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:

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

  • 1.part: Mönchebergstraße 7, lecture hall 400
    - general introduction to the everyday life at the university with all new students of the subject,
    - division into the study programs, short getting to know each other
  • 2nd part: Campus Center, room 1134 (seminar room 6)
    - campus tour
    - creation of the university account

Wednesday 11.10.23 - Please bring laptop or tablet!

Location: Mönchebergstraße 7, room 0608

- 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

Location: Mönchebergstraße 7, Room 0614
Lecturer: Céline Wieders-Lohéac
Introduction by the lecturers

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 electives

Date: 18.10.23

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 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 look forward to seeing you there!

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 starting your studies so that you can easily use Spanish at level B1, both in order to successfully complete the individual modules of language practice and to participate in the courses of the specialist sciences. We support you in this by offering special language practice courses, known as propaedeutic courses, which are taught exclusively by native speakers: Within the first winter semester, you will reach B1 level through a combination of block courses and regular weekly sessions. 

I do not yet have a B1 language level.

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

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

If you have an even higher language level, please take the placement test scheduled immediately before the start of the semester in order to find a suitable starting point for the language practice modules:

Placement test
Registration is not required. 

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

You can find out more about Spanish language practice on the department's homepage: Spanish language practice

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

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