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Exams and Module Requirements

1. Semester

Module

ECTS

Courses

Forms of Active Participation

Module Exam/Grade

1
European Integration and the Development of European Societies since 1945

10

Introductory Course (Lecture)

Recap of the lecture, discussion on the basis of the preparatory reading  

Written exam in introductory course (lecture)

Main Seminar*

1 seminar paper/ 3 essays as main performance, perhaps presentation, group work

2
Sociological Theories of Social Change and Integration

10

Introductory Course (Lecture)

Written test in introductory course

Seminar paper/Essays
(approx. 3,000 words) in seminar

Main Seminar*

Presentations, group work, preparation of excerpts and thesis papers

3
Methods of Comparative Research in Social Sciences

10

Introductory course (lecture)

Recap of the lecture, discussion on the basis of the preparatory reading

Written exam in introductory course (lecture)

Main Seminar*

1 seminar paper/ 3 essays as main performance, perhaps presentation, group work

2. Semester

Module

ECTS

Courses

Forms of Active Participation

Module Exam

4
Social Structure and Inequalities in European Societies

10

Specialisation Lecture

Written test in specialisation lecture

Seminar paper/Essays (approx. 3,000 words) or an oral exam (25 min) in seminar

Main Seminar*

Presentations, group work, preparation of excerpts and thesis papers

5
Culture and Values in European Societies

10

Specialisation Lecture

Written exam in specialisation lecture

Seminar paper/Essays (approx. 3,000 words) or an oral exam (25 min) in seminar

Main Seminar*

Presentations, group work, preparation of excerpts and thesis papers

6
Globalization and Regional Development

10

Specialisation Lecture

Written test in specialisation lecture

Seminar paper/Essays (approx. 3,000 words) or an oral exam (25 min) in seminar

Main Seminar*

Presentations, group work, preparation of excerpts and thesis papers

3. Semester

Module

ECTS

Courses

Forms of Active Participation

Module Exam

7
Research Practicum

15

Research Placement*

Presentations, group work, preparation of excerpts and thesis papers, submission of the first draft of the research report

Research report (approx. 10,000 words) in research placement

8
Area of Specialization

15

Specialisation Seminar*

Essay or thesis papers (approx. 1,500 words), perhaps presentation, group work

Seminar paper/Essays (approx. 3,000 words) in one of the Specialisation seminars

Specialisation Seminar*

Essay or thesis papers (approx. 1,500 words), perhaps presentation, group work

4. Semester

Module

ECTS

Courses

Forms of Active Participation

Module Exam

Master thesis      

30

Colloquium

Master thesis       

Attending and presenting in master colloquium               

Master thesis
(approx. 24,000 words/80 pages)            

Notes:

  • All formal requirements of exams are based on the study and examination regulations (StO/PO). Read more.
  • Regular attendance in all seminars is obligatory.
  • The oral exam must be taken in one of the three seminars from the modules 4-6.
  • The term paper in module 8 must be written in one of the two seminars; students can chose their preferred seminar.
  • Forms of active participation are ultimately in the discretion of the lecturer to decide.