News vom 15.10.2006
The Graduate School will start its doctoral program in the winter semester 2007/2008. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences will collaborate in offering a structured curriculum. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the be¬ginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, eco¬nomic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, culture, and religion.
Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master of Arts, German Magister, or the equivalent) with above average marks by mid-April in of one the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Stipends are awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of two annual extensions. The language of instruction is English.
All application materials (completed application form, study proposal of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of 8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample) must be received by January 31st, 2007 at the following address:
Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies
Professor Dr. Ulla Haselstein, Director
14195 Berlin, Germany
For further information on application requirements and the graduate program please see: http://graduateschool.jfki.de/