Performance in the course will be assessed as follows:
- Group project 45%
- Final exam 45%
- Class participation 10%
The overall grade in the course is based on group (45%) and individual (55%) performance. The project involves group assessment with the same grade being awarded to all members of a given group. Class participation and the final exam refer to individual student assessment.
As the course has prüfungsimmanenten Charakter, attendance is compulsory throughout the semester (see also Admission and Attendance Policies on our homepage); more than three absences will automatically result in a failed grade.
Successful completion of the course requires a minimum grade of 50%. 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 must repeat the entire course (and must register in the usual way next time the course is offered). No opportunities for make-ups will be offered.
The research projects represent an integral part of the course. They will be tackled in groups of 3-4 students and will involve both a group presentation and a written report. Further details will be provided in class. All material covered in the sessions/project is examinable!
The final exam will last 60 minutes and will be based on the material covered in the lectures and the literature provided.
No material other than a dictonary may be used in the final exam.
The reading list can be found on the course outline (see link above).
Additional literature might be provided later in class.