Introduction and start of studies

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This course starts in the winter semester.
Dates for the start of the course in October 2024 will be published in August 2024.
Until then, you can get an impression of last year's courses.

The most important dates and offers for the start of studies

At the University of Kassel there is not the an introductory event. Rather, there is an extensive offer of different "Veranstalter:innen":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introductory event is about the subject of study: What is this subject thematically about? Which majors are offered in Kassel? Which professors and subject areas determine the content? So: by all means attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) courses and subjects we recommend participation in preliminary courses. Pre-courses are aimed at first-year students who would like to refresh their knowledge in certain subjects. The preliminary courses start before the introduction dates.
  • Often the student councils also offer introductory courses. The student council is part of the student self-organization and deals with the specific questions of the students of a department. In terms of content, it deals with questions about the course of studies, the organization of the curriculum, the organization of learning and examinations. The student councils thus offer help with the question of how best to study this subject.
  • In addition, there are "welcome events": First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

Dear first semester students,

Welcome to the University of Kassel and to the Department 02! In order to make the start of your studies a little easier, we are again offering a three-day student first semester introduction including a campus tour and joint timetable preparation. This introduction will take place from 10 to 12.10.23 from 10 a .m. to about 4 p.m. each day. 


Tuesday, 10/10/2013:
 10:00-16:00

We will meet on the first day at 10 am in front of Diagonal 1, Campus Holländischer Platz and then go together to the room designated for the respective introduction.

  • 1.part: Campus Center - lecture hall 6
    - general introduction to the everyday life at the university with all new students of the field of study,
    - division into the study programs, short getting to know each other
  • 2nd part: Nora-Platiel 1 - room 1311
    - campus tour
    - creation of the university account

Wednesday, 11.10.23 - Please bring laptop or tablet!

 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Nora-Platiel 6 - Room 0207
- Introduction to the platforms Moodle and eCampus
- Introduction to the module examination regulations(s)
- Creation of the timetable
- Campus rallye


Thursday, 12.10.23:

Change: Start from 15:00
Location:  Amphitheater behind Diagonale 1
- Clarification of open questions
- Common activities


Monday, 10/16-23

10:00-12:00

  • Location: Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, Room 0020
    Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nikola Roßbach
    Introduction by the lecturers

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Lecture period: 14.10.24 - 14.02.25

The regular courses begin on Thursday, 17.10.24

Lecture-free period: 21.12.24 up to and including 12.01.25

Introduction of the minor subjects

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Moritzstraße 18, Campus Center, Lecture Hall 5
Lecturer: Dr. Lars Heiler
Introduction by the lecturers

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Nora-Platiel-Straße 5, Room 0109/0110
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Paul-Gerhard Klumbies
Introduction by the lecturers

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, Room 0020
Lecturer: Larissa Werle
Introduction by the lecturers

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 18.10.23

Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, Room 0019
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nikola Roßbach
Introduction by the lecturers

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Date: 10/17-23

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Dutch Square, Campus Center, Room 1112
Instructor*: all faculty
Instructor Introduction

or

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: Holländischer Platz, Campus Center, Room 1112
Lecturer*in: all lecturers
Introduction of lecturers


Dear freshmen,

First of all, welcome to the BA History program at the University of Kassel.

At the introduction days you will get first insights into life as a student and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your new fellow students.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Moritzstraße 18, Campus Center, Seminar Room 2
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ilse Müllner
A­­ fue­­ rung by the lecturers

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: site Menzelstraße 13-15, Kunsthochschule / seminar room 3140/ Südbau, 3rd floor
Lecturer: Dr. Susanne Märtens, Ms. Hardt and Mr. Steinke
Introduction of Lecturers

 

Dear First Semester Students,

first of all, a warm welcome to the Bachelor minor in Art Studies at the University of Kassel. During the introductory days you will get first insights into life as a student and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your new fellow students.

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 14:15- 15:15
Location: Location Heinrich-Plett-Strasse 40, Lecture Hall 1409
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Felix Lindner
Introduction to the Minor in Mathematics

 

Also suitable for students with a minor in mathematics/statistics is the introduction to the bachelor's degree program in mathematics.


Department 10 is hosting a freshman welcome again this year. This will be held on 10/13-23 at 4:30 pm in the AVZ foyer.

First semester welcome of the department:
13.10.2023 16:30 h
Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, 34132 Kassel, in the foyer
with snacks and drinks followed by a pub crawl of the departmental council

Date: Tuesday, 17.10.23

Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Arnold-Bode 8 - Room 0113/0114
Lecturer:s: all teachers of the subject
Introduction of the teachers of the subject Political Science

or alternatively


Date: Wednesday, 18.10.23

Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: Arnold-Bode 8 - Room 0113/0114
Lecturer:inside: all lecturers of the subject
Introduction of the lecturers of the subject Political Science

Dear freshmen,

First of all, welcome to the BA Political Science program at the University of Kassel.

During the introductory days you will get first insights into life as a student and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your new fellow students.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Date: 18.10.23

Time: 14:00-16:00
Location: Henschelstraße 2, room 1140
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Philip Hogh
Introduction by the lecturers

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 10/17-23

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Dutch Square, Arnold-Bode 2, Room 0401
Instructor*: all faculty
Instructor Introduction

We look forward to seeing you there!

Introduction by the lecturers

Date: 18.10.23
Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, Room 0020
Lecturer: Larissa Werle

We are looking forward to your attendance!


Pre-course/Propedeutic
04.10.-13.10.23 Pre-course Spanish

In order to be able to study successfully, it is important that you develop your language skills quickly after the start of your studies so that you can use Spanish at level B1 without any problems, both in order to successfully complete the individual modules of the language practice and to participate in the courses of the subject sciences. We support you with special language practice courses called Propädeutikum, which are taught exclusively by native speakers: Within the first winter semester you will reach the B1 level by means of a combination of block courses and regular weekly sessions. 

I do not have a B1 level yet.

If you do not have a B1 language level when you start your studies, you will catch up on the necessary skills in a preliminary course and during the semester. To the preliminary course in Spanish


I have the language level B1 or higher
If you can already prove the level B1, it is possible to directly attend the courses of the first module of the language practice. 

If you have an even higher level of Spanish, please take the placement test scheduled immediately before the beginning of the semester, so that you can then find a suitable start for the modules of the language practice:

Placement Test
Registration is not required. 

Date: 18.10.2023
Time: 14:00
Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, Room 0019
Instructor:in: Dolores León Munoz


You can find more information about the language practice Spanish on the homepage of the department: Language Practice Spanish

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 14:15- 15:15
Location: Location Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, Lecture Hall 1409
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Felix Lindner
Introduction to the minor in Statistics

Also suitable for students of the minor in mathematics/statistics is the introduction to the bachelor's program in mathematics.


First Semester Welcome of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences:

Wednesday, 11.10.23
General introduction to studies by the student council and subject-specific introduction by students of higher semesters
Time: from 4:00 p.m.
Location: Location Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, Lecture Hall 0298

Thursday, 12.10.23
Site rally AVZ
Time: from 15:00 h
Location: Site Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, Lecture hall 0298

Friday, 13.10.23
Time: 16:30
Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, 34132 Kassel, in the foyer
with snacks and drinks followed by a pub crawl by the student council

Date: 10/18-23

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Moritzstr. 18, Campus Center - Room 1112, Seminar Room 3
Instructor: Juris Dobrick and NN
Instructor Introduction

 

Dear First Semester Students,

first of all, a warm welcome to the minor in Economics at the University of Kassel.

During the introductory days you will get first insights into life as a student and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your new fellow students.

The department introduces itself

Dear freshmen,
we warmly welcome you to the Department 02.
The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies is a broad-based, diverse teaching, research, and educational unit that is distinguished by the richness of its subjects and subject cultures. It consists of the Institutes of English/American Studies, Romance Studies, and German Studies with German as a Foreign and Second Language (DaFZ), as well as the Institutes of Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, and Philosophy.
We wish you a pleasant start to your studies and look forward to spending time with you.
Your Dean's Office of FB 02

The department introduces itself: To the department website

Campus Dutch Square

Go link of this page: www.uni-kassel.de/go/b_germanistik_studienbeginn