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. 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 actual courses offered below. These courses are also part of "Courses Offered in Foreign Languages" and of the general course catalog.

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 Catalog

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 Catalog (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 - Summer Semester 2019

Please note:
If not otherwise stated in the course description, you need to use the form “course registration for exchange students” in order to register for the course - just like for regular classes.

Course description

Israeli society is diverse in terms of nationality, ethnicity, geography, religion, religiosity, economy, etc. The aim of this course is to give an introduction of the socio-cultural fragmentation of Israeli society today and to explore the roles of media (technologies and discourses) and social constructions in shaping and modifying the relations between different groups in the society. The course addresses the theoretical and practical issues arising from the fragmentations and diversity of Israeli society.

Students can pass an exam at the end of the semester to get a grade.

The course is taught in English. It is offered from the Faculty 02 Social Sciences and the Gutenberg International School and is open for all students at Johannes Gutenberg University.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: SB II, room 03-436

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

Course description

The aim of this course is to examine the role of new media technologies among different groups and in political and social movements in Israel. The seminar will focus on the social, political, and cultural implications of digital media in Israel today, including the political power of digital media, its role in political conflicts, and the various roles of digital media. How do media help or hinder the creation of new leadership in specific communities? How are media used to promote political change? How do different groups react to new media? What are the risks of the use and overuse of digital platforms?

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

The course is taught in English. It is offered from the Faculty 02 Social Sciences and the Gutenberg International School and is open for all students at Johannes Gutenberg University.

Time: Thursdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P110

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

CRiSS is a recurring lecture series organised by the Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Members from all of the faculty's disciplines - Communication Science, Educational Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sports Science - present their current research projects and provide an insight into their research activities. The lectures are held in English to also enable an international exchange - with international students as well as visiting researchers.

Again, a great variety of topics will be covered summer term 2019, including mistrust in mainstream news, islamophobia, sustainability education, Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox and the new media, electromagnetic fields and the nocebo effect, sexual politics, cost overruns of Olympic Games, europeanization of football, bots and human identity, dysfunctional thinking, and more.

Time: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 19:30 (lecture) & Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45 (tutorial)
Location: GFG, room 01-731

Credits: 2 ECTS for the lectute + 3 ECTS for the tutorial

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue (lecture) & course catalogue (tutorial)

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.

Recommended reading list:
• Baylis, J., Smith, S., Owens, P. 2011. The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press (5th edition).
• Dunne, T., Kurki, M., Smith, S. 2010. International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2nd edition).
• Jackson, R., Soerensen, G. 2010. Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press (4th edition).
• Krell, Gert (2004): Weltbilder und Weltordnung: Einführung in die Theorie der Internationalen Beziehungen, 3., erw. Aufl., Baden-Baden: Nomos.
• Schieder, Siegfried / Spindler, Manuela (2010): Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen, 3. Aufl., Stuttgart: UTB.
• Schimmelfennig, Frank (2010): Internationale Politik, 2.Aufl., Paderborn: Schöningh.
• Wiener, A. Diez, T. 2005. European Integration Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2nd edition)

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-601

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The SKIN simulation model (SKIN: Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks) is one of the leading modelling/simulation tools currently available to represent the dynamic processes of technological innovation and social innovation in complex social systems. It is an agent-based modelling (ABM) platform allowing detailed representations of a heterogeneous mix of innovation actors (the "agents", for example: big and small firms, research institutes, R&D labs, intermediaries, NGOs, entrepreneurs and start-ups) and their dynamic interaction processes. It is an ideal platform for learning about how knowledge is created, transferred and distributed, how actors collaborate for innovation, models of innovation networks and governance of these processes, collaborations and networks. It counts among its strengths its powerful features for using and refining conceptual models based on robust empirical studies and applying ABM to innovation networks found in a variety of different, real world contexts. It is also a mixed methods toolbox for innovation policy-making, combining empirical studies, computational network analysis and ABM on top of traditional analytical methods. It allows ex-ante evaluation of possible policies, i.e. testing innovation policies in advance.

This seminar offers a course that functions as a broad introduction to the SKIN platform. In the course, students will be introduced to applications that can be relevant to their studies. It will address state-of-the-art, opportunities and limitations of the SKIN approach. It will assist in gaining hands-on experiences for programming applications of ABM/SKIN in the easy-to-learn NetLogo modelling language, building on previously learned skills for programming and social network analysis and moving on to computational network analysis. Other workflow-related skillsets include techniques for working with typical datasets relevant for innovation policy (e.g. patents data, R&D collaborations, research funding and investment), methods for data exploration and visualization, modelling/simulation, and communication of simulation results.

Learning outcomes:

This course covers, on an introductory level, a survey of practical examples of how the SKIN platform can be used for achieving a better understanding of social and economic issues and problems related to technological innovation and social innovation. On the theoretical side, it will provide an overview of the complex knowledge dynamics that SKIN represents and cross-disciplinary, foundational knowledge on dynamic processes of technological innovation and social innovation in complex social systems, with key literature systematically reviewed. On the practical side, it will provide guidance for reasoning about which types of applications 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 SKIN-based 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 JOGU-StINe 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 project to the instructor 10 days after the block seminar dates. The deadline for essay submission is the end of Summer Term.

Textbook for the Course:

Ahrweiler P., Gilbert N. and Pyka A. (2016) Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Innovation Policy. Agent-based Modelling using the SKIN Platform. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

Time: Mondays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: SB II, room 03-152

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

Overview:

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 offers a course that functions as a bridge between statistical courses such as "Statistik Soziologie" and "Stata Soziologie" and introductory-level CSS (Computational Social Science). In the course, students will be introduced to applications of data science that can be relevant to their studies. It opens up questions with regard to opportunities and limitations that characterize the state-of-the-art for each computational method, 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 common elements of data science workflows, for instance: data exploration and visualization, 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 JOGU-StINe 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: Data science 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 Summer Term.

Textbook for the Course:

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

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: BKM, room 00-014 SR 0
1

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

This course is about social innovation, i.e. about changing the ways in which we organise our societal routines by applying new knowledge for better solutions.

The first part of the course will introduce to the area of social innovation using examples from social policy, especially social service innovation. Students will discuss a range of empirical case studies to see how new knowledge, new actors and new networks innovate the social service domain in Europe. The course will especially look into the ways, knowledge about improving organisational structures is introduced, presented and represented in the innovation networks of social service provision.

The second part of the course consists of a practical exercise. Students will look into a complex issue of current social innovation: changes of mobility concepts in big cities such as Mainz due to environmental issues of air pollution, demographic change, volatile poverty distributions and other developments. Again, it will be central how new knowledge is created and used to address these challenges. In this part of the course, a conceptual innovation model about Mainz city innovation with a focus on mobility will be developed.

Time: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
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

The course will give an introductory overview about different aspects of food history.

We will examine how food can be viewed in the historical context of culture and technology, politics, economy and environment since the 19th century until today. Although we will focus on examples from the German (but also European and American) food history our approach is based on a global oriented perspective regarding to the availability of sources and literature at the reach of our university.
We will analyze "biographies" of selected food, beverages and natural stimulants, think about food technology, industrial processing of food and regulation, the passing of knowledge and experience, Moreover we will talk about passing knowledge and experience regarding food. Questions of food, identity, migration and lifestyle and the dimension of taste will be important for us as well. An excursion will be offered.

Recommended reading list:
Carol Helstoky (ed.), The Routledge History of Food, Routledge: London, New York 2015
Amy Bentley (ed.), A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age, vol.  6, London, New York 2012.

Bibliography in class.

Time: Wednesdays, 08:00 - 10:00
Location: Philosophicum, Room P110

Credits:
Option A: 8 ECTS (class + Tutorial -Techniques of Academic Work)
Assignment: regular participation, presentation passed, tutorial passed, graded work (written exam 60 minutes or oral exam 15 minutes or term paper 6-8 pages text, 30. September 2019 final paper due).
Grading: written exam 60 minutes or oral exam 15 minutes or term paper (8 pages text)

Option B: 5 ECTS (class, no tutorial)
Assignment: regular participation, presentation or equivalent passed, graded work (s. above).
Grading: written exam 60 minutes or oral exam 15 minutes or term paper (5-6 pages text)

The number of the ECTS depends on the workload. Therefore it can individually be adjusted according to the requirements of the sending university

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The modern Rhine-Main area looks onto a rich history characterized by a multitude of diverse cultures. Its location in the heart of Europe allows us to regard it as a true cultural hub.
This interdisciplinary and primarily archaeological course aims at introducing students of all disciplines to a selection of sites and finds throughout the above mentioned timeline -focussing only on significant historic events- and to the currently main applied methods.
It is open to all exchange students and all students of the JGU and consists of a seminar (2 hrs) and an obligatory tutorial (2 hrs). A field trip to some prominent sites in Mainz will be offered towards the end of the course.
The students will undertake 2 exams (they have the choice between a German and an English version) which they will have to pass with at least 50% each to receive their credit points (8 ECTS in total). Apart from that they are invited to contribute a short presentation (10-15 mins.) and/or to hand in a seminar paper (in German or English) should they require it. After receiving their results hereof, they of course would be free to decide whether it should be included in their course grading or not.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45 & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Mondays in Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-521 & Fridays in Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 01-501

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

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: Fridays (17.05./24.05./07.06./14.06./28.06.), 12:15 - 15:45
Location: tba

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

With this tutorial, the History Department wants to address the incoming international students 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 “Food History and Culture” (8 ECTS) or “Nationalsozi-alismus und Grenzregion: Das Beispiel Neustadt an der Weinstraße - eine forschungspraktische Übung” (8 ECTS), taught by Dr Pia Nordblom.
The course will take place on Tuesdays, 16.04.-09.07.2019, 6:15-7:45 pm.

Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P208

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

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 - Summer Semester 2019

Please note:
If not otherwise stated in the course description, you need to use the form “course registration for exchange students” in order to register for the course - just like for regular classes.

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 2-4semester 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: Tuesdays, 08:15 - 09:45
Location: Philosophicum, P15

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: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In dieser forschungspraktischen Übung wollen wir uns mit Erinnerungskultur im öffentlichen Raum befassen. Am Beispiel der Stadt Neustadt an der Weinstraße werden wir die öffentliche Diskussion um die Umbenennung von Straßennamen beleuchten. Zum einen werden wir Straßennamen der Stadt auf ihre Bezüge zu Persönlichkeiten prüfen, die mit dem Nationalsozialismus in Verbindung gebracht werden; zum anderen wollen wir diese Biographien historisch beleuchten. Aus dieser Beschäftigung sollen Kursbiographien hervorgehen, die in dem von PD Dr. Markus Raasch geplanten Online-Lexikon zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus in Neustadt an der Weinstraße veröffentlicht werden sollen. Eine Exkursion nach Neustadt an der Weinstraße ist für den 11. Juni 2019 als Kooperationsveranstaltung mit einem Kurs von Frau Dr. Klausing vorgesehen.

Time: Tuesdays, 14:00 - 16:00
Location: SB II, room 03-436

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: Course catalogue

 

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 zielet 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: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: SB II, room 01-525

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: !!! Personal registration in Mr. Jakobi's office on 12 April 10-12h in Philosophicum, Room 02-521 !!!

Link: Course catalogue

Course description

„Der Tod in Venedig“ (1912), weltweit vielfach übersetzt und von Visconti prominent verfilmt, ist einer der bekanntesten Texte Thomas Mann. Die Erzählung gestaltet im alternden Schriftsteller Gustav von Aschenbach mit seiner selbstzerstörerischen Leidenschaft für den Knaben Tadzio zentrale Mann’sche Themen wie das Verhältnis von Geist und Leben, Künstlerproblematik und Homoerotik. Intertextuelle Bezüge und das Einarbeiten einer mythologischen Ebene verweisen zudem auf zentrale philosophische und ästhetische Hintergründe. „Der Tod in Venedig“ eignet sich insofern in besonderer Weise, einen Zugang zu den Werken Thomas Manns zu finden.

Die Übung zielt vor allem auf ein gründliches inhaltliches und strukturelles Verständnis des Textes, das im Rahmen einer gemeinsamen Lektüre gewonnen werden soll.

Es können in der Veranstaltung maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte (qualifizierter Schein) erworben werden. Prüfungsform: Mündliche Prüfung.

Empfohlene Literatur:
Bitte schaffen Sie sich ausschließlich folgende Textausgabe (in der Taschenbuchausgabe / Paperback) an:

  • Thomas Mann: Frühe Erzählungen 1893-1912. In der Fassung der Großen kommentierten Frankfurter Ausgabe. Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer Taschenbuch; 2012 (= Fischer Klassik; 90405). Preis: 9,99 €.

Time: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: BKM, room 00 014 SR 01

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: !!! Personal registration in Ms. Wolf's office on 12 April from 12-14h in Philosophicum, Room 02-521 !!!

Link: Course catalogue

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 seven parallel courses so that you can choose your course in a way which fits your schedule best.

Course 1: Mondays, 08:15 - 09:45, Philosophicum, room P102, Link: Course catalogue

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

Course 3: Tuesdays, 08:15 - 09:45, Philosophicum, room P102, Link: Course catalogue

Course 4: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45, Philosophicum, room P110, Link: Course catalogue

Course 5: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45, Philosophicum, room P105, Link: Course catalogue

Course 6: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45, Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-521, Link: Course catalogue

Course 7:  Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45 Philosophicum, room P105, 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

"Und … Action!" ist ein interaktives Projektseminar, in dem Du gemeinsam mit anderen Studierenden in internationalen Teams ein eigenes Video konzipierst, planst und produzierst. Unter professioneller Anleitung lernst Du die Grundlagen der Videoproduktion kennen, ganz egal ob Du schon Vorkenntnisse hast oder nicht.

Dein Gewinn:

  • Spaß beim Videoproduzieren
  • Erwerb von Medienkompetenz (Konzeption, Dreh, Schnitt)
  • Internationale Teamkompetenz
  • Projektmanagement-Skills
  • Zertifikat über deine neuen Fähigkeiten

Time: Wednesdays, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Meeting point for the 1st session: PHILIS office (Philosophicum, room 00-224)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 05: Binding registration via e-mail: PHILIS@uni-mainz.de.

Link: Website

 

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: Mondays, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P107

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

With this tutorial, the History Department wants to address the incoming international students 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 “Food History and Culture” (8 ECTS) or “Nationalsozi-alismus und Grenzregion: Das Beispiel Neustadt an der Weinstraße - eine forschungspraktische Übung” (8 ECTS), taught by Dr Pia Nordblom.
The course will take place on Tuesdays, 16.04.-09.07.2019, 6:15-7:45 pm.

Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P208

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

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.