Courses in the SS 18
Courses in Past Semesters
Questions and Answers
A: Please use the Course Registration. Students who send me an email will be encouraged to use the course registration so there is no need to try it any other way. The only exception concerns exchange students who simply come to the first session. If you do not show up to the first session, you lose your place! Please consider the amount of texts you have to get and read for the semester - the texts mentioned in the KVV are just the ones that you have to buy, there are more in the reader. That way you do not take too many courses the combined workload of which you cannot manage. It saves you troubles and frustration.
A: Come to the first session. Before we actually start, come to the front and put your name down on a waiting list. I cannot guarantee a spot in the various courses, but the moment someone from the list does not show up, I will take the students from the waiting list in order of their signed-in names.
A: You come to my office during office hours. If you cannot make it, please send me an email with two or three suggestions (time and day). I will let you know if any of these is okay with me. I would prefer it though if you used my office hours - that is what they are there for.
A: It is. But before I give my final okay, you need to come and see me to discuss your idea. You should have an idea what you would like to write about and, ideally, you have already looked into secondary literature.
A: I do not like to do that - if only one course wants me to do that, I am writing approximately 40 emails, which costs me a lot of time. You receive your grade and your essay/term paper during my office hours and you should remember to bring your "Studienbuch". With regard to the question of having passed the course or not: Always give your best! That way you minimise the possibility of failing a course. Moreover, you should remember that it might take some time to correct your paper. Just as you have taken your time to carefully compose your paper, so will I carefully correct it. Handing in your paper and expecting it back within a week is not going to happen.