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 2018/19:

You will find detailed course descriptions as well as times and rooms in the course catalogue  (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]
  • Matthias Harder: Berliner Stadtentwicklung und Architektur von 1945 bis heute [City Planning and Architecture in Berlin, 1945-Present]
  • Georg Jansen: Berlin, Stadt der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert [Berlin as a City of Music in the 20th Century]. 
  • Dagmar Boeck-Siebenhaar: Berlin Kultur [Culture in Berlin]
  • Hildegard Piegeler: Religionen in Berlin [Religion[s] in Berlin]
  • Ulrich Krellner: Das geteilte Berlin [Divided Berlin]. 
  • Muriel Ernestus: Berlin im Film [Berlin in cinema]
  • Sabine Bierwirth: Wie tickt Deutschland? Eine Einführung in die politischen, gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Strukturen Deutschlands. [Germany. An Introduction to Political, Social and Cultural Structures].
  • Sabine Bierwirth:Frauenfiguren in der deutschen und Berliner Geschichte und Gegenwart 
Courses for undergraduate students from all academic fields, taught in English (CFR, B2
  • Susanne Scharnowski: Berlin Now. Image, Fame, and Problems of a Post-Industrial City.

  • Susanne Scharnowski: From Döner and Currywurst to Vegan Burgers and Vertical Farming: An Introduction to the History, Culture, and Politics of Food in Berlin.
  • Muriel Ernestus: Weimar Cinema. 

  • Gautam Chakrabarti: World-Making though ‚Weltliteratur‘: German Writing about the ‚East'
Courses for undergraduate students from the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences taught in German (CFR, B 2)
    • Susanne Scharnowski: Deutsche Identität. Zu Geschichte und Aktualität einer typisch deutschen Debatte. [German Identity: A very German Debate and its Historical and Political Implications.]
    • Muriel Ernestus: Kultur und Politik in der Weimarer Republik. [Culture and Politics in the Weimar Republic]
    • Ulrich Krellner: Die Stasi in der DDR – historische Wirklichkeit und mediale Rezeption heute [The Stasi in the GDR: Historical Reality and Medial Representation Today].

    • Matthias Harder: Stadt und Literatur: Berlin in kürzeren Prosatexten. [Literature in the City: Short Stories from and about Berlin].

    • Muriel Ernestus: Berlin in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur [Berlin in Literature for Children and Young Readers] 

    • Thomas Flemming: Die Aufarbeitung der NS-Herrschaft in Deutschland nach 1945 (Prozesse, Gedenkstätten, Erinnerungskultur) [Coming to Terms with National Socialism in Germany post 1945 (Trials, Memorials, Culture of Memorialisation)
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) Childhood, Youth and Youth Culture around 1900.
  • Course for postgraduate students in the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Cultural Studies (CFR, B2)
    • Susanne Scharnowski: Stadt und Land in Literatur, Film und Debatten. [The Country and the City]
Enunciation classes taught in German 

Peter Bitterle: Sprecherzieherische Übungen und Aussprachekorrekturen.Six different classes, times and room numbers to be found in the online course catalogue.