Compulsory Modules (40 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 2: Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: The prerequisites of the respective curricula do apply.
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students possess the high level of interdisciplinary knowledge necessary for working on the dissertation.
Courses, as defined in the dissertation agreement, equal to 15 ECTS credits must be completed to develop the scientific basis/core competences for the dissertation topic.
Module 3: Culture and Society (2 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are familiar with different theories of the arts and cultural studies, both in terms of their own disciplines and with regard to interdisciplinary research. Students are able to assess the relevance of the humanities in society and critically question their different manifestations.
Module 4: The Humanities and Society (2 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Knowledge of the position of the humanities in society; ability to contribute to the positive further development of society and to critically question its different manifestations.
Module 7: Doctoral Thesis Defense (Rigorosum) (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Successful completion of all other modules and positive evaluation of the dissertation.
Learning Outcome: Presentation, reflection on, and analysis of the dissertation results in the overall context of the doctoral programme. The focus is on summarizing and explaining results of the research project, on presenting the increase in knowledge for the discipline, on demonstrating evaluation and methodical competences as well as on presenting the results.
Final oral dissertation defense before an examination board.

  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).