Lehre

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

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

 

North American Studies Course Catalog (Winter Semester 2019/20)

Courses at the History Department: Winter Semester 2019/20

Bachelor Program

Orientation Module

The Age of Revolution: Historical Sources of the American Early Republic, Sebastian Jobs, Mondays, 10:00-12:00

Contemporary Environmental History: Europe and the United States since 1945, Sönke Kunkel, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

Module A: History - History of North America to 1865

US Foreign Policy, 1776-1815, Marius Kleinknecht, Mondays, 12:00-14:00

History of Humanitarian Aid, Sönke Kunkel, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Module B: History of North America since 1865

History of Humanitarian Aid, Sönke Kunkel, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Black/White - Top/Bottom: Race and Class in American Culture around 1900, Alexander Starre, Tuesdays, 16:00-18:00

Master Program

MA History Colloquium, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 14:00-16:00

Module A - North America in the world

U.S. Foreign Relations in the Twentieth-Century History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00

AI Technology and U.S. Foreign Relations, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

Sigmund Freud in the U.S., Norbert Finzsch, Fridays, 10:00-12:00

 Human Rights and Humanitarianism in International Relations since the 19thCentury, Sönke Kunkel, 08:00-10:00

Module C - North American History since 1865

Human Rights and Humanitarianism in International Relations since the 19thCentury, Sönke Kunkel, Tuesdays, 08:00-10:00

Current topics and research fields in North American Studies 1

Global Inequalities: Historical and Economic Perspectives, Sönke Kunkel, Wolfgang Strehl, Mondays, 10:00-12:00 

 

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

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