Courses on offer

All courses take place once a week (90 minutes), with up to 25 students per course. There is usually an exam at the end of the semester, and students will receive 5 ECTS credits per course.

Types of courses:

  • Courses for undergraduate students in all academic fields (German, CFR level B 1)
  • Courses for undergraduate students in all academic fields (English, CFR level B 2)
  • Courses for undergraduate students in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies (German, CFR level B 2)
  • Courses for undergraduate students in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies (English, CFR level B 2)
  • Courses for students at Master's level (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies; German, CFR level B 2)
Courses in the Winter Semester 2017/18:

You will find detailed course description in the course catalogue as from September (there, you can also search for individual courses or lecturers).

All courses take place in the building Habelschwerdter Allee 45.

Courses for undergraduate students from all academic fields, taught in German (CFR, B1)
  • Hildegard Piegeler: "Arm, aber sexy" oder "Neukölln ist überall"? Die Pluralität von Lebensstilen in Berlin. ["Poor, but sexy" or "Neukölln - with all its problems - is everywhere"? The Pluralism of Lifestyles in Berlin] Monday, 2-4 p.m., room J 32/102
  • Matthias Harder: Berliner Stadtentwicklung und Architektur von 1945 bis heute [City Planning and Architecture in Berlin, 1945-Present], Monday, 10-12 a.m., room J 27/144
  • Georg Jansen: Berlin, Stadt der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert [Berlin as a City of Music in the 20th Century].Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 29/237
  • Hildegard Piegeler: Religionen in Berlin [Religion[s] in Berlin]. Tuesday 12-2 p.m., room JK 31/239
  • Ulrich Krellner: Das geteilte Berlin [Divided Berlin]. Wednesday 10-12 a.m., room KL 32/202
  • Sabine Bierwirth: Tatort Berlin: Großstadt und Verbrechen [Crime in Berlin: The City as a Scene of Crime].Tuesday 10-12 a.m., room KL 29/235
  • Sabine Bierwirth:Frauenfiguren in der deutschen und Berliner Geschichte und Gegenwart [Women in Berlin and German History]. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 29/235
Courses for undergraduate students from all academic fields, taught in English (CFR, B2)
  • Susanne Scharnowski: From Döner and Currywurst to Vegan Burgers and Vertical Farming: Introduction to the History, Culture and Politics of Food in Berlin. Monday, 4-6 p.m., room JK 28/130
  • Muriel Ernestus:National Socialism in Film. Thursday, 4-7 pm., room KL 32/123
  • Gautam Chakrabarti:Not Only 'Tatort': Detectives in German Literature and Film. Thursday, 12-2 p.m., room KL 29/208
  • Berit Hummel: On and off the record. Cinema and Everyday Urban Environments.Thursday, 10-12 a.m., room JK 31/1
Courses for undergraduate students from the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences taught in German (CFR, B 2)
  • Susanne Scharnowski: (Deutsche) Identität [German Identity].Thursday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 32/123
  • Muriel Ernestus: Protestbewegungen der Bundesrepublik [Protests Movement in West Germany]. Tuesday, 12-2 p.m., room K 31/201
  • Ulrich Krellner: Die DDR im kulturellen Gedächtnis der Bundesrepublik [The GDR in the Cultural Memory of Present-Day Germany].Wednesday, 12-2 p.m., room KL 32/202
  • Matthias Harder: Stadt und Literatur: Berlin in kürzeren Prosatexten [Literature in the City: Short Stories from and about Berlin].Monday, 12-2 p.m., room J 27/14
  • Muriel Ernestus: Kultur und Politik der Weimarer Republik [Culture and Politics in the Weimar Republic]. Thursday, 12-2 p.m., room JK 31/102
  • Muriel Ernestus:Berlin in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur [Berlin in Literature for Young Readers]. Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., room JK 28/112
  • Thomas Flemming: Der Kalte Krieg 1946-1991 [The Cold War 1946-1991]. Thursday, 4-6 p.m., room JK 31/239
Courses for undergraduate students from the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences taught in English (CFR, B 2)
  • Marc Schwietring: (German and European Politics) Populism and Nationalism in Europe.The course will take place every twi weeks! Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., room KL 32/123
  • Simon Berghofer: (German Media – Media in Germany) Media and Journalism in Germany – Evolution, Structures and Challenges. Friday, 8.30-10.00 a.m., room JK 31/124
  • Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe: (German History in a European Context) The Holocaust in Western and Eastern Europe.Thursday, 2-4 p.m., room JK 31/102
  • Anna-Lena Kocks: (German History in a European Context) “The coming of leisure“: The popularization and politicization of pastimes in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century. Friday, 10-12 a.m., room JK 31/102
  • Anja Gaentzsch: (Economy and Economics in Germany and Europe): The Social Market Economy in Germany and the EU. Friday, 12-2 p.m., roomJK 29/124
Course for Masters' students in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences, German (CFR, B
  • Susanne Scharnowski: Kulturvermittlung durch Film: Deutsches Genre Heimatfilm?  [Teaching German Culture through Film: Heimatfilm as a German genre]. Thursday, 10-12 a.m., room JK 28/130
Enunciation classes taught in German 

Peter Bitterle: Sprecherzieherische Übungen und Aussprachekorrekturen.

All courses take place in room K 31/102, at the following times:

    • Monday 4-6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.
    • Wednesday 2-4 p.m.
    • Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
    • Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
    • Friday, 12-2 p.m.