HUM-465 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Ginalski Stéphanie, Mach André

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: Une seule inscription à un cours SHS+MGT autorisée. En cas d'inscriptions multiples elles seront toutes supprimées sans notification.


Based on the knowledge acquired during the fall semester course (Understanding modern Switzerland I), students are asked to work by group of 3-4 students and prepare a paper on a topic previously discussed with the teachers.


See the full description of the course in the "Introduction to project" of the fall semester (HUM-422).


Switzerland, history, culture, political institutions, economic structure, foreign policy

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Understanding modern Switzerland I (HUM-422a)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Elaborate a research question
  • Present the existing literature on a chosen topic
  • Synthesize the results of a personal research

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.

Assessment methods

Evaluation on a semester basis (grade associated to 3 ECTS). Spring semester evaluation is about the realization of the project. More information is given at the beginning of the academic year.


Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No


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In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Understanding modern Switzerland II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: mandatory

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