Academic Culture in Germany

Academic Culture in Germany (GERMAN) - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042092f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course

Events

DayTimeDurationRoom
Tue.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.28.09.-18.01.2022TRO 206
Tue.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.21.12.2021TRO 204

Lecturers

Description

Target group

Exchange students and international students of the EUF with at least German B2 knowledge.

This course is mandatory for all incoming students from our partner universities.

Course content

How can professors at German universities be addressed correctly? What does a formal e-mail at the university look like? How do I prepare a conversation with a lecturer if I want to discuss the subject of my term paper?

Communication at the university is different in every country. It is based on hidden values, norms and role concepts. To avoid problems due to cultural and linguistic misunderstandings, we offer you this course.

An important element of academic culture in Germany is so-called "best academic practice". It describes what qualitatively and ethically good research work and teaching is. Plagiarism is therefore severely sanctioned in Germany. This course teaches you how to avoid plagiarism and how to quote correctly.

This course also includes working with and on the German academic language, dealing with the following questions: What vocabulary and language structures are common in the academic language and communication at German universities? How does a "scientific style" express itself in speaking and writing? 

Using text examples and writing exercises, you will develop the characteristics and means of speaking the scientific language German, get to know the most important rules and conventions of citation and get an overview of the various types of sources.

In addition, you will learn standard structures for scientific texts on the basis of text examples and learn which formal aspects you must pay attention to.

This course is mandatory for all incoming students from our partner universities.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework in order to further practice and consolidate what has been learned. The final grade is determined on the basis of the assigned homework and oral participation in the course.

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to obtain a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%).

You will have to expect an additional 30 hours of homework and vocabulary work. 

Registration

Academic Culture in Germany (ENGLISH) - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042091f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
08/23/2021
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTime DurationRoom
Mon.10 am to 2 pm13.09.21OSL 234
Tue. 10 am to 12 pm14.09.21OSL 234
Wed.10 am to 12 pm15.09.21OSL 234
Thu.10 am to 12 pm16.09.21OSL 234
Fre.10 am to 12 pm17.09.21TRO 104
Mon.10 am to 2 pm20.09.21OSL 234
Tue.10 am to 12 pm21.09.21TRO 104
Wed.10 am to 12 pm22.09.21OSL 234
Thu.10 am to 12 pm23.09.21TRO 104
Fre.10 am to 12 pm24.09.21OSL 234
Thu.2-4 pm30.09.21TRO 104
Thu.2-4 pm07.10.21TRO 104
Thu.2-4 pm21.10.21TRO 104

Lecturers

Description

Target group

Exchange students and international students of the EUF with at least English B2 knowledge.

This course is mandatory for all incoming students from our partner universities.

Course content

How can professors at German universities be addressed correctly? What does a formal e-mail at the university look like? How do I prepare a conversation with a lecturer if I want to discuss the subject of my term paper?

Communication at the university is different in every country. It is based on hidden values, norms and role concepts. To avoid problems due to cultural and linguistic misunderstandings, we offer you this course.

An important element of academic culture in Germany is so-called "best academic practice". It describes what qualitatively and ethically good research work and teaching is. Plagiarism is therefore severely sanctioned in Germany. This course teaches you how to avoid plagiarism and how to quote correctly.

This course also includes working with and on the German academic language, dealing with the following questions: What vocabulary and language structures are common in the academic language and communication at German universities? How does an "scientific style" express itself in speaking and writing? 

Using text examples and writing exercises, you will develop the characteristics and means of speaking the scientific language German, get to know the most important rules and conventions of citation and get an overview of the various types of sources.

In addition, you will learn standard structures for scientific texts on the basis of text examples and learn which formal aspects you must pay attention to.

A course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you participate actively on a regular basis and are well prepared.

Semester hours: 2 SWS

Exam: Five homework tasks and a final paper (about 8 pages)

In the final paper you show that you have learnt how to structure a typical German “Hausarbeit” or term paper, that you know how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism.

Workload:

 

       

    • 30 teaching units face-to-face
    • 30 teaching units of self-study and homework
    • 15 teaching units writing the exam paper
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ECTS (Incomings): 3

Registration

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Academic Culture in Germany (ENGLISH) - ONLINE

Lecture number
0420111f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeDurationRoom
Thu.2 to 5 pm28.10.2021 - 20.01.2022ONLINE - webex

Lecturers

Description

Target group

Exchange students and international students of the EUF with at least English B2 knowledge. This course is mandatory for all incoming students from our partner universities.

Course content

How can professors at German universities be addressed correctly? What does a formal e-mail at the university look like? How do I prepare a conversation with a lecturer if I want to discuss the subject of my term paper?

Communication at the university is different in every country. It is based on hidden values, norms and role concepts. To avoid problems due to cultural and linguistic misunderstandings, we offer you this course.

An important element of academic culture in Germany is so-called "best academic practice". It describes what qualitatively and ethically good research work and teaching is. Plagiarism is therefore severely sanctioned in Germany. This course teaches you how to avoid plagiarism and how to quote correctly.

This course also includes working with and on the German academic language, dealing with the following questions: What vocabulary and language structures are common in the academic language and communication at German universities? How does an "scientific style" express itself in speaking and writing? 

Using text examples and writing exercises, you will develop the characteristics and means of speaking the scientific language German, get to know the most important rules and conventions of citation and get an overview of the various types of sources.

In addition, you will learn standard structures for scientific texts on the basis of text examples and learn which formal aspects you must pay attention to. A course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you participate actively on a regular basis and are well prepared.

The course takes place in the form of Webex meetings. The course is managed via Moodle. There you will find e.g. presentations and additional materials. The teacher is going to enrol you in the moodle course. You will receive an invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

Exam: Five homework tasks and a final paper (about 8 pages)

In the final paper you show that you have learnt how to structure a typical German “Hausarbeit” or term paper, that you know how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism.

Workload:
30 teaching units face-to-face in Webex
30 teaching units of self-study and homework
15 teaching units writing the exam paper

Registration