The course is entirely held in English. Therefore, lectures, presentations, written essays/reports and all other course material will be in English.
Note: the automated plagiarism software "Turnitin" will be used to check your bachelor thesis.
The course has “prüfungsimmanenten Charakter,” therefore attendance is compulsory throughout the semester (see also Admission and Attendance Policies on our homepage); more than three absences automatically results in a 5 (fail) grade.
In order to pass the course, students need to achieve 50% or more of the total points. The grading system is as follows: 0 to 49% - grade 5, 50 to 59% - grade 4, 60 to 69% - grade 3, 70 to 79% - grade 2, 80 to 100% - grade 1.
Students who fail the course must repeat the entire course (and must register in the usual way next time the course is offered).
Groups should integrate the two presentation blocks taking into consideration the comments raised by the course instructors and other classmates in order to write-up and submit a detailed and thorough Bachelor Thesis.
The groups will consist of 4-6 students, depending on the total number of students registered in the course. Group members are expected to participate and contribute equally to every stage of the Bachelor Thesis project (e.g., conceptual development, analysis, presentations, thesis write-up). The same grade will be awarded to all students of the same group for the written part of the thesis. Presentations will take into consideration the individual contribution of group members.
Note: All presentations have to be done using Power Point and every group member has to present. Absent or not presenting group members without prior confirmation from the course instructors will negatively influence the overall group grade.
Suggested Literature and Research Methods are available on the course outline (see the above link)