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“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." 

(L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between, 1953)

 

North American Studies Course Catalog (Summer Semester 2020)

Courses at the History Department: Summer Semester 2020

BA PROGRAM

Orientation Module

The United States and Other Empires, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 12:00-14:00

Colloquium

BA Colloquium History, Economics, Pol. Sciences & Sociology, Sebastian Jobs / Markus Kienscherf, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

Module B: History of North America since 1865

Hearing History: The Cultural and Media History of U.S. Popular Music, 1890-1960, Steffen Just, Tuesdays, 16:00-18:00

Between Colonial Domination and Self Determination: Indigenous-Settler Colonial Relations in the 20th Century Revisited, Matthias Voigt, Thursdays 18:00-20:00

MA PROGRAM

Colloquium

MA History Colloquium, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Module B - North America to 1865

History of Manhood in America, Sebastian Jobs, Mondays, 10:00-12:00

A History of the Body in Colonial America, Sebastian Jobs, Mondays, 14:00-16:00

Module C - North American History since 1865

Music and Power, Jessica Gienow-Hecht / Esteban Buch, Tuesdays (21.4, 30.6., 7.7.) and Wednesdays (22.4.,1.7.,8.7.), 8:00-12:00

American Film Music, Norbert Finzsch, Fridays, 10:00-12:00

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In the context of the Bachelor’s Program in North American Studies, the Department offers the following modules:

  • Modul A: North American history, to 1865
  • Modul B: North American history, since 1865

Watch an informational video on history at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute here.

All B.A. students are required to take Understanding North America (UNA) as part of their studies. UNA is offered as follows:

Semester 

Course

Winter

UNA A (History, Culture, Literature)

Summer

UNA B (Politics, Economics, Sociology) 

B.A. students who study North American Studies may choose history as their major focus 1 (Schwerpunktdisziplin 1/Hauptstudienschwerpunkt) or major focus 2.

Semester 

Modul

 

 

Winter

Vertiefungsmodul A

Seminar

 North American History to 1865

Winter

Orientierungsmodul  

Proseminar 

 

Summer

Orientierungsmodul

Seminar

 

Summer

Vertiefungsmodul B

Seminar

North American History since 1865 


In the context of the Master’s Program North American Studies, the Department offers the following modules:

  • Modul A: North American History in the World
  • Modul B: North American History to 1865
  • Modul C: North American History since 1865

Semester 

Modul A

North American History in the World 

Modul B

North American History to 1865 

Modul C

North American History since 1865 

Winter

Hauptseminar + Seminar

 

 

Summer

 

Hauptseminar + Seminar

Hauptseminar + Seminar


In the context of the Ph. D. program of the Graduate School of North American Studies, the department offers the following courses:

Semester 

Course A

Course B

Winter

Disciplinary Methods in the Study of History 

 

Summer

 

Advanced Disciplinary Theory and Methods in the Study of History