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

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective 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: Two partial examinations: Seminar presentation Written elaboration
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


  • Are able to work out an easily accessible mathematical topic independently,
  • know the initial principles of independent scientific work,
  • have learned to prepare and break down mathematical relationships and to supplement them with explanatory content,
  • have learned how to deal with scientific literature and how to search for it,
  • can give a structured lecture on a lighter mathematical topic,
  • can handle presentation media,
  • have improved their oral communication skills by practicing free speech in front of a larger audience and in discussion,
  • have learned how to use mathematical typesetting programs with the seminar paper.


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.


Module imported from B.Sc. Mathematics.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

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

When studying M.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Profile Area Mathematics.

Recommended Reading

  • In accordance with the topic of the respective Promseminar

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