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. 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. 

This website uses cookies. There are two types of cookies: The first type supports the basic functionality of our website. The second allows us to improve our content for you by saving and analyzing pseudonymised user data. Since this second type is technically not required to run the website, you can withdraw your consent to those cookies at any time. For more information please visit our pages on data protection.


These cookies are needed for a smooth operation of our website.


For statistical reasons, we use the platform Matomo to analyse the user flow with the help of website users‘ pseudonymised data. This allows us to optimize website content.

Name Purpose Lifetime Type Provider
_pk_id Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID. 13 months HTML Matomo
_pk_ref Used to store the attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the website. 6 months HTML Matomo
_pk_ses Short lived cookie used to temporarily store data for the visit. 30 minutes HTML Matomo