Our teaching methods combine lectures, seminars, reading courses, and exercises, as per class topics and requirements. We highly value interactivity and project-oriented study. Therefore, we employ a mix of digital, visual, and traditional teaching tools. We endorse organsiational transparency and strive to connect research and teaching. You can find examples of lectures in the semester overview. The modules are listed in the ‘Information Portal: Teaching’.
Attendance is not compulsory at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. However, a regular discursive practise is essential for intellectual development in the humanities and cultural sciences. We advise students to establish a regular reading (e.g. of seminar readers) and writing practice about topics covered in class. We expect active participation and a professional attitude (see ‘Vademecum Studendi’).
Aside from term papers, we supervise independent work-study (interdisciplinary research projects, internships, project seminars) and final exams (bachelor theses, master theses). Our specific areas of expertise are listed under the staff webpages, whereas current topics for theses are listes on a separate subpage. If you have questions regarding our research, publications, or about developing your own ideas, please contact the lecturers. They will assist you in focusing the topic of interest.