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201818Feb

Spring 2018 Internship at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

The German Marshall Fund of the United States Berlin Office (GMF Berlin) is seeking a young academic, ideally engaged in Political Science, International Relations, or another related field. The internship offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in working in an international, knowledge-sharing environment with world experts on political issues. The internship will begin on March 12, 2018 and last for 3 month. This is a part-time position with 20hrs/week, preferably Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The internship is compensated with 225€/month. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

201817Feb

Apply Now - Various Internship Opportunities available in Houston

Leipzig-Houston e.V. encourages personal and cultural encounters between the citizens of Leipzig and Houston, aiming to increase a sustainable cooperation between the two sister cities. Working jointly with its American counterpart, Sister City Association Houston-Leipzig, the organization implements school partnerships, as well as cultural and sport events.

Leipzig-Houston e.V. also offers exchange programs to Houston for citizens of Leipzig, including internship opportunities for students. Internships may last from 2 weeks up to six month and can be conducted in a variety of cultural, economic, and social fields in and around Houston.

Courses Summer 2018

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 April  9, 2018.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

 
 

Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Most classes require prior registration. To learn more about registration procedures for students in different ASL programs (Magister, BA, MA; service for Lehramt), please have a look at the Registration Information Sheet available in the respective news item. As access to some classes is quite competitive, please take the procedures and deadlines for registration seriously.

AMERICAN STUDIES MODULES

Modules in the BA and MA programs are designed to achieve specific learning goals, they entail a specific amount and specific types of coursework and examinations, and they may have prerequisites. To learn more about these, we strongly encourage you to have a look at our program's Module Catalog (BAMA) and at the appendix to our Conditions of Study (BAMA).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students are very welcome in the courses offered by the Institute for American Studies. To learn more about places available in individual courses, please contact the instructor, and describe your situation briefly (i.e., exchange student, international guest student, participating in an international degree program). We will do our very best to include you in our courses.

COURSES

Course catalogs of past semesters can be found in the Downloads and Resources Area.

For course offerings in Linguistics, please consult the British Studies course catalog, available at the website of the Institute for British Studies (anglistik.philol.uni-leipzig.de).

Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of April 9, 2018. Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

Addresses:
GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum), Beethovenstr. 15
NSG (Neues Seminargebäude), Universitätsstr. 5
HSG (Hörsaalgebäude), Universitätsstr. 7

Writing

BA Professional Skills Module “Creative Writing: Envisioning America”
(04-001-1020 | 5 Credits)

Wednesday, 3.15 - 4.45 pm, GWZ 3 5.15
Rajesh Parameswaran (Picador Guest Professor)

Seminar: Short Story Workshop
Wednesday, 3.15 - 4 pm, GWZ 3 5.15

Tutorial: Creative Writing
Wednesday, 4 - 4.45 pm, GWZ 3 5.15

Lehramt Courses

04-AME-1401: Literatures and Cultures of the USA

Module Coordinator: Prof. Carsten Junker, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

MA Courses

Political Cultures in a Transatlantic Context (04-038-2005)

Module Coordinator: Prof. Crister S. Garrett

BA Courses

Society, History, Politics I (04-001-1002)

Module Coordinator: Crister S. Garrett

Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

201813Feb

The Daily Grind

As I’m writing this, my fourth week in the US is coming to an end and I’m slowly finding my rhythm. I want to use this post to write about it. First of all, studying in the US is very different from studying in Germany: It is more time-consuming. (At least that’s true for my studies (American Studies), I guess studying medicine for example is always very time-consuming.) During the regular semester in Leipzig, I would set foot in the library maybe three times per week to read or work on assignments. At HWS, however, the library has become my second home.

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