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Welcome Entering Students

On October 9th and 10th, 2018, 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 9th, 9:00am. We will formally welcome our entering MA students on October 10th, 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

  Tuesday, October 9

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


Info Session: Study Abroad Options and International Internships (tbc) BA

  Wednesday, October 10


Library Tour (in groups) / Meeting the Student Council (tbc)



Welcome and Program Orientation


12:00-12:30 Group Photo BA+MA
12:30-15:00 BBQ and Info Booth with ASL Alumni Association and ASL Event Committee (tbc) 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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