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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.

 

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Courses

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.

 

Please note: courses in Track B change each semester. The list of courses below is subject to change. Final course selections will only be made upon your arrival in Dortmund.

 

What is “German”? German History and Identity Formation

Jan Hildenhagen

 

The Union at Risk: History and the Future of the European Union

Jan Hildenhagen

 

Transatlantic Drama

Türel Tan

 

Transnational Gothic Television

Sandra Danneil

 

American Architecture: Visions, Utopia, and Literary Representations in a Transatlantic Context

Barbara Berendt-Metzner

 

Charles Sealsfield: A German Author Observing 19th Century America

Walter Grünzweig

 

Global Bounce: Hip-Hop Studies in the 21st Century

Sina Nitzsche

For more information, please download the Course Catalog 2018.

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Contact

 

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Hanna Rückl, Faculty of Cultural Studies

 

phone 0049 - 231 755 7157

 

 

Students’ Comments

"This program is a very well-rounded experience: not only does it add on to our cultural knowledge, but it also allows the students to advance their curricular work during the summer!"

(Participant, ISP 2014)

 

"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, ISP 2012)

 

“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, 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, ISP 2010)