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Özlem Filiz, Faculty of Culture Studies


phone 0049 - 231 755 7926





Students’ Comments

“What an incredible way to spend the summer. The program is full of interesting courses, people, and places. Dortmund is a fantastic city to explore and practice German in, and a good distance to many exciting sites in the country.”

(Participant of the ISP 2010)


“Studying in the same setting as the course content allowed for travel and visitations which not only complemented our learning, but allowed us to immediately digest it. Everything we learned in our class was immediately applicable to our stay in Dortmund.”

(Participant of the ISP 2010)


"A wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that most people are not very aware of. I found myself often pleasantly surprised at characteristics of the German culture."

(Participant of the ISP 2012)


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Track B: German & European Studies

The German and European Studies track offers classes mostly dealing with German culture in European and global contexts. You will join other international and German students in exploring together and from different points of view new developments in German and European culture.





You can select from courses dealing with German culture in European and global contexts. In class, you and other internationals will join German students in exploring together and from different points of view new developments in German and European culture.


The following classes are offered:


Ruhr-Detroit: Post-Industrial Regions in Dialogue

Julia Sattler



EF50 - R 0.406

A Macabre Fascination: Representations of National-socialism in American Culture

Berend Ter Borg




EF50 - R 0.420

German and European Cultural History

Walter Grünzweig




EF50 - R 0.406

Bubbles, Crunches, Crashes: Cultural Representations of the Economic Crisis

Sina Nitzsche




EF50  - R 0.420

V was for Victory? Investigation World War II from a Transnational Perspective

Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt




EF50 R 0.420

Coffee & Cafès - A Beverage & Its Cultural Impact

Bernd Eßmann



EF50 - R 0.420


Latecomers? Comparing (Post) Modern American and Turkish Fiction



26.06.16:00 – 19:00

27.06 14:00 – 21:00

28.06. 10:00 – 13:30

            14:00 – 18:00

29.06. 10:00 - 14:30

EF50 - R 0.406


The credit system below is used for all classes which are offered in Track B:


Active Participation - 2 ECTS

Active Participation and Exam - 3 ECTS

Active Participation and Paper - 4 ECTS

Active Participation and Paper and Exam - 6 ECTS


For more information on the classes, you can find the complete course catalog here.


This course offering is complemented by the mandatory German language course and the optional course on Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society.

You can also undertake a research project in addition to or instead of the offered courses. Please click here for more information on the research project.


Independent Study Projects

Trackb.klein4If you are interested in carrying out an independent study project in a special academic topic not covered by the program, we will advise you accordingly. Please contact for further information.





Target Group

The track is offered for American and other international students with an interest in German language, literature, and culture in European and global contexts.