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Course of Study BA 2018

Model Study Plan BA 2018

Model Study Plan BA 2018

'Monobachelor' in North America Studies 2018

The revised Monobachelor was introduced in the summer of 2018 with the study and examination regulations published on June 27, 2018 (Amtsblatt 30/2018) and applies to all students who have started their studies in the winter term 2018/19.  The Monobachelor in North America Studies consists of 150 CP and 30 CP in General Professional Skills (ABV).

The following modules are compulsory:

Language Skills (offered at the FU Language Center, total 10 CP)

  • Oral Skills and Writing Skills A (5 CP)
  • Oral Skills and Writing Skills B (5 CP)

Introductory Courses (20 CP)

  • Introductory Module: Understanding North America A1 (10 CP)
    (History, Culture, Literature)
  • Introductory Module: Understanding North America B1 (10 CP)
    (Politics, Sociology, Economics)

Disciplinary Orientation (20 CP)

  • Orientation Module, Disciplinary Area of Focus 1 (10 CP)
  • Orientation Module, Disciplinary Area of Focus 2 (10 CP)

Multidisciplinary Orientation (10 CP)

  • Multidisciplinary Orientation Module A (5 CP) OR
  • Multidisciplinary Orientation Module B (5 CP) OR 
  • Advanced Advanced Writing Skills (5 CP) [offered at the FU Language Center]

Advanced Disciplinary Specialization (48 CP)

  • Advanced Module A (10 CP)
    Disciplinary Area of Focus 1 (Hauptschwerpunktdisziplin)
  • Advanced Module B (10 CP)
    Disciplinary Area of Focus 1 (Hauptschwerpunktdisziplin)
  • Advanced Module A (10 CP)
    Disciplinary Area of Focus 2
  • Advanced Module B (10 CP)
    Disciplinary Area of Focus 2
  • Colloquium Module (8 CP)

The disciplinary orientation and advanced specialization modules each consist of two classes ("Proseminar," "Seminar," or "Vertiefungsseminar"). There are two types of credit for these classes: “active participation,” which remains without a grade (equivalent to 3 ECTS points), and "Leistungsschein," which is graded based both on active participation and a written exam / term paper / oral exam (equivalent to 7 ECTS points). To complete the module, one of the classes has to be completed with "active participation," the other requires a"Leistungsschein.", i.e. some for of examination (exam or term paper).

For the Multidisciplinary Orientation Modules, students will take part in the multidisciplinary lecture series ("Ringvorlesung") which is offered every winter Semester. Students must either attend one "Ringvorlesung" and the Advanced Advanced Writing Skills course of the FU Language Center or particpate in two multidisciplinary lecture series ("Ringvorlesungen").

Supplementary Field (30 CP)

  • Supplementary Field (Ergänzungsbereich A):
    An Orientation Module (10 CP), an Advanced Module A (10 CP) and an Advanced Module B (10 CP) in a third Discipline taught at the JFKI

    OR

  • Supplementary Field (Ergänzungsbereich B):
    An Orientation Module (10CP), an Advanced Module A OR B (10 CP) in a third Discipline taught at the JFKI PLUS
    an Associated Module ("affines Modul", 10 CP) related to Area of Focus 1.

Bachelor Thesis (12 CP)

  • Bachelor Thesis written in Disciplinary Area of Focus 1 (Hauptschwerpunktdisziplin) (12 CP)
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