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Potsdam’s Time Frame Model

Conditions and Organization of your Studies in Combined Programs of Study at the University of Potsdam

Students in Combined Programs of Study must coordinate courses, exams, etc. from three to five disciplines or departments with one another. The University of Potsdam supports this coordination with an overarching course plan that involves all disciplines. Due to the multitude of possible combinations this is absolutely necessary to avoid conflicts in your course schedule and to enable you to complete your studies within the standard course length.

Potsdam’s Time Frame Model

At the University of Potsdam, we have created four disciplinary groups based on the matriculation frequency of all possible disciplinary combinations. Within each disciplinary group we have combined all the areas of study that were only rarely combined in the previous matriculation terms. Thus it can be assumed that course offerings will not overlap because the disciplines selected by the student will likely belong to two different disciplinary groups.

DISCIPLINARY GROUPS IN NON-TEACHING ORIENTED PROGRAMS OF STUDY
ABCDBS+
VolkswirtschaftslehreBetriebswirtschaftslehre Recht der Wirtschaft SoziologieStudium+
ErziehungswissenschaftAllgemeine Sprachwissenschaft/LinguistikÖffentliches RechtLatein
ReligionswissenschaftenGeschichte Politik und Verwaltung Italienische Philologie
PhilosophiePolonistik Germanistik Russistik
Geographie Anglistik/Amerikanistik KulturwissenschaftFranzösische Philologie
Jüdische Studien
Spanische Philologie 
DISCIPLINARY GROUPS IN TEACHING-ORIENTED PROGRAMS OF STUDY (LSIP & LG [DISCONTINUED] AND LSEK [STARTING WINTER SEMESTER 2013/2014])
ABCDBS+
Mathematik Geschichte  DeutschPhysik Bildungswissenschaften
LER Polnisch Chemie Biologie
Spanisch EnglischArbeitslehre  Sport
GeographieInformatikMusik Russisch
Politische Bildung Französisch
Latein
DISCIPLINARY GROUPS IN TEACHING-ORIENTED PROGRAMS OF STUDY LSIP/SP (DISCOUNTED) AND LP & LPI (STARTING WINTER SEMESTER 2013/2014)
ABCDBS+
MathematikEnglischDeutschSachunterricht Bildungswissenschaften
Bezugsfach LERBezugsfach Geschichte Bezugsfach WATMusik 
Bezugsfach Geographie Bezugsfach Politische Bildung  Sport
Bezugsfach Biologie
Bezugsfach Physik
Mathematik (Grundschulbildung)Englisch (Grundschulbildung)Deutsch (Grundschulbildung)Sachunterricht (Grundschulbildung)Allgemeine Grundschulpädagogik
Inklusionspädagogik Kunst (Grundschulbildung)
Musik (Grundschulbildung)
Sport (Grundschulbildung)
Inklusionspädagogik

In the planning of courses, each Disciplinary Group has been assigned three periods within an academic year during which courses that appear only once per semester will be offered. These are the so-called Alternate-less Course Offerings. For the planning of courses that do have an alternate (Parallel Course Offering), these terms do not apply. This will assure that students can attend alternate-less courses and avoid course schedule conflicts.

Note for students already at the University of Potsdam: Disciplines that currently do not allow matriculation, for example Art, Criminal Justice, and Civil Law, are not listed here since the information here is for prospective students and could lead to misunderstandings.

EXAMPLE: TIME FRAME FOR ALTERNATE-LESS COURSE OFFERINGS IN THE SECOND YEAR OF STUDY (TEMPLATE FOR PLANNING YOUR STUDIES)
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 AM -12:00 PMBS+* CDAB
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMCDDBA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMCDCommittees BA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMBACommittees CD

*BS+ - Time blocks intended for courses in comprehensive areas of study (Education and primary level specific areas of teaching degree programs; StudiumPlus in non-teaching oriented programs of study).

Contact

Central Student Advisory Service

University of Potsdam | Division of Student Affairs

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais | House 8, room 0.12 - 0.16

Note for Prospective Students

Currently, the University of Potsdam is able to achieve a conflict-free schedule of classes for about 85% of all students with the “Time Frame Model.” If there are other matriculation frequencies for discipline combinations in coming years, then there will be a reorganization of the Disciplinary Groups. However, prospective students who want to combine disciplines within a Disciplinary Group should be aware of constraints in registering for alternate-less courses.

A conflict-free schedule with alternate-less mandatory courses is usually just one of the various aspects in your decision-making process. You can go to the Central Academic Advising Office for advice on planning your overall plan of studies.

Contact

Central Student Advisory Service

University of Potsdam | Division of Student Affairs

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais | House 8, room 0.12 - 0.16