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Course Exam

233032 VO Techno-Science and Society: Communicating and Interacting (2021S)

Central Issues, Questions and Concepts

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie

Wednesday 30.06.2021 16:00 - 18:00 Digital


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



Examination topics

Learning materials for the exam are the oral lectures given and the pdfs of the slides available on the e-learning platform. The questions for the written exam will be based on what we have discussed in class. No list of potential questions will be available.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade will be based on the student’s performance in an open book written exam at the end of the term. Registration for the exam via u:space is obligatory. Questions will be based on the lecture and slides. Students are expected to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts introduced, and a qualified overview of the fields of research surveyed in the lecture. To perform well in the exam, students are advised to have engaged with key literature for each unit (clearly identified in the slides). In this, it is not necessary to read every book and paper mentioned. Rather, students should selectively use the literature to deepen their understanding of key concepts introduced in the lecture. Further exam dates will be offered in the middle of the winter term, and the end of the winter term. These dates will be announced in September.

The exam will consist of two short answer questions (responses should be 200-300 words) and one longer essay question (the response should be 900-1000 words). The exam will take place online and students are permitted to consult the lecture slides and other relevant material. Grades will therefore be based not only on the ability to retain, and make use of, the material discussed in the lectures, but on students’ capacity to discuss this critically and to use it within original argumentation. No list of potential questions will be available.

The course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin to detect plagiarism in the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The examination for the lecture will be graded on a basis of 100 points in total.

100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)

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