Gutenberg International School (GIS) – Courses for Exchange Students

Information on the Summer Semester 2022 (25 April 2022)

Dear exchange students, the first information for the summer semester 2022 is available. The courses will be mainly offered face-to-face under the condition that you need to follow the so-called 3G rules, meaning that you either need to be vaccinated or have recently recovered from a corona infection or have a recent test done by trained staff. Some courses may still be offered in hybrid format or online. You will get more information on that as soon as possible.

You can now also find the first downloadable version of the preliminary list of courses in languages other than German here and in the download section of this page. Most courses are now alsom linked to the offical general course catalogue for more information on each course, if available. The list will be updated on a regular basis in order to provide you with all information necessary. Also mind that if there is a red dot in front of the title of the course in the course catalogue, it means that this course will be offered online. Yet, please also read the course description, if offered, carefully for more detailed information. As a recommendation: If you are interested in a course from our Germersheim campus and it is offered online, it is usually no problem to attend it.

The preliminary course program of the Gutenberg International School is now available and will be updated on a regular basis. Important: The registration forthese courses CANNOT be made via the GIS but only via the subjects that offer the individual courses (Exception: the conversation classes German). Please see the individual course descriptions for more information.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Mainz.

Please note the information regarding the coronavirus pandemic and teaching at JGU, available at     https://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/corona/.

 

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 2022 - History & Culture

Course description

Since 1918, Germany has gone through various political disruptions and transitions: from monarchic rule to parliamentary democracy, from Nazi dictatorship to complete military defeat, from two separate states to one reunified country.

The seminar provides an introductory historical overview. It is open to incoming students from all academic disciplines and levels. Based on historical sources and literature we will analyze major phases of German history: Why was the democratic system of the Weimar Republic so unstable? How did the Nazis establish their regime of terror? What were the main reasons for Germany to split into two antagonistic states and how did they develop till the fall of the Berlin Wall? Looking at the process of reunification since 1990 we will also address major ongoing topics such as European integration, migration, and re-emerging nationalism and their respective historical foundations.

In addition to political programs and action, we will also look at underlying economic, social, and cultural changes as well as foreign relations. While the course will be based on historical analysis it will invite participants to also share their insights and experiences they are making during their stay in Germany.

Regular credits: 5 ECTS.
The number of the ECTS (3-7 class + 3 tutorial/0 no tutorial) depends on the workload. Therefore, it can individually be adjusted according to the requirements of the sending university.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Takes place at Kisselberg in Mainz - the address is Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2c (building behind student dorm "Kisselberg" - room Seminarraum K 2 on the ground floor.

Credits: 3-7 ECTS (+ 3 ECTS for the tutorial)

How to register

Course offered by History: Please write an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de

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 - focusing 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, if possible.
The students will undertake 2 exams whereby they have the choice between a German and an English version, which they will have to pass with at least 60% 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.
This course is best suited for advanced students (4 semesters or more) with language levels in German and/or English from B2 onwards, while students with lower levels may find it somewhat challenging to follow the seminar and tutorial. Knowledge of the Latin language is of advantage.

You can register for this course per e-mail (see below for details).

Required reading

! Caution ! Links will only function without additional costs via the JGU network or VPN

C. I. Caesar, De Bello Gallico (Buch 1, Kap.1/Book 1, ch. 1; by May 09th 2022) http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783050064192

P. C. Tacitus, Germania (Kap. 1-2/ch. 1-2; by May 09th 2022) http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110361162

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45 & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: online

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

You can only register by e-mail for this course. Please write an e-mail to Mrs. J. Reiss-Gupte, M.A.: jreissma@uni-mainz.de with the following information: Your first and last name, the subject(s) you are studying, the number of semesters you are already studying and your home university.

Link: Course catalogue

 

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

This course examines historical and contemporary debates concerning the link between language, culture, and nationality. The course begins with an overview of the main historical and cultural contexts where the cultural-linguistic link has been emphasised and analysed in nationalist and anticolonial political thought. Next, we will examine the main philosophical arguments and case studies behind the two opposing notions of language as (1) a vehicle of culture, and (2) an instrumental device for conveying information. Finally, we shall look at contemporary debates concerning linguistic justice and the state promotion of national majority and minority cultures in liberal democracies.

Lecturer: Dr. Rhianwen Eurgain Daniel

Time: Friday, 20.05.2022: 12:00 - 20:00; Saturday, 21.05.2022: 10:00 - 18:00; Friday, 10.06.2022: 12:00 - 20:00; Saturday, 11.05.2022: 10:00 - 18:00;
Location: Friday sessions: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät (NatFak), room 00-449 (KR 1); Saturday sessions: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 01-501

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please add the course to the course registration formular for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission. Your coordinator can register you in Jogustine, or you or the coordinator contact sowiso@uni-mainz.de for registration (we need your student ID/Matrikelnummer therefore).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

CANCELLED!!!

Time: CANCELLED!!!
Location: CANCELLED!!!

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

No course registration possible!

Link: n/a

 

Course description

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Time: Friday, 29.04.22: 09:30 - 17:30, Saturday, 30.04.22: 09:15 - 13:00, Friday, 13-05.22: 09:15 - 17:30, Saturday, 14.05.22: 09:30 - 13:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P 205

Credits: 5 ECTS

Kursanmeldung

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The module “Lecture Series” comprises two series of lecturesand two accompanying tutorials. Each term, four internationally renowned scientists (usually from abroad) from the field of media and human geography are invited to give a lecture, which focuses on thematically grouped selected globalisation processes.This improves the students’ ability to deal with current issues, topics and methods of human geographyin the international arena. An internet platform specially established for the (audiovisual) publication of speeches is maintained and updated by master students.The parallel reading courses I and II aim at an in-depth preparation for the lectures and follow-up to the individual speeches and each general topic. Students critically deal with the speakers and their research focuses by working with texts.

Time: Thursdays, 16:00 - 18:00 (Lectures) & Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 (Reading Course)
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room "Senatssaal" (Lectures) & Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room 02-142 - N 239 (Reading Course)

Credits: 2 + 2 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue (Lectures) & Course catalogue (Reading Course)

 

Course description

The seminar addresses sets of cultural problems deliberately selected on the basis of culture
theory, which manifest as a consequence and element of globalisation processes, e.g. migration and
cities, imaginative geographies and geopolitics, post-colonialism and cultural integration, global media
and local knowledge, etc.

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

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Le séminaire porte sur le témoignage d’un point de vue méthodologique en histoire contemporaine. L’objectif est d’étudier des textes critiques sur le statut du témoignage, pour donner un aperçu des réflexions et problématiques qu’il a suscité chez les historiens. Plusieurs thèmes seront successivement abordés: la rumeur (Marc Bloch), la mémoire collective (Maurice Halbwachs), le réalisme comme genre narratif, la culture mémorielle (Aleida und Jan Assmann) ou encore la visée héroïsante du témoignage. On interrogera différents types de représentations, de discours et de documents, qu’il s’agisse de témoignages imprimés ou de littérature grise, de retranscription d’interview ou de récit qui assument les codes de la fiction. Des catégories d’analyse comme les lieux communs littéraires, les émotions, les situations extrêmes et l’événement seront abordées en rapport avec l’interprétation des témoignages. On s’appuiera aussi sur des publications récentes, afin de faire connaître les derniers travaux critiques, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire (littérature testimoniale comme genre littéraire, documentaire, analyse d’images, intertextualité, etc.). Les séances seront organisées autour de l’exposé d’un article ou d’un chapitre de livre discuté en groupe. Elles ont aussi pour objectif d’acquérir des bases de vocabulaire technique et des connaissances historiographiques en français.

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Delille, edelille@uni-mainz.de

Time: see link course catalogue
Location: see link course catalogue

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Le cours traite de l’histoire du Conseil de l’Europe comme première organisation européenne dont le but est « d’unifier la famille européenne ». Il examine le Conseil de l’Europe par rapport à son interaction avec d’autres organisations internationales et européennes et notamment par rapport à l’Union européenne (UE). Y seront abordées les forces et faiblesses du Conseil de l’Europe en comparaisons avec l’UE et le développement de leurs relations mutuelles qui varient entre coopération et concurrence. L’histoire du Conseil de l’Europe sera retracée, son origine et son évolution de 1949 à nos jours, puis ses outils de coopération seront examinés dans ses différents domaines d’intervention: les droits de l’homme (la Convention et la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme), les minorités, l’éducation et la culture, l’environnement, la sécurité démocratiques, etc. Le cours traitera également de la fonction géopolitique du Conseil de l’Europe qui inclut 47 Etats-membres de la “Grande Europe” y compris la Russie et la Turquie et il analysera ses réponses aux nouvelles menaces dans les Relations Internationales : la cybercriminalité, le terrorisme international, la traite des êtres humains, etc. Le cours comprendra une dimension professionnalisant en travaillant, dans des sessions pratiques, avec des jeux de simulation pour la mise en situation des étudiants.

Recommended literature:
BERROD, F./WASSENBERG, B., Les relations entre le Conseil de l’Europe et l’Union européenne de 1949 à nos jours. Vers un partenariat stratégique ?, Editions Conseil de l’Europe, Strasbourg, 2019.
BITSCH, Marie-Thérèse, Jalons pour une histoire du Conseil de l’Europe, actes du Colloque, de Strasbourg (8-10 juin 1995), Berne, Peter Lang, 1997.
BITSCH, M.-Th., Histoire de la construction européenne de 1945 à nos jours, Editions complexe, Paris, 2001
BRUMMER, K., “The Council of Europe as an International Actor : Exporting Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law”, In: International Politics. Bd. 51, Vol.1., 2014, pp.67-86.
GERBET, P., La construction de l’Europe, Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1999
HALLER, B., Une assemblée pour l’Europe, l’Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe 1949-1989, Conseil de l’Europe, Strasbourg, 2006
HUBER, D., Une décennie pour l’Histoire, Le Conseil de l’Europe 1989-1999, Conseil de l’Europe, Strasbourg, 1999
La conscience de l’Europe. 50 ans de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, London, Third Millenium, 2010
WASSSENBERG, B., Histoire du Conseil de l’Europe (1949-2009), Peter Lang, Burxelles, 2011.

Contact: Birte.wassenberg@unistra.fr

Time: CANCELLED!!!
Location: CANCELLED!!!

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

No registration possible!

Link: n/a

 

Course description

The Tutorial (3 ECTS) 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 formal requirements concerning literature research, presentations and term papers which are also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

Teaching language: English (and German, in accordance with the participants).

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 (3 ECTS) can be taken together with the history classes for incomings (5 ECTS).

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2022 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

Contemporary Research in Social Sciences (CRiSS) is a recurring lecture series organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Media and Sports of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Members of the faculty present their current research projects in English and provide an insight into their research activities. Thereby, students learn about the research conducted in their immediate environment beyond their standard courses. They get to know the subjects and methods which characterize the faculty and receive an impression of their lecturers’ working profiles and common research practice.

The group of presenters comprises young researchers from all of the faculty’s disciplines: Communication Studies, Educational Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sports Science. CRiSS provides an opportunity for students as well as researchers from neighboring disciplines to exchange thoughts, network and cooperate.

The lectures are held in English to enable an international exchange – with students as well as visiting researchers.

ECTS-points: Attendance yields 2 ECTS, if your department does not state otherwise. Exchange students can achieve 5 ECTS (graded) if they spend an exam, further information is going to be provided by the lecturer.

For further information on this year’s lecture series, see: https://www.sozialwissenschaften.uni-mainz.de/criss/

Time: Wednesdays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Haus Recht und Wirtschaft I (ReWi), room RW 4

Credits: 2 or 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please add the course to the course registration formular for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission. Your coordinator can register you in Jogustine, or you or the coordinator contact sowiso@uni-mainz.de for registration (we need your student ID/Matrikelnummer therefore).

Link: Course catalogue

 

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.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, roomP 5

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please add the course to the course registration formular for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission. Your coordinator can register you in Jogustine, or you or the coordinator contact sowiso@uni-mainz.de for registration (we need your student ID/Matrikelnummer therefore).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Media discourses, technologies, and public opinions play significant roles in promoting a democratic culture, behavior, and society. Therefore, media establish, serve, and bring forth new spaces for information flow. One of the primary roles of the media in democratic societies is publicizing essential issues surrounding policy-making and human rights, especially in times of national or regional crises (e.g., natural disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, pandemics). Focusing on the social, political, and cultural implications of the COVID-19 crisis, the aims of this seminar are to comparatively examine the role of media and public opinion in these times. In order to address these aims, the seminar will seek to answer various questions: What are the similarities and differences in public opinion between Israel and other countries (e.g., Germany)? How does media use to promote behavior? How do the public in different countries react to (legacy and digital) media coverage and (mis)information? What challenges do different countries (e.g., Israel vs. Germany) face in an international crisis (e.g., COVID-19)?

In this seminar, students will be required to read and prepare literature, prepare and give short presentations, collect data, and write a final paper.

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.

Time: Friday, 03.06.22: 10:00 - 18:00; Saturday, 04.06.22: 10:00 - 18:00; Friday, 10.06.22: 10:00 - 18:00 & Saturday, 11.06.22: 10:00 - 18:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P 205

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please add the course to the course registration formular for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission. Your coordinator can register you in Jogustine, or you or the coordinator contact sowiso@uni-mainz.de for registration (we need your student ID/Matrikelnummer therefore).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In Germany, we live in the privileged situation of a free, democratic media system - but even a glimpse to some of our neighbours within the European Union presents a different situation. The lecture will introduce you to a variety of media landscapes around the world, give an overview on structural conditions and restraints for journalists within different countries and look at press and media freedom worldwide. Certainly, the effects of globalization on journalistic work and the reception of it will be an important aspect, too. Within the lecture we will skype, meet and talk with different journalists and academics with a research focus on media and journalism from around the world to underpin the theoretical inputs with first-hand experiences.

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-701 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this seminar, we will deepen and apply the knowledge of media geography theory acquired in the winter semester. The seminar will focus on how geography and different media formats (e.g., film, photography, video games, graffiti and street art, sound and music, advertising, etc.) are related and can be researched. The topics are not only addressed in the seminar sessions (which take place as intensive weekend-sessions, see below) – a major activity is the creation of a media geography portfolio/blog in which participants work on different topics. The portfolio is also the graded project for successful module completion.

Course Objectives

Students will deepen their knowledge of media geography and are able to apply this knowledge to topics relevant to research and everyday life contexts.
Students will learn about the connection between geographical perspectives and media forms as well as specific subdisciplines of media geography.
Students will implement these topics as a final project in an academic multimedia portfolio and gain skills in the field of academic blogging.

Requirements

  • Individual/Group work: Preparation of a media-geographical topic. This should not be a "classic" presentation, but the topic should be presented as, for example, a video, podcast, scrollytelling, or similar. The presentation is prepared in a way that it can be asynchronously reviewed by the course participants.
  • Each presentation group furthermore chooses a specific research paper/publication on the subject. The study serves as discussion input for our meetings.
  • Graded module performance is a portfolio/blog that will be developed over the summer break (group or individual work is possible). The project is due in the end of November 2022.

Please note:Preparatory meeting: April 25th, 16:00-18:00

Participation in the preparatory session is mandatory. The seminar topics are also assigned here. Participants who do not participate will be assigned a topic.

 

Time: see link course catalogue
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room N 217a

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In the digital age, the term  “community” has received a revival. However, the meaning of the term as well as its appropriateness in digital-based interaction is debatable. By using digita media, people who share a same interest or practice can connect easily across physical distance. Such collectives received increasing attention, for instance, by economic geographers who are interested in their potential to share and create new knowledge.The seminar aims at exploring newly arising forms of communities, especially in terms of knowledge sharing, creation and outcomes of collective action.
The seminar is part of the module "Applied Media Geography". After dealing with relevant texts about concepts of communities and digital geographies, we will talk about qualitative research methods and their application in an online context. After that, students will start an own qualitative analysis of social media/online content. A report has to be submitted at the end of the course.The seminar is organized as a block event (4 one-day sessions):
Block 1: Introduction / concepts of community
Block 2: Communities in the digital age and their geography / Methods (data collection)
Block 3: Presentation of first ideas for qualitative study / Methods (data analysis)
Block 4: Presentation of preliminary results

 

Time: Friday, 29.04.22: 10:00 - 15:30; Friday, 20.05.22: 10:00 - 17:00; Friday, 24.06.22: 10:00 - 17:00; Friday, 22.07.22: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room N 217a

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The moral basis of a just society lies in the doctrine of human rights as well as the “social contract” that stands as an agreement of cooperation for the advancement of individuals in society as stated by scholars such as Hobbes and Rousseau. Yet, individuals from minority groups saliently suffer systematic discrimination, exclusion, inequalities, xenophobia and racism in various aspects of life and society. This reality is highly harmful to their wellbeing, quality of life, human rights and freedom. Improving this situation entails the redistribution of resources in society as proposed by John Rawls’ theory of distributive justice and Isaiah Berlin’ approach of positive liberties.

Indeed, in the 21st century digital resources are increasingly becoming some of the most important resources for individuals in society. In this course we will examine the relationships between human geography, inequalities and social justice, and the digital sphere with a particular emphasis on marginalized communities in Germany and around the world. The course will discuss different theoretical approaches such as the 'capabilities approach' as well as leading empirical studies to better understand what is and what should be in a just digital society.

Empfohlene Literatur:
Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2021). Palestinian-Israeli’s voice in Israeli media as capability. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 14(1), 258-279.

Shomron, B. (2021). The capability ‘to be secure’: Media coverage of African asylum seekers during Covid-19 in Israel. Journal of Refugee Studies. doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feaa131 and PMCID: PMC7928720

Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2020). Diversity in broadcasting as an enabler of capabilities: The case of Palestinian-Israeli women on public and commercial radio and television. Feminist Media Studies. doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1804978

Shomron, B. & Tirosh, N. (2020). Contemporary Migrants and Media Capabilities – Understanding Communication Rights in International Migration Policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2020.1758553

Time: Friday, 03.06.22: 10:00 - 17:00; Saturday, 04.06.22: 10:00 - 17:00, Friday; 10.06.22: 10:00 - 17:00; Saturday, 11.06.22: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room N 217a

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Self-Regulatory Chances and Risks of Permanent Connectedness: In the digital age, social media and mobile communication with smartphones have become ubiquitous parts of daily routines and social life. In this course, we will take a psychological perspective towards permanent connectedness to online communication and content, specifically focusing on the concept of self-regulation. We will address both challenges of permanent connectedness to self-control (e.g., online vigilance, procrastination, phubbing) as well as potentials for successful self-regulation (e.g., emotion regulation, intrinsic need satisfaction).

Time: Tuesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-507

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

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.

Please note: This is not a class in which to learn English; it is a class to learn about International Relations theories and their application. The course is held exclusively in English and directed primarily at native speakers, exchange students and students with a high level of proficiency in English. There will not be any regular translations into German and all course work must be completed in English. The only exception to this rule is the term paper, which you can do in either German or English.

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).

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-611 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 3 or 5 or 9 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

n/a

Time: Mondays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-511

Credits: 7 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: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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 is taught in English. It is offered from the Gutenberg School of Law and the Gutenberg International School and is open for all Exchange students at Johannes Gutenberg University.

The aim of the course is to give students a general overview to German Private Law.
The course is designed to give a general overview of the German Civil Code ("Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch", BGB)). All main chapters of the Civil Code, the so-called „books" („Bücher"), and the respective doctrines of German private law will be addressed. This includes:
I. the book of general provisions of the German civil code (first book)
II. the law of obligations (second book)
III. the law of things (third book)
IV. family law (fourth book)
V. law of succession (fifth book)
Furthermore, the course will provide the basic knowledge of the Code of Civil Procedure („Zivilprozessordnung" (ZPO)) and the Commercial Code („Handelsgesetzbuch", HGB) which is needed to understand the respective links to the Civil Code.

As the title of the course indicates, students should have a basic understanding of German private law after completion of the course which may qualify them to enlarge their knowledge of specific fields of German private law. Prior knowledge of private law would be beneficial but is not necessary for a successful completion of the course.

Students can pass an exam at the end of the semester to get a grade. Students who pass the exam will receive 4 ECTS.

Details regarding the exam and its procedure will be explained in the first session of the course.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 20

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Law:

Students of Law: Please add the course to the specific course registration form for law students.

Students of aother subjects: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) and mail it to erasmus-jura@uni-mainz.de.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The tutorial (3 ECTS) 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 also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

Course Work:

To successfully take part in the tutorial students will have to fulfill the following requirements:

Short oral presentation + term paper + class participation

In the tutorial, the students obtain 3 ECTS credits for participation, written term paper, short oral presentation, and homework assignment.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Haus Recht und Wirtschaft I (ReWi), room RW 5

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Please add the course to the course registration formular for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission. Your coordinator can register you in Jogustine, or you or the coordinator contact sowiso@uni-mainz.de for registration (we need your student ID/Matrikelnummer therefore).

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 2022 - 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: here

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/registration-for-the-german-courses/

Link: ISSK

 

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: here

Credits: 2-6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/registration-for-the-german-courses/

Link: ISSK

 

General information

Der Kurs richtet sich an ausländische Studierende auf Masterniveau, Promovierende, Postdocs, Gastwissenschaftler*innen und Mitarbeiter*innen der JGU mit einem abgeschlossenen B1-Niveau.
Da das Ziel des Kurses eine erste gezielte sprachliche Vorbereitung auf den Berufseinstieg für Akademiker in Deutschland ist, ist der Kurs für Teilnehmende vorgesehen, die nach dem Studium oder der Promotion einen berufsbezogenen Aufenthalt in Deutschland planen.

Inhaltlich liegt der Fokus deshalb auf Themen wie Studium/Promotion in Deutschland, Arbeitswelt, Bewerbungstraining, Interkulturelle Kommunikation im Studium und Beruf.
Im Bereich der Grammatik werden die wichtigsten Inhalte der Basisgrammatik A1-B1 wiederholt und gefestigt sowie neue grammatische Phänomene der B2.1 Stufe eingeführt.

Additional information
Please contact: piestrad@uni-mainz.de

Times & locations: here

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/registration-for-the-german-courses/

Link: ISSK

 

Course description

The course "Konversationskurs Deutsch" is aimed at exchange-students from all academic fields who want to improve their oral expression in German. The main focus is on speaking freely which will be trained by talking about current and regional/national topics.

Literature: Materials will be distributed during the semester.

 

Level A2/B1

Time: Thursdays, 08:15 - 09:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-761 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Level B2/C1

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room 00-014 (SR 01)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: !!! Please also send an email with your level of German proficiency (if already available) to gis@international.uni-mainz.de !!!

Link: Course catalogue (Kurs A2/B1) & Course catalogue (Kurs B2/C1)

 

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 (2021): Deutsche Syntax. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 7. Auflage. Tübingen: Narr.

Austauschstudierende: In dieser Veranstaltung können Sie zwischen 1 und 4 ECTS-Punkte erwerben. Genauere Informationen erhalten Sie in der ersten Sitzung.

Digitale Lehre:
Aktuell gibt es noch keine Informationen, in welcher Form die Lehre im Sommersemester 2022 angeboten wird. Dieser Kurs wird, sofern möglich, als Präsenzveranstaltung stattfinden. (Stand: 16.1.2022)

Time: 5 courses available, please see course catalogue
Location: see individual course in the course catalogue

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

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Time: Fridays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 208

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

„Der Tod in Venedig“ (1912), weltweit vielfach übersetzt und von Visconti prominent verfilmt, ist einer der bekanntesten Texte Thomas Manns. 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 im Unterricht gewonnen werden soll.

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). ISBN-13: 978-3-596-90405-1

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

Time: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Philosophicum, room 01-471 (Übungsraum Deutsches Institut)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: Registration by e-mail on Thursday, 14th April between 8:00-18:00. E-mail address is ywolf@uni-mainz.de. The maximum number of participants is 15 and the spots will be allocated chronologically according to time of reception of the mail. You will receive a response mail on 15th April at the latest.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Frankfurt am Main wurde in den 1960er Jahren nicht nur zur „Wirtschaftshauptstadt“ der BRD, sondern auch zu einem Zentrum der Protestbewegungen um „1968“, die sich gegen Notstandsgesetzgebung, Vietnamkrieg, Springer-Presse und Hochschulreform richteten. Einher gingen die Proteste mit einer sich politisierenden Jugendkultur, die das Stadtbild prägte. In den 1970er Jahren entstand eine Vielzahl an Gruppen und Projekten, aus denen heraus sich innerhalb der Stadt ein lebendiges links-alternatives Milieu bildete:  „Stadtteilbasisgruppen“ organisierten  Arbeiter-)Jugendliche; die Betriebsprojektgruppe (BPG) des SDS, später als „Revolutionärer Kampf“ bekannt geworden, begann mit der „Untersuchungsarbeit“ nach dem Vorbild der italienischen Operaisten bei Opel/Rüsselsheim; Aktivistinnen der neuen Frauenbewegung gründeten feministische Kollektive; Zeitschriftenprojekte wie die „Socialistische Correspondenz“ oder der "Informationsdienst zur Verbreitung unterdrückter Nachrichten" schufen „Gegenöffentlichkeit“. Nicht zuletzt entstanden transnationale Bezüge, denn „Gastarbeiter*innen“ protestierten nicht nur gegen die Diktaturen in ihren Heimatländern, sondern auch zusammen mit Spontis und K-Gruppen-Mitgliedern gegen unzumutbare Wohn- und Arbeitsbedingungen.

Das 2019 gegründete Frankfurter Archiv der Revolte https://archiv-der-revolte.de/ sammelt die Spuren dieses historischen Aufbegehrens. In einem breit angelegten Oral History Projekt erfasst das Archiv die lebensweltlichen Erinnerungen von bislang „ungehörten“ Zeitzeugen, mit dem Ziel, die individuellen Erfahrungen, die historischen und soziokulturellen Bedingungen des Protestes, sowie die biographische Verarbeitung dieser prägenden Jahre durch die Akteure der Protestbewegung herauszuarbeiten.

Ziel der Übung ist es, die Teilnehmer*innen mit der Methode des Oral History und der lokalen Protestgeschichte vertraut zu machen. Die Teilnehmer*innen führen (zusammen mit Mitarbeiter*innen des Archivs) Interviews mit ausgewählten Proband*innen durch, transkribieren diese und stellen die Ergebnisse im Rahmen der Blockveranstaltung vor. Zusätzlich zum o.g. Blocktermin gibt es eine digitale Einführung sowie eine Einführung im Frankfurter Archiv. Auch die Interviews werden in der Regel in Frankfurt durchgeführt.

Empfohlene Literatur:
Archiv der Revolte Frankfurt e.V. (Hg.): Dieses Haus ist besetzt! Frankfurter Häuserkampf 1970–1974, Frankfurt a.M.: Institut für Selbstorganisation, 2020.

Eine digitale Einführungssitzung findet am Montag, 25. April, 16 Uhr statt.
Weitere Termine zum Kennenlernen des Archivs und zur Durchführung der Interviews werden abgestimmt.

Time: see course catalogue
Location: Philosophicum, room P 208

Credits: 5 ECTS (+ 3 ECTS for the tutorial)

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The Tutorial (3 ECTS) 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 formal requirements concerning literature research, presentations and term papers which are also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

Teaching language: English (and German, in accordance with the participants).

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: online

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

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