Students have the option to take North American Studies as a 30 CP minor in the “Kombibachelor.” Unlike for students of the 120 CP major, a semester abroad is not obligatory. Please see here for information on which combinations are possible (link only available in German), or contact the FU Info Service.
(Culture, History, Literature)
(Economics, Political Science, Sociology)
The disciplinary orientation module is comprised of a course (“Proseminar”) and a seminar. For the multidisciplinary orientation module, you have to complete a course and attend the Ring Lecture.
The orientation modules each consist of two classes ("Proseminar," and "Seminar"). There are two types of credit for these classes: “active participation,” which remains without a grade, and "Leistungsschein," which is graded based both on active participation and a written exam / term paper / oral exam. To complete the module, one of the classes has to be completed as "active participation," the other as "Leistungsschein."
Please note that the multidisciplinary orientation module consists of a course ("Proseminar") and attending the ring lecture (Ringvorlesung), offered every winter term. As the ring lecture counts as "active participation," the corresponding course has to be completed as "Leistungsschein."