​Requests for the Opening of Courses

Applications for the retroactive opening of courses in the winter semester 2023/24

You can hand in your request for retroactive opening of courses for additional modules from October 9 - October 22 2023 via Email. Please use this form.

Retroactive opening of courses for further modules

The regular assignment to modules of all courses offered at the faculty is done in the course of curriculum planning. However, at the beginning of each semester, students have the possibility to request that courses offered at the faculty are opened for additional modules.

Please note that requests for the opening of courses are only possible for courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Please note the special rules for MA Political Theory students (at the end of this page).

Application and procedure

Applications for the retroactive opening of courses for further modules pass through a multi-stage procedure:

  1. Students complete the form for the semester in question (see below), which is made available for download in good time before the start of the semester, stating their reasons in relation to course content for requesting that the course be opened. 
  2. Students present this form to the lecturer of the course concerned, on which he/she notes his/her decision regarding content. Alternatively, the lecturer can notify the students of his/her consent by email.
  3. Students submit the form to the respective programme directors, who make the final decision on the basis of the course content. The programme directors' current contact details are listed on p. 2 of the form.
  4. The programme directors' offices forward the form to the Dean of Studies Office, which publishes the results on the website after the deadline and adds the confirmed opening of a course or courses in the QIS/LSF portal.

When submitting your application, please check whether the course type of the course to be opened meets the requirements of the desired module. 

Special rules for M.A. Political Theory students

MA Political Theory students can apply for the opening of courses offered by other faculties and/or have these recognised:  

  1. The retroactive opening of courses offered by the Faculty of Philosophy and History of Goethe University Frankfurt can be requested using the Form for the Retroactive Opening of Courses
  2. Courses which are not offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Philosophy and History (at Goethe University Frankfurt) or the Department of History and Social Sciences at TU Darmstadt can be recognised individually. For this, an application for recognition must be submitted to the Examination Committee. Please note that this procedure only provides for recognition for the individual applicant. You can find the application in the downloadcenter of MA Political Theory.. 

Retroactively opened courses in the winter semester 2023/24

Kolloquium Nölke - "Internationale und Vergleichende Politische Ökonomie"
Prof. Dr. Andreas NölkeWISOZ-MA-10

Was ist Volkssouveränität?

Andreas Schindel




Max Weber: Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik des modernen Kapitalismus

Prof. Dr. Alexander Ebner


Demokratie in multikulturellen Gesellschaften

Prof. Dr.

Nenad Stojanović

IS14-MA-2, IS-MA-2

India as Method (MA + PhD-Seminar)

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger, 

Dr. Ritika Kaushik

IS14-MA-7a, IS-MA-GW

Theorie und Praxis von Sicherheitspolitik

Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann


Richard Rorty: Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität

Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckl


Kolonialität der Migration

Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

PT-MA-8,    IS14-MA-7a, IS-MA-7GW

Jenseits von Markteffizienz und Plandiktat: Herausforderungen von Wirtschaftsdemokratie 
und Mitbestimmung

Dr. Hermann Kocyba


Rechtsphilosophie der Kritischen Theorie

Simon Gurisch


Forschungskolloquium Soziologische Theorien und Theoriegeschichte

Prof. Dr. Doris Schweitzer


"Feminist Killjoys" - Queer/feministische Perspektiven auf Wut, Hass und Aggression

Sarah Sandelbaum


Kritische Perspektiven auf das europäische Grenzregime

Denise Siemer


"Frau, Leben, Freiheit" - Betrachtungen über die Revolution in Iran

Dr. Christian Funke


Ökonomische Theorien des Sozialismus

Lilith Dieterich


Sociology of Climate Change. Concepts-Cases-Potentials.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheffer


Religion und moderne Gesellschaft:                Batailles Theorie der Religion

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt


Multiple Krise, Kapitalozän, Kollaps

Prof. Dr. Alex


IS14-MA-7a, IS-MA-7GW,


Critical Romani Perspectives from/on European Roma

Dr. Andreea Racles


Geschlechtertheoretische Perspektiven auf die Frankfurter Schule

Prof. Dr. Sarah Speck


Kolloquium Lessenich: Forschungs- und Examenskolloquium Gesellschaftstheorie und Sozialforschung

Prof. Dr. Stephan



Kolloquium Speck: Geschlechtersoziologie und feministische Gesellschaftstheorie

Prof. Dr. Sarah        Speck


"Now tell me, why did they do it?"                       Jüdische Philosophien der Shoah

Antonia Sophie Steins


Society and Social Totality

William Ross

PT-MA-1,  PT-MA-2, PT-MA-5a

Klassenhegemonie im erweiterten Staat

Dr. David Salomon


Kritische Soziologie des Privilegs

Prof. Dr. Stephan


PT-MA-8, PT-MA-7

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Dipl.-Soz. Alexander Simon

Student counselling for B.A. programs in Political Science and Sociology / Student counselling for M.A. programs / M.A. admission / B.A./M.A. internship counselling 

Telephone: +49 069/798-36596


PEG Room 2.G 133

Open consultation hours:

Tuesday 11a.m - 1p.m.

Thursday 11a.m. - 1 p.m.

In lecture free time only on Tuesdays

Open telephone consultation hours:

Wednesday 11a.m - 1p.m.

or by individual arrangement

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