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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Sabrina Völz


Lehrveranstaltungen

Cat Got Your Tongue? – Developing Your Oral Communication Skills in English I. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.019

Inhalt: Are you uncomfortable speaking in English in front of a group? Do you want to say something in your classes, but can’t get the words out fast enough? Do you want to be prepared to meet the demands of 21st century workplaces, where employees are valued for their ability to communicate well in diverse situations? If so, then this is the course for you. In this student-centered class that will meet in person on campus, we will work on vocabulary-building strategies, while improving oral fluency and proficiency skills in English. Moreover, students will practice their public speaking skills in various contexts (small talk, intercultural settings, presentations, interviewing, etc).

Cat Got Your Tongue? – Developing Your Oral Communication Skills in English II. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.310

Inhalt: Are you uncomfortable speaking in English in front of a group? Do you want to say something in your classes, but can’t get the words out fast enough? Do you want to be prepared to meet the demands of 21st century workplaces, where employees are valued for their ability to communicate well in diverse situations? If so, then this is the course for you. In this student-centered class that will meet on campus in person, we will work on vocabulary-building strategies, while improving oral fluency and proficiency skills in English. Moreover, students will practice their public speaking skills in various contexts (small talk, intercultural settings, presentations, interviewing, etc).

Writing With Style: Discovering Your Academic Voice in English. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 6.316

Inhalt: Ready for a challenge? Feel like giving your writing and speaking skills a fine-tuning? Each participant will gain experience working with a variety of academic texts that can help writers to improve their writing style, editing, and revision skills. Due to the heterogeneity of seminar participants, the instructor will assist students in developing their own writing styles and mentor them on an individual basis. Furthermore, academic writing does not have to be boring, mechanical, or dry. Thus, we will take a closer look at sentence variety, voice, and the creative use of language. These are topics that digital writing tools, such as Grammarly and DeepL, have not yet mastered. We will also learn about the current controversy surrounding Winnetou, cancel culture, and cultural appropriation. Apart from other materials, we will analyze Searching for Winnetou (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvM4V6HLJAI), a 2018 documentary by Award-winning Canadian playwright, author, and journalist, Drew Hayden Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nations. He will hopefully be visiting our campus in November.

Blogability - The Basics of Blogging and Beyond. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss, Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.124 | .

Inhalt: Taught by the editors of the American Studies Blog (ASB), which will be celebrating its 8th year in September, this course will help students expand their professional profile and introduce them to the world of blogging. Students will gain a greater awareness for the strengths and challenges of public, creative non-fiction writing, while having ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience. In particular, we will delve into the topics of film reviews, interviews as well as short pieces about cultural topics and current events. Students will be mentored on an individual basis, experience workshopping, and peer-editing as well as have the opportunity to submit their final work for publication in the ASB (http://blog.asjournal.org). Experienced writers as well as newcomers are welcome.

Understanding Area Studies (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 12.010

Inhalt: This introduction to area studies is designed to provide students with an understanding of key terminology and readings in the field of area studies. Course participants will become familiar with and learn to analyze and apply approaches to / models for interpreting culture. Practical applications and goals for the classroom will also be discussed. This semester, our cultural-specific part of the course will focus on the current controversy surrounding Winnetou, cancel culture, and cultural appropriation. Apart from other materials, we will analyze Searching for Winnetou (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvM4V6HLJAI), a 2018 documentary by Award-winning Canadian playwright, author, and journalist, Drew Hayden Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nations. He will hopefully be visiting our campus in November.

Black Women Trailblazers in U.S. History and Culture (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.310

Inhalt: For centuries, Black women have faced the double bind (race & gender) of oppression in the United States combined with other factors, such as class or age. With the exception of Rosa Parks, this resilient group has been ignored in EFL textbooks. In particular, we will look at the achievements and legacies of Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Ruby Bridges, Shirley Chisholm, and Maya Angelou as well as their autobiographical works and/or selected representations in American culture (e.g., film, television series, monuments, literature, etc.). And while not all of these trailblazers lived to see their hard work brought to fruition, their efforts were not in vain.

North American Studies Meets the Humanities (FSL) (Modul 4, Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Deborah Steinborn, Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 11:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.311

Inhalt: In this module, we explore various aspects of culture and literature by critically discussing authentic cultural texts, such as literary works, news articles, and films. We study North American culture, its institutions, and contemporary discourses. This semester, we focus on various themes (e.g. news writing and reporting, enacting social change as well as journalism) and cultural contexts through the interdisciplinary lenses of the liberal arts, e.g. ethnic studies, identity construction, and ethics. Students will also learn about and practice aspects of journalism. We are very lucky to have Anne Nelson (Columbia University Professor, writer, and journalist) as a guest lecturer as part of our seminar this semester.