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Bachelor Program (30CP)

Model Study Plan BA 2018 (30 CP Program)

Model Study Plan BA 2018 (30 CP Program)

Course of Study BA 2018 (30 CP)

North American Studies is also available as a 30 CP minor for students enrolled in a “Kombibachelor.” A semester abroad is not a compulsory part of the 30 CP module. Please see here for more details on which combinations are possible (overview only available in German) or contact the FU Info Service.

Introductory Courses (10 CP)

  • Introductory Module: Understanding North America A2

    (Culture, History, Literature and a fourth discipline of UNA B2)

OR

  • Introductory Module: Understanding North America B2

     (Economics, Political Science, Sociology and a fourth discipline of the ones offered in UNA A2)

Disciplinary Orientation (20 CP)

  • Orientation Module, Discipline 1 (10 CP) and
  • Orientation Module, Discipline 2 (10 CP)

OR

  • Orientation Module, Discipline 1 (10 CP) and
  • Advanced Module A, Discipline 1 (10 CP)

OR

  • Orientation Module, Discipline 1 (10 CP) and
  • Advanced Module B, Discipline 1 (10 CP)

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.

Please find a more extensive introduction to the structure and contents of the program as well as interviews with current instructors and students here.

Supplementary Notes on the sample course of study

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."

For the modules Understanding North America (UNA) A2 and B2, attending the Friday lectures is mandatory. Tutorials are not part of the study program and should only be attended on a voluntary basis (students can not obtain credits for the tutorials!). In addition to the first UNA module (e.g. UNA A2) you select, you have to attend the lectures of a fourth discipline in the respective other UNA (e.g. UNA B2) module. The examination takes place after the second semester (at the end of the summer term if you studied UNA A2 and at the end of the winter term in case you studied UNA B2).
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