Module Offerings

Thesis Workshop 2020 (abgesagt/cancelled)

Ulrik Brandes, Marlis Buchmann, Kaspar Burger, Catherine Herfeld, Heinrich Nax, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Christoph Stadtfeld,  Marc Szydlik

Thursday and Friday, 5 and 6 November 2020
Place: Kloster Fischingen

4 ECTS Credits for participation and presentation

This seminar is a two-day offsite workshop with professors from the Department of Sociology and ETH Zurich. PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers present and discuss their research ideas and their latest research projects. The objective is to give participants valuable feedback on their work, to enhance research quality and to strengthen the common disciplinary identity of sociology in Zurich.

Current Sociological Research PhD HS20

Kaspar Burger, Catherine Herfeld, Heinrich Nax, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Marc Szydlik

Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., on 29 September to 8 December 2020, see separate announcements

2 ECTS credits for lecture

The colloquium introduces to current research debates in advanced Sociology. During the course, new research findings will be presented and discussed. Presentations will be given by members of the Department of Sociology and by outside lecturers. On preannouncement at least one semester in advance, PhD candidates can present their own research topics and results. 

Event History Analysis HS20

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Beck

Thursday 1 October 2020, 10:15 –15:45 and Friday 9 October 2020, 10:15 – 13:45 and Friday 16 Ocotober 2020, 10:15 – 13:45

Room: AND 4.55/57

3 ECTS credits

Techniques of event history analysis have proven to be highly important empirical research tools in sociology. These methods, stemming from demography and medicine, are best suited for the analysis of dynamic processes that are characterized by the occurrence of discrete events, or in other words: for the analysis of transition processes between two different states of existence like the entrance into the labor market, the end of a marriage through divorce or organizational change or death. This course aims at providing students with the most important analytical tools of event history analysis. At the end of this course students should be able to understand the theoretical concepts of event history analysis as well as to apply these methods by themselves. For further informations see the UZH course catalogue.

Social Network Science HS20

Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes

Thursday to Saturday 1-3 October 2020, 09:00 –13:00 and Thursday 8 October 2020, 09:00 –13:00

Room: Online only

1 ECTS Credits

The study of social networks is a major application domain of network science. Since it developed into an established field decades before network science itself, many network methods are laden with social network terminology. We will separate metaphor from method, and approach the subject as a special case of data science. This allows for a more critical perspective in which networks are viewed as data rather than complex systems and methods are treated as tools rather than solutions. The workshop is thus intended to empower participants to do their own research by building expertise from the ground up.
Participants will be able to

  • differentiate networks from other data - choose methods adequately,
  • perform network analysis using software tools - interpret and present results.

See also UZH Course Catalogue
Registration via doreen.spoerer-wagner@phil.uzh.ch

Thesis Workshop 2021

Ulrik Brandes, Marlis Buchmann, Kaspar Burger, Catherine Herfeld, Heinrich Nax, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Christoph Stadtfeld,  Marc Szydlik

Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 and 9 Juni 2021
Place: Kloster Fischingen

4 ECTS Credits for participation and presentation

This seminar is a two-day offsite workshop with professors from the Department of Sociology and ETH Zurich. PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers present and discuss their research ideas and their latest research projects. The objective is to give participants valuable feedback on their work, to enhance research quality and to strengthen the common disciplinary identity of sociology in Zurich.

Current Sociological Research PhD FS21

Kaspar Burger, Catherine Herfeld, Heinrich Nax, Heiko Rauhut, Jörg Rössel, Katja Rost, Michael J. Shanahan, Marc Szydlik

Tuesdays, 12:15-13:45, see separate announcement

2 ECTS credits for lecture

The colloquium introduces to current research debates in advanced Sociology. During the course, new research findings will be presented and discussed. Presentations will be given by members of the Department of Sociology and by outside lecturers. On preannouncement at least one semester in advance, PhD candidates can present their own research topics and results.

Advanced Topics in Social Theory and Quantitative Methods FS21

Heiko Rauhut

Tuesdays, 14:00-15:45

3 ECTS credits

The research seminar on social theory and quantitative methods provides a forum for presenting and discussing research projects for Master and PhD students. Students learn to present and discuss ongoing research projects.