Social Sciences Media Library

 

Do more research - get a realistic impression - discover academic approaches - get additional information on your subject! Here are our recommendations for the individual subjects in the Social Sciences course of study:

 

Social Sciences at RWTH Aachen

 
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Memorials

Markus Kroll from the Teaching and Research Unit Didactics of Social Sciences explains with the help of a video glossary that memorials need to be recognized as an important place of learning outside of school in that they serve to highlight how essential and relevant their construction is.

 
 
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Extra-biblical sources on Jesus

Professor Paganini talks about the different ways in which the Testimonium Flavianum by Titus Flavius Josephus can be interpreted, given the fact that it is one of the most important extra-biblical sources on Jesus.

 
 
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Reformation Day

Professor Christine Roll, dean of the RWTH Faculty of Arts and Humanities, explains whether Luther actually nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and why this legendary event is so significant, even today.

 
 
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Universal Basic Income

A guaranteed basic income for everyone without having to work or meet particular requirements – this is an idea that is currently being widely discussed. But can this be an answer to the numerous societal problems and developments of our time? How could such a project be financed?

 
 
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Trends in Toys

The Fidget Spinner, even though invented in the 90s, has only recently taken the teen world by storm – the demand for the toy was so high that manufacturers struggled to keep up with orders. In this installment of the series, RWTH media pedagogues Dr. Ilona Cwielong und Falk Itzerodt talk about local and global trends, YouTube stars, and youth cultures as counter-cultures against a bureaucratized world.

 
 
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Causes for Violence

In our video series “Where Does Violence Come From,“ which is part of the “Violence and Terrorism” topic area, Professor Thomas Kron from the RWTH Chair of Sociology answers questions such as: “Is there a natural benefit to violence?,” “Is religious terrorism a specifically Islamic problem?,” and “how do we cope with our fears?”

 
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Interesting Information for bookworms

RWTH Aachen University Library also offers books on loan to prospective students. The following books are recommended for prospective students of Social Sciences.

Sociology

Books:
Schimank, Uwe (2010): Handeln und Strukturen. Einführung in die akteurtheoretische Soziologie. Weinheim/München: Juventa.

Political Science

Books:
Thomas Bernauer, Detlef Jahn, Patrick Kuhn, Stefanie Walter: Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft, Baden-Baden 2009

Catholic Theology

Books:
Guido Bausenhart: Einführung in die Theologie: Genese und Geltung theologischer Aussagen, Herder-Verlag 2010.

 

Other insights into Social Sciences

Sociology

German Sociological Association The SozBlog, above all, offers an exciting introduction to topics of interest to sociologists. Look around the archive to experience the diversity of applications in this discipline!

Political Science

Federal Agency for Civic Education

Catholic Theology

Internet project of the Catholic Theology Faculty Association