Summer Semester 2021 COVID-19 Updates

[ Most recently updated on September 20, 2021 ]

We will use this news item to keep you updated on the impact of SARS-CoV-2/COVID on instruction and other curricular aspects in the 2021 summer semester. In navigating the pandemic, American Studies Leipzig (ASL) will strive to strike a balance between accommodating the additional difficulties introduced by public health measures on the one hand and offering as much structure and guidance as possible on the other. This news item serves as the authoritative source on all curricular questions introduced by the pandemic.

Courses, Exams, and Instruction

  • All instruction at ASL in the summer term will be done remotely. Please see our separate news item for more details. As in previous ‘digital semesters,’ you will be contacted by your instructors via email (through your studserv addresses) after the enrollment via TOOL has concluded and will receive information on how to participate in your classes.
  • Module registration will take place as usual, via TOOL. See our separate news item for more information.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, classes will begin in the week of April 12. See the course catalog for exceptions.
  • Per the March 31 decision of the Prüfungsausschuss, there will be no in-person exams in ASL’s programs in the 2021 summer semester. If you have questions about the exams in your modules, please talk to your instructors.
  • Papers, theses, portfolios, etc. are due at the regular dates, as indicated in the syllabi of your classes. Please note that, as in previous semesters, if there are specific reasons or constellations that prevent you from being able to write your papers, you should get in touch with your instructors early on to discuss individual solutions (e.g., individual extensions).

Access to the University Buildings & Office Hours

For information on vaccinations for students in particular, please see Leipzig University’s news item.

Unfortunately, we do know yet how exactly the winter semester 2021/22 will look like in terms of teaching, but for our current intentions, please see this news item. The winter term of 2021/22 will generally be an in-person semesterfor more information, please see this news item.

For information on the 2020/21 winter semester, please see our old news item.