Gutenberg International School (GIS) – Courses for Exchange Students

Exchange students can find a wide range of courses to attend at JGU. There are several ways of finding the courses that suit you best.

The registration for courses takes place during the InfoDays, after the arrival in Mainz. Exchange students register with a form, not via the online plattform JOGU-StINE (except students in the field of Management & Economics and Law).

Info: "How do I register for courses ?"

1. GIS Special Courses for Incoming Students

Our newly established Gutenberg International School (GIS) offers special courses for exchange students in German and English with a focus on the areas of History & Culture, Social Sciences & Society and Learning German. Incoming students from all fields of study can learn and reflect on German history, literature, and society while gaining intercultural knowledge as well. Please find the current courses offered below. These courses are also part of "Courses Offered in Foreign Languages" and of the general course catalogue.

2. Courses Offered in Foreign Languages

Many departments at JGU offer courses in foreign languages. In the download menu on the right-hand side, you can find a list of several hundred courses offered in foreign languages in different subjects of study.

3. Courses of the General Course Catalogue

Of course you can also choose courses of the General Course Catalogue. All courses offered at JGU are published in "JOGUStINe", JGU’s General Course Catalogue (see JOGUStINe Guide).

Info: For an overview of GIS special courses & courses offered in foreign languages in earlier semesters, please look at our archive.

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2019/20 - History & Culture

Course description

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Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 5-8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

Course description

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Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 5 ECTS + 1 ECTS for screenings

How to register

Course offered by Film: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

Course description

Culture Studies I focuses on American history from early settlement to the 20th century while Culture Studies II puts a stronger focus on current topis in American culture. Both courses are offered in several parallel courses. For more information including times and locations please see course catalogue below.

Credits: 4 ECTS for each course

How to register

Course offered by American Studies: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Culture Studies I:  Course catalogue

Link: Culture Studies II: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Culture Studies I & III English Literature & Culture offer an introductory insight into British history and culture. Both courses are offered in several parallel courses. For more information including times and locations please see course catalogue below.

Credits: 4 ECTS for each course

How to register

Course offered by English Literature & Culture: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Culture Studies I:  Course catalogue

Link: Culture Studies III: Course catalogue

 

Course description

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Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: NatFak, room 04-223

Credits: tba

How to register

Course offered by Geography: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course is a lecture series by the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies. For the first time, students will have the possibility to gain insight into the broad range of research projects which will be presented in individual lectures. These will thematically shift between topics from History, Musicology, Art History, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Classical Studies, Byzantine Art History, Ethnology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

The lecture series thereby provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the humanities by being introduced to the diversity of research questions, methods, sources and theses.

This course is aimed at students from Mainz and international students from abroad and is held in English.

Time: Tuesdays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P207

Credits: 3 ECTS and 3 additional ECTS for 8 written reports and 1 essay

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 07: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) in any subject of Faculty 07.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

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Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45 & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: SB II, room 01-531 (Mondays) & Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-611 (Fridays)

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Important!!! If you would like to attend this course, please also write an email to: jreissma@uni-mainz.de

Link: Course catalogue

Course description

With this tutorial, the History Department wants to address the incoming international students from all faculties at JGU Mainz. The course is designed to give insight into academic work of history based humanities in the German university context. The course will deal with the basics of scientific techniques, like research, presenting and writing. Focus areas will be work with library resources, the arrangement of oral presentations as well as the writing of varied academic literature. The teaching language will be both English and German, adjusted according to the language abilities of the participants. There are two options:
1. Tutorial (3 ECTS)
The tutorial can be taken independently (3 ECTS). Students will receive 3 ECTS for the successful participation in this tutorial. If desired the tutorial can be graded.
2. Tutorial + Course A or B (8 ECTS)
The tutorial can be taken together with the history classes “Visual History of Germany since the 20th century” (8 ECTS) or “tba” (8 ECTS).

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2019/20 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

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Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: tba

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) in any subject of Faculty 02.

Link: tba

 

Course description

The aim of this course is to examine the symbiotic relationship between the Israeli media and political system. The seminars will focus on the social, political, and cultural implications of the relations between the Israeli media and political system, including the political power and various roles of media, especially their role in political conflicts. To address these aims, the seminars will seek to answer various questions: What explains Israel’s divided society and media, and what accounts for the multi-party political system? How are media used to promote political behavior? How do different political groups react to media use and media coverage? What challenges do political parties and movements face as a result of the multiple identities and media system in Israel?

Active participation is required for successfully completing the course and obtaining the credits. Students can pass an exam at the end of the semester to get a grade.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P12

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) in any subject of Faculty 02.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course is designed to introduce the basic theories and concepts of international relations, and to familiarize the students with the way these are applied in the political science context to understanding of contemporary international issues. The course is organized in two parts, the first part concentrates on the main theories of international relations. The second part of the course will focus on case studies, application of the theoretical knowledge on current issues.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Political Science: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

Course description

Every year since 2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published its list of the ten technologies it predicts will have the greatest innovative impact long-term. For 2019, these are: Robot Dexterity, New-Wave Nuclear Power, Predicting Preemies, Gut Probe in a Pill, Custom Cancer Vaccines, The Cow-Free Burger, Carbon Dioxide Catcher, An ECG on your Wrist, Sanitation without Sewers, and Smooth-Talking AI Assistants. Such lists are created annually; some technologies prove to be just bubbles, others exceed all expectations eliciting challenging societal debates such as the current ones about energy transition technologies, e-mobility or Industry 4.0. However, one issue is beyond all question: Technology changes society, and, vice versa, societal institutions and organisations shape and influence technologies as „social projects“ by fostering, funding, enabling, producing, limiting and preventing them.
Connecting technologies to application, utilisation, deployment and exploitation contexts, i.e. what we call innovation, provides additional social dynamics. Besides technological innovation targeting new commercial products and processes, social innovation applying new organisational structures gains in increasing importance. Often, technological innovation and social innovation meet such as with digitalising public sector services. New technologies and innovations are „radical game-changers“: they have the potential of changing the world we live in quickly and drastically. However, as future objects they are neither predictable nor accessible; with these characteristics they challenge the institutions concerned with societal planning, policymaking and coordination.
This lecture introduces to Sociology of Technology and Innovation – the field, which analyses social phenomena around the production, the structures and the consequences of technologies and innovation. The lecture will provide a brief history of both, Sociology of Technology and Sociology of Innovation. Then, major concepts in both areas will be discussed. For technology, issues will be addressed such as: technology as actor, socio-technical systems, technology and social structure, technology assessment, emerging technologies, techno-futures, technology and foresight, technology and ethics, technology and gender etc. For innovation, introductions will be provided to concepts such as innovation models, innovation systems, technological innovation, social innovation, open innovation, innovation networks, responsible research and innovation, Nexus innovation etc. The lecture will suggest a joint approach to an integrated Sociology of Technology and Innovation using some illustrative examples from recent developments in Artificial Intelligence to demonstrate why this is a useful perspective for understanding the complex social dynamics in technology and innovation.
Finally, the lecture will address governance issues around technology and innovation and connect their sociological analysis to complexity-adapted methodologies in the social sciences.

Learning outcomes:
This course comprises basic texts and programmatic contributions of central scholars in Sociology of Technology and Innovation. It provides an overview of the field and a first introduction to its concepts, debates and state of the art.

Course Requirements and assignments:
For this lecture, no pre-class preparation or class presentation is required. Students will receive an agenda with literature references in the first session of the course, and can obtain a slide deck of the lecture after each session.

!!!Please be aware that some of the literature for the course (about 10%) will be in German!!!

Assignment: Exam 
The only assignment of this lecture is a written exam as post-class work (Klausur).

Recommended reading list:
See literature for each session and Course Reader at Jogustine.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Forum universitatis 1, room HS 7

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Sociology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue (with many additional information on each session)

 

Course description

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Time: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-731

Credits: 7 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Sociology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

Course description

Billions of people use social media like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on a regular basis. Social media have transformed the public sphere and reconfigured social practices. This seminar investigates social media from a sociological point of view. How did social media emerge? Why do we use them? What is the role of data, algorithms, platforms and user-generated content in social media? How do social media relate to mass media? Are social media tools of emancipation or oppression?

In this seminar, you will read and discuss academic texts on social media. You will learn how social media shape contemporary society.

The seminar will be held in English, the language in which most sociological texts are written today. The event is therefore an excellent opportunity to train and refine your English skills.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 01-511

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Sociology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Computational Social Science (CSS), a young but growing research area at the intersection of social science, computational science and complexity science, refers to the use of (advanced) computational approaches in studying social phenomena. The main CSS areas are automated information extraction systems (e.g. automated text analysis), social network analysis, social geographic information systems (GIS), complexity modeling, and social simulation (e.g. agent-based simulation models). Skills of computational social scientists are built on foundations of statistical analyses done in Stata, SPSS, or another such program, through learning/exploring new skillsets uncommon in the social sciences that are developed by computer scientists and computational statisticians. These include network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning techniques, and the programming languages R and Python, all associated with doing "data science" in the "age of big data".

This seminar pulls together ideas from the introductory-level Computational Social Science course "Bridge from Statistics to Data Science”, and the "Simulating Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation Networks (Introduction to the SKIN platform)” course. In the course, students will be introduced to applications of data science that can be relevant to their studies. Particular attention goes to visualization applications for open data, helping them in mapping and simulating innovation and entrepreneurship in big data domains (e.g. health care, transportation, government). It opens up questions with regard to opportunities and limitations that characterize the state-of-the-art for each computational method and visualization technique, with methodological focus in network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. It will also assist in gaining hands-on experiences for programming (basic) applications of data science in R and Python, building on previously learned skills for doing (basic) statistics in Stata. Along hands-on class work, it will further assist in developing appreciation for the principal techniques in “big data viz” and common elements of data science workflows, for instance: data exploration, modelling and simulation, and communication of data science results.

Learning outcomes:
 
This course covers a survey of practical examples of how CSS researchers with a foundation in statistics/Stata can apply (basic) methods of Computational Social Science for achieving a better understanding of certain social and economic issues and problems. On the theoretical side, it will provide an overview of CSS and foundational knowledge on its common methods, their differences, with key literature systematically reviewed. On the practical side, it will provide guidance for reasoning about which types of data science methods may be suitable for application to certain social and economic issues and problems, and how to make choices with regard design and implementation of a data science project.

Course Requirements and assignments:

Assignment 1: Pre-class preparation

This assignment is about producing excerpts (1 page per text) from the text book.
Each student is asked to agree with the instructor on seven excerpts taken from the different sections of the textbook.
The excerpts will be uploaded on Jogustine five days before the block seminar dates.

Assignment 2: Class presentation

This assignment is about presentation of a topic in class.
Each student is asked to discuss his/her choice with the instructor, and prepare a session from the syllabus. In certain cases, this can be done in cooperation.

Assignment 3: Simulation project

This assignment is post-class work on a data science project concerning one topic of the syllabus (mostly the one chosen for presentation). The students need to present a short abstract and the contents structure for their project to the instructor 10 days after the block seminar dates. The deadline for essay submission is the end of Term.

Recommended reading list:
Cioffi-Revilla C. (2014) Introduction to Computational Social Science (Texts in Computer Science). London: Springer.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-731

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Sociology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description
Social Simulation is a type of modelling for social scientists and computer scientists which has been gaining interest as a result of extremely affordable computing power and a rising interest in complex systems methods and approaches to understanding the world. Many approaches to simulation are now accessible to social scientists with some programming skills who seek to develop a deeper understanding of social and economic issues and problems, centering on “complexity” ideas: evolution, adaptation, nonlinear behavior, emergence and self-organization. These approaches have become essential tools for social scientists in a wide range of fields, sociology, economics, cognitive psychology, organizational theory, political science and geography, and are now also part of the toolbox for computer scientists interested in distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent technologies. Of primary concern are multi-level simulation models that allow simultaneous consideration of multiple levels of systems and processes of interest (social, economic, environmental), and have users alternate between views on macro and micro behaviors, and possibly levels in between. The most common approach to multi-level simulation, agent-based modelling, allows for hetero­geneity in simulated behaviors of the “agents” on the lower levels (representing, for instance, individuals, groups, organizations or networks). This provides to scientists the opportunity for (much) higher degrees of detail when observing “in silico” complex evolutionary phenomena, as opposed to some very abstract mathematical models.

This seminar offers an introduction to common approaches in Social Simulation. It opens up questions with regard to opportunities and limitations that characterize the state-of-the-art for each simulation method (on its own, but without disregarding the projects that seek to develop “hybrid” modelling techniques across strands of simulation research, building first and foremost on agent-based approaches). It will also assist in developing appreciation for the common elements of Social Simulation workflows, for instance: the theoretical discussion of a model’s conceptual framework, the data-to-model links, and communication of results of simulation research.

Learning outcomes:

This course covers a survey of practical examples of how leading modelers in social sciences apply Social Simulation for achieving a better understanding of certain social and economic issues and problems. On the theoretical side, it will provide an overview of Social Simulation and foundational knowledge on its common methods, their differences, with key literature systematically reviewed. On the practical side, it will provide guidance for reasoning about which types of modelling may be suitable for application to certain social and economic issues and problems, and how to make choices with regard design and implementation of a simulation project.

Course Requirements and assignments:

Assignment 1: Pre-class preparation

This assignment is about producing excerpts (1 page per text) from the text book.
Each student is asked to agree with the instructor on seven excerpts taken from the different sections of the textbook. The excerpts will be uploaded on Jugostine five days before the block seminar dates.

Assignment 2: Class presentation

This assignment is about presentation of a topic in class.
Each student is asked to discuss his/her choice with the instructor, and prepare a session from the syllabus. In certain cases, this can be done in cooperation.

Assignment 3: Simulation project

This assignment is post-class work on a simulation project concerning one topic of the syllabus (mostly the one chosen for presentation). The students need to present a short abstract and the contents structure for their simulation project to the instructor 10 days after the block seminar dates. The deadline for essay submission is the end of Term.

Recommended reading list:
Gilbert, N., Troitzsch, K. (eds.) (2005): Simulation for the Social Scientist, Second Edition, Open University Press. http://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/s4ss/

Time: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 01-721

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Sociology: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

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Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: NatFak, room 02-142 (N 239)

Credits: tba

How to register

Course offered by Geography: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In our seminar we are exploring the field of media geography by focusing on theoretical fundamentals and central topics. Thereby, the reference to everyday life of media geographical theories and their globally networked effectiveness is of particular importance. The seminar consists of three major parts:

1)     In each session (except the ‘joint preparation’ sessions), there will be ‘text expert teams’ (2-3 persons) who prepare one of the provided texts below. Each team prepares a text (response paper) and should be able to present it during the session. The texts for the next session will be distributed at the end of each meeting.

2)     Each participant has to host a session. The ‘host’ will prepare the thematic focus of the session, e.g. organize the proceeding, choose practical examples, lead the discussion etc. It is compulsory to talk the concept over with the instructor (please arrange an appointment at least one week before the session to be hosted). Each session should include a short individual presentation on the thematic focus (~20 minutes) as well as a group work and discussion.

3)      Participation in the symposium „Venice in Medial Imaginations” (February 7th-9th 2019). Each participant will write an essay (approx. 2500 words) on a self-chosen topic in relation to the conference papers. Due date for the essay is March 1st 2019.

Further study achievements:

- Active participation and contribution to the discussions
- Background Reading: Adams, P. C. (2009): Geographies of Media and Communication. Malden.

Time: Fridays, 08:30 - 10:00
Location: NatFak, room 02-142 (N 239)

Credits: tba

How to register

Course offered by Geography: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

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Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: tba

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) in any subject of Faculty 02.

Link: tba

Course description

The tutorial introduces students from abroad to the techniques of academic work within the German university context. By attending this tutorial students will be able to meet the formal requirements concerning literature research, oral presentations and term papers which are assumed to be known in many courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

To successfully take part in the tutorial (3 ECTS) students have to fulfill the following requirements: Short oral presentation + term paper (focus on formal criteria) + class participation.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

Course description

We are a group of students from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) and organize our own conference from students for students. Because we study a variety of subjects (humanities, social sciences and natural sciences) we try to provide a conference with an interdisciplinary claim. If you want to join our organization team, feel free to contact us.

Time: please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking
Location: please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking

Credits: possible, please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking (schmicki@uni-mainz.de)

How to register

Please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking (schmicki@uni-mainz.de)

Link: Website

 

GIS Special Courses in German for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2019/20 - Learning German

Course description

The ISSK offers German courses on the level A1-C2 along with the studies for students in the following study programs:

  • ERASMUS
  • International exchange programs (international partnership programs)
  • English study programs
  • Study programs with exemption from the DSH and German language requirements
  • Other international students in B.A. and M.A. degree programs
Courses on level A1-B2

The ISSK German courses that can be taken parallel to the various courses of studies are addressed to students who are already enrolled in a study program at Mainz University (JGU).

Classes at levels A1, A2, B1, B2.1, B2.2 meet twice a week for a total of 6 academic units per week and run throughout the semester teaching period.
For every course which you have successfully completed you can obtain 6 ECTS credit points.

Prerequisites for a graded course certificate and 6 ECTS credit points are the following:

  • regular attendance
  • active participation
  • preparation of homework tasks
  • plus some additional shorter tests and a successful final exam.

Times & locations: see course program below

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: Registration for German courses

Link: Course program

 

Courses on level C1-C2

SB1: German C1 courses accompanying the studies (SB = “studienbegleitend”)

Prerequisite for admission: good knowledge of German at an advanced level (i.e. with completed B2.2 level)
Target groups:

  • Students who have passed the DSH exam with the result DSH-2 and achieved between 60 and 67% in one or more sections
  • Test-DaF graduates with the result 4xTDN4, 3xTDN4 and 1xTDN5, respectively
  • ERASMUS students or ‘program students’ (= participants of study courses with mandatory language requirements) who have reached C1 level in the placement test or in a previous course

Course offerings include independent modules of 2-4 semester hours (SWS) each that have to be taken successively.

 

SB2: German C2 courses accompanying the studies

Prerequisite for admission: very good knowledge of German (i.e. a high or completed C1 level)
Target groups:

  • Students with a DSH score of 75% or TestDaf with score TDN 4455
  • ERASMUS students or program students who have reached a high C1 level or a C2 level in the placement test or in a previous course

The focus of these courses (with 2-4 semester hours per week) is academic German or German for Specific Purposes.

Times & locations: see course program below

Credits: 2-4 ECTS

How to register:

Please find information on registration here: Registration for German courses

Link: Course program

 

Course description

If you want to practice your German communication skills, this course is the perfect opportunity to do so with a teacher of German as as foreign language.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 1-4 ECTS (depending on form of examination)

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

Course description

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Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 5-8 ECTS (depending an type of examination and workload)

How to register

Course offered by History: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: tba

 

Course description

Die Übung wird im Wesentlichen aus einer auf das sprachliche und sachliche Verständnis des Werkes abzielenden gemeinsamen Textlektüre und -besprechungen bestehen. Die Veranstaltung zielt darauf ab, auf einem den Sprachkenntnissen der Austauschstudierenden angemessen Niveau Textverständnis und Sprachfähigkeit zu verbessern. Am Ende des Semesters kann durch das Absolvieren einer mündlichen Prüfung eine qualifizierte Note erworben werden.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: tba

Link: tba

Course description

Die Übung wird im Wesentlichen aus einer auf das sprachliche und sachliche Verständnis des Werkes abzielenden gemeinsamen Textlektüre und -besprechungen bestehen. Die Veranstaltung zielt darauf ab, auf einem den Sprachkenntnissen der Austauschstudierenden angemessen Niveau Textverständnis und Sprachfähigkeit zu verbessern. Am Ende des Semesters kann durch das Absolvieren einer mündlichen Prüfung eine qualifizierte Note erworben werden.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: tba

Link: tba

 

Course description

In dieser Übung werden zentrale Bereiche der Grammatik des Deutschen behandelt wie etwa Wortart-, Satzgliedbestimmung und Satzstruktur. Ziel ist die Vermittlung eines fundierten grammatischen Basiswissens, das sowohl für ein Linguistikstudium als auch für den Deutschunterricht an Schulen eine wesentliche Voraussetzung ist.

!!!Please be aware: These courses do not serve the aim of language acquisition and are no courses in which you practice German grammar, as they are linguistic courses intended for a German native speaker audience!!!

Recommended literature:
* Gallmann, Peter et al. (2017): Schülerduden. Grammatik. 8., komplett überarb. u. aktualis. Auflage. Mannheim: Dudenverlag.
* Pittner, Karin/Bermann, Judith (2015): Deutsche Syntax. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 6. Auflage. Tübingen: Narr.

This course is available in several parallel courses so that you can choose your course in a way which fits your schedule best.

Course 1: Tuesdays, 08:15 - 09:45, Philosophicum, room P106, Link: Course catalogue

Course 2: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45, Philosophicum, room P208, Link: Course catalogue

Course 3: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45, Philosophicum, room P110, Link: Course catalogue

Course 4: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45, Philosophicum, room P207, Link: Course catalogue

Course 5: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45, Philosophicum, room P13, Link: Course catalogue

Course 6: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45, Philosophicum, room P12, Link: Course catalogue

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

 

Course description

inFORM - the tutorial for all international students at the Faculty 05

inFORM - Tutorium für internationale Studierende

Studieren in einem fremden Land erfordert Mut, Engagement und viel Organisation. Die Sprache, das Leben und die Universität - das alles ist ganz anders. Nach vielen Einführungsveranstaltungen stellst Du Dir trotzdem noch 1000 Fragen.

Das inFORM-Tutorium hilft Dir beim Start und der Organisation Deines Studiums. In einer kleinen, internationalen Gruppe wirst Du durch eine/n Tutor/in betreut und lernst andere Studierenden kennen.

Im inFORM-Tutorium lernst Du die Studien- und Wissenschaftskultur an der JGU kennen:

  • Erstellen des Stundenplans
  • Modalitäten der Veranstaltungsanmeldung
  • Nutzung der Bibliotheken
  • Kommunikation im Studium
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Schreiben (Recherche, Präsentationen, Hausarbeiten, etc.)
  • Vorbereitung zu Klausuren und Prüfungen
  • Unterstützungsangebote für internationale Studierende

Das inFORM-Tutorium ist für alle internationalen Studierende am Fachbereich 05.

Das inFORM-Tutorium beginnt in der ersten Semesterwoche und findet jede Woche montags 16-18 Uhr statt. Austauschstudierende bekommen nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme eine Bescheinigung über 2 ECTS-Credits. Eine Note wird nicht vergeben.

Time: tba
Location: tba

Credits: 2 ECTS

How to register

REGISTRATION is quick and simple: Simply complete the online registration form! If you have any questions, you can send an email to philis@uni-mainz.de.

We look forward to welcoming you to the tutorial! --> online Registration form

Link: Website of inFORM-Tutorial

 

Course description

We are a group of students from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz(JGU) and organize our own conference from students for students. Because we study a variety of subjects (humanities, social sciences and natural sciences) we try to provide a conference with an interdisciplinary claim. If you want to join our organization team, feel free to contact us.

Time: please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking
Location: please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking

Credits: possible, please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking (schmicki@uni-mainz.de)

How to register

Please inquire with Dr. Daniel Schmicking (schmicki@uni-mainz.de)

Link: Course catalogue

For an overview of special courses for exchange-students in earlier semesters, please visit our archive.