Entering Students Welcome

 
 

Dear Incoming Students,

American Studies Leipzig welcomes you, the BA and MA Entering Cohorts of 2022, to Leipzig. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you soon.

Formal instruction starts on October 10th. Please check our homepage for more information on the formats of instruction.

Also, please use the TOOL platform to sign up for your modules, and consult our registration information sheet for further instructions.

Before that, on September 29th, we invite you to attend our Student Orientation Day. The day is planned as an in-person event, a chance to meet your fellow students and instructors, and it is packed with information you will need during your studies here at Leipzig. It is designed specifically for entering students, and so we do encourage you to come and join us on that day. Additional to this event hosted by our institute (see schedule below), you might want to check out the university’s offerings for 1st-semester students: www.uni-leipzig.de/studienstart

 

Digital Preparations

American Studies Leipzig prides itself on having a very active online community. Once you are admitted to our program, you will see that our webpage is the institute’s most important digital channel of communication. Of course, you are also invited to like our Facebook profile and check out our Youtube channel.

To be ready for the coming semester, be sure that you have at least one electronic device that is video conference ready. To participate in possible online seminars, lectures, and tutorials, we recommend using a Desktop PC or a Laptop with a webcam (built-in or separate) and a headset.

Recommended Books

  • Deloria, Philip J., and Alexander I. Olson. American Studies: A User’s Guide. Oakland: U of California P, 2017. Print.
  • Hebel, Udo. Einführung in die Amerikanistik / American Studies. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2008. Print.

Student Orientation Day: Preliminary Schedule

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, American Studies Leipzig will hold its Student Orientation Day. Entering BA and MA students are cordially invited to attend all sessions listed below, focusing on the events marked for the respective cohort.

When? What?  Who?
09:00-09:30

Registration (in front of GWZ 25.16)

BA
09:30-10:30

BA Welcome and “Getting-to-know-each-other”

BA
10:30-12:30

BA Program Orientation

BA
12:30-14:25

Welcome by Student Council - Campus Tour - Library Tour (tbc)

BA
13:00

MA Registration 

MA
13:30-14:25

MA Welcome and Program Orientation

MA
14:25-15:00

Info Session with US Consul General (tbc)

BA/MA
15:00-15:15

Welcome by DAIS and ASL Alumni Association 

BA/MA
ca. 15:30

Get-together and Pizza

BA/MA
ca. 17:30

Farewell

BA/MA

Location

Most orientation events are scheduled to take place at the Institute for American Studies, Beethovenstraße 15/GWZ (room 25.16 or 35.15 - fifth floor). 

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