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Information on StEOP Practical Exercises in Legal and Constitutional History

Students may register for StEOP Practical Exercises in Legal and Constitutional History via u:space. During the registration period, students may also deregister on u:space without explanation. Once the registration period is over, students are not allowed to switch places with students in other Practical Exercises.

Students are required to participate in two written exams (each 45 minutes). Each exam consists of four separate questions. One question is open-ended, the other three questions consist of original source material that can be found in the Institute’s historic source collection made available online (“Quellensammlung”, QUESA).

Subject of the written exams are the topics discussed in the Practical Exercises in the lectures leading up to the respective written exam. One week before the written exam, the examination material will be specified and communicated to the students.

The final grade is the average of the two written exams. If students only participate in one exam, the missed exam is counted as failed (“Nicht genügend”, 5). Oral participation in class will also be considered in the final grade.

Students who have missed one of the two written exams and whose final grade average is not sufficient to pass the Practical Exercise, may participate in a compensation exam (“Ersatzklausur”). The compensation exam covers the entire semesters’ subjects discussed in the Practical Exercise and takes 90 minutes. It consists of 1-2 open-ended questions and 3-6 questions including historic source material (the number of questions depends on the questions’ difficulty). The final grade will then be the student’s average grade before taking the compensation exam and the compensation exam’s grade. If the student’s final grade average would then be 4.5, the grade will be rounded up for the benefit of the student (aka 4.5 counts as 4). Notwithstanding, professors and lecturers may also decide the final grade by taking other factors (e.g. oral participation or other forms of participation) into account.