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233051 SE-MA Coping with trouble II: Seminar for Master Students in "Science-Technology-Society" (STS) (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The plenary sessions take place virtually on Wednesday, from 14:00 to 16:00, on the following dates:
03.03.2021, 17.03.2021, 28.04.2021, 23.06.2021

Group Maximilian Fochler:
03.03.2021 (16:00- 17:00, planning meeting/digital)
24.03.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)
14.04.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)
21.04.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)
12.05.2021(14:00-16:00/digital)
19.05.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)
09.06.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)
16.06.2021 (14:00-16:00/digital)

Group Ulrike Felt:
03.03.2021 (16:00- 17:00, planning meeting/digital)
24.03.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)
14.04.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)
21.04.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)
12.05.2021(16:00-18:00/digital)
26.05.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)
09.06.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)
16.06.2021 (16:00-18:00/digital)

Group Sarah Davies:
19.03.2021 (09:00-11:00, planning meeting/digital)
26.03.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
30.04.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
14.05.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
21.05.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
04.06.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
18.06.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)
25.06.2021 (09:00-11:00/digital)

Wednesday 03.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 03.03. 16:00 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 19.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Friday 26.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 30.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Friday 14.05. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 21.05. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Friday 04.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Friday 18.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Digital
Friday 25.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar for master students aims to provide students a space to present their ongoing thesis work, and to receive feedback. In particular, students are asked to address problems and challenges they are facing at the current stage of their work, and to share and discuss them in class.

Students work in small groups and present and discuss their work and progress. In addition, there will be four plenary units with all participating students, dedicated to discussing cross-lying issues of the thesis process.

Assessment and permitted materials

To pass the seminar, students are expected to complete the following tasks:
For the plenary units, prepare one slide and a three minute presentation of your thesis, and write two papers (750 to 1500 words) related to a specific assignment.
For the group units, agree with your supervisor on at least two writing tasks (this is done in the first group unit); write, present and discuss them in the group.
Comment on two texts and/or presentations of your group colleagues.
Read all texts written by your group colleagues.
Productively engage in the discussion.
For those doing their first master seminar, one of the group presentations is expected to be an expose of the thesis project.
For those doing their second master seminar, a required assignment in the course is to hand in a complete first draft of the empirical chapter of their thesis. One or both group assignments can be part of this. Latest deadline for the complete empirical chapter draft is September 30th.

'This course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin for larger assignments.'

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading of the course is based on the separate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5.

Written tasks and presentations in the group units: 45 percent,
assessed individually, feedback in class;
Comment(s) in the group units: 15 percent, assessed individually,
feedback on request;
Written tasks for the plenary units: 25 percent, assessed individually,
feedback on request;
In-class participation: 15 percent, assessed individually, feedback on request;

Minimum requirements
To successfully complete the course, a weighted average of at least 4,5 is required. Failure to meet the
attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic
work may also be considered in the course assessment.

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.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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