Within the proseminar you need to pick a topic, do research on the topic, write a paper about that and present your results to the course. Furthermore you need to review the paper of several colleagues and write reviews on their work. Grades are based on your written work, your work done in writing reviews for other papers and your presentation. Topics and literature are provided, but can be suggested by students.
Note that for your research basic understanding of the assigned readings and the readings you find throughout your survey is required. You do not need to understand each and every detail as many of the papers present complex and specific things.
The course will be held in blocks. The blocks will take place at the end of the semester. Schedule will be discussed in the course.
Find the review form here. Write your nadatory review and email it to Mathias Lux.