Scientific work: An introduction
Exam number: 6105
Semester: from 4th semester (Schwerpunktbildung)
Duration of the module: One semester
Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): elective
Frequency of module offer: Every semester
Prerequisites: We recommend to have completed all courses within the basic training and to have written at least one seminar paper.
Spots are limited to 20 students. To get enrolled, it is necessary to apply for participation after the introductory session via Moodle, including your transcript of records and a motivation letter. For further information, please visit the introductory session.
Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.
Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch
Name of the professor: Elisa Lehrer
Language of teaching: English
ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6
Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 30 h; self-study: 150 h
Contact hours (per week in semester): 2
Methods and duration of examination:
Working plan and structure & peer-review (20%)
Poster presentation of one topic (40%)
Written evaluation of a thesis (40%)
Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme
Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Students learn about the basic principles, methods and skills of scientific work and apply this knowledge within group exercises. The aim is also to prepare/ guide students for/through writing their own scientific papers and to familiarize them with the necessary skills.
Contents of the module:
Strategies for scientific work (e.g., literature research and editing) will be presented and practiced in preparation for writing one's own scientific papers. Techniques for scientific writing will be taught and applied. Students will develop, present and interactively discuss exemplary small texts and outlines.
Teaching and learning methods:
Interactive seminar with knowledge input, discussion questions and group exercises, self-study is based on individual and group assignments
Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Relevant journal articles, which will be made available on Moodle.
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.
Students accepted to write their final thesis at our chair are automatically enrolled into the course and do not need to apply. For those students the active participation within the course is mandatory, regardless if the course is credited or not.
Attendance is mandatory, students can miss a max. of 3 sessions