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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.

 

The following classes will be offered in the ISP 2016:

 

I Get the Urge for Going: Transatlantic Modes of Mobility and Their Cultural Significance

Bernd Eßmann

 

The End is Near:Dystopian and Apocalyptic Fiction in Germany and the U.S. since 1918

Robert Stone

 

Screening the ‘Real‘: Documentary Cinema in Germany and the United States

Sandra Danneil

 

Walt Whitman: Translating American Literature into German

Walter Grünzweig

 

German and European Cultural History

Walter Grünzweig

 

Made in Detroit, Translated in Dortmund: Motor City Poetry

Julia Sattler

 

Mapping German Hip-Hop Culture: The Ruhr Valley

Sina Nitzsche

 

 

Todd Haynes, Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder:

Melodrama between the United States and Europe

Sibylle Klemm

 

For more information, please download the Course Catalog 2016.

 

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

 

Christina Neuhaus II

 

Christina Neuhaus, Faculty of Culture Studies

 

phone 0049 - 231 755 7926

 

 

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)