Course Catalogue in the Winter Semester 2022/23

Teaching in the Winter Semester 2022/23

According to the University's current planning specifications, the winter semester 2022/23 will be planned with full face-to-face teaching. Accordingly, the approx. 105 courses offered by the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the winter semester will be conducted for the most part in presence.

At the same time, teachers have the opportunity to continue using innovative ideas for online teaching that they have developed and tested in the Corona semesters. The prerequisite for this is a concept that justifies the didactic added value of online teaching compared to face-to-face teaching. On this basis, individual lecturers will conduct their courses online in the winter semester 2022/23. Whether a course is held online can be seen in ZEuS by the indication "online" in the tab "Dates and rooms". A complete list of the relevant courses can also be found here as a download.

When choosing your course/schedule, students are asked to ensure that there is always enough time between face-to-face and online events to allow for a change of workstation. If, in individual cases, you cannot avoid the fact that an online and a face-to-face course are directly adjacent to each other in your timetable, please take note of the workplaces available at the university. (See especially the section "Workstations in the library" and here "Teaching islands in the Info Centre" for participation in online courses).

Course Registration in the Winter Semester 2022/23 (General Information)

Course registration (in the sense of course allocation/seat allocation), to which the following information refers, is not to be confused with examination registration later in the semester. They are two independent processes.

  • Exam registration has always taken place for all courses exclusively via ZEuS. The registration deadline is in the middle of the semester (see the page "Deadlines and Dates").
  • New is that from the winter semester 2022/23 on, the course registration for all courses in the department will also take place exclusively via ZEuS. (Previously, this was only the case for some of the courses, e.g. Prosminars). The registration deadline is shortly before or at the beginning of the semester. Important: Registration for the course does not replace registration for the examination! This means that even if you have already registered for a course in ZEuS, you still have to register for the examination via ZEuS in a separate step later in the semester.

The modalities of course registration for different groups of courses are listed below. In principle, the following applies: Students who are registered and admitted to a course in ZEuS are automatically transferred as participants to the corresponding ILIAS course (possibly with a slight time delay, as the transfer only takes place once a day). A separate course registration in ILIAS is no longer necessary and should be avoided in order to avoid confusion. Only the registration via ZEuS is relevant.

For all courses in the department, registration in ZEuS will be possible from 3rd October 2022. The end of the registration period varies from group to group - please note the information in the following sections.

The following information refers to courses offered by the Department of Politics and Public Administration. For courses offered by other departments, please observe the rules applicable there. Please consult the website of the respective department or contact the relevant student advisor.

Registration for Lectures

The ZEuS registration period for lectures runs from 3rd October 2022 to 15th January 2023 (i.e. the end of the deadline in this case is identical to the end of the deadline for exam registration). Students who register in ZEuS are automatically admitted and transferred to ILIAS. There is no participant restriction.

Registration for BA Introductory Seminars (Proseminare)

The ZEuS registration period runs from the 3rd of October to the 17th of October 2022. When registering, four priorities must be indicated; based on this information, students will be distributed evenly among the BA introductory seminars. Please note the information on the page "Proseminars - How does the procedure work?"

Registration for courses of the 'shopping' week (BA advanced seminars, MA seminars, MA basic seminars, colloquia)

'Shopping Week' means that students can use the first week of lectures to look at a variety of courses, and only then (based on their impressions in the first session) make their final course choice. The process of course registration is as follows:

1) The ZEuS registration period runs from the 3rd of October to the 23rd of October 2022. You must register via ZEuS for the seminars you are interested in by the Sunday before the start of lectures. After the registration deadline, you are no longer entitled to register for a course. (To find out whether a subsequent registration is still accepted, you may have to contact the lecturers directly. If necessary, your registration will then be added to ZEuS by the lecturers).

2) Please be sure to go to the first seminar session of those courses in which you are interested and for which you have registered via ZEuS. In this first session you will receive basic information about the contents and the organisation of the course. Based on these impressions and information, you can then decide whether you want to take the course definitively or not. In the first session, the lecturers will announce how and by when you have to give feedback on whether you want to take the course definitively. (For example: send feedback by e-mail to the lecturers by the end of the first week of lectures, Friday, 12 noon at the latest).

3) After the deadline set by the lecturers and on the basis of the feedback, those students who wish to finally take the course will be admitted by the lecturers in ZEuS. The registrations of the other students are cancelled by the teachers. If there are more final registrations than available places, a lottery procedure is carried out by the teachers before admission. Those students who are drawn out will be placed on a waiting list.

Students will be informed by the lecturers by Sunday, 30th October at the latest whether they have been admitted or drawn out. Important: If you have been admitted but do not wish to take up your place (e.g. because you have 'shopped' in a large number of seminars and have received several acceptances), please inform the lecturers as soon as possible! This will enable your fellow students on the waiting list to move up.

4) If you have been drawn out of a seminar and still need a place, you should now quickly apply for admission to another seminar in the second week of lectures. Please check ZEuS to see in which seminars there is still space (i.e. in which seminars the number of admissions is below the maximum number of participants - this can be seen in the tab "Appointments and Rooms" of the respective course). Once you have decided on a seminar, write to the lecturer(s) concerned by e-mail, stating your matriculation number. The teacher can then add you to the course manually.

Overall, there is a sufficiently large offer of seminars. Therefore, you do not have to fear that you will end up without a seminar place. If you are unlucky in several lottery procedures and still do not have the required number of seminar places in the course of the second week, please contact the student advisory service. It may then be possible to arrange remaining places for you.

Registration for Block Seminars

Special rules apply to certain courses from the previous group that are held in block form (e.g. because they do not have a kick-off session in the first week of lectures, so that 'shopping' is not possible here). The following courses are affected in the winter semester 2022/23:

  • doctoral seminar „Theoretical Concepts in International Politics” (Schneider/Leuffen)
  • Tutor-Training (Vollert)
  • MA-Preparatory Course “Research Methods and Statistics” (Herrmann)

For these courses, the registration period runs from the 3rd of October to the 17th of October 2022. If the seminar is not overcrowded after the registration period, all registered students will be admitted by the examination administration. Otherwise, a lottery procedure will be carried out by the examination administration. The students will be informed about the result by the examination administration.