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

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate 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:
Examination type: Presentation with written assignment
Das Modul ist unbenotet gemäß der Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang B.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme B.Sc. Mathematik / Seminare
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline All lecturers of Mathematics


  • Topics of mathematics building on the basic modules only
  • Topics are assigned to students individually or subject areas are assigned to small groups of students.
  • Familiarization with the topic based on scientific literature in self-study supported by feedback from the lecturer
  • One lecture per participant on assigned topic, to be held in a mostly free and adjusted to the level of 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.

Recommended Reading

  • Entsprechend des Themas des jeweiligen Promseminars

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