Orientation Course

The orientation course for new students will take place in the first week of the semester. 
Please expect small changes until October.
You can download the schedule as PDF as well.


Orientation course for international students

15-18 October 2018

SDAC, Henkestr. 91, house 8, seminar room 02.276

The programme (except the tours, classes and treasure hunt) takes place at SDAC, Henkestr. 91, house 8, room 02.276.

SDAC, Henkestr. 91, house 8, seminar room 02.276

  Monday, Oct. 15 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Thursday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct, 19
9-10 am Welcome and official opening
I. Introduction of SDAC Program and Staff

II. Short Introduction of the Students by themselves

III. Presentation of the Schedule for the Winter Term

Introduction to Methodology I

–       Academic Essays


Feedback on Methodology- Homework  



Introduction on Methodology  III



10- 10:30 am Coffee break

(provided by SDAC)

Coffee break  

Coffee break

Individual Appointments with Stephanie Homola and Anna Schneider

(please register for a timeslot beforehand)

10:30- 12:00 am IV. Information about

–       Summer School

–       Stay in Beijing

V. Information about studying at SDAC

VI. Introduction of the Mentorship Program

Introduction to Methodology II

–       Oral Presentations

–       Bibliography

First Class Appointment Employee Participation (begin 10:15 at Dep. for Sociology, room 01.055 )  


First Class Appointment for Universal Rights

(begin 10:15 at Kollegienhaus, room 1.022))

12-13:00 pm Lunch with Staff and Students

(snacks provided by SDAC)

Open end

Lunch break  

Lunch break







Treasure Hunt in the City

(starting point: foyer of Kollegienhaus

end point: Henkestr. 91, house 8)


12:45 Meeting with Sinology Student Representatives at Sinology Department

(12.30 meeting with Yasmine Nawar at Henkestraße to walk over together)

13:00- 14:30 pm Library Tour (Main Library, first floor, information desk)

Afterwards there will be time to prepare the Methodology- Homework for Wednesday

Library Tour at Sinology Department


Tour of International Consortium for Research in the Humanities  


Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures (SDAC)
Anna Schneider
phone: 09131 85 64366