations of social stratification in business operations
  • apply the knowledge necessary for further advanced study on marketing, consumer behaviour, international management, and economics in general

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Organization and assessment 

The course includes a combination of lectures (theoretical part), case studies, and students’ participation (practical part). Students are expected to participate in group discussions and fulfil tasks during the class. Accordingly, a substantial portion of the mark will be assigned to effective course participation (i.e. not simply attendance).

Furthermore, students have to take a written exam that includes questions based on the key issues raised in the course. Students are to choose a specifically defined number of these questions and provide an essay format answer for each. These will require the student to demonstrate an understanding of the course materials by integrating the topics through an essay that critically examines the concepts presented in class.

Assessment:

  • Effective course participation (group discussion, classroom tasks)
  • Written exam

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Soziologie (Pflichtfach)
      • 6.2 Soziologie ( 0.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.034 Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 14W.3)
    • Fach: Soziologie einschl. Empirische Sozial- und Wirtschaftsforschung (Pflichtfach)
      • §9(1) Soziologie ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.034 Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 642, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Wahlfachmodul Soziologie
        • Wahlfachmodul Soziologie ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 140.034 Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 12W.1)
    • Fach: Soziologie einschl. Empirische Sozial- & Wirtschaftsforschung (Pflichtfach)
      • Soziologie ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.034 Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium International Business and Economics (SKZ: 516, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Special Topics in International Business and Economics (Wahlfach)
      • 15.2 Special Topics in International Business and Economics 2 ( 0.0h VO, VI, VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.034 Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2020
  • 140.034 SE Sociology: Business and Society (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 140.034 SE Sociology (in English) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 140.034 SE Sociology (in English) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2015
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2014
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 140.034 SE Soziologie (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)