In order to put together your personal course schedule it is best to refer to the course catalog (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) in order to find out which courses are offered in the respective semester. The course catalog is usually published a few weeks before the lecture period starts and is available online. It contains all courses offered by the different schools including time and location. For some courses it is necessary to register prior to their first class. Further information is available in the course catalog.
There are also detailed course catalogs from the respective schools, which include more detailed information about the course contents and requirements to complete the course (exam, term paper, presentation). They are available online on the website of the respective school:


School of Law and Economics: 
Department of Law:
Department of Economics:


Business School:


School of Social Sciences:


School of Humanities:


School of Business Informatics and Mathematics:


During the orientation week, the individual schools offer information sessions on how to design your course schedule. We strongly advise you to attend these information sessions. Moreover, the staff will help you with any questions you might have concerning your course schedule. 


Types of Courses
The types of courses offered by the schools vary depending on the field of study. Please note: The required reading materials at the School of Social Sciences as well as at the Business School is often only available in English.


Lectures (Vorlesung)
The lecturer presents a topic and the students take notes. It is often possible to buy or download the lecture notes/power point slides the professor uses in order to use them as a basis for notes. The professor usually does not interact with students during lectures, it is, however, possible ask questions.


Introductory Seminars (Proseminar)
These seminars are courses that students usually attend during the first two or three years of their studies.


Advanced seminars (Hauptseminar)
These seminars are courses that aim to build on existing knowledge and are attended later in the course of study. In advanced seminars active participation is expected of students and often a requirement to complete the seminar is to give a presentation.


Exercises (Übungen)
These courses are practice-oriented and include lab courses, excursions and application of the curriculum in practice, for example translations or vocabulary training courses. Sometimes exercises are offered to supplement lectures and aim to improve the understanding and the application of the material covered in the lecture.


Senior seminars (Oberseminare) and Colloquia
These courses are normally only for students who plan to take their final exams and postgraduates.


Course Registration
Please note that the number of participants for some courses is limited. Sometimes the professor's approval is required to attend a course. Further information can be found in the course catalog (see above). There are also a lot of seminars, exercises and lectures that require regular attendance. In order to receive ECTS credits you are usually not allowed to miss more than two sessions. Please make sure to talk to your professor in time if you have questions concerning the requirements for completion of the course.





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