Course Schedule


Englisch/ FSZ: German Americans (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 06.10.2008 - 23.01.2009 | C 12.111 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Roughly 23 percent of Americans claim some degree of German ancestry or ethnic origin. This seminar will not only explore German-American history and immigration, but also the American perception of “Germanness” and the over 300 years of German-American influence on the religious, social, and cultural life in America.

Englisch/FSZ: Native Cultures of North America (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Freitag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 06.10.2008 - 23.01.2009 | C 14.103 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Making significant contributions to contemporary American literature are a number of native authors whose works have their roots in the storytelling tradition of their respective tribes (Sherman Alexie, Thomas King, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich). Studying Native American literature requires an openness to experiences and events that have historically been pushed to the periphery of our cultural awareness. If successful, the seminar will be a contribution to the dialogue that has been challenging the literary canon in the United States and Canada for the past decades.

The British Isles (Vorlesung/Seminar)

Dozent/in: Gary Walsh

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.10.2008 - 23.01.2009 | C 14.006 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Niveau B2/C1 des Referenzrahmens für Sprachen (Europarat). Two thousand years of invasion, immigration and the infusion of foreign ideas have created the Britain we know today. The diverse history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland has led to very different cultural traditions. In this seminar we will look at what makes the British Isles and its inhabitants so different from the rest of Europe. You must register for this seminar on MyStudy.