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Presentation open day2015_12.06.2015

  1. 1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg University College Freiburg – Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Open Day June 12, 2015
  2. 2. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Introduction to UCF Paul Sterzel
  3. 3. UCF – Concept Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day  Interfaculty institution at the University of Freiburg  Founded in 2012  Platform and teaching lab for: - international, - interdisciplinary, - research and knowledge-based teaching June 12, 2015 3
  4. 4. UCF – Programs June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day  IndiTrack  Faszination Wissenschaft  Liberal Arts and Sciences 4
  5. 5. June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day Open Day June 12, 2015 – Program 12:00 Presentations (Alte Universität, Theatersaal)  University College Freiburg: Mr. Sterzel  Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS): Dr. Moll  LAS Majors: Dr. Büchner, Dr. Mikalayeva, Dr. Plumley, Ms. Jackisch  Professorship in Epistemology and Theory of Science: Prof. Dr. Freitag  Professorship in Science and Technology Studies: Prof. Dr. Lipphardt  Studying LAS at UCF: LAS Students  Application Procedure: Dr. Moll 1:30 p.m. Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard UCF Info Market  Majors  Languages  International Admissions with LAS students and UCF staff Alte Universität, 1st Floor 2:00 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 2:30 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard 3:00 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 3:30 p.m. Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard 5
  6. 6. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg The B.A./B.Sc. Program Liberal Arts and Sciences Karin Moll
  7. 7. June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day LAS – a very brief outline  4 years = room for education  70 students p.a.  LAS specific staff and courses foundation + depth + choice:  strong core program  Majors: (1) Culture and History, (2) Life Sciences, (3) Earth and Environmental Sciences, (4) Governance  variable electives  English „plus“ / emphasis on languages 7
  8. 8. LAS – Foundational Year June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 8
  9. 9. LAS – Example Study Outline June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day Year 4Year 3 Year 1 Year 2 9
  10. 10. Courses Block IV 2015  Culture and History (Major) - Introduction to Culture and History - History as a Topic of Academic Inquiry - Philosophy, Leisure, Happiness: Ancient Ethics and Modern Life - Consciousness  Governance (Major) - Diplomacy and Technology - Diplomatic Profession - Principles of Law  Life Sciences (Major) - Introduction to Life Sciences - Biochemistry - Biological Engineering - Sleep June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 10
  11. 11. Courses Block IV 2015  Earth and Environmental Sciences (Major) - Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences - The Earth in the Universe - Inorganic Chemistry - Ecology: From Genetic Adaptations to Communities - Field Methods in Geology  Core - Theory of Science - Topics in the History of Science - Concepts of Role and Personhood – Theory and Practice - Critical Reasoning and Argumentation June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 11
  12. 12. LAS – Target Group June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day LAS will be a challenging educational experience for students with a specific profile: Academic  strong academic background and good grades  broad interests across subjects  driven by big questions  dedicated to academic enquiry  passionate about learning See you in October! Personal  self-reliant and self-responsible  open for new ideas, people, contexts  internationally minded  interested in a formative educational experience 12
  13. 13. LAS – Online Studychoice Assistant  For enrolment you must provide an “Orientierungstest”  E.g. LAS Online Studychoice Assistant (OSA): http://www.osa.uni-freiburg.de/las/index2.php  LAS impressions  Study skills  Sample tasks  General program overview June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 13
  14. 14. Epistemology and Theory of Science  Professorship established in connection with the Liberal Arts and Sciences program  As of Sept. 2013: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag - Focus in research and teaching: How do we achieve (scientific) knowledge of the world? - LAS Core: Theory of Science, Theory of Knowledge - LAS Electives - LAS Major “Culture and History” June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 14
  15. 15. Science and Technology Studies  Professorship established in connection with the Liberal Arts and Sciences program  As of June 2015: Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt - Focus in research and teaching: What are the social and historical contexts and implications of scientific knowledge and technology? - LAS Core: Science in Context, History of Science - LAS Electives - LAS Majors “Culture and History” and “Life Sciences June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 15
  16. 16. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Studying LAS at UCF Abdur Rehman Giorgio Chiara
  17. 17. June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day Studying LAS at UCF 17
  18. 18. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Application Procedure for the Winter Semester 2015/16 Karin Moll
  19. 19. Application and Admissions 1  Student Service Center (SCS) and University College Freiburg (UCF)  Application period: June 1 – July 15, 2015  Online registration, application documents by mail  Information: - EU (incl. German): application@ucf.uni-freiburg.de - Non EU: international@service.uni-freiburg.de  LAS Welcome Week starts 12.10.2015! June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 19
  20. 20. Application and Admissions 2 1. Online registration via the SCS Student Portal: - http://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/studienbewerbung - Study Area: Interdisciplinary Degree Programs → Degree: Bachelor B.A or B.Sc. → Program: LAS 2. Application and documents by mail - EU and German: to UCF - non EU: to SCS-International Admissions and Services (IAS) - Higher education qualification / secondary school diploma (“Abitur” or equivalent), - Language proficiency English B2, Motivational letter (max. 2 pages), Curriculum vitae June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 20
  21. 21. EU (incl. German) Citizens (…) 3. 1st Ranking based on higher education qualification 4. Interviews - UCF sends out invitations for interviews by email and mail (starting July 22) - Interviews at UCF using your motivational letter as starting point (August 3 – 7, 2014) - 2nd Ranking based on your “Selection Score” (higher education qualification + interview score) 5. Letter of Acceptance end of August / beginning of September June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 21
  22. 22. Non EU Citizens (…) 3. Ranking based on higher education qualification 4. No Interviews! 5. Letter of Acceptance end of August / beginning of September June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day 22
  23. 23. June 12, 2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences - Open Day Open Day June 12, 2015 – Program 12:00 Presentations (Alte Universität, Theatersaal)  University College Freiburg: Mr. Sterzel  Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS): Dr. Moll  LAS Majors: Dr. Büchner, Dr. Mikalayeva, Dr. Plumley, Ms. Jackisch  Professorship in Epistemology and Theory of Science: Prof. Dr. Freitag  Professorship in Science and Technology Studies: Prof. Dr. Lipphardt  Studying LAS at UCF: LAS Students  Application Procedure: Dr. Moll 1:30 p.m. Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard UCF Info Market  Majors  Languages  International Admissions with LAS students and UCF staff Alte Universität, 1st Floor 2:00 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 2:30 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard 3:00 p.m. Q&A on Foundational Year Lecturers and Students 1st Floor, R 01 072 3:30 p.m. Campus Tour: Meeting point: Court Yard 23

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