Technical requirements:

  1. Notebook or PC (no tablet or cell phone)
  2. A stable internet connection
  3. Headset with microphone
  4. Access to webex and moodle

Culture Courses

Academic Culture in Germany (GERMAN)

Lecture number
042077e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online course
Registration deadline
03/17/2021
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon. - Thu.2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Intensive08/03 - 18/03/2021
Tue.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.Weekly23/03 - 04/05/2021

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 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.

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 in Webex

·        30 teaching units of self-study and homework

·        15 teaching units writing the exam paper

ECTS (Incomings): 3

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Academic Culture in Germany (ENGLISH)

Lecture number
042076e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online course
Registration deadline
03/17/2021
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon. - Fr.2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Intensive08/03 - 19/03/2021
Wed.12 p.m. - 2 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 21/04/2021

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.

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 in Webex
  • 30 teaching units of self-study and homework
  • 15 teaching units writing the exam paper
  •  

ECTS (Incomings): 3

Registration

Registration not yet possible.