Modul: Generally, modules entail two courses. In the majority of cases a module consists of a lecture (Vorlesung - VL) and a seminar (Seminar - SE). However modules can also consist of advanced seminars (Hauptseminare – HS) and group work (Übungen – UE).
Seminar: In seminars (Seminare - SE), students and lecturers jointly elaborate on a subject matter. During the seminars, students are expected to acquire basic academic knowledge and the methodology of academic work by dealing with selected topics.
Vorlesung: During a lecture (Vorlesung - VL), the classic teaching format at university, a professor or lecturer presents the subject matter, students take notes and expand upon the topic addressed in the lecture through private study.
Übung: Often, group work (Übung - UE) related to a course of lectures is offered, which gives students an opportunity for in-depth study of the subject matter presented in the lectures.
Hauptseminar: Advanced seminars (Hauptseminare - HS) are intended for senior students as an introduction to working independently in an academic setting on a fairly broad subject basis.
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