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450400 SE Doctoral seminar: Human Geography (2020W)

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, English



28.10.2020, 16:30-18:30 Uhr
25.11.2020, 16:30-18:30 Uhr
16.12.2020, 16:30-18:30 Uhr
27.01.2021, 16:30-18:30 Uhr
Die Termine finden online statt. Weitere Informationen dazu auf Moodle.


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

presentation, critical feedback, discussion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 09.11.2020 15:50