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070044 SE BA-Seminar - Democracy in Modern and Contemporary History (2021W)

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course is planned to be held in person. If the epidemic situation does not allow this, any changes will be published here as an update.

UPDATE (20.11.2021): Until further notice, the LV will be held as a digital event.

Tuesday 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Tuesday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The focus of the course is the BA thesis. Therefore, the course primarily aims at the ability to write formally correct, clearly structured, scientifically argued as well as substantively and methodologically defensible papers (including English abstracts). Students are able to independently read into specific subject areas and are proficient in various analog and digital research, writing and presentation techniques. They are able to identify and process appropriate source material and consult relevant research literature in order to present their own theses and questions in coherent exposés, from which the BA theses will emerge.

"Democracy in the Modern Era" is deliberately set as a broad content framework, as you are expected to develop your topic individually. We will work together on the content-related basics of the framework topic, as well as the basics of a small scientific paper (=BA thesis). You will present your work in the last third of the semester.

Cf. also the entry "Pflichtmodul M7: Bachelor-Modul" in the History curriculum wiki:
https://wiki.univie.ac.at/display/geschichte/Pflichtmodul+M+7%3A+Bachelor-Module

Assessment and permitted materials

Performance assessment will be based on the following sub-performance:

- Participation in discussions, including various forms of feedback for other seminar participants.
- presentation
- Exposé of the bachelor thesis
- Bachelor thesis of approx. 65,000 characters, (± 5%), including spaces, footnotes, title page, table of contents, bibliography, without graphics (= approx. 25 manuscript pages, 1½ lines, 12pkt.); English abstract of approx. 1,000 characters.

Cf. also the entry "SE Seminar (Bachelor-Modul)" in the History curriculum wiki:
https://wiki.univie.ac.at/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=90017692l

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory Attendance. Two absences will result in a written compensation assignment; three absences will result in a failing grade for the course. All partial performances must be completed on time and in full.

Assessment standard: participation in discussion: 10%, presentation: 10%, exposé 10%, bachelor thesis: 70%.

Examination topics

This is an exam-immanent course. Therefore, all performances refer to the contents of the course provided in Moodle.

Reading list

Literature on the topic is available in Moodle; researching literature is also part of scientific work.

Hans Vorländer, Demokratie. Geschichte, Formen, Theorien, 3rd, revised edition, Munich 2019 (= C.H. Beck Wissen 2311).
Bernard Crick, Democracy. A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2002 (= Very Short Introductions).

Wolfgang Schmale (ed.), Schreib-Guide Geschichte. Schritt für Schritt wissenschaftliches Schreiben lernen, Vienna / Cologne / Weimar 2006 (= UTB 2854).
Friederike Neumann, Schreiben im Geschichtsstudium, Opladen / Toronto 2018 (= Schreiben im Studium 5).

As the titles make clear, these are 'only' first introductions, but they are nevertheless highly recommended. More comprehensive references will then be provided in the Moodle course.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2019): 10 ECTS
BA Geschichte (2012): 9 ECTS
BEd UF Geschichte: 8 ECTS

Last modified: Mo 22.11.2021 14:48