Study requirements (Studienleistung) include:
• reading and preparing the essential literature
• taking an active part in the discussions as well as in tasks at LernraumPlus.
• give an input in form of a short verbal presentation (5-10 minutes max, a handout (“Thesenpapier”) is optional - no PowerPoint please).
There are three different types of inputs: a) an introduction to the author and their work based on individual research, b) a summary of a perception of the text, or c) an expertise for the text that facilitates the discussion (preparing questions that structure the discussion based on the key findings and arguments of the text). Students will be assigned to the topics at the introductory meeting.
Examinations can be taken as a term paper (Hausarbeit) of 20-30 pages, submitted in German or in English. In a paper students discuss a research question related to the course by addressing at least one of the texts from the essential literature.
It is required to hand in an exposé or so called “Six-liner” beforehand and to meet at least once for feedback in my consultation-hour. For more info on writing an exposé (English or German) see: www.uni-bielefeld.de/soz/ab3/wissenschaftlich-arbeiten/sechszeiler-expose.html