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)
(Culture, History, Literature and a fourth discipline of UNA B2)
(Economics, Political Science, Sociology and a fourth discipline of the ones offered in UNA A2)
Disciplinary Orientation (20 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.
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."