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Introduction to Cultural Data Studies
(dt. Einführung in die Cultural Data Studies)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Ringvorlesung 2 SWS, Hauptseminar 2 SWS,
180 hours (Ringvorlesung: Präsenz and Nachbereitung (60h), Hauptseminar: Präsenz, preparation and follow-up (60h), Hauptseminar: Vorbereitung der mündlichen Präsentation (30h), exam preparation and Prüfung (30h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Presentation of a methodological or theoretical approach.
Examination type: Written examination (90-120 min.) or oral examination (20-30 min)
German or English,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program MA Cultural Data Studies.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Malte Hagener


See Qualification Objectives.

Qualification Goals

In the module, students deal with various approaches and approaches to digital humanities and social sciences both through presentations motivated by research practice (lecture series) and through reading and dealing with theoretical or methodological basic texts (advanced seminar).

After completing the module, students will be able to name research topics and approaches in the digital humanities and social sciences and provide an overview of this interdisciplinary field. They have acquired the ability to present and discuss treated methods and theories in their own words. They can work out unfamiliar approaches independently, present them and compare them with other approaches. In accordance with their previous knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's program, they are able to classify theories and methods of the digital humanities and social sciences in a specific disciplinary context.




Module imported from MA Cultural Data Studies.

When studying M.Sc. Data Science, this module can be attended in the study area Application Area Modules.

The module is assigned to the focus area Social Sciences. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

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Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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  • Winter 2019/20 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
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