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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, you will see that our webpage is 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
13:45-15:00 Info Session @ US Consulate General BA

  Wednesday, October 10

09:00-10:00 Info Session: Study Abroad & International Internships BA

10:00-12:00 

(1) Library Tour / (2) Meeting the Student Council / (3) Individual Consultations (3 groups)

BA

10:30-11:30

Welcome and Program Orientation

MA

ca. 12:00 Group Photo BA+MA
ca. 12:30-15:00 Welcome by ASL Alumni Association and ASL Event Committee - afterwards: Catering Buffet BA+MA

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

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