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450400 SE SE PhD seminar in Human Geography (PI) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work



max. 20 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

1. Termin: 23.10.2019, 17:00-18:30 (Konferenzraum C520)
2. Termin: ENTFÄLLT 27.11.2019, 17:00-18:30 (Konferenzraum C520)
3. Termin: 04.12.2019, 17:00-18:30 (Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409)
4. Termin: 22.01.2010, 17:00-18:30 (Konferenzraum C520)

Wednesday 04.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

The three Working Groups belonging to Human Geography and Applied Geography jointly organize this Dissertationsseminar. The purpose of the Seminar is to establish and support a culture of peer review and collaboration, to source perspectives from throughout Human Geography and Spatial Planning, and to "institutionalize" the progression of dissertation research. Rather than a formal, frontal presentation, the Dissertationsseminar is more like a workshop and interactive round-table discussion.

General setting:
- One or two students per seminar,
- ca. 60 minutes per student (25-30 min presentation, 10-15 min comments and suggestions from the discussant, 20 min questions and comments from the audience)
- Postdocs and master students are explicitly invited and welcomed
- Invited discussants are asked to prepare presentations, summarizing the strengths of the PhD project, identifying potentials for improvement and offering other advice.

Doctoral students in the field of Human Geography and Spatial Planning are advised to bring their dissertation projects up to the Dissertationsseminar three times. Each presentation corresponds to a major step in the dissertation process:
- Step 1: research proposal, focus on discourse, problem statement, research gaps and questions
- Step 2: midterm presentation: operationalizing the research, first results of conceptual and empirical work
- Step 3: final (pre-defense) presentation

Assessment and permitted materials

Eigene Präsentation und Diskussion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:22