Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Kurse in Berlin


Career Services Workshop - Academic Writing

Lehrende: Dr. Friederike Frach; Prof. Andrew G. Hood

Writing a Master Thesis demands engaging with a subject matter over a relatively short period of time. In this seminar we want to tackle the practical issues that arise in the final phase of the Master Degree when students are confronted with writing their graduation thesis. This means engaging with the questions of time management, developing the central question(s) and applying methodology to structure ideas and evaluate research. As a consequence of taking this course, the students should be able to:

  • understand and apply the conventions of academic writing to both content and style
  • know how to develop a research question and  make methodological choices
  • develop a schedule which allows for new drafts and revisions
  • use outside information sources and libraries to gather material
  • know how to use the various software programmes for archiving material
  • have a strong sense of motivation and inner commitment to their work

The prerequisite for this course is having an outline of the thesis, which has to be submitted by 15.04.15. Students enrolled should either be about to start on their thesis or already working on it. This seminar will contain lectures, practical assignments and group work devised to develop skills in discussing ideas and writing academically in the English language.

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Colloquium: How to prepare your Masters thesis

Lehrende: Dr. Claudia Matthes

In this workshop we will discuss all questions related to the writing of a masters thesis, i.e. finding a topic and formulating a research question.

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Seminar: Parties and Elections

Lehrende: Dr. Claudia Matthes


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Colloquium: Contemporary Germany

Lehrende: Dr. Claudia Matthes

The colloquium offers the opportunity to discuss current aspects of domestic politics in Germany. Researchers from institutions situated in Berlin or practitioners will be invited, some visits outside the clasroom will also be made.

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Joint Seminar: Governing Wider Europe

Lehrende: N.N; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem Tür

It is a challenge to define Europe as a geographic, economic or political term. But still, the European Union (EU) is the most exciting contemporary political system being shaped, transformed and strengthened affecting the lives of vast populations. The enlargement of the EU was a major dimension of European integration and has functioned as one of EU’s major policy tools. Currently, the next enlargement of the EU, the constitutional debate in Europe, European foreign and security policy, and migration create challenges for unity and diversity in the wider Europe. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how the EU is governed, by whom, in whose interests, and to what ends. This course explores the origins and motives behind the creation of the European Union and the wider European political project. It offers a reflection on the institutions and social forces in order to understand the trajectory of European Integration and the history of successive EU enlargements. It also analyses the political dreams and rationalities embedded in various attempts to govern Europe. Special attention will be given to the analysis of EU-Turkey relations and the EU’s new European Neighbourhood Policy, while placing the European Union within a changing international context.

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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10099 Berlin



Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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10117 Berlin