233041 SE STS, borders and mobility (2021S)
- Anmeldung von Mo 01.02.2021 09:00 bis So 21.02.2021 23:59
- Abmeldung bis So 21.03.2021 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
key points from the obligatory readings. Thereby, two students will present the obligatory readings at the beginning of each session.- Develop, as part of a group (of 3 students), a research mini-proposal choosing a theme from a pool of options offered by the lecturer. Drawing on the materials of the seminars, every group must develop a concise, clear and feasible research mini-proposal specifying the research questions, theoretical framework, methods, ethical considerations, potential participants and potential sources of information. This research mini-proposal must be presented in the last session (see dates in session information). A 3700-4000 words summary of the proposal must be submitted via Moodle by May 26, 2021.- Submit a 3200-3500-word individual assignment which must contain two parts:
Part I: (1600-1800 words) a personal reflection using the contents of the course narrating any personal or well-known (from a friend or relative) experience of migration and/or border control. The questions guiding this first part are: How does an STS understanding of borders and mobility change/enrich/affect/reduce this experience? What aspects become more/less explicit?
Part II: (1600-1700 words) Choosing a case study of the pool list provided by the lecturer and conduct a well-informed analysis of it condensing at least two of the sessions of the seminar.
The use and relevance of references and in both parts of the assignment is a crucial aspect of its assessment. The submission date of this assignment via Moodle is June 1, 2021.
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:Active seminar participation: 20 points, assessed individually,
feedback by lecturer;
Mini-research proposal: 30 points, assessed as group work,
feedback by lecturer and classmates;
Reflection and case analysis: 50 points, assessed individually,
feedback on request;Minimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)Attendance
Presence and participation are compulsory. Absences of four hours at maximum are tolerated, provided that the lecturer is informed about the absence. Absences of up to eight hours in total may be compensated by either a deduction of grading points or/and extra work agreed with the lecturer. Whether compensation is possible is decided by the lecturer.
Absences of more than eight hours in total cannot be compensated. In this case, or if the lecturer does not allow a student to compensate absences of more than four hours, the course cannot be completed and is graded as a ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfil the attendance requirements on the student’s side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.Important Grading InformationIf not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme and the attendance regulations must be met. If a required task is not fulfilled, e.g. a required assignment is not handed in or if the student does not meet the attendance requirements, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’. Self-plagiarism, particularly re-using own work handed in for other courses, will be treated likewise.