Social Movements (ILV)

Course numberM3.0607.30.080
Course code
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

In order to be able to accompany and control social change processes, graduates have acquired the competence to research, analyse, and use legal framework scope and conditions. Students recognise that social processes are often triggered in a "bottom-up" way by affected groups, and thus learn how social movements occur; social development is therefore accompanied by conflict. Here, Social Work has an accompanying and moderating role: legal knowledge can serve as a sober assessment and assurance of protest forms and manifestations of direct democracy.

Completed bachelor's degree

The necessary legal framework scope and conditions can be researched, analysed and used in order to support or guide social change processes. Human rights, constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights, the constitution as well as special laws are known in detail and can also be transferred from a historical dimension to current or future development. The legal "tools" to be able to participate in democratic change processes, especially in the area of direct democracy, are known and can also be applied. Special focus is placed on the achievement of sustainable development goals for the social sphere.

Böhnisch, Lothar & Schröer, Wolfgang (2012). Sozialpolitik und Soziale Arbeit. Eine Einführung. Weinheim & Basel: Beltz Juventa (Kap. 7.2)
Roth, Roland (2011). Soziale Bewegungen. In: Otto, Hans-Uwe & Thiersch, Hans (Hrsg.). Handbuch Soziale Arbeit (4. Auflage). München: Reinhardt Ernst, 1356-1364.
Wagner, Leonie (Hrsg.) (2009). Soziale Arbeit und Soziale Bewegungen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Lecture, group work, presentations

Written work, presentation