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 Courses Winter 2017/18 

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 9, 2017.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

 
 

BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Module Coordinator: Prof. Carsten Junker

This module acquaints students with the basic issues and techniques of American literary studies. It provides a survey of United States literary history as well as an introduction to the methods and theories employed in literary and cultural analysis.

 

iTASK (international, interdisciplinary, integrated: Technical, Academic, Soft, and Career Skills) (04-001-1004)

Module Coordinator: Heather Prüßing

The goal of the module is to help students develop key skills to thrive in their studies and in their subsequent career choices. Reports from Germany and the United States show that a leading reason why students experience frustration and set-backs in their studies and career pursuits is because of a relative lack of preparation in how to integrate personal and professional goals into a comprehensive plan for continuous individual development. For the generation of students beginning university, your learning and working life is expected to last at least a half-century. This module is meant to help you prepare for that voyage. This module is thus meant to prepare you for the TASK ahead.

 

Language and Society – Applied Linguistics (04-001-1005)

Module Coordinator: Dr. Sylvia Reuter (Institut für Anglistik)

The objective of this module is to gain basic, but compared to module 04-001-1003 more extended, knowledge about the varieties as well as textlinguistics of US English.

 

Society, History, and Politics II (04-001-1006)

Module Coordinator: Tobias Schlobach

This module is meant to provide students with an interdisciplinary, international, and integrated introduction to key developments and themes in the history, politics, and society of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the present.

To complete the module, students need to attend the Lecture, one Issues Seminar (Seminar #1, A or B) and one Key Documents Seminar (Seminar #2, A or B)

 

Project Module (04-001-1009)

Module Coordinators: Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez & Prof. Carsten Junker

The module is designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills that prepare students to write a BA thesis in the near future. It will assist them in taking the necessary steps for developing a research project. This includes adequate ways of identifying the subject matter of a research project; researching relevant scholarship; formulating a research question; delimiting the body of material to be analyzed, determining appropriate research methods, and thus finding the topic for a scholarly project. Students will be required to design a research project; this includes submitting a short annotated bibliography during the course of the semester and a poster presentation at the end of the term.

 

Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture (04-001-1018)

Module Coordinator: Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

The goal of this module is to enable students to understand the United States as a multiethnic and multicultural space and  to discuss on an academic level the cultural productions of various ethnic groups in the contexts of their specific historical and cultural development.

 

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