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M.A. Sociology - European Societies

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2nd Semester: Module 5

Culture and Values in European Societies

This module covers cultural similarities and differences between the European societies. Issues like values, identities, religion, language constellations, political, economic, and environmental attitudes, collective remembrance, moral concepts, perceptions of social inclusion and inequality as well as patterns of cultural practices are in the focus here. Moreover, the concepts of global and European cultures are discussed.


Lecture: Cultural Differences and Similarities between the Member States of the European Union

Exemplary seminars:

  • Collective Identity in the European Context
  • Cultural Commonalities and Differences in the World – Theoretical Controversies and Empirical Findings
  • Religiosity, Churches and Sects in Europe
  • Values and Values Change in Cultural and Country Comparison
  • A Cultural Perspective on Migration in Europe
  • Collective Identity and Collective Remembrance in Europe

Please note that the lecture is basically the same in each semester, but the specific topics of the seminars change each year.