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Welcome Entering Students

On October 4th and 5th, 2017, American Studies Leipzig will hold its Student Orientation Week. Entering BA students should attend all events marked BA in the list below. We look forward to getting to know you starting October 4th, 9:00am. We will formally welcome our entering MA students on October 5th, starting at 10:30.

Digital Preparations

American Studies Leipzig prides itself of having a very active online community. Once you are admitted to our program, feel free to register for our webpage, the most important digital channel of communication at the institute. Of course, you are also invited to like our facebook profile and to check out our youtube channel.

Recommended Books

  • Campbell, Neil C., and Alasdair Kean. American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.
  • Hebel, Udo. Einführung in die Amerikanistik / American Studies. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2008. Print.
  • Marcus, Greil, and Werner Sollors, eds. A New Literary History of America. Cambridge: Belknap, 2009. Print.
  • Tindall, George Brown, and David Emory Shi. America: A Narrative History. New York: Norton, 2010. Print.

You can buy these books at Leipzig's Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung or online.

Preliminary SOW Schedule

When? What?  BA/MA

  Wednesday, October 4

09:00-09:30 Registration  BA
09:30-10:30 Welcome & “Getting to Know Each Other” BA
10:30-11:30 Program Orientation I BA
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break BA
12:30-13:30 Programm Orientation II BA
13:30-15:00 Info Session with US Consul General BA

15:00-16:30

Group 1 / 2 / 3: Library Tour - Research Workshop - Study Abroad Workshop BA

  Thursday, October 5

09:30-10:30 

Info Session: Study Abroad Options & International Internships

BA

10:30-11:30

Welcome and Program Orientation

MA

10:30-11:30

Meeting Student Council and ASL Event Committee

Study Abroad Q&A

BA
11:30-12:00 Group Photo BA+MA
12:00-15:00 BBQ and Info Booth with ASL Alumni Association BA+MA

Where? locations: GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum), 04107 Leipzig, Beethovenstraße 15, Room 2.516 (=Homebase); UB = University Library; American Consulate; FSR = student council room; GWZ courtyard

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