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260033 SE Gender in focus at the faculty of physics (2021S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The seminar will be held online. Further information and a link to the online semiars will be found on Moodle.

Kick-off meeting: March 11, 2021 at 1pm.
The seminar takes place on Thursdays from 1-3 pm s.t. The seminar is a block course and will not take place on all announced dates below. The exact dates will be announced in the kick-off meeting.

  • Thursday 11.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 18.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 25.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 15.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 22.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 29.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 06.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 20.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 27.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 10.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 17.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
  • Thursday 24.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goals: This course should support the networking between students and gives room for discussion of topical concerns.
This course is part of the faculty's action plan for women and work. The goal of this plan is to counteract gender segregation in academic studies and research. The long term goal is to raise the quota of women in the Bachelor als well as Master and PhD studies.

Scientific gender studies and scientific studies on equal opportunities for women in science; classical gender stereotypes in physics; the movie "Picture a Scientist"; realistic role models and various job opportunities for female physicists; the Imposter syndrome; Female empowerment strategies and soft-skills

„Flipped Classroom“ concept, i.e., the students have to prepare themselves before the class by the means of homework assignments. Their results/insights will be discussed in the class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Das Seminar ist eine prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung. Das bedeutet, dass die Note aus mehreren Teilleistungen ermittelt wird.

Es werden folgende Teilleistungen ermittelt:
• aktive Mitarbeit in den Diskussions- und Lerngruppen 50%
• Bearbeiten der Hausaufgaben (individuelle Teilleistungen) 50%

Zur positiven Beurteilung sind mindestens 50% bei jeder Teilleistung erforderlich.

Anwesenheit ist Voraussetzung für die Beurteilung.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To achieve a positive final grade, 50% of each item of work is required.

Examination topics

Reading list

Wird in der Vorlesung bekannt gegeben.

Association in the course directory

SFSK, UF PHYS 15, P 15

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:21