Introduction to Academic Working

Birgit Peterson
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04472


Within this Lecture we will dive together deeper into the meaning of “Academic working”.
Which skills do you have to develop to cope with the affordances of Academia? How to foster a successful “academic working behaviour” that satisfies the requirements to different academic disciplines and sciences you will come along within this study program?

Throughout our 7 Sessions we will check out different survey- focusses, reading-techniques and writing strategies, and try them out for different academic purposes and text types.

Examination Modalities

The final grade will consist of at least 14 tasks to be completed:

About one half of the tasks (7) will be done throughout interactive methods "in class", the other assignments  (7+) should be completed between the lectures.

To finish this lecture successfully, grade B, you must complete at least 4 "in class tasks" and 5 assignments.

To achieve grade A, you should take part successfully in 6 "in class tasks" and complete 7 assignments in time.


Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

This lecture will give a good starting point for the Lecture "Introduction to Academic writing" in the summer term.

Key Words

academic work, avademic writing, academic reading, wissenschaftlich schreiben


10 October 2022, 11:00–12:45 CDS Lecture Room , "Anyone who wants to get a place in this lecture please show up, or let me know about your absence in advance per Email" (preliminary discussion)
17 October 2022, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
07 November 2022, 09:15–12:45 Seminar Room 21 , "We meet in the Atrium VZASTR 7, from 9:30 to 11 library, from 11 to 12:45 Seminar room 21"
05 December 2022, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
19 December 2022, 09:15–12:45 Online , "Online Session ZOOM"
09 January 2023, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
23 January 2023, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 21 September 2022, 08:57 to 06 October 2022, 08:57
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 5: Communication and Cooperation Strategies

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Elective Field: only students without a bachelor's degree in CDS: from Study Areas 1-6

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Foundation: Academic Writing

Individual courses: possible