233045 SE Identity and community (2019W)
and how they come to matter in contemporary technoscience
- Registration is open from Mo 02.09.2019 08:00 to Su 22.09.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until We 23.10.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
a) Read the required literature and/or attend to the empirical task and hand in written responses: For each session, every student has to hand in a response of 1-2 pages that engages with the required reading(s) and/or an empirical task along guiding questions. These contributions should compare and critically reflect the readings and/or empirical material and reflect an own position of the student towards the author’s main arguments. They should facilitate discussion during the sessions. Reading responses are to be uploaded on Moodle no later than noon, the day before each session.
b) Give a presentation: Each session (except session 1), 1-3 students will be required to start class discussion by briefly (5-8 minutes each) summarizing the main arguments of the respective reading assignment and comparing the various approaches along guiding question (concerning e.g. varying conceptions of community and identity and discussing respective strengths and weaknesses) and/or present the results of the empirical task (relating a distinct empirical case to various conceptual/analytical approaches). This presentation is complemented by a written text of up to 10 pages.
c) Participate actively in the discussions of all sessions, reflect on their own presumptions and elaborate on their own positions.
d) Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.'This course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin for larger assignments.'
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Presentation + written text: 30 points, assessed individually or as group work, detailed feedback by lecturer;
Active participation: 30 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 is 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 Information
If 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.