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Updates for Fall Semester 2006

Dear students,
please find below the most up-to-date information on the upcoming fall term of 2006. For all students, instruction starts on 16 Oct, 2006.



Registration, Fall 2006

Dear Students:

After last week’s registration, you are probably curious about which you have been admitted to. More details about this can be found below.
For those students who are pursuing late-admissions to American Studies as a Major (Kernfach), please see the necessary information below.


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Below, you can send us a message on how you feel about the new homepage. We very much look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know if you would rather not have your feedback published. If you want to receive a reply, please do not forget to mention your email address.


2006 Congressional Elections Event

American Studies, Leipzig. 10 November 2006.

American Studies Leipzig in cooperation with the United States Consulate in Leipzig held an 2006 Congressional Elections Event on Wednesday, November 8th. Some 150 people from the Campus and the City of Leipzig came together to discuss what shaped the elections, and what the elections mean for the United States, both at home and abroad.


Application Cover Sheet

Please use any of the following downloads for an application cover sheet. If you decide to send your application package by mail, please print and fill in the form. If you decide to send in your application by email, make sure to send us the completed form as PDF.



Religion in US Culture and Society

The study tour started in Washington D.C. since the capital is a focus of activities centering on the federal government. The students then went to Virginia, where they visited a fundamentalist organization (American Values) and two research institutes. From there, the tour went on to Nashville, Tennessee within the “Bible Belt” and eventually to liberal New England. There students traced the roots and remains of the Puritan heritage (Congregationalism), as well as learned of the impact of the Catholic Church, and the importance of church-affiliated schools.


Civil Society and Civic Engagement

12 American Studies went to Houston, Texas, to deal with a fundamental issue of the American political process: the importance of civil society for the everyday life of Americans and their self-image. Closely connected with the role of civil society is the grass roots level; it is essential for understanding the political engagement of Americans. The political system of the United States, contrary to the European idea, functions from the lowest level upwards. As a result, community and state issues play a much larger role in the U.S. than they do in Europe.



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