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This entry is from Winter semester 2019/20 and might be obsolete. You can find a current equivalent here.

Selected Topics in Mathematics A (Proseminar)
(dt. Ausgewählte Themen der Mathematik A („Proseminar“))

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, required module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar (2 SWS),
90 hours (30 h attendance, 60 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
3 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Presentation with written assignment
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline All lecturers of Mathematics


  • Mathematics topics requiring only the basic modules
  • Topics are distributed to individual students or subject areas are distributed to small groups of students
  • Familiarisation with the topic on the basis of scientific literature in self-study supported by feedback from the lecturer
  • One lecture per participant on the respective topic, largely free and comprehensible for the seminar participants
  • Discussion about the lectures

Qualification Goals

The students

  • work independently on an easily accessible mathematical topic,
  • get to know the basic techniques of independent scientific work,
  • practice preparing mathematical contents and supplementing them with explanatory information,
  • learn how to work with scientific literature and acquire techniques for finding literature,
  • practice giving a structured lecture on an simple mathematical topic,
  • practice dealing with presentation media,
  • improve their oral communication skills by practicing free speech in front of a larger audience and during discussion,
  • learn how to work with mathematical typesetting programs when preparing the lecture notes.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module must be completed in the study area Seminars.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • In accordance with the topic of the respective Promseminar

Please note:

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