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

Monday, 09.10.23

10.00 a.m.
Location: Moritzstraße 18, Campus Center -  Lecture room 5
Welcome by the Dean Prof. Ruffing

 

In the orientation tutorial you will be supervised by two experienced students together with other first-year students*. These experienced students offer you information and advice on all questions that are important for a successful start to your studies, such as:

  • Which courses can and should I attend in the first semester?
  • What are seminars? What is the difference between a propaedeutic course, lecture, seminar or tutorial?
  • How do I create my timetable?
  • What are module examination regulations?
  • How do I find my way around the campus? Where can I find my seminar room, lecture hall, library or cafeteria?
  • How do I get access to online seminars?
  • How do I log into the university's W-Lan? How do I configure my university mailbox?
  • What do I have to do in lectures, seminars and tutorials? What are study and examination achievements?

In addition, the orientation tutorials give you the opportunity to get to know the university and the city of Kassel together with other first-year students.

Experience shows: Friendships made during the orientation days often last a whole (study) lifetime.

The orientation tutorials start with the welcome by the Dean Prof. Ruffing on 09.10.23 at 10.00 a.m. in the Campus Center - Lecture Hall 5!

Please register here for your orientation tutorial at                                                                                                                                        Registration

For further questions contact:

Tanja Schöttner

Nora-Platiel-Str. 1 , Room 2307 (2nd floor)

+49 561 804-3440

@ studienkoordination-fb05[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Dear freshmen,

First of all, welcome to the BA Sociology 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!

 

 Wednesday, 18.10.23

12:00 - 14:00
Location: Arnold-Bode 2 - Room 0401
Lecturer:s: all lecturers of the subject
Introduction of the lecturers of the subject Sociology in the main subject

Info Desk


From Tuesday, 10/17/2013 to Thursday, 10/26/2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

in the foyer of the Campus Center, study and schedule advising will be provided by experienced students of the department.

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 of the minor in mathematics/statistics is the introduction to the bachelor's program in mathematics.

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

A warm welcome!
We are pleased that you have decided to study at the University of Kassel and especially for a subject from our Department of Social Sciences.
On the study information pages of the University we have compiled the essential information for a good start into your studies.
At the beginning of your studies, orientation days take place in the form of orientation tutorials (in short: "O-Tutorials"). Here you will learn everything you need to know for the start of your bachelor's or teacher training program at the Department 05 - Social Sciences.
The O-Tutorials are led by experienced students from higher semesters. They will accompany you at your start into this new (life) stage!
If there is anything else that is unclear to you, please contact us with your questions.

The department introduces itself: To the department website

The student council introduces itself

Dear freshmen,
we, the Fachschaft 05, welcome you to the University of Kassel!
As a student council, we are your student representatives: we organize parties, offer study advice, provide information on your timetable, represent student interests in committees of the Faculty 05 and are always available for your concerns.

Feel free to contact us by mail or on Instagram. We also have a moodle course where you can find more information. Alternatively - just drop by our room in NP5 R2109!

We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Your FSR05

The student council introduces itself: To the Moodle course

Campus Dutch Square

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