These electives in the second year will expand on theories and methods for the study of transculturality, using topics and questions from current research fields of our professors and lecturers. Within the offered framework during the seminars, students are encouraged to work on their own subjects of interest. They can conduct independent research according to the principles of research-oriented learning either on sub-topics related to the courses, or on individually designed topics, and present their work in the seminar sessions. The goal of the module is to specialize in certain fields of transculturality and to get inspiration for the development of research topics for the upcoming master thesis. You are thus encouraged to further develop your academic drafting skills through written assignments and feedback from teaching staff.
Each module of the three obligatory "electives" (M8, 9, 10) is made up of 2 seminars, which can be studied separately or connected thematically. One seminar is based on active participation (for 3 CP) and a written essay (for another 3 CP), which will be graded (for a total of 6 CP). The second seminar is based on active participation through an oral presentation, readings, or written handouts and drafts (for 3 CP). The grading of the complete module (6 CPs + 3 CPs = 9CPs) is based on the written essay for one of the seminars.
Overall you need to take three modules in “Electives: Research Fields of Transculturality”. From the regular offerings per term in the area of M8, 9, 10 you will find varying topics. Please download the handout which includes achecklist for the special requirements in Modules 8, 9, 10. All relevant information on choices and modes of combination of seminars per one module is available in this handout.