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Introductory and Orientation Phase

Three out of four bachelor's programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna (Social and Cultural Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology) offer a joint introductory and orientation phase (SOWI-STEOP). The introductory courses are supported by eLearning, teaching assistants and a mentoring programme. Further courses can not be attended before the introductory and orientation period has been completed.

The reorganised introductory and orientation period (SOWI-STEOP) has started in winter semester 2011/2012. It contains 15 ECTS and consists of two modules:

  • Module "Grundlagen sozialwissenschaftlicher Methodologie"
  • Module "Fachspezifische Einführung"

For more information on STEOP, please visit the SOWI-STEOP website (in German).

The SOWI-STEOP team, composed of more than 30 people who are involved in teaching and respective support, was awarded with the UNIVIE Teaching Award in 2014. The prize was set up by the University of Vienna and is given for excellent achievements from lecturers and lecturing teams.