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240515 SE Orientalism re-visited (P4) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 08.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Sitzungs-/Prüfungszimmer, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 17.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 22.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 24.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Monday 27.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Lehrziel:course goal:
Using Ed. Said´s "Orientalism" and Macfie´s "Orientalism: a reader" as a starting point and more recent general and empirical studies the relevance of the concept of "orientalism" will be discussed.

Lehrinhalt und Methode/ Methodological approach:
Based on the collective reading of key publications (e.g. Ed. Said´s "Orientalism" and Macfie´s "Orientalism: a reader") the pro and cons of the concept of "orientalism" will be discussed. Next to general studies on the topic case studies will be analyzed.

This course will use different approaches: Next to inputs by lecturers, collective reading and discussion of key texts and other materials (e.g. videos), students will be required to prepare short presentations on specific topics.

English will be used as means of communication

Assessment and permitted materials

* attendence in 80% of all courses (up to 3 units à 2 hours may be missed)
* active participation in course discussions
* reading of assignments (cf. obligatory reading list below)
* preparation of brief summaries of obligatory reading material (approx. 400 words each, English or German)
* on time submission of summaries of obligatory reading material (for specific dates of submission see extra handout to be distributed after first session)
* preparation of handout for own presentation (1 to 2 pages)
* circulation of handout of own presentation to all course participants including instructor; handout has to be sent 48 hours before the respective presentation
* submission of written paper via the KSA Info-Center only
Paper either in English or German - should cover approx. 4000 words without bibliography (12 fonts, one spaced)
Word count must be written on front page of paper.
Papers that are substantially longer than the 4000 word will not be accepted
Final deadline for paper submission will be February 29th, 2020. No extension will be granted!!!!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation in class room discussions 5 %
Quality and on time fulfilling of other requirements (summaries of
obligatory reading, handout of own presentation 15 %
Paper Presentation 20 %
Final paper 60 %

Sehr gut 100 % to 91 % of possible points
Gut 90 % to 76 % of possible points
Befriedigend 75 % to 61 % of possible points
Genügend 60 % to 51 % of possible points
Nicht genügend 50 % of possible points

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). From winter term 2019/20 the plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.

Examination topics

Presentations, written papers, engagement in discussions

Reading list

Key publications will be made available in the 'Handbibliothek', Further literature will be provided via a moodle platform

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21