Lectures and exercises
The lecture is a form of teaching in which the teacher teaches students the theory. The lecture is typically held at only one time for all students in the subject in large listeners (most often D1, D2 and D3).
Lectures are generally optional and public (thus accessible to non-students).
Exercises (Seminars) serve to increase student engagement and practice. Exercises or seminar groups are written for the subject and several exercises are devoted to a smaller group of students.
Exercises are generally mandatory and non-public.
Most subjects in the first semester have both lectures and exercises. Theories of lectures are practiced by students in small groups.
More about forms of teaching in MU Study and Examination Regulations, Article 9 .
Choice of exercises or seminars
During the semester , the students enroll in seminars. As attendance is obligatory (usually one or two absences are allowed), the student has to select the exercise so that he does not clash with the schedule.
According to the new one
SAS Article 9 (6)
(from September 1, 2017) at least one absent absence is allowed on the exercises.
Teachers can set looser rules. After agreement with the teacher, it is also possible to replace participation in one seminar group by participating in another group (covering the same subject).