854103 Sociology and landscape planning

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


In order to gain a better understanding of relevant sociological issues and problems, especially in terms of space and landscape planning, we shall focus in this lecture on theories, theoretical approaches and research results along following topics:
•Urban Sociology and planning related Sociology: Developments and Perspectives
•General problems of Sociology (Durkheim, Weber)
•Contemporary Social Research (Lazarsfeld)
•Social Inequality (Critical Theory, Precarity)
•Urban Studies (School of Chicago, Löw, Bourdieu)
•Gender Studies / Men's Studies


Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To provide students with sociological topics which are of particular relevance for the planning discipline. The participants should have - after completing the course - knowledge and a critical assessment of major sociological approaches and positions on social inequality, urban studies and gender studies.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.