level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students acquire an overview of various social science theories and concepts that are closely related to event management.
The students develop an understanding of how these theories and concepts are anchored in the everyday handling of events and how they contribute to the social significance of events.
The students develop the critical handling of theories and concepts and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
The students recognize connections between theory and practice.
The students master written and verbal communication in the English language.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The following social science topics are addressed in this course and treated in the context of events:
• Traditionen, rituals and rites
• Experience and performance
• Community and society
recommended or required reading
Getz, D. & Page, J. (2016). Event Studies: Theory, research and policy for planned events. 3rd ed. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Moufakkir, O. & Pernecky, T. (2014). Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford (UK): CABI Publishing.
assessment methods and criteria
Academic Research Paper
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Susanne Gellweiler
year of study
second year of studies
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