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Course Registration and Current Courses at the Department of Psychology

The registration procedures for courses at the Psychology Department (and most other departments of the university) are undergoing a number of changes right now. The only reliable source for information regarding course registration at the Department of Psychology for exchange students is the website you are currently reading. 

For the winter semester, the course registration will be from *** 14.09. 1pm until 17.09.2020 1pm ***. To register for any seminar or tutorial at the Department of Psychology in the winter semester, incoming exchange students have to use the registration form. Direct registration in Marvin is currently not possbile for exchange students. Only if we receive the form by the deadline, you can be treated preferentially during the allocation of seminar and tutorial places. Afterwards, you can only attend courses that still have vacancies. 

The course registration dates and procedures for courses taught at other departments vary. Please check the department's websites, contact the department's exchange coordinaor or the lecturer of the courses you are interested in and ask them if and how you can join their course.

Courses taught in English at the Psychology Department

Please note that the department of psychology is currently in the process of changing its Bachelor degree program. For example, if you check the course catalogue, there are several Bachelor Psychology degrees listed. You as an exchange student are able to choose courses from all available degree programs. 

If you checked the course catalogue during the preceding semester, some courses offered in the preceding semester will no longer be offered during the next semester. Instead they will be replaced with other courses due to the change in the program. 

Winter Semester 2020/2021:  

The lecture period of the winter semester begins on 02.11.2020 and ends on 26.02.2021. However, most courses at the Psychology department will end by 14 Februay and exams might take place in 2-3 weeks after the end of lectures.

Courses starting with a "B-" are part of the Bachelor's degree, whilst courses starting with "M-" are part of the Master's degree. You may attend all of these courses, but this helps to estimate the level of difficulty and you will need the lecturer's permission if you attend a course outside your own degree.

Course Number Area Module-Code Course Type & Title ECTS
LV-04-a50-038 Personality Psychology B-PP Seminar C: Personality and Social Aspects of Modern Life 3-6
LV-04-a50-038 Personality Psychology B-PP Seminar D: Big Debates in Personality Psychology 3-6
LV-04-a50-035 Learning, emotion and motivation B-LEM Seminar A: Learning in- and outside the lab 3-6
coming soon Biological Psychology B-VBWS Seminar A 3-6
coming soon Perception and Cognition B-VBWS Seminar A: Perception 3-6
coming soon Perception and Cognition B-VBWS Seminar B: Visual perception 3-6
coming soon Social Psychology B-VBWS Seminar B: The social psychology of ideology an conflict 3-6
coming soon Social Psychology B-VBWS Seminar C: Classic studies in Social Psychology 3-6
MASTER COURSES  
LV-04-c90-018 Economic Psychology M-WPS1 Lecture: Diversity 3
LV-04-c90-019 Economic Psychology M-WPS1 Seminar: Diversity 3

Summer Semester 2020

Please note that these courses are outdated. We cannot gurantee that they will be taught again in the summer semester 2021. However, they might be useful for incoming students to create a Learning Agreement beforehand (if needed).

The final course catalog for the summer semester 2021 will be available in Marvin late in March. Until then, we can not gurantee that the list below is accurate and courses will be taught as listed.

Courses starting with a "B-" are part of the Bachelor's degree, whilst courses starting with "M-" are part of the Master's degree. You may attend all of these courses, but this helps to estimate the level of difficulty and you will need the lecturer's permission if you attend a course outside your own degree.

Course Number Area Module-Code Course Type & Title ECTS
LV-04-a50-035 Learning, emotion and motivation B-LEM Seminar B 3-6
LV-04-a50-029 Developmental Psychology B-EP Seminar C: Migration and Human Development 3-6
LV-04-a50-076 Aggression and Violence B-AG Seminar: Aggression and Violence  3-6
LV-04-a50-077 Aggression and Violence B-AG Lecture: Aggression and Violence  3
LV-04-a50-020 Experimental Training B-EXP Experimental Training B: Ähnlichkeitswahrnehmung (Perception of similarity) 6
LV-04-a50-020 Experimental Training B-EXP Experimental Training I: Where is the next ripe strawberry? Factors in foraging 6
MASTER COURSES  
LV-04-c90-016 Neuroscientific Psychology M-NPS2 Tutorial: Research in Neuroscientific Psychology*
LV-04-c90-017 Neuroscientific Psychology M-NPS2 Seminar: Research in Neuroscientific Psychology*

*The Neuroscientific Psychology courses are only available for exchange students who are studying in their Master's degree and have prior knowledge in Neuroscientific Psychology. Please contact the lecturer for info about ECTS.

Other courses, departments and semester

Exchange students may attend courses of the psychology modules listed in the Study Guide's Appendix, if they are offered in a given semester. There, you can also find more details on the available modules (semester, duration, common language of instruction, recommended prior knowledge). Detailed descriptions of the content are on the following pages:

You might also want to have a look which other courses are offered at the university. As an international exchange student, you have the possibility to choose modules that are not part of the Psychology degrees as long as the responsible lecturer (and the international coordinator of your home university) agrees. 

Detailed instructions how to search for courses in upcoming and previous semesters can be found in Section 5.3 of the Study Guide. (The Psychology course catalogue for the upcoming winter semester will be provided online late in August and for the upcoming summer semester late in March.)