Professorship for General Sociology

Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter

Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter

The Chair of General Sociology is committed to the principles of an explanatory sociology and strives both in research and teaching for a close integration of theoretical, methodological and substantive work. The aim is to explain the emergence of social phenomena on the basis of the underlying social mechanisms and to empirically investigate and test these explanations. Courses in the bachelor's and master's programs convey, on the one hand, general theoretical sociological foundations, such as the social contexts in which people make decisions, theories of action based on which action decisions are modeled, and the dynamic aggregation of individual actions into social phenomena. On the other hand, these principles are applied in classical sociological fields, such as migration and integration, family, the labor market, and education to answer current and socially relevant questions.

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