Students of the Department of Architecture may write an elective thesis paper with the Chair of Sociology. Generally the former attendance of an elective course in sociology is mandatory for the acceptance to an elective thesis.
Elective thesis papers within the context of a sociology course are to be in written form and predicated on the criteria of academic papers in social sciences. They are to fulfill the effective standards in social sciences. To achieve this standard, the students are guided and supervised intensively. Besides the examination of the contents, one of the educational objectives is to train the correct composition of an academic paper, regarding its format, form, the coherence of the content and its scientific validity.