140.050 (18W) Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie)

Wintersemester 2018/19

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04.10.2018 18:00 - 20:00 , B02.2.05
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Sociology of Consumption (special topic in Sociology)
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
17 (40 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
04.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Course details

This course analyses the consumption of goods and services as central part of people's daily life, self-expression and social order. Students will examine the act of purchase not only by means of rational supply and demand principles, but rather as a set of beliefs, cultural symbols, meanings, attitudes, identities and norms. The  course enables an advanced engagement with the historical, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of consumption in sociological context. Beyond the fulfilment of basic needs, it particularly highlights the pleasurable, imaginative and meaningful relevance of consumption practices for understanding modern societies.

Aims

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

  • explore the socially and historically specific nature of contemporary consumer society
  • provide students with a thorough understanding of the main sociological theories and principles of consumption
  • analyse the significance, role, and meaning of consumer goods and their relationship to culture and individual/group/national identity
  • outline various configurations of consumption in modern society with special focus on digital consumption
  • examine the contemporary phenomena of market embeddedness in people’s life and the impacts of living in a commodified world

Learning Outcomes

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

  • critically evaluate sociological theories, perspectives, and methods as well as identify the relationship of consumption research to practice
  • show an understanding of the interplay between social and cultural discourses of consumption
  • recognise the ideological, socially, and culturally meaningful and contested nature of modern understandings of consumption
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of consumer goods in the construction and maintenance of lifestyle, consumer subjectivity, and meaning-making
  • apply the knowledge necessary for further advanced study on marketing, consumer behaviour, and economics in general
  •  reflect their own consumption practices and how their own identity, opinions and tastes are created and shaped by aspects of modern consumer culture

Lehrmethodik

Organization

The course is a seminar course. Students are expected to participate in group discussions and fulfil tasks during the class. Given that consumption has an increasingly important role in our daily lives, students will also be encouraged to draw on their own experiences to aid understanding of the theoretical content of the class. Accordingly, a substantial portion of the mark will be assigned to effective seminar participation (i.e. not simply attendance). 

Furthermore, students will write a brief, but well-conceived research proposal in which they present practical ways to study specific topics in consumption from sociological perspectives.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

  • Effective seminar participation (group discussion, classroom tasks)
  • Research proposal

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • 23.1 SSOZIO Soziologie I ( 0.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • 23.2 SSOZIO Soziologie II ( 0.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • 23.3 SSOZIO Soziologie III ( 0.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 14W.3)
    • Fach: Spezielle Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • §10(1) Spezielle Soziologie ( 4.0h VO/VC/KS/SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 14W.3)
    • Fach: Spezielle Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • §10(1) Spezielle Soziologie ( 4.0h VO/VC/KS/SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (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)
          • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 518, Version: 12W.1)
    • Fach: Spezielle Soziologie (Wahlfach)
      • Spezielle Soziologie ( 4.0h VO/VC/KS/SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 918, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium International Management (SKZ: 908, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Options) (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer (Options) ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 140.050 Sociology of Consumption (Spezielle Soziologie) (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 140.050 PS Ausgewählte Probleme der Arbeits-, Wirtschafts- und Betriebssoziologie (Flexibilisierung und Prekarisierung) (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)