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210087 UE BAK17b.1: Political Science in practice (2018W)

PEER-Mentoring Political Science

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

A registration via u:space during the registration phase is required. Late registrations are NOT possible.
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.

Follow the principles of good scientific practice.

The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 20 participants
Language: German



MI 12.09 09.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
DO 13.09. 09.00 bis 15.30 Uhr
DO 20.09. 09.00 bis 15.30 Uhr
FR 05.10. 17.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
MI 24.10. 17.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
FR 09.11. 17.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
FR 14.12. 17.00 bis 20.00 Uhr

MI 12.09.2018 09.00-20.00 Ort: Hörsaal 1 (A212), NIG 2.Stock;
DO 13.09.2018 09.00-14.00 Ort: Hörsaal 1 (A212), NIG 2.Stock;
DO 20.09.2018 09.00-14.00 Ort: Hörsaal 3 (D212), NIG 2. Stock
FR 05.10.2018 16.45-20.00 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (A218), NIG 2.Stock;
DO 25.10.2018 16.45-20.00 Ort: Seminarraum 1 (A228), NIG 2. Stock;
FR 09.11.2018 und 14.12.2018 16.45-20.00 Ort: Seminarraum 1 (A228), NIG 2. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Prepares and accompanies elder students to be mentors for first term student during the STEOP phase.

Assessment and permitted materials

-presence during all appointments (1x absence is allowed)
-meetings with menses once every second week
-memos after every meeting, where you reflect on what happened
-final refection paper at the end of the term
-collection of inscription numbers of all mentees
-participation in introduction of the program and the invitation of mentees during the introductory phase
- you will additionally get a soft skill certificate from the CTL

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Peer Mentoring is a program addressing students in their first term at Vienna University/department of political science. Its aim is to facilitate the STEOP phase and helps to accommodate students in their new context. You are part of a Mentoring -Team, you cooperate und take part in supervision meetings.
attendance course (40%)
meeting with mentees bimonthly (40%)
protocols (10%)
reflection papers (10%)

Examination topics

Mentoring concepts and tools
Team building and Leadership in Groups
Reflection Skills for Group Processes
process-oriented work in groups
transfer of study know

Reading list

Langmaack, B., Braune-Krickau, M. (2010): Wie die Gruppe laufen lernt. Anregungen zum Planen und Leiten von Gruppen. Eine praktisches Lehrbuch. Weinheim: Beltz

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 02.10.2018 11:08