Course Catalog Winter Semester 2020/21

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 26, 2020.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating). Please note that all instruction will take place in online formats, and see our COVID-19 news item for more information.


Modul *-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies”

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

The module is designed specifically to train future teachers to deepen their American-studies knowledge. The students will engage with American literary and cultural texts, with critical theory, and with important socio-historical contexts. In the seminar, they will also practice their analytical skills in close readings of American literary and filmic texts and they will learn how to implement this knowledge in the classroom. The exam for the module consists of an extensive analytic project, in the form of a portfolio exam, prepared by the students during the course of the seminar.


Modul *-1601 “US Society and Diversity: Politics, History and Culture” (Ergänzungsstudien)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez
Module organization & coordination​: T. Schlobach

Please note: If you are taking both this module (1601) and the module American Literatures, American Societies (2401), then you must choose lecture 2401-1a (American Horizons – North American History in a Global Context II: From the Civil War to 2001 by PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz) in module 2401.