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070237 SE BA-Seminar - Money and Payment Systems in a Global Perspective (2020W)

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

We will start the course digitally on Moodle (Collaborate) but will meet in person for the final workshop hosting the students´ presentations (provided that the public health context allows it).
Please note: No show in the first session will result in deregistration from the course.

Freitag 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 30.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 13.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 27.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 15.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Freitag 15.01. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 5 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Samstag 16.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Samstag 16.01. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 5 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Money is one of the most universal institutions. In this seminar we will discuss the nature of money and the historical evolution of payment systems in a global context, cutting across space and time. Our aim is to learn to think critically about payment systems and their economic, social and cultural implications. We will focus on issues such as the role of trust and of social and legal constraints in managing payment systems, on sectional interests surrounding monetary arrangements and on distributional conflicts. Students are expected to make substantial contributions to class discussion on the basis of the reading list and their own original research (to be summarised in a seminar paper, i.e. Bachelorarbeit).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students are expected to read all the assigned texts before each class, to actively contribute to class discussion and to write a seminar paper (Bachelorarbeit), a draft of which must be presented and discussed with their peers at the end of the course.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements:

• regular attendance (max. 2 unexcused absences = 2 sessions = SWS 4.00. In case of illness confirmed by a doctor's note, additional absenteeism can be compensated by further written assignments)

• reading of all the assigned texts and active participation in class discussion (15% of the final grade), including the presentation of a draft of one own´s paper for peer-to-peer discussion (15% of the final grade)

• writing of a seminar paper (Bachelorarbeit) of approx. 65,000 (± 5%) characters including spaces, cover page, abstract (approx. 1,000 characters), table of contents, footnotes and references, but excluding tables and figures (corresponding to a manuscript of approx. 25 pages, 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman 12pt), either in German or English (70% of the final grade).
Seminar papers will be checked for plagiarism with Turnitin.


• Fri. 08.01.2021 upload of an extended abstract (minimum 3 pages excluding references and table of contents) or of a first draft of the seminar paper
• Fr. 30.4.2021 last possible date for the delivery of the seminar paper (Bachelorarbeit).

Please note: in order to pass the seminar each and every requirement must be met (reading, participation, presentation, paper delivery).

Grading scale:
• 1 (excellent) 100 – 90 %
• 2 (good) 89 – 81 %
• 3 (satisfactory) 80 – 71 %
• 4 (sufficient) 70 – 61 %
• 5 (insufficient) 60 – 0 %


see above


to be announced in the first session

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA Geschichte (2019): 10 ECTS
BA Geschichte (2012): 9 ECTS
BEd UF Geschichte: 8 ECTS
Diplom UF Geschichte: 2. Abschnitt, Seminar 1 oder 2

Letzte Änderung: Di 14.12.2021 13:48