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American Studies Leipzig is hereby calling for applications for the “BA American Studies with Transatlantic Capstone Program and Project Year” (BA Plus) sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).


Volunteers Wanted for ACU Student Exchange

If you are interested in cultural exchange and meeting American students, please consider volunteering for the MentorInnenprogramm of the Freiwilligenagentur Leipzig. The program is designed to welcome and support a group of students from Abilene Christian University (Texas) that will live, study, and volunteer in Leipzig from January until May, 2017.


New Room for Mr. Burkhardt's LCI Seminar -- Starting Oct. 26

Starting next week, October 26, Mr. Burkhardt's seminar in the module Literature &
Culture I (04-001-1001) will take place in NSG 122.


Secretariat Remains Closed until 28 October due to Illness

Due to illness, the institute's secretariat will be closed until 28 October, 2016. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Prof. Garrett Office Winter Term Office Hours Begin Tuesday, 18 October

Prof. Garrett's Winter Term Office Hours will begin Tuesday, 18 October.
His office hours take place Tuesdays, 4-6 PM.


Änderungen im Modul 04-001-1005

wegen Krankheit von Frau Dr. Reuter mussten kurzfristig einige Änderungen im Linguistikangebot des Wintersemesters vorgenommen werden:

1. Im Amerikanistikmodul 04-001-1005 wird das Seminar „Varieties of US-English“ von Prof. Buchstaller übernommen. Das Seminar findet dienstags 9.15-10.45 Uhr im GWZ H5 3.16 statt.

2. Im Amerikanistikmodul 04-001-1005 wird das Seminar „Historical Roots of US-English“ von Prof. Schönefeld übernommen. (keine Zeit- und Ortsänderung)


Literature and Culture I Starting Dates

Please note that the seminars and tutorials of the module 04-001-1001 "Literature and Culture I" will start in the second week of classes (the week of the 17th). The lecture begins in the first week of classes (on the 11th).


Updates to the Course Catalog for the Winter Term 2016/17

For updates and the latest details on your courses in the upcoming winter term of 2016/17, please keep checking the course catalog regularly. Information that might still be missing on individual courses will likely be added in the course of the coming days and weeks.


Course Registration Winter Term 2016/17

The online course registration for Kernfach/Wahlfach and Wahlbereich students for the upcoming winter term starts on 28 September at noon. In order to secure your favorite seat in one of the parallel slots (LC1, SHP2, ED) we recommend an early decision.

TOOL closes on October 6, 5 pm.

You must enroll via TOOL at:


For further information please consult our course catalog and the attached registration information sheet.


American Space Leipzig Offers New Intern Position

American Space Leipzig, an initiative between the Universität Leipzig and the U.S. Government to encourage learning, exchange, and dialogue between the United States and Germany, is looking for a new intern to support their team, starting October 2016.

Please refer to this page for more information.

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