Continuing in Winter Semester 2020/21, almost all BTU courses will be offered online. All courses offered by the international, English-language degree programmes will be taught exclusively online. All other courses will be offered partly online and partly in the classroom, depending on course requirements. Please check in with the responsible lecturers and Moodle for more information.
As usual, the Chair of Technoscience Studies will be uploading course information to Moodle. Registration will be open soon, but please note that course information for the WiSe is subject to change during the preparation phase. Also, registering for your courses on Moodle does not replace registration for exams in BTU’s online portal. You must register for your courses in both portals (see the video below for more information)!
The lecturers and administrators have prepared the Moodle courses for you very carefully. For each course, you will find teaching materials (Seminar Reader), a course programme or syllabus and a detailed explanation of the required exams. Additionally, the lecturers have taken care to make the subject matter as interesting and entertaining as possible by offering individually designed formats.
Please be sure to regularly check BTU’s hompage homepage and the Moodle course portal for the most up-to-date announcements and information on the management of COVID-19 at BTU.
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.