Detailed information about the module 
Module title:
Qualitative Methods of Conflict Analysis
Module title (english):
Qualitative Methods of Conflict Analysis
Module number:
Master (UNI)
Course of study:
MA Conflict, Memory and Peace
Organising faculty/Language Center:
Geschichts- und Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Instructors responsible:
Schmidt, Robert
Credit points (ECTS):
– Advanced knowledge in qualitative research methods regarding conflict analysis
– Reflected insights in conflictual sociocultural processes through comparison and triangulation of different theoretical and analytical perspectives
– Insights in the methodological and methodical consequences of research questions; independent, reflected, and research object-adequate usage of qualitative and interpretative methods of observation, interview and analysis
– Critical formulation of current sociological debates on culture, politics, technology, education, science
– Discussion of relevant topics and reflected expression of own positions
course content/topics:
Conflict analytical topics and questions
formal requirements of admission:
recommended qualifications:
Lesson / exam language:
Lehr- und Lernformen/Lehrveranstaltungstypen:
1) Lecture (2 hours per week) or seminar (2 hours per week)
2) Seminar or practice (2 hours per week)
requirements for the attainment of ECTS points:
Grade of assessment at least “sufficient“:
Oral examination (duration: 20 minutes) or written examination (90-120 minutes) or written assignment (3,000 words)
workload/distribution of ECTS points within the module:
The workload of the module is 150 hours; one ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours

Lecture or seminar:
– Face-to-face/independent study: 1 ECTS credit
– Preparation and follow-up work: 1 ECTS credit
– Preparation of assessment: 1 ECTS credit

Practice or seminar:
– Face-to-face/independent study: 1 ECTS credit
– Preparation of presentation: 1 ECTS credit

Total = 5 ECTS credits
calculation of module marks:
Oral examination 1/1 or written examination 1/1 or written assignment 1/1
teaching/learning method:
compatibility with other courses of study:
Applicability to other degree programs on course level:
Receiving module of courses from module Advanced Methods of Qualitative Analysis (10 CP)
Turnus des Angebots:
Beteiligte Fachgebiete:
Professur für Prozessorientierte Soziologie
Required module