SoWi?So! welcomes all exchange students to the Faculty 02 Social Sciences, Media and Sport! On this page you will find offers to help you get started with your studies in Germany. In addition to workshops and instructions on academic work, you will also find interdisciplinary courses in English. There you can learn more about different cultures, get in touch with other exchange students as well as with German students and, of course, receive credit points and grades. Our courses are geared towards the needs of exchange students. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this. Registration for courses can be done via Jogustine or our registration form.
A flying start - We prepare you for a successful semester
Academic Boosting Class: Research in Social Sciences (3 ECTS) [winter term] & [summer term]
In this course (3 ECTS), exchange students learn the ABC for successful social science studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University. Participants will be able to meet the formal requirements of academic work in terms of literature research, oral presentations and term papers. The course offers you a flying start and equips you for a successful semester abroad at JGU. Read more
Information to go:
Here you will find some general information about the usual coursework, assignments and presentations. As a rule, the subjects have specific requirements. Therefore, please contact the lecturer who is to supervise you for your term paper or presentation in time.
How do you actually...?
- "Lehrveranstaltungsanmeldung" **
- "Write Term papers and essays"
- "Strukturiert durchs Studium" **
- "Find a topic"
- "Exposé schreiben" **
Overviews on writing term papers from the institutes: **
- Vorgaben des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft
- Vorgaben des Instituts für Publizistik
- Vorgaben des Instituts für Soziologie
- Vorgaben des Instituts für Sportwissenschaft***
** So far, this information is only available in German. English versions will follow soon.
*** If in doubt, ask your individual lecturers, because there is currently no uniform guideline for sports science; most of the time, it is based on the dvs standard linked here.
Courses and events
Seminar: The Social Scientist’s View of Germany (5 ECTS) [winter term]
Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.
The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one. Read more
Seminar: Assessing and critically reflecting on digital media: A literature review [WiSe]
Seminar: The Absence of „race“ in German discourses on Bildung [WiSe]
Intercultural training: Beyond Clichés – German and International Students in Intercultural Exchange (3 ECTS) [winter term]
Research at the faculty: CRiSS - Contemporary Research in Social Science (2-5 ECTS) [summer term]
International study programmes at JGU
Perhaps your semester abroad has made you want to stay in Mainz longer? Then you might be interested in the variety of international degree programmes at FB02. Some of these are held in several languages and you have the opportunity to spend part of your studies abroad and - depending on the degree programme - even earn degrees from several universities. Read more