level of course unit
Learning outcomes of course unit
The following skills are developed in the course:
- Students know the rules through which academic methods function.
- Students can apply these rules on the basis of a specific project.
- Students can write an exposé, coordinating problem definition, research question and methodological approach.
prerequisites and co-requisites
3rd semester: No prerequisites
Students are introduced to the theory of science and academic methods. The goals of academic methods are dis-cussed and applied to the students' own problems. During the course, the students will therefore develop a first draft exposé for a Master thesis.
recommended or required reading
- Poser, H. (2001): Wissenschaftstheorie. Eine philosophische Einführung (Ed. 1), Reclam, Dithingen (ISBN: 978-3150181256)
- Franck, N. (2017): Handbuch Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (Ed. 3), Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (ISBN: 978-3825247485)
assessment methods and criteria
Exposé on the Master thesis
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
The following methods are used:
- Lecture with discussion
- Interactive workshop
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Johannes Lüthi
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery