Winter Semester COVID-19 Updates

[ Most recently updated on 2020-09-25 ]

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2020


To help with social distancing procedures, we no longer offer in-person office hours for the foreseeable future. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you want to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In that request, please include your telephone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Skype, Google Hangouts, or another solution) — please see below.

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Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Bachelor Courses

Module “Society, History, Politics I” (04-001-1002)

Lecture: American Horizons – North American History in a Global Context I: From Colonial Times to the Civil War (PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz):

  • open-book exams:

          July 13, 2020; 3 - 5 pm (group 1)
          July 15, 2020; 10 am - noon (group 2)

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[Travelling]

I’m currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig’s election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

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EVENTS FOR FIRST SEMESTERS by the student representatives (Fachschaftsrat)

EVENTS FOR FIRST SEMESTERS

 

8 Oct. 2020 (11am-5pm) - OFFICE HOURS FOR 1ST SEMESTERS

We will meet on Jitsi.meet and you can ask us any questions concerning your studies. We can help you put together your schedule or set up your Wahlbereich / Wahlfach.

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Repeat exam "US-American Popular Culture: History, Media, Methods" on Oct. 29

 

The repeat exam for the lecture in the module “Literature & Culture II” (04-001-1007) will take place on Oct. 29 at 3:15 pm. It will be an e-exam. More information will be provided not later than one week before the exam.

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Module Registration Winter Semester 2020/21

Please note: While the module registration will generally take place as planned, individual modules and courses will be offered in a way that complies with the COVID-19 governmental regulations. Accordingly, please see our news items on the ASL website for the most recent information and contact your instructors.

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Roundtable with former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Sept. 30

Dear ASL students,

We would like to draw your attention to an event hosted by Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Sachsen e. V. (DAIS): 4 Jahre “America First”: Die Transatlantischen Beziehungen Heute

When: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at 4:00 pm
Where: Abilene Christian University - Leipzig Villa, Käthe-Kollwitz-Str. 52, 04109 Leipzig

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Apply Now for a Student Assistant Position (deadline: August 30)

American Studies Leipzig is looking for a motivated student to help with a number of administrative tasks in the upcoming winter term. You are expected to work alongside and in support of the secretariat.

Your duties will include, among others:

  • managing the backoffice of teaching projects
  • assisting distant-teaching formats
  • providing administrative support, e.g. for paperwork involving the university’s central administration

For a successful application, you should:

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