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 Summer Semester 2018:

You will find detailed course description in the course catalogue as from March (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] Wednesday, 12-2 p.m., room JK 29/124
  • Matthias Harder: Berliner Stadtentwicklung und Architektur von 1945 bis heute [City Planning and Architecture in Berlin, 1945-Present], Thursday, 10-12 a.m., room J 27/14
  • Georg Jansen: Berlin, Stadt der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert [Berlin as a City of Music in the 20th Century]. Wednesday,2-4 p.m., room K 31/102
  • Hildegard Piegeler: Religionen in Berlin [Religion[s] in Berlin]. Tuesday, 12-2 p.m., room JK 27/106
  • Ulrich Krellner: Das geteilte Berlin [Divided Berlin]. Monday, 10-12 a.m., room KL 32/123
  • Sabine Bierwirth: Wie tickt Deutschland? Eine Einführung in die politischen, gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Strukturen Deutschlands. [Germany. An Introduction to Political, Social and Cultural Structures]. Tuesday, 10-12 a.m., room KL 29/135
  • Sabine Bierwirth:Frauenfiguren in der deutschen und Berliner Geschichte und Gegenwart [Women in Berlin and German History]. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 29/135
Courses for undergraduate students from all academic fields, taught in English (CFR, B2)
  • Susanne Scharnowski: Reading the City. Tuesday, 10-12 a.m., room JK 29/118

  • Muriel Ernestus: Weimar Cinema. Thursday, 4-7 p.m., room KL 32/123

  • Gautam Chakrabarti: (Un)Romantic Orient. The "East" in German Popular Culture. Thursday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 32/123
  • Berit Hummel: On and off the record. Cinema and Everyday Urban Environments. Wednesday, 10-12 a.m., room JK 28/130

Courses for undergraduate students from the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences taught in German (CFR, B 2)
    • Susanne Scharnowski: Kunst, Politik und Propaganda: Film der DDR. [Art, Politiucs, and Propaganda: Film in the GDR] Thursday, 2-4  p.m., room JK 29/124

    • Susanne Scharnowski: "Heimat" in Literatur, Film und Gesellschaft. [The notion of "Heimat" in Literature, Film and Society] Thursday, 10-12 a.m., room KL 29/111
    • Susanne Scharnowski: Um 1900: Aufbrüche und Umbrüche in Literatur, Kunst und Gesellschaft. [Around 1900: New Beginnings, Crisis and Changes in Literature, Art and Society] Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., room KL 29/118
    • Muriel Ernestus: Kultur und Politik im Nationalsozialismus. [Culture and Politics in National Socialism] Tuesday, 12-2 p.m., room JK 28/130
    • Ulrich Krellner: Die DDR im kulturellen Gedächtnis der Bundesrepublik. [The GDR in the Cultural Memory of Present-Day Germany]. Monday, 12-2 p.m., room KL 32/123

    • Matthias Harder: Stadt und Literatur: Berlin in kürzeren Prosatexten. [Literature in the City: Short Stories from and about Berlin]. Thursday, 12-2 p.m., room J 27/14

    • Muriel Ernestus: Theater in Berlin. [Theatre in Berlin] Thursday, 12-2, room KL 28/130

    • Muriel Ernestus: Der Nationalsozialismus im Film. [National Socialism in Film] Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., room KL 32/123
    • Thomas Flemming: Die Weimarer Republik (1918-1933): Deutschlands (gescheiterter) Aufbruch in die Moderne. [The Weimar Republic (1918-1933): The (failed) beginning of modernity in Germany] Thursday, 4-6 p.m., room KL 29/111
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; first session: 25 April! Wednesday, 4-8 p.m., room KL 32/123 
  • Anna-Lena Kocks: (German History in a European Context) Life in the Metropolis: a Social History of Berlin and London 1900-1930. Friday, 10-12 a.m., room KL 32/123
  • Anja Gaentzsch: (Economy and Economics in Germany and Europe): The Social Market Economy. Friday, 2-4 p.m., room JK 29/118
Enunciation classes taught in German 

Peter Bitterle: Sprecherzieherische Übungen und Aussprachekorrekturen.

All courses take place in room J 23/16 , 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.