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Consulting Hours during Summer Semester Break 2019

Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez:
Tues., July 16, 3 - 4 pm
Tues., August 27, 3 - 4 pm
Fri., September 6, 11 am - noon

Prof. Katja Kanzler:
Wedn., July 17, 3 - 4 pm
Tues., July 23, 2 - 3 pm
Tues., August 27, 4 - 5 pm

PD Dr Olaf Stieglitz:
Tues., August, 27, 9 - 10:30 am
Wedn., September, 11, 2 - 4 pm

Dr Stefan Schubert:
Mon., July 22, 11am - noon
Mon., August 12, 3 - 4 pm
and by appointment

Tobias Schlobach: by appointment

Eleonora Ravizza: by appointment

I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2019/20

The course catalog for the winter semester 2019/20 is available now.

Please be aware that these pages will be updated throughout the break and the semester.

Creative Writing

BA Professional Skills Module
“Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)

(5 Credits)

Overall module responsibility: Dr. Schubert
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert
 

Wednesday, 11.15 am-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15
Morgan Jerkins (Picador Guest Professor)

 

Lehramt Courses

Modul *-2401: "American Literatures, American Societies"

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler, PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: E. Ravizza

MA Courses

Methods and Theories in American Studies (04-038-2001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

This module provides students with an overview of key methods and theories employed in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies. It is meant to prepare students for the program's advanced modules.

[==The module consists of two seminars==

Wiederholungsklausur 04-001-1003 Introduction to Linguistics for American Studies

Date: 
27. Sep 11:00 - 12:30

Repeat Lecture Exam 

NSG 122

BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination: Dr. Spieler

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.

[==The module consists of one lecture, one seminar, and one tutorial==

Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Courses Winter 2019/20

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 14, 2019.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).
 

 
 

BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination: Dr. Spieler

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)

Overall module responsibility: PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: Heather Pruessing

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)

Overall module responsibility: Dr. Reuter (Institut für Anglistik)
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Reuter (Institut für Anglistik)

 

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

Overall module responsibility: PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: T. 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.

 

Project Module (04-001-1009)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Prof. Kanzler

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 as well as a term paper at the end of the term.

 

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