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Compulsory: Literature Seminar and Current Research Questions
Identification number


270 h

Term of studying

3rd semester
Frequency of

Every semester

1 semester
1 Type of lessons
a) Seminar
b) Presentation
Contact times
30 h
Self-study times
120 h
120 h
Intended group size

Aims of the module and acquired skills

  • Methods of literature research
  • Presentation of scientific results
  • Preparing for the master thesis
  • Scientific writing
  • Argumentation
  • Teaching and conveyance competence

Contents of the module

Students receive a topic of an already concluded module of one's field of attention or electoral module. In a seminar talk the students present the recent state of research. The necessary literature research is conducted independently by the student. The seminar content is also elaborated as a written report. The oral presentation and/or the report can be held in English or German.

4 Teaching/Learning methods

Seminar and presentation with compulsory attendance
5 Requirements for participation

Successful conclusion of at least one module for main focus or an electoral module. (Group of compulsory modules for main focus)

Type of module examinations

A combinatorial examination consisting of:

  • Oral Examination (graded)
  • Written report (graded)

The module mark is the arithmetic average of the two examination elements.
7 Requisites for the allocation of credits

Successful participation in the seminar documented by a written report marked equal or better than 4.0 and passing the oral examination. Each examination part can be repeated once during the semester.

The examination may be repeated twice. Additional possibilities to repeat exist according to the examination regulations (§ 20 section 1).

Assessments which have been passed are not allowed to be taken again. There is an exception: If at the end of a module which consists of a lecture and tutorial classes, the student takes the assessment at the first available date after having received admission to the module exam, he/she is then allowed to take the assessment again at the next available date for the purpose of improving the grade, even if he/she passed the assessment the first time – in this case, the better of the two grades will count towards the final degree grade (§ 20 section 9).
8 Compatibility with other Curricula

9 Significance of the module mark for the overall grade

10 Module coordinator

S. Crewell
11 Additional information

Obligatory literature: Depends on topic.