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Here you can find special courses for exchange students and non-German courses (see download area on the right-hand side) that have taken place over the last semesters. This willl help you to get a better overview of the range of courses you can attend at JGU.

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2023/24 - History & Culture

Course description

Participants
- All incoming students from all academic fields are welcome
- History students from abroad are also invited to join the team
- No specific requirements, just interest in the overall topic and historical work
- Ability to read scientific texts in English

Engagement
- Regular attendance
- Preparation reading and active participation in seminar discussions
- Two homeworks in writing (upload in Moodle prior to the session)
- One classroom presentation to kick-off seminar discussion

This is a special course bringing together students who do not study history to get to know Germany better from a historical perspective. It is not a lecture. In fact, good discussions and results will largely depend on active participation and sharing of different views.
Preparing the sessions properly and getting a good grasp of the reading materials will be key.

Content
During the first half of the 20th century Germany went through various political disruptions and transitions: The powerful Empire in the center of Europe saw an abrupt end with the defeat in First World War. The democratic system of the Weimar Republic fell prey to political unrest and economic chaos which paved the way for the totalitarian Nazi State in 1933. Twelve years later, the future of a German state was totally depended on the decisions of the allied powers. The hybris of nationalism, the devastation by war as well as the fragility of economic welfare as well as democratic system have a lasting mark on the collective memory of the German people.
The seminar is open to incoming students from all academic disciplines and levels. Together we will look at major phases of German history in the period of 1900 to 1950: Why did the German Empire fail to establish a stable position among the nations in Europe? What were the reasons for the collapse of the Weimar Republic? How did the Nazis establish their regime of terror? What were the main reasons for Germany to split into two antagonistic states?
In addition to major political developments, we will also look at underlying social and cultural changes and how the lives of German people changed during this period.

The course is based on selected sections of the following books:
- Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition. Chichester 2021.
- Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford et al. 2011.
- Helmut Walser Smith: Germany. A Nation in its Time. Before, during, and after Nationalism, 1500-2000, New York 2020.

It is planned to have one excursion: Heidelberg (visit of the Friederich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte)

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosphicum, room P13

Credits: 2 or 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and the name of your home university.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Participants
- All incoming students from all academic fields are welcome
- History students from abroad are also invited to join the team
- No specific requirements, just interest in the overall topic and historical work
- Ability to read scientific texts in English

Engagement
- Regular attendance
- Preparation reading and active participation in seminar discussions
- Two homeworks in writing (upload in Moodle prior to the session)
- One classroom presentation to kick-off seminar discussion

This is a special course bringing together students who do not study history to get to know Germany better from a historical perspective. It is not a lecture. In fact, good discussions and results will largely depend on active participation and sharing of different views.
Preparing the sessions properly and getting a good grasp of the reading materials will be key.

Content
As a result of the Second World War Germany was cut into two states that belonged to two hostile blocs. The Cold War brought about a divided nation with very different political systems, economic structures, and social experiences. While it appeared more and more unlikely for the two German states to reunite at some point this prospect was never given up. It was to the big surprise of most people, however, when reunification barged its way against all odds. In the wake of the legal unification the process of uniting mentally and emotionally is still ongoing.
The seminar is open to incoming students from all academic disciplines and levels. Together we will look at major phases of German history in the period of 1950 to 2000: How was Germany torn apart during the Cold War? How did the two Germanys live side by side and developed a more pragmatic cohabitation till the mid-1980s? What the reasons for the socialist countries to shed their communist rule? What were the steps to implement the unification? And finally, how is Germany transforming within a uniting Europe?
In addition to major political developments, we will also look at underlying social and cultural changes and how the lives of German people changed during this period.

The course is based on selected sections of the following books:
- Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition. Chichester 2021.
- Peter C. Caldwell/Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture, and society: London et alt. 2018
- Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford et al. 2011.

It is planned to have one excursion: for example: Bonn (Haus der Geschichte)

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät (NatFak), room N25 (00-421)

Credits: 2 or 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and the name of your home university.

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. They will also contribute a short presentation (15 mins.) that will be graded according to the German system (grades/Note 1-6). Both exams, which they will have to pass with at least 60% each and the presentation (at least grade/Note 4) are obligatory to receive their credit points (6 ECTS in total).

This course is only suited for advanced students (4 semesters or more) with a minimum B2 language level in German and/or English, or better. Knowledge of the Latin language is of advantage.

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

Recommended literature:
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 November 17th 2023)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783050064192

P. C. Tacitus, Germania (Kap. 1-2/ch. 1-2; by November 17th 2023)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110361162

 

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45 (course) & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45 (tutorial)
Location: online

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Pre-History: Send an e-mail to J. Reiss-Gupte, M.A.:  jreissma@uni-mainz.de - providing the following information:  your first and your last name and your JGU-Matrikelnummer (if you already have one), your field of study/subject, semester, and your home university’s name.

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 (Wales): Course catalogue

 

Course description

Students acquire knowledge of:

• the basic models and concepts of lyric, dramatic and narrative theory, as well as the structural and communicative specifics of narrative, dramatic and lyrical text types and their significance for text analysis and interpretation, text analysis and interpretation (e.g. narrative situation, perspective, focalization, characterization, metrics, prosody, etc.),

• central literary theories and methods across genres and their significance for textual analysis and interpretation (e.g., structuralism, post-structuralism; reception aesthetics; Cultural Criticism; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Literary Theory, etc.).

• the most important epochs of American literary history (early modernism; classicism; romanticism; realism/naturalism; modernism; post-modernism, etc.), taking into account the respective formative literary formal language and rhetorical stylistic devices (conceit, symbol, metaphor, metonymy, etc.) and their relevance for different literary genres and epochs

 

Time: Tuesdays, 08:15 - 09:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P1

Credits: 2 ECTS

Kursanmeldung

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

n/a

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P205

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Soup and community kitchens are a response to hunger. As a response to food insecurity and scarcity, public or private benefactors step in and provide meals. Or so the story goes. In this course, we will take a critical look at the history and ethnography of soup kitchens. We will ask questions like: What does it mean to provide “relief,” “charity,” or “welfare” in different places, milieus, and times? What type of provisions are furnished for the hungry and what role do changing medical and nutritional standards play in this regard? Who are the sponsors and patrons of soup kitchens? Is feeding people  a (religious or political) duty, a benevolent act, or maybe an economic opportunity? What ideals, methods, bureaucracies, or technologies determine who receives food aid and how it is distributed? What are the circumstances that make people require food aid and how do people navigate systems of relief? We will reflect on soup kitchens as sites of charity, care, and solidarity; of medical and technical innovation; of military organization and efficiency; of inspiring social justice or cementing hierarchies and economic divisions. We will approach the topic by analyzing historical sources and ethnographic material. Readings from historical and ethnographic literature will provide context and demonstrate some exemplary academic approaches to the topic.

Time: Mondays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P208

Credits: 6 or 8 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

While technology and innovation are changing paradigms in natural scientific fields, how do the humanities need to react as we look to the year 2525? Considering that the humanities are the disciplines raising crucial questions concerning human responsibility, ethics, and existence as social beings, the humanities are needed to engage in discourses to rethink manifested paradigms not only in their own disciplines but also beyond their own disciplinary spheres. This lecture series addresses those issues and asks, in how far will looking forward also mean looking back? What role will the humanities play in a future world? These are issues already raised in 1969 in the famous song which inspired the title of this lecture series. We invite students, researchers, staff, and all interested individuals to join our public lecture series, in which we discuss the significant role of the humanities in the light of the year 2525.

Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Location:
Philosophicum, room P3

Credits: no ECTS given - voluntary lecture series

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 05: Registration not necessary

Link: Website

 

Course description

This course aims at introducing students to the current (state-of-the-art) research concerning issues related to non-dominant, less-widely spoken, often marginalized and endangered linguistic communities in different parts of the world. A special focus, though, in the course is paid to regional and minority/heritage language (RMHL) issues in Europe. In the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and research directions concerning minority and heritage languages. In addition, students explore historical, sociopolitical and economic implications for language policies and practices concerning RMHL, and critically discuss the role and symbolic values attached to these languages in different speech communities. The topics of the course include (but are not limited to) language ideologies/attitudes toward minorities, minority language policy and planning, language loss, death and endangerment, language revitalization and reclamation, language shift and maintenance, family language planning, linguistic human rights, among others.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room
01-521 (PC-Pool)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Each disciplinary history of folklore—as practiced in different national cultures—is the product of specific societal, regional, and even institutional contexts. Nonetheless, there are national, international, and transnational moments and turns that can write the “global” and “transnational” histories of our discipline. This course is based on the assumption that differences in the disciplinary histories of folklore studies are what divide us. However, these accounts also unite us as folklorists working in the transnational realm. Taking diverse accounts of disciplinary histories on both sides of the Atlantic, this course will critically situate different historical moments and attempt to map out transnational scholarly exchanges, which can be unpacked through numerous case studies. Working and thinking together with interested students, we will explore the interwoven history of travelling ideas and scholars that will reveal the neglected, interesting, and invisible trajectories of folklore studies.

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P102

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

As contemporary art practice shifts from experimental transgression to the urge to provide a "safe space for everyone", today's artists are confronted with the following issues. How to still touch the audience without potential re-traumatization? How to tell the stories that move the spectator without harm? The subject of a “safe creative process” is certainly one of the most pressing challenges facing our industry.

The creative process demands artistic vision. Vision requires courage. The proximity of courage and power is dangerous.

It has been more than 50 years since the premiere of Last Tango in Paris, currently the most widely discussed example of abuse of power in film history. How can we understand the power dynamics in the creative process? How can we reduce the potential for manipulation and abuse on film sets? What is the greatest challenge in implementing a culture of consent in the theatre? What is required of an intimacy coordinator, an intimacy director, and a consent coach? How do these professions differ?

Content Warning:
The seminar will include language related to s*xual abuse, harassment, and traumatic experiences, as well as body movement exercises – working in pairs requires consensual touching.

Kasia Szustow is a certified intimacy coordinator (affiliation: Netflix, Sefe Sets), member of the European Intimacy Practitioners' Guild, crisis coach and facilitator of safe creative processes. Co-author of the "Polish Guidelines for Intimate Scenes" developed by a coalition of 11 film organisations. Graduate of the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics.

As an intimacy coordinator she worked on 10 film productions just to mention: "Perfect Addition" (dir. Castille Landon, stars: Ross Butler, Kiana Madeira, Matthew Noszka, Constantin Film, premiere: 2023), "Elephant" (dir. Kamil Krawczycki, 2022, best micro-budget film, Gdynia, winner of Chicago LGBTQIA Film Festival), "Filip" (dir. Michal Kwiecinski, 2022, Silver Lions, Gdynia Festival), "Rojst'97" (dir. Jan Holoubek, Netflix). She finished shooting three productions for: disney+ and Gaumont Gmbh (“German House” mini-series), Constantin Film “In The Lost Lands” (stars: Milla Jovovich, Dave Bautista), Netflix (“Freestyle” dir. Maciej Bochniak). Kasia just wrapped polish “Lubie wracac” dir. By Malgorzata Szumowska & Michal Englert, stars: Joana Kulig), she is currently working on a Swiss series for SRF&Netflix (TBA).

As a Consent Coach she provides individual support systems for challenging creative projects, and as a Crisis Coach she helps cultural organisations to implement an efficient and non-violent organisational culture.

Szustow has worked for Schauspielhaus Zürich on two productions as an Intimacy Coach for "Kurze Interviews mit fiesen Männern – 22 Arten der Einsamkeit" based on David F. Wallace, directed by Yana Ross (2021), and as Consent Coach for the production "Wilhelm Tell" by Switzerland's most important director Milo Rau (2022).

Read more: www.intimacycoordination.eu

Time: see course catalogue (Block seminar)
Location: to be announced

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this course, we will delve into the sub-discipline of cultural geography. With its specific interest in the relations between humans and places, mobilities, technologies and the environment it addresses some major issues of our contemporary world. Our major focus will be on paradigmatic turns and key ideas since the emergence of new cultural geography to develop a thorough understanding of the theoretical repertoire of cultural geographic scholarship today. Moreover, in interactive sessions we will relate these core concepts to empirical examples as an ideal preparation for the research seminar in the 2nd semester as well as your dissertation research.

Assignments:  Preparatory readings, active participation in discussions and exercises
Preparation, introduction of a selected publication (approx. 10mins.) & moderation of its discussion (approx. 20mins.) (the selected text needs to be presented to me briefly after class at least one week before the session)

Examination: Submission of an essay (3000 words) on a topic of your choice – further
information will be provided in class. (You are invited to send me an abstract and proposed outline of your essay to receive  feedback on your idea.)

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room 04-223

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

During this seminar, we will look at the study of popular music(s) from an anthropological lens. Throughout the semester we will discuss what anthropology of music is how we can make sense of social and cultural issues through musical expressions and how these musical expressions may challenge our everyday understandings of identity(s), power structures and social belonging. Our foundational understanding of anthropology of music will later be applied to various ethnographies in the seminar.

Prior to the seminar; please start thinking about what musics you listen and why (example: why is that kind of expression important to you (or not!). Please get yourself familiar with theories such as intersectional theory, if you already are not familiar with.

Time: Thursdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Forum Universitatis 6, room 00-691 (Kleiner Übungsraum)

Credits: 4 or 7 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Dance is an integral part of the African experience. It is very much connected to the music, and by extension the language of the people. Owing to the vast number of African ethnicities and languages, African dances are equally different and innumerable. However, unlike dance in other parts of the world, African dance is closely tied to the everyday lives of the people. It is a means for communicating emotion, sentiment, and beliefs through movement (Green, 1996). Dance is used to narrate historical occurrences, mark festive occasions, celebrate rites of passage, and perform religious ceremonies among others. Through specific movements stories are told. For example, the Ewe ethnic group from Ghana mimic the movement of the bird’s wings in a dance that tells the story of how their migration from Benin to Ghana was guided by a bird (Opoku, 1969).
Transcultural interaction shapes changes in languages and music, and this true for popular dance as well. In recent times, contemporary African dance while still closely connected to music, is taking up a transnational shape. This has resulted in what is popularly called Afrodance (or Afrobeats dance). Afrodance takes the shape of a pan-African dance form in which movements are drawn from across Africa. These movements emerge, much like African dance before, in close connection with certain songs or occurrences. However, they are amalgamated into a dance form that is making global waves. Closely linked to Afrobeats music, Afrodance is present in music videos and is the subject of memetic content creation of digital platforms. Its popularity has led to the rise in online dance classes across the world, with some currently translating into physical dance studios. It has also led to the emergence of Ghana and Nigeria as centres of popular culture where people visit to learn and improve their dance skills.
In this seminar, we will discuss dance as an African cultural practice to understand its significance in African societies. We will also examine the emergence of contemporary dance from Africa, Afrodance, and the cultures that are developing around it.

Recommended literature
Neveu Kringelbach, H., & Plancke, C. (2019). Introduction: dance in Africa and beyond: creativity and identity in a globalized world. Critical African Studies, 11(1), 1-9.
Mauss, M. (1973). Techniques of the Body. Economy and society, 2(1), 70-88.
Bloch, M. (1974). Symbols, Song, Dance and Features of Articulation Is religion an extreme form of traditional authority?. European Journal of Sociology/Archives Européennes de Sociologie, 15(1), 54-81.
Welsh-Asante, K. (Ed.). (1996). African dance: An artistic, historical, and philosophical inquiry. Africa World Press.

Time: Tuesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Forum Universitatis 7, room HS14

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Archaeological research primarily concerns deciphering the behaviors and activities of past societies based on static archaeological record. This is particularly challenging in Prehistoric Archaeology, due to the scarcity of evidence and the lack of direct analogies to the lifestyle and material culture of that time period. In addition to ethnographic studies, experimental archaeology plays a crucial role in understanding the material culture of the past.

Experimental archaeology involves the use of experimental studies to test ideas about patterns that are observed in archaeological data. Through experiments focused on the production and utilization of objects, we gain insight into the behaviors that created archaeological objects. Additionally, experimental archaeology allows us to reconstruct the processes that can affect archaeological objects and assemblages.

This course will explore theoretical and methodological foundations of experimental archaeology and provide in-depth analysis of several case studies involving the production and use of technologies from the past - stone, bone, pottery, and metal.

Course topics:
theoretical background of experimental archaeology and its significance in scientific research
different experimental approaches including experiential studies and well-designed experiments
methodological developments within the field of experimental archaeology
application of data and results obtained from experimental archaeology to the archaeological record, incorporating archaeological case studies and data modeling

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Schönborner Hof (city center), room 01-115

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Who is Jesus Christ for us today? Often we are told of Christology formulated only in the Euro-American theological traditions. Who do the others say Jesus Christ is? A number of Christological sketches from other continents will give us a good introduction to intercultural theology. Here you can encounter contextual theologies often compounded with the following words - Liberation, Black, Mestizo, Minjung, Inculturation, Dialogue, Post-colonial and so on. We will examine together the theological biographies and the Christological positions of contextual theologians from Latin America, Africa, Asia and ethnic minorities in the USA.

Time: Tuesdays, 08:30 - 09:45
Location: Gebäude am Taubertsberg (close to Hauptbahnhof West), room T5 (Seminarraum 00 – 301)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2023/24 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

This course invites exchange students and regular JGU students to actively participate in an intercultural dialogue.

Participants attend an intense training in intercultural communication where they reflect their cultural backgrounds and learn how it shapes their perceptions in international contexts. At the end, participants have not only learned to engage professionally and confidently in intercultural communication but also expanded their international network.

Please note: The course will be held on two or three Saturdays during the winter semester. The exact dates have not yet been set.

Time: Saturday, 18.11.2023: 10:15 - 15:45 & Saturday, 25.11.2023: 10:15 - 15:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-611

Credits: 2 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

Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturer, who is social scientist himself, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one. The seminar is enriched by excursions to governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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

Oral presentation + written exam + "active participation"

In the seminar, the students obtain 5 ECTS credits for participation, written exam, oral presentation, and homework assignment.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45 (starting December 5th)
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 01-521 (PC Pool)

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

This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue an international career. It offers practical insights into various international professional fields and provides students with professional support, networking opportunities and personalised mentorship to enhance their career planning in an international work environment.
Key components of the course:
a) Profile Building: At the beginning and end of the course, students will have dedicated sessions to define and refine their career goals. These sessions will enable students to reflect on their aspirations, identify their strengths, and further develop their professional profile throughout the semester. By actively engaging in profile building, students can make the most of the practice lectures and mentoring opportunities.
b) Practice Talks: The course features social scientists working in international professions who will share their career paths and provide valuable tips. These guest speakers will present various career opportunities in international organizations, foundations, companies, and development cooperation. By attending these practice talks, students will not only gain knowledge and insights but also have the chance to start building an extensive international professional network.
c) Mini-Mentoring: Each participant will have the opportunity to establish a strategically valuable connection with a mentor working in their preferred international professional field. The mentorship includes at least one meeting where students can seek individualized advice and guidance from their mentor. The mentorship agreement serves as evidence of the mentoring relationship and ensures a structured and fruitful experience for all participants.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-611

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

Israel is a multicultural society diverse through ethnicity, migration, religion, politics, economics, gender, geography, and more. These characteristics are issues for inequality and enmity as well as celebration and cultural enrichment. In this course, we will explore Israeli society, the fundamental issues, the current events, and the historical roots, of a young and vibrant society shaping its present and debating its future. In this journey, we will utilize the mediated sphere (e.g., mainstream, minority, foreign/international, and social networks) reflecting the societal role of media in Israel. While the course reading will include theoretical and empirical scientific literature, the consumption of news, movies, television series, social media influencers, etc. operated/produced by Israelis or discussing Israelis (including German and international sources) is highly encouraged during the semester.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: ReWi (Haus Recht und Wirtschaft)
, room RW4

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

The seminar will be held by Dr. Olesia Zvezdova and aims at giving an overview of the various psychological aspects of political relations, political leadership, conflict and cooperation, psychological influence implementation and methods of countering it.

For this, participants will have a closer look at and discuss the following topics:
- Politics and mental health issues
- Psychology of leadership
- Psychological aspects of crisis decision-making, especially in international relations
- Psychological warfare
- Psychological influence and propaganda
- Psychological safety in Europe
- Consequences of psychological influence

Time: Mondays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location:
Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-701

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

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.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-607

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

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 2023, these are: CRISPR for high cholesterol, AI that makes images, A chip design that changes everything, Mass-market military drones, Abortion pills via telemedicine, Organs on demand, The inevitable EV, James Webb Space Telescope, Ancient DNA analysis, Battery recycling. 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.Assignment: Exam  
The only assignment of this lecture is a written exam as post-class work (Klausur).

Time: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: NatMed
, room HS 18

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Research in economics, sociology and psychology has shown that perceptions of appearance and physical attractiveness are linked to preferential treatment toward attractive people, and that these advantages can accumulate over the life course into significant inequalities across a variety of domains.

Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, the seminar offers students an introduction on how perceptions and consequences of physical appearance shape socioeconomic inequalities (e.g. labor market outcomes). The seminar also provides students with an overview of how to measure and empirically study perceptions of physical attractiveness and their consequences in different situations (i.e. strategic interactions, such as trust) and domains of social life (i.e. dating, hiring).

The aim of the seminar is to provide students with a theoretical and methodological toolkit to critically examine existing social science research on this often-neglected dimension of inequality and social stratification and design their own empirical test on a research question pertaining to the causes or consequences of socially perceived physical attractiveness.

Recommended literature

Ashley Mears. 2011. Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model. Berkeley: University of California Press.

McClintock, E. A. (2014). Beauty and status: The illusion of exchange in partner selection?. American sociological review, 79(4), 575-604.

Eberl, A., Kühn, J., & Wolbring, T. (2022). Using deepfakes for experiments in the social sciences-A pilot study. Frontiers in Sociology, 7.

Monk, E.P., Esposito, M. H. and Lee, H. 2021. “Beholding Inequality: Race, Gender, and Returns to Physical Attractiveness in the United States.” American Journal of Sociology, 127(1): 194–241.

Wolbring, T., & Riordan, P. (2016). How beauty works. Theoretical mechanisms and two empirical applications on students' evaluation of teaching. Social science research, 57, 253-272.

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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

n/a

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P6

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This *** English-language *** lecture, which focuses on aspects of both (selected) international book markets (i.e. ones outside Germany) in the plural and the one, international book market in the singular, asks centrally for explanations of obvious differences and analyses developments and endeavours that constitute the one international book market alongside the national ones.

I will start illustrating the differences between national book markets by means of not least figures. In the search for the reasons for the differences, I will, among other things, illuminate the concept of national book cultures, including the respective book policies that are naturally connected with them.

As far as the connections and convergences of these national book markets in the direction of an international book market are concerned, I will cover economic and cultural globalisation, global trends (not least in connection with digitisation), licensing relationships and international publishing conglomerates and strategies, but also, for example, the packaging for international markets and international co-productions.

In the course of the semester, I will present a few selected book markets in more detail and in a vivid national context, or have guests present them, respectively, and then also look at other specific agents of internationalisation, e.g. the international book fairs and associations as well as supranational policy approaches. Finally, I will discuss counter-movements to mainstream internationalization (in publishing), such as those discussed in the discourses on small nation publishing and diversity, which are not least brought to the fore by activists.

A list of references will be made accessible to participants at the beginning of the semester.

Time: Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P11

Credits: 2 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

“Only anthropophagy unites us,” famously wrote Oswald de Andrade in his Anthropophagous Manifesto in 1928. Up until then, anthropophagy (or cannibalism) was seen by the White invaders as a barbarous reaction by the Indigenous peoples they feared. Transformed into a metaphor for the assimilation of external influences for the production of a new, unique local culture, Anthropophagy became a more digestible concept – one that could even “unite” all sorts of Brazilian social strata. The cultural cannibalism defended by Oswald and others in the “Revista de Antropofagia” represented not only a modus operandi of the Brazilian avant-garde of the 1920s, but was culturally re-interpreted various times since then. This concept was particularly fruitful for the Tropicália moment in the 1960s and 1970s – in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, and cinema. In the 21st century, artists and thinkers from varied indigenous populations have helped us to look more critically at this almost harmless deviation from the original anthropophagic attitude. In this seminar, we will watch and analyze films related to, influenced by, or critical of the concept of Anthropophagy in search of different Brazilian film (hi)stories.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Medienhaus
, room 00-113 (Seminarraum 1)

Credits: 4 or 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this Blockseminar, we will study the history of Turkish German film cultures from West Germany’s recruitment of labor migrants from Turkey up through the present, with a focus on the relocation of Turkish German cinema across media formats and transnational spaces. Moving chronologically, we will begin by analyzing historical infrastructures of Turkish film and video established by migrants in West Germany alongside early portrayals of migration to Germany in Turkish cinema. Focal points of our seminar will include the shifting portrayals of migrants by German and Turkish filmmakers in West Germany, the discursive emergence of “Turkish German cinema” around the late ‘90s and the turn of the 21st century, and contemporary films and multimedia artworks that explore present-day topics surrounding archives of migration, right-wing violence, and postmigrant societies. Special attention will be given to representational strategies around issues of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnic minorities, and religious difference. Readings will be drawn from various fields in addition to film studies, including anthropology and migration studies as well as Turkish German literature and theater.

Time: see course catalogue (Block seminar)
Location: Medienhaus
, room 00-113 (Seminarraum 1)

Credits: 4 or 5 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The aim of this advanced seminar is to critically engage and reflect on current concepts and theories of globalisation and development. Students learn to differentiate and contextualise the role of different actors and perspectives (e.g., national policies, supranational institutions, non-governmental activists, civil society, etc.) on global phenomena. Students also learn how to transfer theoretical and epistemological ideas to “real world” issues by discussing current utopias and dystopias that are at stake. Informed by conceptual key readings students will approach and discuss different ideas (e.g., of climate justice, geo-engineering, the sustainability paradigm, postcolonial studies, etc.) in role games, round table discussions etc. to develop a critical understanding for a multi-scalar and multi-perspective argumentation for current global topics and crises. Participants learn to visually illustrate complex topics and to present them in a poster. Acquired skills must be demonstrated in an oral examination at the end of the term.

 

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room N239

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The advanced seminar introduces students to the field of media geography with a specific emphasis on the interrelations between media, space, and place. The seminar aims for students to acquire relevant theoretical fundamentals of media geography and enables them to deal critically with a globalised and media-charged world. This seminar consists of two parts: In the first part of the seminar, a focus is set on theoretical fundamentals of media geography. The participants deal with established specialist articles on various media geography-related topics. Based on key readings students will generate a sound knowledge of media-geographical thought. The students learn to engage with theoretical approaches and concepts, to reflect on them critically and develop clear discussion arguments. Therefore, theoretical concepts are connected to concrete media examples. This seminar provides students with an understanding of why media-geographic theories are relevant for understanding everyday phenomena. This aspect will be deepened in the second part of the seminar. It focuses on questions of how specific media (e.g., comic books, street art, film, music and sound, digital platforms, etc.) can be explored from a media geography perspective, and how they can be conceptually and methodologically integrated into research processes. For an applied perspective on the topics discussed in the seminar, students compile a multimedia portfolio (e.g., storytelling, blog, story map, podcast) at the end of the module, in which they critically engage with a current media geography issue. In this project, theoretical frameworks, media examples and a particular research question are combined.

 

Time: Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45 & Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room 04-223

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Sustainable Utopias // Utopian Sustainabilities
We will focus on spectacular projects that mirror sustainable utopias//utopian sustainabilities, reaching from early ideas such as Arcadia (Greek mythology) or Biosphere 2 (Arizona), to most recent visions like Neom/ The Line (Saudi Arabia). We will look at their references, initial ideas and inspirations, the master planning and the de facto realisation (or their achieved stages) in the according historical embeddedness and in their media or cinematic representation (e.g. Elysium, Wakanda Forever, Shangri-La).
Each participant will choose and present one utopian project (imagined, staged in form of sci-fi productions, digitally mediatised, in process of planning, realised etc.).

Against the background of key readings about the different translations of utopia (in literature and media) as well as sustainability (from philosophical to political and ecological definitions) we will critically engage in debating the heterotopian potential and representation of these projects.The aim is to analyse theoretical flaws, empirical limitations or auspicious anticipations of possible futures to come.

A specific focus will be on power-structures between the involved parties and actors of these imagined, planned, and (partly) realized utopias, e.g. the dual use of technological knowledge production for military and scientific use; the demonstration of power and capital; the question of humanity; the ambigious roles of socialism vs.capitalism as framing ideologies, etc.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room N239

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

Do you like to implement your own ideas, contribute to a scientific event, take responsibility within a team, improve skills in, e.g., intercultural communication, digital tools, PR, academic English, project management? – In this seminar, you will plan and organize an interdisciplinary scientific event (e.g., conference, workshop, science slam, etc.), conduct it and subsequently publish or document results (e.g., proceedings, video, etc.). Among other things, basic knowledge in project management and science communication, handling of different media (esp. for public relations and documentation), and interdisciplinary thinking will be practiced. Languages used will be German and (mostly) English.

 

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45 (Begin: 02. November)
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K102 (Seminarraum 01-235)

Credits: can be determined with the instructor

How to register

Course offered by Studium generale: If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Daniel Schmicking (Studium generale, JGU Mainz), schmicki@uni-mainz.de

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this course (3 ECTS), exchange students learn the ABC for successful social science studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University. Participants will be able to meet the formal requirements of academic work in terms of literature research, oral presentations and term papers. The course offers you a flying start and equips you for a successful semester abroad at JGU.

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: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-701

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 (your student ID/Matrikelnummer is needed for this).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

VOICES FOR CLIMATE ist die Vorlesungsreihe über die Klimakrise an der JGU Mainz. Spannend und interdisziplinär betrachten wir die Klimakrise aus verschiedensten Perspektiven, von den Naturwissenschaften, über die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften bis zu Musik, Theologie und vielen mehr. Das Besondere dabei? Wir schauen nicht nur auf den Status Quo, sondern wir setzen uns auch mit dem jetzt notwendigen Handeln auseinander.

Dabei helfen uns Wissenschaftler:innen unterschiedlichster Fachgebiete, die jeweils eine Sitzung zu einem selbst gewählten Schwerpunkt im Themenfeld Klimakrise, Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit gestalten. Jeden Vorlesungsabend starten wir außerdem mit einem künstlerischen Input. Dieses Mal werden wir an Orte reisen, wo Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit trotz fehlender nachhaltiger Strukturen bereits gelebt werden.

Die einzelnen Vorlesungen der Reihe sind in ein inhaltliches Gesamtkonzept eingebettet und trotzdem einzeln und asynchron besuchbar. Live dabei sein, ob im Hörsaal oder im Livestream lohnt sich aber. Denn egal ob während der interaktiv gestalteten Inputs oder während der Diskussions- und Fragerunde mit den Referierenden – VOICES FOR CLIMATE bietet viele Möglichkeiten, um aktiv am Erlebnis teilzuhaben.

Referent:innen:

  • - Prof. Dr. Alexandra Busch (Generaldirektorin LEIZA und Professorin für Archäologie, JGU)
  • - Dr. Martin Dennebaum (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Universitätsmedizin für Tropen- und Reisemedizin, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Dorothea Erbele-Küster (Professorin für evangelische Theologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Roland Imhoff (Professor für Sozialpsychologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer (Geschäftsführer des Instituts für Informaik und Professor für Informaik, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Angela Kölling (Professorin für anglophone Literaturen und Kulturen, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Valerie Krupp (Direktorin der Musikhochschule Mainz und Professorin für
  • Musikpädagogik)
  • - Luisa Neubauer (Klimaschutz-Aktivistin und Publizistin)
  • - Dr. Sandra Petermann (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für Wirtschaftsgeographie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Gründer und ehemaliger Leiter des Potsdamer Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Professor für Klimafolgenforschung)
  • - Prof. Dr. Jörg Scheinfeld (Professor für Strafrecht, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Carsten Streb (Professor für anorganische Chemie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Eckhard Thines (Dekan des FB10 und Professor für Biotechnologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Constanin Wagner (Professor für Erziehungswissenschaften, JGU)

Time: Mondays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: ReWi (Haus Recht und Wirtschaft), room RW4 (and hybrid)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

to be announced

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 - Winter Semester 2023/24 - 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 4 or 6 academic units per week and run throughout the semester teaching period.
For every course which you have successfully completed you can obtain 4 or 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 (once available)

Credits: 4 or 6 ECTS (see individual course - ECTS are not based on examination type!)

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 (once available)

Credits: 2-6 ECTS (see individual course - ECTS are not based on examination type!)

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.

Times & locations: here (once available)

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 German Conversation Course is intended for exchange students of all subjects with at least completed A2 level who wish to improve their oral expression skills in German and are willing to participate orally in class on a regular basis. Otherwise, students cannot benefit from this course.

The emphasis is on free speaking, which is practiced on the basis of current topics and topics related to Germany.

Important: course registration is only possible via email to gis@international.uni-mainz.de and NOT via the form "Course Registration for Exchange Students". Please send an e-mail during the registration period with your certified German level (if available) and the following information: Last name, first name, country of origin, home university, subject, German level, matriculation number (if already available), e-mail address. Please also state if you have already taken part in a conversation course at JGU. For course A2/B1, please also indicate whether you prefer course A or course B or whether both courses would be an option (of course, you can only attend one course).

Registrations will be accepted during the registration period from 16.10.2023 until (including) 22.10.2023 (earlier registrations will be ignored). If there are more registrations than places, a waiting list will be introduced and informed accordingly. Students who wish to participate in the conversation course for the first time will be prioritized. Students who have already taken a conversation course at JGU can only attend if there is capacity left. On 23.10.2023 you will be informed whether you are in the course or on the waiting list. Please mind that if you are taking the conversation course B2/C1 offered by ISSK (! they have their own registration period !) you will not be able to take this course.

To participate in the A2/B1 course you must have completed at least level A2, to participate in the B2/C1 course you must have completed at least level B2. If your language skills are not at least A2, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the conversation course because you do not have the appropriate qualifications.

In the first course session, the course instructors will check again whether your language skills match the corresponding course. If this is not the case, you could be placed in the other course. If during the check it is noticed that the speaking abilities are lower than A2, you will not be able to participate in the course, unfortunately.

Please note that the courses will likely not start until the 2nd week of lectures.

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course A

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K5 (Seminarraum 00-121)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course B

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K6 (Seminarraum 00-131)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed B2 or C1 Level

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K1 (Übungsraum 00-229)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

How to register

Course offered by GIS in cooperation with German Studies: see course description

Link: A2/B1 - Course A, A2/B1 - Course B & Course 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. Auflage. Mannheim: Dudenverlag.
Pittner, Karin und Judith Bermann. 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.

 

Time: several 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

Franz Kafkas Erzählung „Die Verwandlung“, die Geschichte von Gregor Samsa und seiner Verwandlung in ein "ungeheuere[s] Ungeziefer“, zählt zu den bekanntesten und beliebtesten Kafka-Texten. Die Erzählung eignet sich besonders gut dazu, einen Zugang zu Kafka zu finden und sich mit seinen spezifischen Erzählverfahren, seiner Bildlichkeit und den Schwierigkeiten, seine vieldeutigen Texte einer Interpretation zu unterziehen, vertraut zu machen.

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

Bitte beschaffen Sie sich für den Unterricht unbedingt folgende Textausgabe, sie ist im Buchhandel erhältlich:
Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung. Hg. v. Ralf Kellermann. Durchgesehene Ausgabe. Ditzingen: Reclam, 2021 (= Reclam XL, Text und Kontext; Band 16109). ISBN-13: 978-3-15-016109-8.

Es können in der Veranstaltung maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte (qualifizierter Schein) erworben werden. Prüfungsform: Mündliche Prüfung. Zur 'aktiven Teilnahme' gehört neben der Lektüre der Erzählung die Mitarbeit im Unterricht.

Wir beginnen mit der ersten Sitzung am Dienstag, dem 31. Oktober. 

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P110

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: 

Die Anmeldung erfolgt ausschließlich via E-Mail von Freitag, 20. Oktober 2023, 8.00, bis Donnerstag, 26. Oktober, 18.00 (bitte halten Sie sich an diesen Zeitraum). Frau Wolf wird Sie am Freitag, dem 27. Oktober per E-Mail benachrichtigen.
E-Mail-Adresse: ywolf@uni-mainz.de

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 15 beschränkt. Die Plätze werden nach der Reihenfolge der während des angegebenen Anmeldezeitraums eingehenden Anmelde-E-Mails vergeben.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In diesem Seminar werden wir uns damit beschäftigen, wie Deutsch als Fremdsprache in verschiedenen Ländern unterrichtet wird. Es wird über die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten in den Themen, der Didaktik und Methodik gesprochen. Außerdem werden wir Grundlagen zu Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik lernen. Dafür lernen Sie praktische Beispiele und Übungen kennen, die im Unterricht verwendet werden können und die auch beim eigenen Deutschlernen helfen.

Achtung: Der Kurs beginnt erst am 31.10.2023!

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: BKM, room 00-014 (SR1 - Seminarraum 1)

Credits: up to 6 ECTS (depending on type of examination)

How to register:

Course offered by Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Die Übung Schreiben wissenschaftlich und kreativ richtet sich an Austauschstudierende aller Fächer mit mindestens abgeschlossenem B2-Niveau, die Probleme beim Schreiben in der Fremdsprache Deutsch haben. Ziel des Kurses ist es, ohne Angst und Erwartungsdruck und mithilfe von Strategien des kreativen Schreibens auch wissenschaftlich besser zu schreiben.

Achtung: Der Kurs beginnt erst am 02.11.2023!

 

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room 00-121 (K5)

Credits: up to 6 ECTS (depending on type of examination)

How to register:

Course offered by Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

VOICES FOR CLIMATE ist die Vorlesungsreihe über die Klimakrise an der JGU Mainz. Spannend und interdisziplinär betrachten wir die Klimakrise aus verschiedensten Perspektiven, von den Naturwissenschaften, über die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften bis zu Musik, Theologie und vielen mehr. Das Besondere dabei? Wir schauen nicht nur auf den Status Quo, sondern wir setzen uns auch mit dem jetzt notwendigen Handeln auseinander.

Dabei helfen uns Wissenschaftler:innen unterschiedlichster Fachgebiete, die jeweils eine Sitzung zu einem selbst gewählten Schwerpunkt im Themenfeld Klimakrise, Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit gestalten. Jeden Vorlesungsabend starten wir außerdem mit einem künstlerischen Input. Dieses Mal werden wir an Orte reisen, wo Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit trotz fehlender nachhaltiger Strukturen bereits gelebt werden.

Die einzelnen Vorlesungen der Reihe sind in ein inhaltliches Gesamtkonzept eingebettet und trotzdem einzeln und asynchron besuchbar. Live dabei sein, ob im Hörsaal oder im Livestream lohnt sich aber. Denn egal ob während der interaktiv gestalteten Inputs oder während der Diskussions- und Fragerunde mit den Referierenden – VOICES FOR CLIMATE bietet viele Möglichkeiten, um aktiv am Erlebnis teilzuhaben.

Referent:innen:

  • - Prof. Dr. Alexandra Busch (Generaldirektorin LEIZA und Professorin für Archäologie, JGU)
  • - Dr. Martin Dennebaum (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Universitätsmedizin für Tropen- und Reisemedizin, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Dorothea Erbele-Küster (Professorin für evangelische Theologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Roland Imhoff (Professor für Sozialpsychologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer (Geschäftsführer des Instituts für Informaik und Professor für Informaik, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Angela Kölling (Professorin für anglophone Literaturen und Kulturen, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Valerie Krupp (Direktorin der Musikhochschule Mainz und Professorin für
  • Musikpädagogik)
  • - Luisa Neubauer (Klimaschutz-Aktivistin und Publizistin)
  • - Dr. Sandra Petermann (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für Wirtschaftsgeographie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Gründer und ehemaliger Leiter des Potsdamer Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Professor für Klimafolgenforschung)
  • - Prof. Dr. Jörg Scheinfeld (Professor für Strafrecht, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Carsten Streb (Professor für anorganische Chemie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Eckhard Thines (Dekan des FB10 und Professor für Biotechnologie, JGU)
  • - Prof. Dr. Constanin Wagner (Professor für Erziehungswissenschaften, JGU)

Time: Mondays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: ReWi (Haus Recht und Wirtschaft), room RW4 (and hybrid)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

to be announced

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 English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2023 - 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. Together we will look at 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 reunite after 40 years of separation?
In addition to major political developments, we will also look at underlying social and cultural changes and how the lives of German people changed during this period.

Literature
The course is based on selected sections of the following books:
- Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition. Chichester 2021.
- Peter C. Caldwell/Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture, and society: London et alt. 2018 (recommended to buy).
- Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford et al. 2011.
- Helmut Walser Smith: Germany. A Nation in its Time. Before, during, and after Nationalism, 1500-2000, New York 2020.

Excursion
It is planned to have at least one excursion: Heidelberg (visit of the Friederich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte) and/or to Bonn (Haus der Geschichte).

• Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition. Chichester 2021.
• Peter C. Caldwell/Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture, and society: London et alt. 2018 (recommended to buy).
• Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford et al. 2011.
• Helmut Walser Smith: Germany. A Nation in its Time. Before, during, and after Nationalism, 1500-2000, New York 2020.

Participants & Engagement

Participants
- All incoming students from all academic fields are welcome
- History students from abroad are also invited to join the team
- No specific requirements, just interest in the overall topic and historical work
- Ability to read scientific texts in English

Engagement
- Regular attendance
- Preparation reading and active participation in seminar discussions
- Two homeworks in writing (upload in Moodle prior to the session)
- One classroom presentation to kick-off seminar discussion

This is a special course bringing together students who do not study history to get to know Germany better from a historical perspective. It is not a lecture. In fact, good discussions and results will largely depend on active participation and sharing of different views.
Preparing the sessions properly and getting a good grasp of the reading materials will be key.

Grading
Credit points
5 ECTS (class, no tutorial); class assignment + exam (see below)
8 ECTS (class + tutorial); class assignment + exam (see below)
2 ECTS (class, no tutorial); class assignment, no exam

The number of ECTS can be adjusted individually depending on the requirements of the home university.
Exam
- Option 1: Written exam (60 minutes)
- Option 2: Oral exam (15 minutes)
- Option 3: Term paper (6 – 8 pages)

Outline of Study Program
“Collapse of democracy”: The Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933)
“Rule of terror and war”: The Nazi State (1933 – 1945)
“Hour Zero” (1945 – 1949)
“Divergence and hostility”: Germanys during the “Cold War” (1949 – 1961)
“Consolidation and cohabitation”: Two Germany side by side (1961 – 1989)
“Courage and dissent”: German unification (1989 – 1990)
“New challenges”: Continuing transformation in a uniting Europe (since 1991)

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, Raum K7

Credits: 2 or 5 ECTS (+3 ECTS for the tutorial)

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and the name of your home university.

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. They will also contribute a short presentation (15 mins.) that will be graded according to the German system. Both exams, which they will have to pass with at least 60% each and the presentation (at least grade/Note 4) are obligatory to receive their credit points (6 ECTS in total).

This course is only suited for advanced students (4 semesters or more) with a minimum B2 language level in German and/or English, or better. Knowledge of the Latin language is of advantage.

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

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Pre-History: Send an email to J. Reiss-Gupte, M.A. jreissma@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:
• your first and your last name and your JGU-Matrikelnummer (if you already have one)
• your field of study/subject, semester, and your home university’s name

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 aims at introducing students to the current (state-of-the-art) research concerning issues related to non-dominant, less-widely spoken, often marginalized and endangered linguistic communities in different parts of the world. A special focus, though, in the course is paid to regional and minority/heritage language (RMHL) issues in Europe. In the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and research directions concerning minority and heritage languages. In addition, students explore historical, sociopolitical and economic implications for language policies and practices concerning RMHL, and critically discuss the role and symbolic values attached to these languages in different speech communities. The topics of the course include (but are not limited to) language ideologies/attitudes toward minorities, minority language policy and planning, language loss, death and endangerment, language revitalization and reclamation, language shift and maintenance, family language planning, linguistic human rights, among others.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room SR 06

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

n/a

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P1

Credits: 2 ECTS

Kursanmeldung

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In recent years, a majority of conservative justices at the US Supreme Court have either overturned or are now considering overturning previous landmark rulings on voting rights, abortion, gun control, and affirmative action. In this course, we will explore these recent decisions and deliberations in light of the Supreme Court's history and its role in the political system of the United States. We will study how previous decisions of the Supreme Court have shaped the political and constitutional development of the United States.

Recommended readings:

The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook, https://www.americanyawp.com/.

Baker, Paula, and Donald T. Critchlow, editors. The Oxford Handbook of American Political History. Oxford University Press, 2020, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199341788.001.0001.

Boyer, Paul S., editor. The Oxford Companion to United States History. Oxford University Press, 2006, http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/BOOK_SEARCH.html?book=t119.

Critchlow, Donald. American Political History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2015, doi:10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.001.0001.

Jillson, Calvin C. American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. Routledge, 2018.

Kazin, Michael et al., editors. The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. Princeton University Press, 2010, https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rkd3.

Kernell, Samuel, and Gary C. Jacobson. The Logic of American Politics. CQ Press, 2003.

Lepore, Jill. These Truths: A History of the United States. Norton, 2018.

McKay, David. American Politics and Society. Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Time: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P12

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this class, we will explore the contemporary British media landscape. We will establish a theoretical framework – what are news media in the present day? How do they operate in general and in Great Britain specifically? What are news values, and how do they impact reporting? We will always bring this theoretical framework to bear on current news articles, reports and commentary. We will equally examine how British media are changing – for example, how does the lack of traditional gatekeeping in the news, e.g. on services like Twitter, change the media landscape? Finally, we may also look at British media from the perspective of narrative fiction: how are the media represented in contemporary serials and films?

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Forum Universitatis 7, room 01-716 (HS 13)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

European cinema changed profoundly after the Second World War. First came Italian Neorealism, a movement that rejected the artificiality and classist bias of the previous generation’s cinema. Then, from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, the directors of the French Nouvelle Vague took newly developed, lightweight cameras to the streets, intent on authentically capturing the postwar generation’s struggles and expressing their cinephilia. Something similar happened at roughly the same time in British cinema: young filmmakers like Lindsay Anderson, Tony Richardson and Karel Reisz, often referred to as the British New Wave, worked from a comparable premise of almost documentarian realism and enormous political awareness, with the express goal of remaking the British film landscape. This class will explore some of their most important films. We will focus on closely analysing the films and their relationship with postwar British culture.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 110

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The tutorial is open for all exchange students. Subject and academic level do not matter as this tutorial is meant to give a general insight into academic work at the JGU (especially academic writing).
Over the course of the semester, you will be expected to complete three writing tasks to be granted your Active Participation.

The Tutorial (worth 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.
Topics discussed include:
- An introduction to the various databases accessable at the JGU, as well as other digital tools such as Padlet or Kahoot
- The draft and refining of research questions
- The search, critical analysis and incorporation of primary sources
- Searching for and working with different types of secondary literature
- Working with citations and footnotes within assignments such as term papers
- Preperation of presentations and oral exams
Teaching language: English (and German, in accordance with the participants).

Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K3

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and your home university.

Link: Website

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2023 - 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 take the tutorial and spend an exam. Exchange students, please tell us during registation if you want only to take the lecture (2 ECTS) or the additional tutorial as well (3 ECTS).

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

Time: Wednesdays, 18:15 - 19:45 (Lecture) & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45 (Tutorial)
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), Raum N25 & Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-731 (Tutorial)

Credits: 2 ECTS (Lecture) & 3 ECTS (Tutorial)

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). Please tell us if your registration is for the lecture only or also for the tutorial (see futher information unter "Inhalt/Content").

Link: Lecture & Tutorial

 

Course description

The course is designed for regular students and international exchange students from the social sciences and neighboring disciplines. It begins with an overview of global population trends and patterns, and their causes and consequences of demographic change across the world. Next, it elaborates on the interdependencies of population and sustainable development. In a small conference at the end of the course, all participants are given the opportunity to present and discuss a sub-topic they have chosen themselves and prepared with the help of the lecturer.
At 8 billion, world population is still growing, albeit at a diminishing pace. Global population growth is projected to peak at 10.4 billion during the 2080s. In the meantime, most growth is expected to take place in the poorest countries, most of them in Sub-Sahara Africa. Is there a sustainable future for a growing global population?
Fighting poverty and hunger, investing in quality of life for those most in need and reducing inequalities are key pillars of sustainable development. Achieving these goals without further increasing the ecological footprint beyond the earth’s carrying capacity is a joint global responsibility. “Overconsumption” of the rich is a major concern for reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The richest ten percent of world’s population is responsible for almost half of all CO2 emissions, while the contribution of the poorest half, which is still growing, is negligible at less than ten percent.
Recommended readings:

Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (Hrsg.) (2018): Atlas zur Weltbevölkerung. Karten – Daten – Fakten. Wiesbaden.
https://www.bib.bund.de/Publikation/2018/pdf/Atlas-zur-Weltbevoelkerung.pdf

Swiaczny, F. et al. (2021): Globale Bevölkerungsentwicklung. BiB.Bevölkerungs.Studien 1.2021. Wiesbaden. https://www.bib.bund.de/Publikation/2021/pdf/Globale-Bevoelkerungsentwicklung.pdf

Swiaczny. F. (2022): Bevölkerung und nachhaltige Entwicklung. In: Vereinte Nationen 3/2022: 99-104. https://zeitschrift-vereinte-nationen.de/suche/zvn/artikel/bevoelkerung-und-nachhaltige-entwicklung

UN DESA (2021): Global Population Growth and Sustainable Development. New York. Edited by L. Basarsky, C. Menotti, J. Wilmoth and F. Swiaczny. https: www.un.org.development.desa.pd/files/undesa_pd_2022_global_population_growth.pdf

Time: Friday, 05.05.2023: 14:15 - 17:45; Friday, 02.06.2023: 14:15 - 15:45; Friday, 23.06.2023: 14:15 - 17:45 & Saturday, 24.06.2023: 10:15 - 15:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 04-111 (Dekanatssaal)

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

This course aims to examine the fascinating interconnected world of Israeli media and Israeli politics. With five national elections in the past three and a half years, more than a dozen political parties comprising a diversity of left and right, conservative and liberal, Jewish and Arab, religious and secular, it could be argued that Israelis are currently debating their most fundamental beliefs and ideas, or indeed are they?. In this course, we will explore the system, the players, the issues, and the ongoing events in Israeli politics as they unfold. Moreover, we will examine the Israeli media and the role it is playing in the current political upheavals and occurrences. While the course reading will include theoretical and empirical scientific literature, the consumption of Israeli news and\or German\other news discussing Israel is highly encouraged during the semester.
*Please note that this course will be taught in English.
Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Forum 7, room HS13

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

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.

Time: Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-607

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

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.

Time: Tuesdays, 08:30 - 10:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P13

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Law:

Registration for Exchange students in the Gutenberg School of Law: Please add the course to the specific course registration form for law students.
Registration for Exchange students from other departments: Please add the course to the general course registration form for Exchange students from GIS and send it to erasmus-jura@uni-mainz.de.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This seminar introduces students to the field of economic sociology by focusing on the economic actions and outcomes of immigrants and ethnic minorities. Economic sociology is a subfield of sociology that studies how social processes and structures help to produce and reproduce economic and social inequalities. The seminar will cover a range of sociological explanations for economic activities and processes and focus on the sociology of different types of markets. Thereby, students will learn about key mechanism by which markets are organized, such as social networks and institutions. We will read classical texts in economic sociology introducing the basic concepts and theories as well as contemporary empirical research applications from the literature on immigration and ethnic diversity.

Key readings:

- Portes, A. (Ed.). (1995). The economic sociology of immigration: Essays on networks, ethnicity, and entrepreneurship. Russell Sage Foundation.

- Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg. The handbook of economic sociology. Vol. 752. Princeton, NJ: Princeton university press, 2005.

- Swedberg, R., & Granovetter, M. (2018). The Sociology of Economic Life. Routledge.

The course language is English. Students are expected to read the assigned literature each week and prepare short response papers (max. 500 words) with two discussion questions before class as well as to actively participate in class. Each student is also expected to co-lead one class meeting, involving a presentation of the main arguments of the readings for the week as well as assist in facilitating the class discussion. In a final term paper, students are asked to develop an original research proposal.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-521 (PC Pool)

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

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 & Location: see course catalogue (block course)

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 past winter semester. In order to apply our theoretical knowledge of media geography to relevant topics in everyday life contexts, we will explore the connection between geographical perspectives and media forms as well as specific subdisciplines of media geography (e.g. photography, film, videogames, comics, journalism, sound & music, street art). Thereby, the seminar will focus on how geography and different media formats are related and can be researched. The topics are addressed in the sessions and build the basis for the major activity: the creation of a media geography blog. Therefore, you will implement an individual topic of your choice as a final (graded) project in a multimedia portfolio and gain skills in the field of academic blogging (submission: November 1st 2023). The course will take place as a multi-day workshop between 24-28 July 2023. The exact schedule will be announced in our preliminary meeting on 30 March (hybrid).

Time: Block seminar - see course catalogue
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room N239

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

n/a

Time: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Office of Prof. Cummings, Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room 02-184

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 this seminar we will engage with theoretical and practical developments in the context of African feminist movements. The diversity of African feminist approaches and their respective heterogeneous historical geneses, in the broader field of feminist and political anthropology, will be central to our discussions. By way of readings from African and African-diasporan contexts, we will work through an intersectional range of topics including gender and sexuality, class, racism, colonialism; we will consider existing attempts at differentiating between ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ feminisms; we will consider the language and political demands that are linked to these positions; and will take into consideration the gendered roles of women and men across these movements. This seminar a) offers anthropological reflections on African Feminisms as method and theorical tool for the analysis of global injustices and political processes (activism, research, policy making etc.), b) opposes the ongoing marginalization of African feminist thinkers and theorists across anthropological canons, c) contextualises African feminist theory-making on the spectrum of what are commonly referred to as ‘Black Feminisms’, and d) contributes to a more nuanced understanding of what we commonly refer to as ‘Feminism’ in general.

Recommended readings:

African Feminist Charter (2007) African Women’s Development Fund. https://awdf.org/the-african-feminist-charter/

Ali, Suki, Coate, Kelly and Wangui wa Goro (eds.) (2000) Global Feminist Politics. Identities in a Changing World. London/New York: Routlegde.

Amadiume, Ifi (1987) Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society. London: Zed Books.

Assubuji, P., Ba, S., Egelho, N., Kioko, C., Lopes, C., Umunna, M. and M. Judge (2021) Perspectives Africa: African Feminisms Across Generations, Issue 1, June 2021. Heinrich Böll Stiftung/Hansa Print: Cape Town. https://www.boell.de/de/2021/07/14/african-feminisms-across-generations-perspectives-012021-afrikanische-feminismen-quer

Baksh, Rawwida and Wendy Harcourt (eds.) (2015) The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements. Oxford University Press.

Cornwall, Andrea (ed.) (2005) Readings in Gender in Africa. Oxford : Currey Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Dieng, Rama Salla (2020) Talking Back: African Feminisms in Dialogue. A series with africasacountry.com, available at: https://africasacountry.com/2020/05/talking-back-african-feminisms-in-dialogue

Graneß, Anke, Kopf, Martina und Magdalena Kraus (2019) Feministische Theorien aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika. Eine Einführung. Stuttgart: utb.

Guma, Prince (2015) Feminist Solidarity: How Women are Shaping the Way we Think about Sex and Politics in Uganda. Africa Review 7(1): 15-27.

Kitunga, D., and M. Mbilinyi. (2006). “Notes on Transformative Feminism.” Ulingo wa Jinsia (July–September): 1–4.

Kitunga, Demere and Marjorie Mbilinyi (2009) Rooting Transformative Feminist Struggles in Tanzania at Grassroots. Review of African Political Economy 121: 433-441.

Kwame, Safro (1995): Feminism and African Philosophy, In: ders. (Ed.): Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection, New York, S. 253-265.

Lihamba, Amandina, Moyo, Fulata (et.al.) (eds.) (2007) Women Writing Africa. The Eastern Region. New York: The Feminist Press.

Mama, Amina (2015) Feminism and pan-Africanism. Rondebosch: Africa Gender Institute. Available at: http://www.agi.ac.za/agi/feminist-africa/20/

Nyabola, Nanjala and Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle (eds.) (2018) Where Women Are: Gender and the 2017 Kenyan Elections. Nairobi, Kenya: Twaweza Communications Ltd.

Nyeck, S. N. (2020) Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Nzwegwu, Nkira (2004): Feminism and Africa: Impact and Limits of the Metaphysics of Gender, In: Wiredu (Ed.) A Companion to African Philosophy, Oxford [u.a.], S. 560-569.

Oduk, Helen (2002): Feminist Philosophy: An African Perspective. In: Presbey, Gail u.a. (Eds.): Thought an Practice in African Philosophy, Nairobi.

Okech, Awino (2021) 'Feminist Digital Counterpublics: Challenging Femicide in Kenya and South Africa'. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, (46) 4, pp 1013-1033.

Okech, Awino (2020) 'African Feminist Epistemic Communities and Decoloniality'. Critical African Studies, (12) 3, pp 313-329.

Oye?wu`mi´, Oye`ro´nke´? (2005) African Gender Studies: A Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Oye?wu`mi´, Oye`ro´nke´? (1997) The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Disourses. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Spronk, Rachel and Thomas Hendriks (eds.) (2020) Readings in Sexualities from Africa. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Taiwo, Olefumi (2003): Feminism and Africa: Reflections on the Poverty of Theory, In: Oyewumi, Oyeronke: African Women and Feminism: Reflecting on the Politics of Sisterhood. Amsara (Eritrea), 45-66.

Tamale, Sylvia (2020) Decolonization and Afro-Feminism: An Afro-Feminist-Legal Critique. Daraja Press.

Ukpokolo, Chinyere (2016) Being and Becoming: Gender, Culture and Shifting Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Denver, CO: Spears Media Press.

Vergès, Francoise (2021) A Decolonial Feminism. London: Pluto Press.

Wangui wa Goro (2016) Know your African Feminists. Interview. African Feminist Forum. Harare, Zimbabwe: April 2016. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0ZY8TyQpEQ

Time: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Forum Universitatis 7, room 01-715 (HS 14)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this course (3 ECTS), exchange students learn the ABC for successful social science studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University. Participants will be able to meet the formal requirements of academic work in terms of literature research, oral presentations and term papers. The course offers you a flying start and equips you for a successful semester abroad at JGU.

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: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-709

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 (your student ID/Matrikelnummer is needed for this).

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 2023 - 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 (once available)

Credits: 4 or 6 ECTS (see individual course)

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 (once available)

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.

Times & locations: here (once available)

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 German Conversation Course is intended for exchange students of all subjects with at least completed A2 level who wish to improve their oral expression skills in German and are willing to participate orally in class on a regular basis. Otherwise, students cannot benefit from this course.
The emphasis is on free speaking, which is practiced on the basis of current topics and topics related to Germany.

Important: course registration is only possible via email to gis@international.uni-mainz.de and NOT via the form "Course Registration for Exchange Students". Please send an e-mail during the registration period with your certified German level (if available) and the following information: Last name, first name, country of origin, home university, subject, German level, matriculation number (if already available), e-mail address. Please also state if you have already taken part in a conversation course at JGU. For course A2/B1, please also indicate whether you prefer course A or course B or whether both courses would be an option (of course, you can only attend one course).

Registrations will be accepted from 07.04.2023 up to and including 13.04.2023!!! On 14.04.2023 you will be informed whether you have a place in the course or are on the waiting list.

Earlier registration will unfortunately be ignored. If there are more registrations than places, a waiting list will be introduced and informed accordingly. Students who wish to participate in the conversation course for the first time will be prioritized. Students who have already participated in such a course at JGU can only participate if there are places remaining.

To participate in the A2/B1 course you must have completed at least level A2, to participate in the B2/C1 course you must have completed at least level B2. If your language skills are not at least A2, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the conversation course because you do not have the appropriate qualifications.

In the first course session, the course instructors will check again whether your language skills match the corresponding course. If this is not the case, you could be placed in the other course. If during the check it is noticed that the speaking abilities are lower than A2, you will not be able to participate in the course, unfortunately.

Please note that the courses will not start until the 2nd week of lectures.

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course A

Time: Wednesdays, 08:15 - 09:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P110

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course B

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Kisselberg, room K4

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed B2 or C1 Level

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P208

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

How to register

Course offered by GIS in cooperation with German Studies: see course description

Link: Course catalogue (A2/B1 - Course A), Course catalogue (A2/B1 - Course B) & Course catalogue (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. Auflage. Mannheim: Dudenverlag.
Pittner, Karin und Judith Bermann. 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.

 

Time: 4 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

Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) zählt mit seinen Dramen und Erzählungen zu den bedeutendsten Schriftstellern des „Jungen Wien“. Mit seiner berühmten Erzählung „Traumnovelle“ (1925/1926) widmet sich die Veranstaltung einem späten Text aus der Zeit nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und dem Ende der Habsburgermonarchie. Erste Ideen zur Erzählung reichen jedoch weit zurück, und thematisch wie motivisch lassen sich an ihr wesentliche Spezifika von Arthur Schnitzlers Prosakunst aufzeigen. Die „Traumnovelle“ gehört zu den populärsten Texten Schnitzlers. Sie wurde von Stanley Kubrick mit Nicole Kidman und Tom Cruise („Eyes Wide Shut“, 1999) prominent verfilmt.

Die Übung zielt vor allem auf ein gründliches sprachliches, inhaltliches und strukturelles Verständnis des Textes, das im Rahmen einer schrittweisen, gemeinsamen Lektüre im Unterricht gewonnen werden soll.
Empfohlene Literatur
Bitte beschaffen Sie sich für den Unterricht unbedingt folgende Textausgabe, sie ist im Buchhandel erhältlich:
Arthur Schnitzler: Traumnovelle. Hg. v. Sabine Wolf. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2013 (= Reclam XL, Text und Kontext; Band 19042). ISBN: 9783150190425.

Als Ergänzung empfiehlt sich zudem:
Heizmann, Bertold: Erläuterungen und Dokumente zu Arthur Schnitzler: Traumnovelle. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2006 (= Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, Band: 16054).

Time: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room SR 05

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: Exclusively via email from Monday, April 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to Friday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. (please stick to this time frame). You will be notified via email on Monday, April 24. Email address: ywolf@uni-mainz.de

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In diesem Seminar beschäftigen wir uns mit den Grundlagen der Mehrsprachigkeit und der sog. Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik. Das Ziel ist, für die vielen Sprachen, die Lernende mit in den Fremdspracheunterricht bringen, zu sensibilisieren und sie beim Sprachenlernen aktiv zu nutzen.

Kursleitung: Frau Ann-Kathrin Fierus

Please mind that the course only starts in the 2nd week of the lecture period (i.e. first session is on 25.04.)

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 – 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, roomP 15

Credits: 3-4 ECTS (abhängig von der Prüfungsform)

How to register:

Course offered by Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

 

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.

Topics discussed include:
- An introduction to the various databases accessable at the JGU, as well as other digital tools such as Padlet or Kahoot
- The draft and refining of research questions
- The search, critical analysis and incorporation of primary sources
- Searching for and working with different types of Secondary Literature
- Working with citations and footnotes within assignments such as term papers
- Preperation of presentations and oral exams

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

Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K3

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and your home university.

Link: Website

 

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 English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2022/23 - 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.

It is planned to have at least one excursion: Heidelberg (visit of the Friederich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte) and/or to Bonn (Haus der Geschichte)
Outline of Study Program
“Collapse of democracy”: The Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933)
“Rule of terror and war”: The Nazi State (1933 – 1945)
“Hour Zero” (1945 – 1949)
“Divergence and hostility”: Germanys during the “Cold War” (1949 – 1961)
“Consolidation and cohabitation”: Two Germany side by side (1961 – 1989)
“Courage and dissent”: German unification (1989 – 1990)
“New challenges”: Continuing transformation in a uniting Europe (since 1991)

Empfohlene Literatur:
The course is mainly based on selected sections of the following books:

• Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition. Chichester 2021.
• Peter C. Caldwell/Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture, and society: London et alt. 2018 (recommended to buy).
• Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford et al. 2011.
• Helmut Walser Smith: Germany. A Nation in its Time. Before, during, and after Nationalism, 1500-2000, New York 2020.

Zusätzliche Informationen:
Participants & Engagement
Participants
- All incoming students from all academic fields are welcome
- History students from abroad are also invited to join the team
- No specific requirements, just interest in the overall topic and historical work
- Ability to read scientific texts in English

Engagement
- Regular attendance
- Preparation reading and active participation in seminar discussions
- Two homeworks in writing (upload in Moodle prior to the session)
- One classroom presentation to kick-off seminar discussion

This is a special course bringing together students who do not study history to get to know Germany better from a historical perspective. It is not a lecture. In fact, good discussions and results will largely depend on active participation and sharing of different views.
Preparing the sessions properly and getting a good grasp of the reading materials will be key.

Grading

• 8 ECTS (seminar + tutorial)
• Assignment as indicated
• Exam:
o Option 1: Written exam (60 minutes)
o Option 2: Oral exam (15 minutes)
o Option 3: Term paper (6 – 8 pages)
• Credit points
o 5 ECTS (class, no tutorial); assignment and exam as indicated
o 2 ECTS (class, no tutorial); assignment as indicated; no exam or term paper
o The number of ECTS depends on the workload. In some cases, it can be adjusted individually depending on the requirements of the home university.

 

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 6

Credits: 2 or 5 ECTS (+3 ECTS for the tutorial)

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and the name of your home university.

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. They will also contribute a short presentation (15 mins.) that will be graded according to the German system. Both exams, which they will have to pass with at least 60% each and the presentation (at least grade/Note 4) are obligatory to receive their credit points (6 ECTS in total).

This course is only suited for advanced students (4 semesters or more) with a minimum B2 language level in German and/or English, or better. Knowledge of the Latin language is of advantage.
You can register for this course per e-mail (see below for details).

 

Required reading

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C. I. Caesar, De Bello Gallico (Buch 1, Kap.1/Book 1, ch. 1; by November 14th 2022) http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783050064192

P. C. Tacitus, Germania (Kap. 1-2/ch. 1-2; by November 14th 2022) http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110361162

 

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

Credits: 6 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 have already been  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

The seminar will create an online platform to discuss contextual and intercultural responses to the global crises (financial, ecological, medical, social, political, military) from theological and interreligious perspectives. We shall look for models of interpretation provided by the religious traditions and their scriptures, especially biblical texts, and the ethical guidance religious communities offer for coping with the diverse crises. We will also explore imaginative ways that transcend the new normal towards a pantopia that does not return to the pitfalls of the old normal before the Covid-19 pandemic but tackles the injustices that the virus has revealed.

To this aim we will also invite national and international guests to the discourse via webinars. Students will have the chance to interview prominent voices of the intercultural theological scene. They will be enabled to develop critical theological voices regarding the so called New Normal informed by intercultural, interreligious and gender perspectives.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course is designed to introduce you to several key moments in Native American history, their political and social implications, and cultural representations in literature and media.
The events that we will discuss and analyze are Indian Removal (1820s-30s), sttler colonialism and their consequences for Native Americans, especially in the Midwest (1860-90s), the formation of the American Indian Movement in the 1970s, and the recent Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.

Time: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Alte Mensa, room HS 11

Credits: 4 ECTS

Kursanmeldung

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

 “Christmas weather,” observed Mr. Elton. “Quite seasonable; and extremely fortunate we may think ourselves that it did not begin yesterday, and prevent this day’s party, which it might very possibly have done, for Mr. Woodhouse would hardly have ventured had there been much snow on the ground: but now it is of no consequence. This is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing could be pleasanter. I went for only one night, and could not get away till that very day’s se’nnight.”

Mr. John Knightly looked as if he did not comprehend the pleasure, but said only, coolly,

“I cannot wish to be snowed up a week at Randalls.” (Austen, Emma 104)

In this seminar, we’ll explore Christmas and the stories, ideas and ideals – as well as their parodies, see Austen – that can be connected to it. We’ll approach our festive topic both from a cultural as well as a literary studies viewpoint. For the latter, we’ll think about Christmas Stories as forming what is probably one of the largest “story webs” in existence throughout Western culture. Christmas, of course, does not only feature in specific “Christmas Books” – such as Charles Dickens’ famous 1843 A Christmas Carol and Dr. Seuss’ 1957 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – but also in many texts and stories as part of a larger narrative (see Austen). Hence, intertextuality will form one important focus for this class: how do Christmas narratives (of all kinds) relate to, complement, and question each other? But we’ll also think about the way Christmas and its traditions have been adapted throughout various media, instrumentalised, commercialised and performed throughout the centuries. We’ll try to find links between the Nativity Stories of the Bible, early English play and prose texts, Christmas carols and songs, Georgian Christmas parties, Victorian Christmas books, modern advertisement and TV series Christmas episodes. Our main topics (this may still change) will be: Epiphany, Christmas Books, Christmas Parties, Christmas Spirit and Christmas Weather.

Recommended reading list:
The “texts” we will read, watch, and listen to in this class will generally be made available to you in excerpt form. However, there will be small student groups in charge of specific themes, topics and texts and, within these groups, you will be expected to get access to and read/watch/listen to the texts that are specific to your group in their entirety. There will also be a chance to bring your own text ideas.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 208

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

not available

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), Room N 239

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Is there a fundamental construction of the universe?  Is the mind a different substance to the body?  Are there essential objects which make up other objects?  Or is it just turtles all the way down?

This Proseminar course will look at the answers to these questions given in the Early Modern period.

Around the philosophical period of the Enlightenment, philosophers were keen to explain the ultimate grounds of the universe. During the time of Newton’s physics, a rich and varied conversation around the structure of reality came to light.  However, as we will see, there is broad disagreement about what this underlying nature is, and where human minds, causal efficacy and God should fit into our metaphysics.

We will look at a variety of philosophers such as Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant and Hume, as well as lesser-known influences such as the female philiosopher, Lady Anne Conway.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, seminar room K1

Credits: 5 or 7 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Philosophy: 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.

Topics discussed include:
- An introduction to the various databases accessable at the JGU, as well as other digital tools such as Padlet or Kahoot
- The draft and refining of research questions
- The search, critical analysis and incorporation of primary sources
- Searching for and working with different types of Secondary Literature
- Working with citations and footnotes within assignments such as term papers
- Preperation of presentations and oral exams

 

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

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Forum 7, room HS 10

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and your home university.

Link: Course catalogue

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2022/23 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

The course is taught in English. It is offered from the Faculty 02 Social Sciences and the Gutenberg International School.

Exchange students: 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).
Contents
Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one.

 

Additional information
To successfully take part in the seminar students will have to fulfill the following requirements:

Oral presentation + written exam + "active participation"

In the seminar, the students obtain 5 ECTS credits for participation, written exam, oral presentation, and homework assignment.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 04-111 (Dekanatssaal)

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

The seminar is intended to research and discuss literature on the topic of critical reasoning with digital media content. Both theoretical conceptualizations of critical reasoning, but also empirical assessments of the phenomenon will be featured in the seminar. The participants will be asked to review a sub-topic of their interest and present their findings in one session. Topics generally related to the seminar are: digital media consumption, critical assessment and reflection of content, research proficiency and trust in media.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-601

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

The German school system selects students not only along criteria of achievement but also along race in an irritatingly stable manner. In our seminar we want to investigate the absence of „race“ in German discourses on Bildung. Taking on this subject in English, we will investigate different traditions of Critical Race Theory, comparing German disciplinary discourses with those in the United States and Great Britain, as these countries stand for examples holding on to longer traditions of Critical Race and Critical Whiteness Theories. With its thematic involvement the seminar aims at developing political literacy for teacher students, which we regard as an essential skill for future teachers in order to be change agents for a more democratic school, while we are explicitly open to students of all disciplines including incoming students.

The course starts in the second week of the winter semester, on November 2, 2022. See dates and times in Jogustine.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischer Bau, room 02-369 (Seminarraum 6)

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

This course invites exchange students and regular JGU students to actively participate in an intercultural dialogue.

Participants attend an intense training in intercultural communication where they reflect their cultural backgrounds and learn how it shapes their perceptions in international contexts.

Besides that, participants can gather international teamwork experience and practice their intercultural communication skills. At the end, participants have not only learned to engage professionally and confidently in intercultural communication but also expanded their international network.

Time: Friday 28.10.2022 14:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 29.10.2022 09:00 - 15:30
Location: Friday: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-761 & Saturday: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 01-511

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

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, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster Gebäude (GFG), room 02-611

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

Bei der Vorlesung „Visions for climate – Eine Ringvorlesung über den Klimawandel“ handelt es sich um eine interdisziplinäre Vorlesungsreihe, die sich mit positiven Zukunftsvisionen einer klimagerechten Welt sowie den dafür notwendigen Schritten auseinandersetzt. Sie wird von Wissenschaftler:innen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete gehalten, um so jeweils einen unterschiedlichen thematischen Schwerpunkt auf die Aspekte Klimakrise, Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit zu setzen.

Studierende die Leistungspunkte für die Teilnahme erwerben wollen müssen einen Bericht im Umfang von 5 Seiten zur gesamten Vorlesungsreihe anfertigen, der sich an vorgefertigten Reflexionsfragen orientiert.

Time: Mondays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Muschel, room N3 (or online, as this is a hybrid lecture series)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Please inquire wwith the academic advisor of your subject how you can register for this course.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

n/a

Time: Tuesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 11

Credits: 3 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, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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

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 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: Data Visualization 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: Mondays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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

not available

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room N 239

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

not available

Time: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 (exception: 1. session on Friday 04.11.2022: 08:15 - 09:45 in Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room04-223)
Location: Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude (NatFak), room N 239

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Berlin, New York or Marrakech in film: The study of cinematic cities is a key topic of film geography - a still emerging sub-discipline at the interface of film studies and geography. In this context, attention is not only given to media or filmic representations of cities, but rather to the complex interactions between film, city and urban culture(s).
In the seminar we will therefore explore the topic on different levels: Conceptuality and theoretical contextualisation of cinematic cities; connections between film/cinema and urbanisation; elements of construction and levels of staging of cities in films and series; cities as film locations, practices of location scouting and film production; public screens; neoliberal moving images in urban contexts (e.g. surveillance technology); film as part of place branding; urban screen tourism; film as urban archive; cities as cinematic utopias and dystopias; postcolonial perspectives on cinematic cities.
We will approach these topics by taking examples of specific cinematic cities in a global context, such as New York, London, Marrakech, New Orleans, Liverpool, Venice, Berlin, Rome, Dubai, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Johannesburg, Seoul, Shanghai, Paris, etc.. To this end, we will apply diverse approaches of cinematic or film-geographical analysis and elaborate in a joint effort what potentials and challenges these hold for the scholarly examination.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Medienhaus (Wallstraße 11, 55122 Mainz), room 01-110 (Seminarraum 2)

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 this course (3 ECTS), exchange students learn the ABC for successful social science studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University. Participants will be able to meet the formal requirements of academic work in terms of literature research, oral presentations and term papers. The course offers you a flying start and equips you for a successful semester abroad at JGU.

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: Mondays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P 201

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 - Winter Semester 2022/23 - 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: 4 or 6 ECTS (see individual course)

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.

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 German Conversation Course is intended for exchange students of all subjects with at least completed A2 level who wish to improve their oral expression skills in German and are willing to participate orally in class on a regular basis. Otherwise, students cannot benefit from this course.
The emphasis is on free speaking, which is practiced on the basis of current topics and topics related to Germany.

Important: course registration is only possible via email to gis@international.uni-mainz.de and NOT via the form "Course Registration for Exchange Students". Please send an e-mail with your certified German level (if available) and the following information: Last name, first name, country of origin, home university, subject, German level, matriculation number (if already available), e-mail address. Please also state if you have already taken part in a conversation course at JGU.

Applications will be accepted from 15.10.2022 to 20.10.2022 (earlier registration will be ignored). If there are more registrations than places, a waiting list will be introduced and informed accordingly. Students who wish to participate in the conversation course for the first time will be prioritized. Students who have already participated in such a course at JGU can only participate if there are places remaining.

To participate in the A2/B1 course you must have completed at least level A2, to participate in the B2/C1 course you must have completed at least level B2. If your language skills are not at least A2, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the conversation course because you do not have the appropriate qualifications.

In the first course session, the course instructors will check again whether your language skills match the corresponding course. If this is not the case, you could be placed in the other course. If during the check it is noticed that the oral level is lower than A2, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the course.

Please note that the course will not start until the 2nd week of lectures.

 

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course A

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K9 (Übungsraum)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed A2 or B1 Level - Course B

Time: Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Am Kisselberg, room K9 (Übungsraum)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

Completed B2 or C1 Level

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-611

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

 

How to register

Course offered by GIS in cooperation with German Studies: see course description

Link: Course catalogue (A2/B1 - Kurs A), Course cataloge (A2/B1 - Kurs B) & Course cataloge (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. Auflage. Mannheim: Dudenverlag.
Pittner, Karin und Judith Bermann. 2021. Deutsche Syntax. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 7. Auflage. Tübingen: Narr.

Austauschstudierende: In dieser Veranstaltung können Sie zwischen 1 und 3 ECTS-Punkte erwerben. Genauere Informationen erhalten Sie in der ersten Sitzung.

 

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

Credits: 1-3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: to be announced

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

tba

Time: Fridays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P3

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: to be announced

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Bei der Motivation für ein Geschichtsstudium spielen Berufsvorstellungen eher eine untergeordnete Rolle und die Frage nach den beruflichen Perspektiven hinterlässt oft Ratlosigkeit. Vorgegebene Wege für den Berufseinstieg existieren nicht und der formalisierte Weg in das Lehramt an Schulen ist abhängig von der Einstellungspolitik der Länder. Dennoch lässt sich eine ganze Bandbreite an Berufsfeldern aufzeigen, in denen Historikerinnen und Historiker tätig sind. Außer in den „klassischen“ Bereichen (Schule, Wissenschaft, Museum, Archiv) finden sich Absolventen der Geschichtswissenschaft oftmals in Verlagen, Bibliotheken, Institutionen der Erwachsenenbildung, aber auch in der Politikberatung, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Erwachsenenbildung oder als Freiberufler wieder – um nur einige Berufsfelder zu nennen, in die sie ihre im Studium und darüber hinaus erworbenen Kompetenzen einbringen.
Ziel der Übung ist es, potentielle Berufsfelder für Historikerinnen und Historiker praxisnah kennenzulernen, mögliche Schritte der Berufsfindung zu überlegen, anstehende Praktika-Entscheidungen zu überdenken sowie die spezifische Situation des „Historiker-Arbeitsmarktes“ zu reflektieren. Im Zentrum stehen Berufsfeldrecherchen, berufskundliche Interviews, feldtypische Übungen. Erwartet wird die Vorbereitung und Durchführung eines Workshops mit Berufspraktiker/innen oder die Präsenntation eines Berufsfeldes nach Wahl, gerne in Gruppenarbeit.

Anwesenheitspflicht

keine, aber aktive Teilnahme wird erwartetDigitale Lehre

Wir werden in der ersten Sitzung Termine für die Workshops festlegen, die wir ggf. auch digital planen können. In der übrigen Zeit können wir asynchron arbeiten bzw. Veranstaltungstermine zu einem Block zusammenfassen.Empfohlene Literatur

Time: Mondays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, Raum P6

Credits: please discuss with the teacher in the first session

How to register

Course offered by History: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation) and go to the first session.

Link: Course

 

Course description

Bei der Vorlesung „Visions for climate – Eine Ringvorlesung über den Klimawandel“ handelt es sich um eine interdisziplinäre Vorlesungsreihe, die sich mit positiven Zukunftsvisionen einer klimagerechten Welt sowie den dafür notwendigen Schritten auseinandersetzt. Sie wird von Wissenschaftler:innen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete gehalten, um so jeweils einen unterschiedlichen thematischen Schwerpunkt auf die Aspekte Klimakrise, Klimagerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit zu setzen.

Studierende die Leistungspunkte für die Teilnahme erwerben wollen müssen einen Bericht im Umfang von 5 Seiten zur gesamten Vorlesungsreihe anfertigen, der sich an vorgefertigten Reflexionsfragen orientiert.

Time: Mondays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Muschel, room N3 (or online, as this is a hybrid lecture series)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Please inquire wwith the academic advisor of your subject how you can register for this course.

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.

Topics discussed include:
- An introduction to the various databases accessable at the JGU, as well as other digital tools such as Padlet or Kahoot
- The draft and refining of research questions
- The search, critical analysis and incorporation of primary sources
- Searching for and working with different types of Secondary Literature
- Working with citations and footnotes within assignments such as term papers
- Preperation of presentations and oral exams

 

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

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Forum 7, room HS 10

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Please send an email to mrissman@uni-mainz.de with your name, Matrikelnummer (student ID) and your home university.

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 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

n/a

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

n/a

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

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2021/22 - Histoty & Culture

Course description

The course is designed to provide an introductionary overview about German history since the 20th century for incoming students of all academic disciplines. Moreover, in this class advanced students will be guided in more specialized and source-based research.

This seminar will analyze the last hundred years of German history since the end of World War I. Our main points of interest will be the unstable democracy during the Weimar Republic, the rise of national socialism and the Nazi rule, the years after WW II different until the division of Germany in two states and their developments in the time of the Cold War. The fall of the Berlin wall and the reunification process will lead us to the interpretation of the “Berlin Republic”. Our course will include the discussion of recent challenges like growing nationalistic populism, environment matters and pandemic. Our spectrum includes the broad spheres of politics, economy, culture and society. We will critically reflect different “national narratives” and examine positions of historiographic interpretations.

The course is designed to provide an introductionary overview about German history since the 20th century for incoming students of all academic disciplines. Moreover, in this class advanced students will be guided in more specialized and source-based research.

Recommended reading list
Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Chichester 42015
Peter C. Caldwell/Karren Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture and Society, London 2018.

More literature in class.

Additional information
Wednesday 10-12 am, class online. Tutorial recommended, but not mandatory.

Grading: Individual choices a. written exam 60 minutes (depending on the development of the pandemic)
OR oral exam (15 minute, depending on the development of the pandemic)
OR term paper

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.

Assignment: Homework, online-presentation in online-class.

The class will be held online (MS Teams). All material will be provided in Moodle.
Online-participation is recommended, but voluntary.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room 00-025 (SR 03)

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 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). Both will be held online on a web based conference system. Please ensure that you are equipped with a web cam, in order to participate in the interactive course.

A field trip to some prominent sites in Mainz (in person) will be offered towards the end of the course, if possible. Should the pandemic situation not allow this, you will be offered a virtual excursion instead.
You are required to undertake 2 oral online exams (each ca. 15 mins and you have the choice between a German and an English version) which you will have to pass with at least 50% each to receive your credit points (8 ECTS in total). Apart from that you are invited to contribute a short presentation (10-15 mins.) and/or to hand in a seminar paper (in German or English), should you require it. After receiving your results hereof, you of course would be free to decide whether it should be included in your course grading or not.

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

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Warning: a JGU students mail address is necessary for course registration! Please send an e-mail to jreissma@uni-mainz.de with the following information:
• your first and last name (!)
• your Matrikelnummer (!)
• your subject of studies, your current semester (= how many semester have you already studied) and the name of your home university (!)

Should you have qiestions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact the above mentioned mail address.

Link: Course description

 

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 and 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

Human rights are often thought of as universal, meaning that they equally address and apply to all people around the world. Further, they are often understood as having fixed and clear legal meanings that are defined and enforced by international institutions, such as the United Nations. However, a historical examination reveals the varied contexts in which they figure. This course will look at the intellectual underpinnings of the notions behind human rights, the geopolitical contexts in which they were institutionalized, the activism by marginalized peoples to gain greater recognition in the rights-based frameworks, and some critique of work done in the name of human rights. By historicizing the development of human rights discourse and practice, this course aims to shed light on the current challenges facing the global efforts to obtain and protect human rights.This course is suitable for students of history, international relations, policy, political science, and those more broadly interested in the topic.

Additional information
Lecturers: Katharina Wolf, MA and Riley Linebaugh, MA

Digital teaching
It is unclear until now if the course can take place in presence at JGU campus or if it will be a digial or a hybrid course. As soon as this is fixed, you can find this information here.

Time: Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: hybrid - 3 sessions face-to-face: 27.10.21 & 08.12.21 in Philosophicum, room P15 & on 26.01.2022 in Forum 6, room 01-624 - all other sessions digitally

Credits: 5 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 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, 16:15 - 17:45 (Lectures) & Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 (Reading Course)
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room "Senatssaal" (Lectures) & Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room 04-223 (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

Students learn about the most important theoretical accesses to human geographical issues in the context of globalisation; they will acquire skills enabling them to understand theoretical perspectives and to independently transfer them to current problem areas. Therefore, students develop the ability to critically and reflexively design, present and defend their own theoretical positions on the basis of arguments. The mutually dependent written works, i.e. essay and paper, strengthen the participants’ reading and writing skills. In the seminar, common theories in social sciences (e.g. action theory, systems theory, etc.) as well as approaches and concepts in culture theory are analysed on the background of their implications for an empirically substantiated conceptualisation of spatial references of social relationships. Therefore, students read and discuss selected key texts in their original versions.

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

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In his widely discussed Medical Nihilism (2018), Cambridge philosopher Jacob Stegenga argues that "we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions."  While, according to Stegenga,  in recent years journalists and physicians have shown a huge influence of financial interests on the results of medical research, it is less clear how the methods of medical research allow for these influences:  "As a philosopher of science, this is my focus: I argue that the methods of medical research are malleable, and such malleability contributes to exaggerated claims of effectiveness of medical interventions."

In this seminar, we'll read essential parts of Medical Nihilism as well as related papers, classical and recent, in the growing field of philosophy of medicine.

Recommended literature
Jacob Stegenga, Medical Nihilsm. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018 (freely accessible as e-book in the university library).

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room 00-030 (SR 04)

Credits: 5-8 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The course meets weekly, using a combination of seminar and lecture. The weekly session begins in the first hour with a seminar discussion of the reading assignments, followed by a lecture to introduce the subject of the following week. Participants are free to engage during the seminar in German or English. Lectures will be given in English.

Content
The biblical world is filled with animals. Despite their ubiquity, animals are normally overlooked as mere background characters. What insights emerge when we bring the animals of the background to the center stage? Consider the beginning of the Gospel of Mark: In the first verses, John the Baptist is described as wild and feral in his habitat, diet, and clothing (1:4–6), the Spirit descends "like a dove" (1:10), Jesus is "among the wild beasts" in the desert (1:12), and the first words Jesus’ speaks in the Gospel tradition are an invited for Simon and Andrew to "fish for people" (1:17).

Animal studies is one of the most vibrant emerging areas in the humanities today. It is motivated collectively by the "the animal turn," which decenters the human to bring non-human animals into focus and to examine the entanglement of human and animal lives. One way to convey the goals of human-animal studies is through three complementary methodological approaches: The first approach focuses on identifying the surprising ways in which humans find themselves to be like animals. A second approach works in the opposite direction to highlight the human-like traits in animals, such as sentience, subjectivity, and intentionality. The third approach questions the human/animal distinction and brings the effects of this new perspective on basic notions of human nature, animal nature, and in our course, even divine nature.

This course addresses many of the powerful and surprising ways that this new field is relevant to our exegesis of the Bible, theology, God, Jesus, the world of early Jews and Christians, and modern hermeneutical issues, including race, slavery, disability, ecology, human identity, values, and ethics.

Time: Thursdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Wallstraße 7a, room T5 00-301

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course aims at introducing students to the current (state-of-the-art) research concerning issues related to non-dominant, less-widely spoken, often marginalized and endangered linguistic communities in different parts of the world. A special focus, though, in the course is paid to regional and minority/heritage language (RMHL) issues in Europe. In the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and research directions concerning minority and heritage languages. In addition, students explore historical, sociopolitical and economic implications for language policies and practices concerning RMHL, and critically discuss the role and symbolic values attached to these languages in different speech communities. The topics of the course include (but are not limited to) language ideologies/attitudes toward minorities, minority language policy and planning, language loss, death and endangerment, language revitalization and reclamation, language shift and maintenance, family language planning, linguistic human rights, among others.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: SB II, room 02-432 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by SNEB: 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).

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: SB II, room 04-432 (Seminarraum)

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 - Winter Semester 2021/22 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

Special course for exchange students.

Please add the course to the course registration formlar for exchange students and contact your "coordinator" for admission.

This course is taught in English.

Contents
Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one.

Additional information
To successfully take part in the seminar students will have to fulfill the following requirements:

Oral presentation + written exam + "active participation"

In the seminar, the students obtain 5 ECTS credits for participation, written exam, oral presentation, and homework assignment.

Digital teaching:
It is unclear until now if the course can take place in presence at JGU campus or if it will be a digial or a hybrid course. As soon as this is fixed, you can find this information here.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P201

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects of Faculty 02.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The course is open for all students at Johannes Gutenberg University.

Regular JGU students can register to the course via subscription in Jogustine.
Exchange students please add the course to the course registration formlar for exchange students and bring it to the office for student affairs in your department.

Contents
This course invites exchange students and regular JGU students to actively participate in an intercultural dialogue.

Participants attend an intense training in intercultural communication where they reflect their cultural backgrounds and learn how it shapes their perceptions in international contexts. Besides that, participants can gather international teamwork experience.

In small and diverse groups, they produce animated videos supported by the JGU centre for audio-visual production which enables hands-on training. At the end, participants have not only learned to engage professionally and confidently in intercultural communication but also expanded their international network.

Digital teaching
The course is probably taking place as a hybrid course - partly in presence, partly digital. The details are unknown until now and are going to be published here when they are fixed.

Time: Fridays, 16:15 - 17:45 (or 14:00 - 18:00)
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-701 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects 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: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 02-601 (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

The course is going to take place as intensive course (Blockseminar).

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.

Regular JGU students and RMU students can register to the course via subscription in Jogustine.
Exchange students please add the course to the course registration formlar for exchange students and bring it to the office for student affairs in your department.

Content
This seminar aims to examine the role of new media technologies in the context of authoritarian closed communities, with a specific focus on the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. The seminar will focus on the social, political, and cultural implications of digital media in the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel today, including digital media's political power and various roles, especially its role in forming safe spaces and reframing the community's boundaries. To address these aims, the seminar will focus on mapping the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel from a historical and contemporary perspective, understanding the relationship between religion and state in Israel, and focusing on the important role of technologies in general and media technologies in particular in the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.

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

Additional information
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.

It is unclear until now if the course can take place in presence at JGU campus or if it will be a digial or a hybrid course. As soon as this is fixed, you can find this information here.

Time: Friday, 19.11.21 10:00 - 18:00; Saturday, 20.11.21 10:00 - 18:00; Friday, 26.11.21 10:00 - 18:00 & Saturday, 27.11.21 10:00 - 18:00
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room, 02-701 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects of Faculty 02.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Theoretical fundamentals of media geography are taught in this seminar. Students deal with established specialist articles on films, television, radio, audio drama and photography from a geographical perspective. The articles are presented and discussed in the group. Reference to everyday life of media geographical theories and their globally networked effectiveness is of particular importance.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, room 04-223

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Geography: 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 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, 14:15 - 15:45
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

What do Quantum Supremacy, Cryptocurreny, personalized medicine, unhackable internet or anti-aging medicine have in common? They all found their way on the MIT’s list of the “10 breakthrough technologies” in 2020. These ten topics were carefully selected as those technologies that will most likely leave their mark on society in the foreseeable future. While it is somewhat speculative to predict what technologies will be influential, it is not a matter of speculation that some of them will change society as much as the car, the internet, radio, the doorknob, or the domestication of wild animals has.

It is an almost trivial statement that technology affects our way of living and that new technologies can trigger social change. The more interesting question is how and why. This is the topic Sociologists face when they are studying technology and innovation. The lecture aims at introducing students to the sociological treatment of technology as an issue of the study of social phenomena.

However, the fact that the lecture introduces the sociology of something makes it necessary to bridge the realm of this something. Technology can not be narrowed down to something that simply influences society and neither can sociology of technology and innovation be narrowed down to the study of technology influencing society. In order to understand the influence of technology it is also necessary to look at the production of technology as a social phenomenon and the influence of technology on the study of social phenomena.

Finally, the lecture will also address governance and ethics issues around technology and innovation.

Recommended reading list
There will be a reader for the lecture.

Additional information:
The lecture will end with an exam based on the course material.

Depending on the situation the lecture will either be online or hybrid.

Time: Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P13

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The seminar is intended to give students a basic familiarity with the techniques developed in value theory and how they apply to economic planning. One of the focuses will be understanding the innovation process under such circumstances. We will closely follow the Japanese school and their modern analysis of value theory.

Time: Thursdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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

Overview:

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, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), 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 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: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-511 (Seminarraum)

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects of Faculty 02.

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 contact Dr. Daniel Schmicking
Location: please contact Dr. Daniel Schmicking

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

How to register

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

Link: Website

 

GIS Special Courses in German for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2021/22 - Wintersemester 2021/22 - Deutschlernende

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 exempted from the DSH and German language requirements
  • Other international students in B.A. and M.A. degree programs

 

Kurse 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.

Courses: here

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

Link: ISSK

 

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.

 

Courses: here

Credits: 2-6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

Link: ISSK

 

Course description

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.

Zusätzliche Informationen:
Bitte kontaktiert: piestrad@uni-mainz.de

Credits: 7 ECTS

Courseshere

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

Link: ISSK

 

Course description

Die Übung Konversationskurs Deutsch richtet sich an Austauschstudierende aller Fächer, die ihre mündliche Ausdrucksfähigkeit auf Deutsch verbessern möchten. Im Vordergrund steht das freie Sprechen, das anhand von aktuellen und landeskundlichen Themen trainiert wird.

Literatur: Arbeits- und Hilfsmaterialien werden im Laufe des Semesters verteilt.

 

Level A2/B1

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45

Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-511

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

 

Level B2/C1

Time: Dienstags, 18:15 - 19:45

Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-501

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) !!!Please also send an e-mail with your certified German language level (if you have one already) to gis@international.uni-mainz.de!!! 

Link: Course catalogue (level A2/B1) & Course catalogue (level 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.

!!!Bitte beachten Sie: Diese Kurse dienen NICHT dem Spracherwerb und bedeuten KEINE sprachpraktischen Übungen sondern sind linguistische Veranstaltungen auf Muttersprachenniveau!!!

Empfohlene Literatur:
* 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.

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

Aktuell gibt es noch keine Informationen, in welcher Form die Lehre im Wintersemester 2021/22 angeboten wird. Sollte ein hybrides Semester mit einer Mischung aus Präsenz- und digitaler Lehre stattfinden, so wird dieser Kurs als Präsenzveranstaltung angeboten. (Stand: 22.6.2021)

Credits: 1-4 ECTS

Time: 8 available course, see course catalogue
Location: see individual course in course catalogue

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Friedrich Hebbels‘ Drama Maria Magdalena (1843) ist das letzte große Beispiel eines Bürgerlichen Trauerspiels in der deutschen Literatur. Diese Dramengattung wurde in der europäischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts entwickelt; in Deutschland war es der Aufklärungsautor Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, der sie 1755 erstmals verwendete.
Etwa 90 Jahre später führt Hebbel diese Gattung zu einem letzten Höhepunkt, und zugleich zu ihrem Ende. Sein Stück zeigt eine kleinbürgerliche Familie in einem tragischen und unlösbaren Konflikt, und sie geht dabei zugrunde. Der Schlusssatz lautet „Ich verstehe die Welt nicht mehr!“ – eine bis heute in Deutschland oft zitierte Sentenz.

Die Übung wird im Wesentlichen aus einer auf das sprachliche und sachliche Verständnis des Stückes abzielenden Textlektüre bestehen. Am Ende des Semesters können durch das Absolvieren einer Prüfung eine qualifizierte Note und maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte erworben werden.

Empfohlene Literatur:

Bitte beschaffen Sie sich unbedingt folgende Textausgabe:

Hebbel, Friedrich: Maria Magdalena. Ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in drei Akten. Mit einem Kommentar von Florian Radvan. 2. Auflage Frankfurt/M. 2017 (= Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek 74). 5,00 €; ISBN 9783518188743.

Time: Fridays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude (GFG), room 01-501

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

n/a

Time: Tuesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Bausparkasse Mainz (BKM), room SR 06

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

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 contact Dr. Daniel Schmicking
Location: please contact Dr. Daniel Schmicking

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

How to register

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

Link: Website

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2021 - History & Culture

Course description

The course is designed to provide an introductionary overview about German history since the 20th century for incoming students of all academic disciplines. Moreover, in this class advanced students will be guided in more specialized and source-based research.

This seminar will analyze the last hundred years of German history since the end of World War I. Our main points of interest will be the unstable democracy during the Weimar Republic, the rise of national socialism and the Nazi rule, the years after WW II different until the division of Germany in two states and their developments in the time of the Cold War. The fall of the Berlin wall and the reunification process will lead us to the interpretation of the “Berlin Republic”. Our course will include the discussion of recent challenges like growing nationalistic populism, environment matters and pandemic. Our spectrum includes the broad spheres of politics, economy, culture and society. We will critically reflect different “national narratives” and examine positions of historiographic interpretations.

The course is designed to provide an introductionary overview about German history since the 20th century for incoming students of all academic disciplines. Moreover, in this class advanced students will be guided in more specialized and source-based research.

Recommended reading list
Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Chichester 42015
Peter C. Caldwell/Karren Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture and Society, London 2018.

More literature in class.

Additional information
Wednesday 10-12 am, class online. Tutorial recommended, but not mandatory.

Grading: Individual choices a. written exam 60 minutes (depending on the development of the pandemic)
OR oral exam (15 minute, depending on the development of the pandemic)
OR term paper

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.

Assignment: Homework, online-presentation in online-class.

The class will be held online (MS Teams). All material will be provided in Moodle.
Online-participation is recommended, but voluntary.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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 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). Both will be held online on a web based conference system. Please ensure that you are equipped with a web cam, in order to participate in the interactive course.

A field trip to some prominent sites in Mainz (in person) will be offered towards the end of the course, if possible. Should the pandemic situation not allow this, you will be offered a virtual excursion instead.
You are required to undertake 2 oral online exams (each ca. 15 mins and you have the choice between a German and an English version) which you will have to pass with at least 50% each to receive your credit points (8 ECTS in total). Apart from that you are invited to contribute a short presentation (10-15 mins.) and/or to hand in a seminar paper (in German or English), should you require it. After receiving your results hereof, you of course would be free to decide whether it should be included in your course grading or not.

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

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Attention: a JGU email address is necessary for your registration to participate in this course! Send an email to jreissma@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:
• your first and your last name (!)
• your „Matrikelnummer“ (!)
• your field of study/subject, semester (= how many semesters have you studied so far?) and your home university’s name (!)

Should you have any questions in advance, please don´t hesitate to contact the above e-mail-address.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Why is Champagne since about 100 years considered to be the nec plus ultra of sparkling wines and
not, for example, Sekt from the Mosel valley, Prosecco from Italy or Cava from Spain? And why are
these specialty products in an often-emotionalised way connected to a very specific territory?
This course will be devoted to the “reputation history” of a wide variety of iconic European specialty
products, such as, for example, Roquefort cheese, saffron, truffles, Champagne, port wine, marzipan,
and caviar. It offers a set of instruments that will help to analyse the components of specialty
product reputation, but it also provides conceptual tools that shed light on the complex of typicality and
regional identity.

This seminar will be offered as a block seminar:
information session Wednesday 14th April 2021, 17:00-18:00

session 1A Friday 23rd April 2021, 9:30-17:30
session 1B Saturday 24th April 2021, 9:30-13:00

session 2A Friday 7th May 2021, 9:30-17:30
session 2B Saturday 8th May 2021, 9:30-13:00

 

Recommended reading list

Typicality in History : Tradition, Innovation, and Terroir
Ceccarelli, Giovanni / Grandi, Alberto / Magagnoli, Stefano (eds.)

Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 2013
476 pp., 12 ill., 33 tables

ISBN 978-2-87574-007-6 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0352-6328-2 (eBook)

Since the lecturer is hard of hearing, he cannot, unfortunately, offer a lecture format via Zoom,
videoconference, Skype or any other digital medium. He will therefore offer the course in a format of
written assignments. These written assignments will also be decisive for the assessment of the
course.

Real, i.e. “live” teaching will only be possible if face masks are not mandatory anymore, since the lecturer, regrettably, also faces great difficulty in communicating with masked people.

Time: see course description
Location: online

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

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 (Online)

Link: Culture Studies II: Course catalogue (Online)

 

Course description

The 2020 Presidential Election in the US took place in a deeply divided nation. The frictions between the presidential candidates as well as the challenges to the outcome of the election eventually resulted in violent protests bordering on sedition in Washington, D.C. Political polarization and lack of political consensus, however, is not a completely new phenomenon in Americna history. In this class, we will put these recent events in historical context by studying contested presidential elections of the 19th and 20th centuries. We will investigate the Constitutional framework for the election of a president as well as the role of presidential elections in resolving underlying divisive political conflicts and shaping the future development of the United States.

Course materials will be made available on the university's learning platform (LMS) at the beginning of the semester. Regular online class meetings will be conducted via MS Teams.

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Kurs angeboten von American Studies: Bitte benutze das Formular "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (nach deiner Immatrikulation an der JGU).

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

Link: 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 (Online)

Link: Culture Studies III: Course catalogue (Online)

 

Course description

Students learn about the most important theoretical accesses to geo-ethical perspectives on cultural and human geographical issues in the context of globalisation; they will acquire skills enabling them to understand theoretical perspectives and to independently transfer them to current problem areas. Therefore, students develop the ability to critically and reflexively design, present and defend their own theoretical positions on the basis of arguments. The mutually dependent written works, i.e. essay and paper, strengthen the participants’ reading and writing skills.
The course is an interdisciplinary seminar. We cooperate from the perspective of different disciplines, particularly human geography and social ethics (theology and philosophy).  For each session participants have to read a paper which will be discussed intensively. During the session, students will give an interdisciplinary introduction to these papers and structure the discussion (max. 30 minutes). Each session will be concluded by a joint evaluation. The duration of each session is slightly longer than usually (2:15pm-4pm).

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 16:00
Location: online

Credits: 2 or 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Parallel zu den Geschichten des kommerziellen Films wurden die Geschichten des Experimentalfilms historisch als Erzählungen von großen Individuen, typischerweise weißen Männern, geschrieben, die große Kunstwerke schufen. Zahlreiche Bücher und Artikel erzählen neben biografischen Berichten über die Macher auch die Produktionsgeschichten und Textanalysen der Filme. Es ist wichtig, sich daran zu erinnern, dass es in der Tat die Historizität der Experimentalfilme selbst war, die eine Schlüsselrolle dabei spielte, ein Umdenken in der Filmgeschichtsschreibung anzustoßen. (Man denke nur an die Bedeutung von dem Filmemacher Ken Jacobs' Arbeit für Tom Gunnings einflussreichen Konzept eines Kinos der Attraktionen.) Aber wie sieht es mit der Historiographie des Experimentalfilms aus? Wie hat sich diese im Laufe der Jahre verändert? In diesem Seminar werden wir uns mit einigen neueren Büchern befassen, die versuchen, unser Verständnis der Geschichte des Experimentalfilms neu zu gestalten, indem sie über Filmemacher*innen und sogar Filme hinausgehen und Themen wie die Überschneidungen zwischen audiovisuellen Medien und bildender Kunst, Materialität und Ökologie, Gender und Dekolonisierung berücksichtigen.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Film Studies: ! Course only open to students of the Humanities and Social & Cultural Sciences ! Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

How is the history of experimental Film (or Underground Film or Avant-Garde Cinema) related to the development of film festivals? Were experimental films relying on specific and specialised events for their exhibition and distribution and is this mode still in practice? Were the major film festivals always engaged with the world of experimental cinema during its development and has this relationship changed in the 21st century? Starting from the earliest screenings in New York City galleries and major museums like New York and San Francisco's MoMAs, we will briefly look at film societies, like Amos Vogel's Cinema 16, and observantly tiptoe through the collectives, coops, studios and kino-clubs in order to examine in detail the histories of some of the earliest specialised festivals, including Experimentl in Knokke-le-Zout, the Ann Arbor Film Festival (aka the 16mm Film Festival), GEFF (Zagreb), Oberhausen, the festival d'Hyeres or Cinéma Différent (Paris). We will consider if and why there was a hiatus in the 1980s and '90s and which other festivals appeared in the meantime. Finally, we will thoroughly investigate the resurfacing of experimental film and, particularly, its relationship to film festivals in the last 20-25 years. From "Views from the Avant-Garde" (NYC) and IFF Rotterdam's experimental film sections, to the explosion of "experimental-minded" documentary festivals like FID Marseille, to a long list of both specialised festivals that emerged in this later period as well as bigger festivals which developed a steady relationship with this film form, like TIFF (Toronto), the Berlinale, Venice. While addressing mutual connections between histories of experimental film and film festivals, we will also explore specific histories and practices of film and film festival curatorship.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location:  online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Film Studies: ! Course only open to students of the Humanities and Social & Cultural Sciences ! Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Scientific controversies in geology and earth science have been widely discussed within philosophy of science.  At the beginning of the 19th century, the debate between catastrophist theories of the earth and Lyell's uniformitarianism achieved wide attention, and philosophers of science like William Herschel and William Whewell, in their writings on the nature of science, frequently referred to geology and its development.  Martin Rudwick's seminal account of The Great Devonian Controversy is probably still the most outstanding study in (integrated) history and philosophy of science we possess.  The history of the seemingly belated acceptance of theories of continental drift in the mid-20th century was used by philosophers to support nearly every model of scientific change ever proposed (Popper's, Kuhn's, Lakatos's, Laudan's), or accounts of social epistemology (Miriam Solomon), or of the pursuit-worthiness of new ideas in natural science.

The focus of the seminar will be on the most famous controversies in the history of geology --- the controversy between Neptunism vs Plutonism about the origin of stones, between uniformitarianism and catastrophism about how to inquire the history of the earth, and the debate about continental drift in particular -- and how they have influenced and shaped the way philosophers think about scientific change and progress.

The seminar will be held in English.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: online

Credits: 5-8 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course aims at introducing students to the current (state-of-the-art) research concerning issues related to non-dominant, less-widely spoken, often marginalized and endangered linguistic communities in different parts of the world. A special focus, though, in the course is paid to regional and minority/heritage language (RMHL) issues in Europe. In the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and research directions concerning minority and heritage languages. In addition, students explore historical, sociopolitical and economic implications for language policies and practices concerning RMHL, and critically discuss the role and symbolic values attached to these languages in different speech communities. The topics of the course include (but are not limited to) language ideologies/attitudes toward minorities, minority language policy and planning, language loss, death and endangerment, language revitalization and reclamation, language shift and maintenance, family language planning, linguistic human rights, among others.

Time: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 14:00
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Northern European & Baltic Languages and Cultures: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Biblical texts serve different claims and groups in the public discourse. In class we shall discuss some of recent issues as the global ecological crisis, the gender debate, migration, racism and trauma. We shall investigate how the religious heritage, especially the scriptures back up ethical decisions and underlying principles. This leads to a consideration of the interpretation process in the classroom, in scholarly debates and in the reception history at large. We shall highlight underlying presuppositions and their ethical impulses.

We shall investigate how this is realized in different contexts. The course offers an insight in European, North-American, Asian and Postcolonial discussions of these issues. Students are asked to engage with the different contexts and their own one.

1. To develop skills in intercultural and ethical study of biblical literature through attentive reading of biblical passages and assessment of secondary interdisciplinary literature and through the input of the teacher.

2. To introduce students to key concepts within intercultural Bible hermeneutics, gender theory, and ethics.

3. To get acquainted with different social and cultural contexts and to recognize how this influences the construct of gender and ethics in the ancient biblical world and in today´s contexts.

4. To heighten awareness of hermeneutical and ethical issues at stake in the interpretation of biblical texts and to equip students with methodologies to relate ancient and contemporary issues.

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

Credits: 2 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Protestant Theology: 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 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 (3 ECTS) can be taken together with the history classes for incomings (5 ECTS).

Time: to be announced
Location: online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: to be announced

 

Course description

Each week, students will be directed to texts to read and assimilate. It is a requirement of this course that students complete all readings before class as these serve as the basis for the week’s discussions. They may also be required to lead the discussion.
The course materials are presented in lectures, readings, video recordings and sound recording compilations.
Projects: Students are required to do a group project for this class.
This is a semester course, which serves as an introduction to the study of the African music in a constellation of the world’s musics. The course introduces students to the concepts and issues in the study of world music, and the aesthetic principles in African music. The course content concentrates on indigenous musics from South and West Africa as well as the role of cultural diffusion and exchange in the development of musical styles such as Hip-Hop as illustrated at the hands of intra-African and cross-continental musical traditions. The themes associated with the course are wide-ranging. They include overlapping areas of consideration that range from the purely musicological (e.g. structural and formal aspects of a music), the sociological (e.g. music’s relationship to performance-practice and social function; as well as the intergenerational transfer of skills and knowledge), the aesthetic and psychological (e.g. the musician and listener’s subjective experience) to a further array of intertwining influences such as geography, history, musical technology and language.

Time: Course canceled!!!
Location: Course canceled!!!

Credits: Course canceled!!!

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

GIS Special Courses in English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2021 - Social Sciences & Society

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.

Lecture

Time: Wednesdays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: online

Tutorial

Time: Wednesdays, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: online

Credits: 2 ECTS (Lecture) + 3 ECTS (Tutorial)

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects 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: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: online

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

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: online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

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

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.

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

The course is going to be a digital course. There will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions and "live" videoconferences. The digital course takes place on Moodle.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: online

Credits: 3 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

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

The course is going to be a digital course. There will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions and "live" videoconferences. The digital course takes place on Moodle.

Time: Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: online

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

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 – a major activity is the creation of a media geography blog in which participants work on different topics. The blog is also the graded project for successful module completion.

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 blog and gain skills in the field of academic blogging

Requirements:

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 (prior to the discussion, see next point).
Each group furthermore chooses a specific research paper on the subject. The study serves as discussion input for weekly meetings.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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

Films like The Battle of Algiers (1966), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and Encounters at the End of the World (2007) bring places like the French colonial empire, the “Orient,” Antarctica, and cities like New York to our computers, cell phones and living room couches, creating contact that might not otherwise exist with those places. Importantly, this contact is based upon media representations, rather than personal experience. This class explores how media represents and stages places and builds the conceptual foundations to understand and question the effects that media produce in our everyday lives. Besides focusing on places, this class has a general “Diversity Emphasis,” meaning it is geared towards better understanding gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation.  Therefore, course material involves explicit representation of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race or social class and tackles how to apply them as analytical categories.

Course Objectives:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of contemporary theories of media.
Students will deepen their knowledge on how to recognize the processes through which identity (political and cultural) is produced through media and geography.
Students will 1) define well known key geographic concepts (space, place, landscape) and 2) critique the ways that particular places are represented in popular media.
Students will craft an argument about how geographic factors influence the production and consumption of certain media.

Requirements:

In addition to completing the provided online modules, the following must be accomplished (graded items). Information on the assessed tasks will be provided during the kick-off event:Weekly performance review via quizzes and small assignments (25%)
Short, pre-recorded presentation (25%)
Final paper (50%)

This is an online-only course with no compulsory attendance. Presence is only required for a kick-off event (April 12th, 18:00 CET).

Time & Location: no attendance required

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

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.

The course is presented in English "asynchrone Veranstaltung".

Time: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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

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.

Registration for Exchange students in the Gutenberg School of Law: Please add the course to the specific course registration form for law students.

Registration for Exchange students from other departments: Please add the course to the general course registration form for Exchange students from GIS and send it to erasmus-jura@uni-mainz.de.

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.

The course is designed as an online course. Details regarding the exam and its procedure will be explained in the first session of the course.

Time: Fridays, 08:30 - 10:00
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In this course, you will practice identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the types of arguments which prevail in everyday life, public and academic discourse, and your studies. Learn to interpret and evaluate claims and debates, to strengthen and solidify your own arguments, to deal with fallacious reasoning, and to stay on top of things in the daily flood of opinions, claims, and reasonings. We will also learn how to recognize reliable sources, especially on the internet.
The required texts, as well as further readings, will be made available online after registration.
The course, along with its assignments and readings, will be offered and evaluated in English.

No prior technical knowledge is required to participate, only oral and written English skills. As it addresses interdisciplinary core competencies, the course is suitable for students from all subjects.
Students will obtain 4 ECTS credits for participation, homework assignments, and written term paper (due August 31, 2021).

Tuesday 12-14 CET (daylight saving time!), introductory session: April 27, 2021
Further sessions on: May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, and July 13.

The course is offered online with seven joint live-sessions and further individual assignments. Further information to be clarified in the introductory session.

Time: Tuesdays, 12:00 - 14:00
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Studium generale: please send an e-mail to Andreas Hütig (ahuetig@uni-mainz.de) with your name, student number ("Matrikelnummer") and your subject at JGU.

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: Fridays, 14:00 - 16:00
Location: online

Credits: 3 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

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 2021 - 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: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/german-as-a-foreign-language/german-courses-for-international-students-enrolled-in-a-study-program/

Link: Courses

 

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: 2-6 ECTS

How to register

Please find information on registration here: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/german-as-a-foreign-language/german-courses-for-international-students-enrolled-in-a-study-program/

Link: Courses

 

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.

Der Kurs führt in zwei Schritten zum B2-Niveau:
Schritt 1: WiSe 2020/2021 > Deutschkurs Studium & Beruf B2.1
Schritt 2: SoSe 2021 > Deutschkurs Studium & Beruf B2.2

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

Time:

B2.1: Mondays, 12:00 - 14:30 & Wednesdays, 10:00 - 13:15

B2.2: Tuesdays, 13:00 - 15:30 & Thursdays, 13:00 - 16:15

Credits: 7 ECTS

How to register

Please use the following link to register for the course: https://issk-en.uni-mainz.de/german-as-a-foreign-language/german-courses-for-international-students-enrolled-in-a-study-program/

Link: Courses

 

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.

Time:

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 - Course A: language level A2-B1

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 13:30 - Course A: language level A2-B1

Location: both courses online

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

Link: Course A & Course B

 

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.

Time: see course catalogue
Location: online

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

Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) zählt mit seinen Dramen und Erzählungen zu den bedeutendsten Schriftstellern des „Jungen Wien“. Mit „Casanovas Heimfahrt“ (1918) widmet sich die Veranstaltung einem seiner schönsten und besonders komplexen Prosatexte. Schnitzler behandelt darin nicht nur das ihn persönlich betreffende Problem des Alterns sowie in selbstreflexiver Weise Fragen des Schreibens und Erzählens, sondern mit der Abenteurerfigur, dem Verhältnis der Geschlechter zueinander und der Problematik der Sexualität gestaltet er Themen und Motive, die zu den wesentlichen Spezifika seiner Kunst zählen. Gleichzeitig gehört Casanova zu den besonders beliebten Stoffen der Jahrhundertwendeliteratur, wobei die historische und gesellschaftliche Verortung der Erzählung im späten 18. Jahrhundert eine implizite Bezugnahme auf den zeitgenössischen Hintergrund der Jahre unmittelbar vor dem Ende der Habsburger Monarchie enthält. Die Erzählung eignet sich somit in besonderer Weise, um sich mit Arthur Schnitzler im Kontext seiner Zeit zu befassen.
Die Übung zielt primär auf ein gründliches sprachliches, inhaltliches und strukturelles Verständnis des Textes, das im Rahmen einer schrittweisen Lektüre gewonnen werden soll.

Es können in der Veranstaltung durch das Absolvieren einer Prüfung am Semesterende maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte (mit qualifizierter Note) erworben werden.

Angesichts der derzeitigen Situation wird die Veranstaltung bis auf Weiteres als Online-Kurs abgehalten. Jede Woche gibt es den Auftrag, einen bestimmten Abschnitt des Textes in eigenen Worten schriftlich zusammenzufassen und dazu eine Vokabelliste zu erstellen.
Zu noch festzulegenden, einzelnen Terminen (Uhrzeit wird der regulären Veranstaltungszeit entsprechen) werden wir zur Klärung von Fragen und Problemen Video-Konferenz-Sitzungen durchführen (voraussichtlich über Microsoft Teams). Auf der E-Learning-Plattform ILIAS wird zudem ein Kursbereich eingerichtet, in den ich Materialien und Informationen einstelle und über den ich mit Ihnen über Mails kommuniziere.
Nähere Informationen zur Organisation des Kurses erhalten Sie nach der Anmeldung in einer Nachricht, die über Jogustine verschickt wird.

Bitte beschaffen Sie sich unbedingt die beim Reclam-Verlag erschienene Textausgabe (keine andere!):

  • Arthur Schnitzler: Casanovas Heimfahrt. Novelle. Herausgegeben von Johannes Pankau. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2003 (= Reclams Universalbibliothek; 18106). ISBN 978-3-15-018160-7; Preis: 5,40 EUR (Siehe zum Beispiel die Angaben auf der Seite „Buchhandel.de“: https://www.buchhandel.de/buch/Casanovas-Heimfahrt-9783150181607)

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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

not available

Time: Wednesdays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: online

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

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 English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2020/21 - History & Culture

Course description

This seminar will analyze the last hundred years of German history since the end of World War I from a historical perspective. Our main points of interest will be the unstable democracy during the Weimar Republic, the rise of national socialism and the Nazi rule, the years after WW II different until the division of Germany in two states and their developments in the time of the so-called Cold War. The fall of the Berlin wall and the reunification process will lead us to the interpretation of the “Berlin Republic”. Our course will include the discussion of recent challenges like growing nationalistic populism, environment matters, challenges of European and foreign relations and pandemia. We will focus on the perspectives of challenges and perspectives and the power of the past. Therefore, we are interested in historical alternatives that have not been realized. Our spectrum includes the broad spheres of politics, economy, culture and society. We will critically reflect different “national narratives” and examine positions of historiographic interpretations.

The course is designed to provide an introductory overview of German history since the 20th century for incoming students of all academic disciplines. Moreover, in this class advanced students will be guided in more specialized and source-based research.

Tutorial: Techniques of Academic Work (only for incoming students)
The seminar will be accompanied by a tutorial (3 ECTS) introducing 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. We recommend taking part in both the seminar and the tutorial.

• Time: Wednesday, 12-2 pm
• Credits: 3 ECTS, 2 hours per week/2 SWS
• Contact and Registration: nordblom@uni-mainz.de
• Tutor: Paul Birkner

Requirements
• No requirements.
• Incoming students from all academic disciplines, study levels are welcome in this class.
• Participants should be able to read fluently scientific English texts.

Format
As long as the current restrictions are in place, we will not be able to meet as a class at the university. Since electronic resources provided by the JGU are limited, student access cannot be guaranteed, and moreover many participants are living in different world time zones right now, it will not be possible to simply transfer the whole course to a virtual classroom. The course takes place online. Every week a meeting is held a video conference on a voluntary basis. The content of the course can also be worked out synchronously. The presence in Mainz is not a prerequisite for successful participation. The focus will be on your thoughtful and critical engagement with the readings and issues in German historical research. For this purpose, you are asked to comment and upload the readings. Moreover, every participant will upload one course presentation. The colloquium sessions thus feature two formats:
• Thematic overview sessions (Weeks 2-11) highlight selected themes in a chronological order.
• Thesis preparation session (Week 12) will focus on your semester paper.

Assignments
• Under the actual situation there won’t be mandatory attendance. The whole course will be held as online class.
• Participants are expected to upload four homeworks in moodle until Monday, 6 pm (Mainz time), presentation week
• Participants are expected to prepare a presentation (text of 2 pages max. or slides or other media…) that illustrates and comments the subject of the week. It can be based on the weekly reading, but other material can be used as well. All sources should be indicated. The presentation has to be uploaded in Moodle by the date indicated in the study program.

Grading and ECTS
8 ECTS (class + tutorial)
Assignment as indicated above

- Exam and Grading
- Term paper 15.000-18.000 characters text, March 15, 2021 final paper due, sending to nordblom@uni-mainz.de.

2.250 characters (including empty spaces, annotations, excluded: title page, list of literature) = 1 ECTS
Format main text: font size: 12, line spacing 1,5
Format foot notes 10, line spacing 1,0

5 ECTS (class, no tutorial)
Assignment and exam as indicated above

1 ECTS (class)
Homework and presentation (written or slides)

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.

Readings
Under the current cirumstances of limited access to books in print the course is mainly based on the following books:
• Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918–2014: The Divided Nation, Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester 2015.
• Peter C. Caldwell/Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945. Politics, Culture, and society: Bloomsbury: London et alt. 2018.
• Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford UP: Oxford et al. 2011.
All assigned readings can be accessed either via hyperlink from the Syllabus, via electronic resources of the central library (ub.uni-mainz.de) of the JGU or on Moodle (lms.uni-mainz.de). Further reading suggestions will be given in class.

Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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 Thirty Years' War marks the end of the confessional conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. Recent research, however, emphasizes less the religious character of the war, but rather portrays it as a struggle for hegemony in Europe. The lecture approaches the war from a wide range sources and aims to deepen central aspects of a conflict that marked an important shift in the European balance of power.

Recommended literature:

Wilson, Peter H.: Europe's tragedy: a history of the Thirty Years War, London 2009. Wilson, Peter H.: The Thirty Years War. A Sourcebook, Oxford 2010.

If you prefer to train your German reading skills, I recommend the following literature:

Gotthard, Axel: Der Dreißigjährige Krieg. Eine Einführung, Stuttgart 2016 (utb. Geschichte); Kampmann, Christoph: Europa und das Reich im Dreißigjährigen Krieg: Geschichte eines europäischen Konflikts, Stuttgart 2008; Schmidt, Georg: Der Dreißigjährige Krieg, München 2006 (Beck Wissen); Ders.: Die Reiter der Apokalypse. Geschichte der Dreißigjährigen Krieges, München 2018.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 16:00
Location: The seminar will most likely take place digitally in weekly sessions on Skype for Business or MS Teams

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

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). Both will be held online on a web based conference system. Please ensure that you are equipped with a web cam, in order to participate in the interactive course.

A field trip to some prominent sites in Mainz (in person) will be offered towards the end of the course, if possible. Should the pandemic situation not allow this, you will be offered a virtual excursion instead.
You are required to undertake 2 oral online exams (each ca. 15 mins and you have the choice between a German and an English version) which you will have to pass with at least 50% each to receive your credit points (8 ECTS in total). Apart from that you are invited to contribute a short presentation (10-15 mins.) and/or to hand in a seminar paper (in German or English), should you require it. After receiving your results hereof, you of course would be free to decide whether it should be included in your course grading or not.

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

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by History: Attention: a JGU email address is necessary for your registration to participate in this course! Send an email to jreissma@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:
• your first and your last name (!)
• your „Matrikelnummer“ (!)
• your field of study/subject, semester (= how many semesters have you studied so far?) and your home university’s name (!)

Should you have any questions in advance, please don´t hesitate to contact the above e-mail-address.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Why is Champagne since about 100 years considered to be the nec plus ultra of sparkling wines and
not, for example, Sekt from the Mosel valley, Prosecco from Italy or Cava from Spain? And why are
these specialty products in an often emotionalised way connected to a very specific territory?
This course will be devoted to the “reputation history” of a wide variety of iconic European specialty
products, such as, for example, Roquefort cheese, saffron, truffles, Champagne, port wine, marzipan,
and caviar. It offers a set of instruments that will help to analyse the components of specialty
product reputation, but it also provides conceptual tools that shed light on the complex of typicality and
regional identity.

Recommended reading:
Typicality in History : Tradition, Innovation, and Terroir
Ceccarelli, Giovanni / Grandi, Alberto / Magagnoli, Stefano (eds.)
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 2013
476 pp., 12 ill., 33 tables

ISBN 978-2-87574-007-6 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0352-6328-2 (eBook)

Time

This seminar will be offered as a block seminar:
information session Wednesday 4th November 2020, 17:00-18:00
session 1A Friday 13th November 2020, 9:30-17:30
session 1B Saturday 14th November 2020, 9:30-13:00
session 2A Friday 27th November 2020, 9:30-17:30
session 2B Saturday 28th November 2020, 9:30-13:00

Location: online

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

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 (Course A & B online, Course C hybrid)

Link: Culture Studies II: Course catalogue (Online)

 

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 (Online)

Link: Culture Studies III: Course catalogue (Online)

 

Course description

Students learn about the most important theoretical accesses to human geographical issues in the context of globalisation; they will acquire skills enabling them to understand theoretical perspectives and to independently transfer them to current problem areas. Therefore, students develop the ability to critically and reflexively design, present and defend their own theoretical positions on the basis of arguments. The mutually dependent written works, i.e. essay and paper, strengthen the participants’ reading and writing skills. In the seminar, common theories in social sciences (e.g. action theory, systems theory, etc.) as well as approaches and concepts in culture theory are analysed on the background of their implications for an empirically substantiated conceptualisation of spatial references of social relationships. Therefore, students read and discuss selected key texts in their original versions.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This seminar is an introduction to the diverse practices of narrative filmmaking in Indian cinema. As we journey across the length and breadth of India through cinema, we will encounter multiple languages, genres and storytelling techniques that make up the rich tradition of Indian filmmaking. By focusing on the practice of specific filmmakers, the seminar will also reflect on the medium by investigating complex layers of form and content. Through a rigorous process of viewing and critical analysis, intricate connections with Indian sociopolitical realities, both historical and contemporary, will be forged. From romance to magic realism, and comedy to melodrama, we will be immersed in a cinema that is simultaneously poetic and political.

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

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Film Studies: ! Course only open to students of the Humanities and Social & Cultural Sciences ! Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The point of departure for this seminar is the retrospective Black Light, curated by Greg de Cuir Jr, first presented at Locarno FIlm Festival in 2019. The retrospective proposed a survey of international black cinema that was open and inclusive of cross-cultural influences and interaction. Likewise, in this seminar we will trace a history of international black cinema, primarily across the 20th century but with certain incursions into the 21st. In the process we will challenge accepted mythologies of the general construction of dominant histories of cinema, from an exaltation of the role of the director at the expense of other creative contributors, to the prioritising of feature-length narrative cinema, and of course the tendency to center Western and patriarchal points of view. We will at times adhere to and at times depart from the lineup of films originally presented in the retrospective, ultimately using that lineup as a helpful start but not as a final destination. (See list in the link below) Weekly screenings will be complemented by readings that destabilise and subvert similar received wisdom and dogmas in the study and theorisation of cinema. The goal of this seminar is less to arrive at a definitive counter-canon than to vigorously counter the canon, because a concern with method and critical thinking is of far more importance not just in struggling for an improved cinema culture but also for an improved world. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4V1nYdQWAI2QlJCQW54clc5dWZleEJZRVhZMDNmZ09SQVBr/view?usp=sharing

Greg de Cuir Jr is an independent curator, writer and translator. He has lectured and given talks at Stanford University, University of Chicago, École de recherche graphique in Bruxelles, Universität Wien, and many other institutions. He received his DPhil from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade and his MA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Film Studies: ! Course only open to students of the Humanities and Social & Cultural Sciences ! Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

In recent decades, notions of Recognition have increasingly been mobilized in settler colonial contexts to mediate claims to lands and resources between settlers and aboriginal peoples (cf., e.g., Moreton-Robinson 2015). In contrast to philosophical positions stressing the liberating implications of Recognition (cf., e.g., Taylor 1994; Honneth 2018), however, scholars such as Glen S. Coulthard (cf., e.g., Coulthard 2014) or Elizabeth A. Povinelli (cf., e.g., Povinelli 2002) have frequently argued that these philosophical, legal and political conceptions of a multi-cultural, pluralist and inclusive nation state do in fact represent yet another instrument in the toolbox of settler colonial regimes of domination and dispossession.
By reconstructing the ongoing debate over the consequences of the implementation of a Politics of Recognition, this course provides both an introduction to and a critical discussion of central features of contemporary conceptions of setter colonialism (cf., e.g., Wolfe 2006; Smith 2015). What are settler colonialism’s distinctive features; and why would a differentiation between various types of colonialism prove analytically valuable? Apart from extensive studies of particular conflicts over lands and resources, situated primarily in (post)colonial Northern America and the Circumpolar North (cf., e.g., Harris 2001; Nadasdy 2017), this course puts a strong emphasis on the implications of Settler Colonial Studies to current Gender and Queer Theories (cf., e.g., Rifkin 2011) and the Anthropology of the State (cf., e.g., Simpson 2014). How, for instance, can we conceive of concepts such as sovereignty in settler colonial contexts (cf., e.g., Alfred 2004); and how are notions of sovereignty in settler colonial configurations related to notions of territoriality and historicity (cf., e.g., Povinelli 2001; Kauanui 2008)? Which forms of subjectivity are articulated, ‘recognized’ by settler colonial “ideological state apparatuses” (Althusser 2014), and which are not (cf., e.g., TallBear 2013)? What kinds of assemblages of human and non-human entities are representable within settler colonial juridico-political frameworks of power (cf., e.g., White 1999), and which are not (cf., e.g., Povinelli 2016)?

Recommended readings

Alfred, Taiaiake (2004): Sovereignty. In: Deloria, Philip J. & Salisbury, Neal (eds.): A Companion to American Indian History. Malden, MA et al.: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 460—473.
Althusser, Louis (2014 [1970]): On the Reproduction of Capitalism: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses. London & New York: Verso.
Coulthard, Glen S. (2014): From Wards of the State to Subjects of Recognition? Marx, Indigenous Peoples, and the Politics of Dispossession in Denendeh. In: Simpson, Audra & Smith, Andrea (eds.): Theorizing Native Studies. Durham & London: Duke University Press, pp. 56—98.
Harris, Douglas (2001): Fish, Law, and Colonialism: The Legal Capture of Salmon in British Columbia. Toronto et al.: University of Toronto Press.
Honneth, Axel (2018 [1992]): Kampf um Anerkennung: Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte. Berlin: Suhrkamp.
Kauanui, Kehaulani J. (2018): Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen (2015): The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty. Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press.
Nadasdy, Paul (2017): Sovereignty’s Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon. Toronto et al.: University of Toronto Press.
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. (2016): Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. (2002): The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. (2001): Settler Modernity and the Quest for an Indigenous Tradition. In: Gaonkar, Dilip Parameshwar (ed.): Alternative Modernities. Durham & London: Duke University Press, pp. 24—57.
Rifkin, Mark (2011): When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty. Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press.
Simpson, Audra (2014): Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
Smith, Andrea (2015 [2005]): Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
TallBear, Kim (2013): Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press.
Taylor, Charles (1994 [1992]): The Politics of Recognition. In: Gutmann, Amy (ed.): Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 25—73.
White, Richard (1999 [1980]): Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington. Seattle & London: University of Washington Press.
Wolfe, Patrick (2006): Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native. In: Journal of Genocide Research 8 (4), pp. 387—409.

Time: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Forum 7, room HS14

Credits: 8 or 10 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course aims at introducing students to the current (state-of-the-art) research concerning issues related to non-dominant, less-widely spoken, often marginalized and endangered linguistic communities in different parts of the world. A special focus, though, in the course is paid to regional and minority/heritage language (RMHL) issues in Europe. In the course, students are introduced to different theoretical approaches and research directions concerning minority and heritage languages. In addition, students explore historical, sociopolitical and economic implications for language policies and practices concerning RMHL, and critically discuss the role and symbolic values attached to these languages in different speech communities. The topics of the course include (but are not limited to) language ideologies/attitudes toward minorities, minority language policy and planning, language loss, death and endangerment, language revitalization and reclamation, language shift and maintenance, family language planning, linguistic human rights, among others.

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

Credits: 4 ECTS (more ECTS possible for extra assignments)

How to register

Course offered by Northern European & Baltic Languages and Cultures: Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation).

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

The seminar will create an online platform to discuss current reactions to the Covid-19 Pandemic from theological and interreligious perspectives. We shall look for models of interpretation provided by the religious traditions and their scriptures, especially the biblical texts, and the ethical guidance religious communities offer for coping with the pandemic.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: online

Credits: 3 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Protestant Theology: 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 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 (3 ECTS) can be taken together with the history classes for incomings (5 ECTS).

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45 (likely bi-weekly)
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 - Winter Semester 2020/21 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one.

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

Oral presentation + written exam + class participation

In the seminar, the students obtain 5 ECTS credits for participation, written exam, oral presentation, and homework assignment.

!!! The seminar will probably only take place until the end of 2020. Further information will follow !!!

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: The seminar is scheduled as a hybrid format comprising presence and online dates. Introductory session: 4.Nov.2020; 16.15-17.45Uhr (online)! Further information will follow after registration.

Credits: 5 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Faculty 02: Course open to all exchange-students. Please use the form "Anmeldung Lehrveranstaltungen für Austauschstudierende" (after immatriculation). Registration possible in any of the subjects of Faculty 02.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course invites exchange students and regular JGU students as well as students from all FORTHEM partner universities to actively participate in an intercultural dialogue.

Participants attend an intense training in intercultural communication where they reflect their cultural backgrounds and learn how it shapes their perceptions in international contexts. Besides that, participants can gather international teamwork experience.

In small and diverse groups, they produce animated videos supported by the JGU centre for audio-visual production which enables hands-on training. At the end, participants have not only learned to engage professionally and confidently in intercultural communication but also expanded their international network.

Time:

06/11/20 | 14:00-15.30 | Introductory session

25-28/11/20 | 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 | Intercultural training and video production

28/11/20 | from 16:00 | Virtual Christmas party

01-17/12/20 | Day-by-day publication of the created videos

18/12/20 | 14:00-15:30 | Concluding session

Location: online

Credits: 3 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

We may have another interesting event for you, starting in November. Since 2014, the Educational Science department under the coordination of Dr. Petra Bauer has been participating in the “Edit Video Challenge” – a competition in which student teams create an educational video that needs to include 3 keywords given by the organizers.
In order to take part in the challenge, you do not need to study educational sciences, students from all fields are welcome. All webinars and instruction manuals are in English, so you do not need to have German proficiency to participate. If you need more information on this event or on what was done in the past, please check the following web page:
http://www.editvideochallenge.org/
If you are interested in taking part in an international team, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvrL8N9uPeTPZg8s0n0ifnsbdXlYh0gqe-BwMig8G18vpaXg/viewform
In case that you are interested in participating in this challenge and want to show your multimedia skills, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Petra Bauer (bauerp@uni-mainz.de).

Zeit: 18. - 26. November 2020
Ort: online

Credits: n/a

Link: Webseite

 

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: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-617 Seminarraum

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

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

Time & Location:  The course takes place as a digital course. Information can be found in Moodle.

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 seminar aims to examine the role of new media technologies in the context of authoritarian closed communities, with a specific focus on the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. The seminar will focus on the social, political, and cultural implications of digital media in the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel today, including digital media’s political power and various roles, especially its role in forming safe spaces and reframing the community’s boundaries. To address these aims, the seminar will focus on mapping the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel from a historical and contemporary perspective, understanding the relationship between religion and state in Israel, and focusing on the important role of technologies in general and media technologies in particular in the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.

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

Time & Location:  The course takes place as a digital course. Information can be found in Moodle.

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

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.

The Reading Course takes place on six Thursdays during the winter term. In each session theoretical, methodological or empirical texts are discussed in depth. Further information will follow by e-mail.

Time: Thursdays (19.11., 26.11, 10.12., 14.01., 28.01., 11.02.), 14:15 - 15:45
Location: both courses online

Credits: each course 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

Theoretical fundamentals of media geography are taught in this seminar. Students deal with established specialist articles on films, television, radio, audio drama and photography from a geographical perspective. The articles are presented and discussed in the group. Reference to everyday life of media geographical theories and their globally networked effectiveness is of particular importance.

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

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Globalisation processes result in an extensive societal re-negotiation of spatial references of social, economic and political relationships and are, therefore, at the focus of human geographical research. The module “Geography and Globalisation“offers a detailed introduction to a wide range of globalisation processes and phenomena; in doing so, theoretical concepts are linked with topicalempirical examples and subjected to acritical review.
In the advanced seminar, theoretical accesses to globalisation topics (e.g. transnationalism, time-space-compression, historical localisation of the process,etc.) are introduced. With the aid of reading materials, participants develop these topicsand deepen their knowledge. In this way, important thematic areas of the globalisation debate (including globally networked economy, geopolitics, identity and culture) are made accessible. Focus is particularly placed on economic and social aspects. Furthermore, topics of globalisation geography are highlighted and discussed on the basis of empirical examples (including global commodity and value-added chains, capital transfers, information flows, global media industries, migration processes, global cities,etc.). Students cooperate in groups to develop and critically reflect analytically complex topics.

Time: Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: Muschel, Room N3

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course Catalogue

 

Course description

The main aim of this course is to introduce students to various practical (real world) applications of sociolinguistic knowledge. In this course we will focus on language-related societal issues, for instance, linguistic diversity and social (in)justice(s) in such areas as work, education, human security, civic and political participation. In addition, we will also explore the ways how sociolinguistic knowledge can be applied in professional contexts (education, policy planning, law and justice, community outreach projects, etc.) and, hence, make an impact (and contribute to a change) in such fields as refugee’s language assessment, migrant integration processes, employment, teaching heritage languages, and other.

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

Credits: 4 ECTS (more ECTS possible for extra assignments)

How to register

Course offered by Northern European & Baltic Languages and Cultures: 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 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 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 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: Mondays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: online

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

not yet available

Time: 07.11., 08.11., 14.11., 15.11, 09:00 - 18:00
Location: online

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

Overview:

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: Mondays, 12:15 - 13:45
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 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.

!!! The tutorial will probably only take place until the end of 2020. Further information will follow !!!

Introductory session: 13. Nov. 2020 - 13.15-14.45h

Time: Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: The tutorial is offered online with alternating live-sessions and independent sessions. Further information will follow after registration.

Credits: 3 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

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 2020/21 - 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: https://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/issk-eng/registration-for-the-german-courses/

Link: Courses

 

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: 2-6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Courses

 

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.

Der Kurs führt in zwei Schritten zum B2-Niveau:
Schritt 1: WiSe 2020/2021 > Deutschkurs Studium & Beruf B2.1
Schritt 2: SoSe 2021 > Deutschkurs Studium & Beruf B2.2

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

Time: Tuesdays, 13:00 – 15:30 & Thursdays 13:00 – 16:15 (synchronous & asynchronous phases)

Credits: 7 ECTS

How to register

Please use the following link to register for the course: https://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/issk-eng/registration-for-the-german-courses/

Link: Courses

 

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.

Time: Group A: Thursdays, 14:00 - 15:30 - Group B: Thursdays, 16:00 - 17:30
Location: online

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

Link: not yet available

 

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.

Time: see course catalogue
Location: online

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

1928 wurde in Berlin die von Bertolt Brecht verfasste und von Kurt Weill komponierte Dreigroschenoper uraufgeführt. Das Stück basiert auf John Gays The ?eggar’s Opera (1728); es wurde der größte deutsche Theatererfolg des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Das Stück stellt eine satirische Attacke auf die bürgerliche Moral dar und ist ein frühes Beispiel des von Brecht entwickelten ‚Epischen Theaters‘.

Die Übung wird im Wesentlichen aus einer auf das sprachliche und sachliche Verständnis des Stückes abzielenden Textlektüre bestehen. Am Ende des Semesters können durch das Absolvieren einer Prüfung eine qualifizierte Note und maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte erworben werden.
Angesichts der derzeitigen Pandemie wird die Online-Kurs abgehalten. Jede Woche gibt es den Auftrag, einen bestimmten Abschnitt des Textes in eigenen Worten zusammenzufassen und dazu eine Vokabelliste zu erstellen.

Empfohlene Literatur
Bitte beschaffen Sie sich unbedingt folgende Textausgabe (z.B. bei Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/Die-Dreigroschenoper-Erstdruck-Suhrkamp-BasisBibliothek/dp/3518188488/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=9783518188484&qid=1586276593&s=books&sr=1-1): Brecht, Bertolt: Die Dreigroschenoper. Der Erstdruck 1928. Mit einem Kommentar von Joachim Lucchesi. Frankfurt/M. 2004 (= Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek 48). 6,00 €; ISBN 9783518188484

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf maximal 8 Personen beschränkt; darüber hinaus können keine weiteren Teilnehmer*innen zum Kurs zugelassen werden.

Es ist nicht möglich, zugleich beide Lektüreübungen (bei Julia Josten und bei Carsten Jakobi) zu belegen.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: In order to register for the class, please send an email directly to the teacher: cjakobi@uni-mainz.de. Please line out why you are interested in this course und proof your certified level of German as well as your students registration number ("Matrikelnummer")

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

This course will take place on mondays from 10-11:30 am.
You can successfully complete the course and perform your services without having to be in Mainz.

To register for this course, send a personal e-mail to the teacher: jujosten@uni-mainz.de.
In the e-mail, please justify your interest in participating in the course and state your certified language level and matriculation number.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 8 persons; no further participants can be admitted to the course.

It is not possible to take both reading exercises (with Julia Josten and Carsten Jakobi) at the same time.

Contents:
The focus of this course is the debut novel "In Plüschgewittern" by the German author Wolfgang Herrndorf (1965-2013), published in 2002. The aim is to achieve a detailled understanding of the text – both linguistically and in terms of content. The text unfolds along the descriptions of the nameless protagonist, who just broke up with his girlfriend Erika and – after a brief stopover with his brother and his family – ends up with his best friend Desmond in Berlin. The events portrayed from the protagonist's point of view range from wild house parties to drink-intensive bar visits to clumsy dating attempts; the main topics are homosexuality and heterosexuality, the normativity of couple relationships and friendships as well as prevailing social discourses. In addition, the novel offers the opportunity to deal with the definition of the genre "pop literature" or "pop novel", to develop intertextual references to other German-language works, and to become familiar with the lexical peculiarities of the German language around the turn of the millennium.
During the reading exercise you can earn 1 ECTS point (regular participation and homework) to 4 ECTS points (paper) as well as a qualified grade. Alternative examination achievements (essay, presentation, etc.) for the acquisition of ECTS points are possible in consultation with the course instructor.

Recommended reading list:
Please be sure to obtain the following text edition:

Wolfgang Herrndorf: In Plüschgewittern. Rowohlt Paperback Publisher. (8,99 €) - Please select an edition of the new edition which will be published in 2012 or later.

Time: Mondays, 10:00 - 11:30
Location: online

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: see course description

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Der Rhein zählt zu den bekanntesten Flüssen Europas und gilt als „Herz Deutschlands". Doch was verbirgt sich hinter diesem Strom, der so viele Mythen nährt? Und: Kann ein Fluss Geschichte schreiben?
In unserem Kurs wollen wir diesen Fragen nachgehen. Wir werden die „Biographie“ des Rheins seit dem 19. Jahrhundert in einer transnationalen, multiperspektivischen Beziehungsgeschichte zu erschließen versuchen. Dazu beschäftigen wir uns zum einen mit der Problemgeschichte des Flusses, wie sie sich in Politik, Umwelt, Verkehr und Wirtschaft stellt(e). Zum anderen nähern wir uns aus kulturgeschichtlicher Perspektive gleichsam dem Innenleben des Stroms. Eine Vielzahl von Relikten (z.B. Loreley, Rheinromantik) steht für die Träume und Sehnsüchte der Menschen, die mit dem Fluss in Berührung kamen. Welche Rolle spielte also der Rhein in den letzten beiden Jahrhunderten im Gemütshaushalt und als Erinnerungsort für das Selbstverständnis insbesondere der Deutschen? Und wie gestalten sich seine gegenwärtigen Perspektiven in Europa, insbesondere am Oberen Mittelrhein? Im Ausblick sollen die Befunde zum Rhein mit denen zu anderen großen Flüssen verglichen werden.

Kursziel
Der Kurs soll
• Grundlagen für das Verständnis zentraler Entwicklungen, Strukturen und Begrifflichkeiten der deutschen Geschichte in Europa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert und insbesondere Westeuropas vermitteln und diese zu regionalen Erscheinungen in Verbindung setzen,
• in vielfältige Untersuchungsfelder des Faches Geschichte einführen und ihre Zusammenhänge aufzeigen,
• mit fachspezifischen Arbeitsmitteln zur deutschen Geschichte vertraut machen,
• Darstellungsformen der Präsentation und Vermittlung historischer Sachverhalte in einer internationalen Lerngruppe einüben.

Zusatzangebot Tutorium / Tutorial (nur für Incomings)
Für Incomings wird ergänzend ein Tutorium: Techniken Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens / Tutorial: Techniques of Academic Work (only for incoming students) angeboten (3 ECTS; Mittwoch 12-14 Uhr; Kontakt und Anmeldung: nordblom@uni-mainz.de)

Zielgruppen
• Der Kurs richtet sich zum einen an Studierende der Geschichtswissenschaft, die eine Übung in Neuester Geschichte oder Neuzeit oder einen regionalgeschichtlichen Schwerpunkt auf Bachelor- oder Masterniveau belegen wollen.
• Zum anderen richtet sich der Kurs ausdrücklich an Incomings aller Fächer und Studienniveaus.

Format
Wegen der Pandemie findet der Kurs online statt. Jede Woche werden wir uns auf freiwilliger Basis zur Kurszeit in einer Online-Konferenz treffen. Der Kurs kann jedoch auch synchron absolviert werden – die physische Anwesenheit in Mainz oder die Präsenz zur Kurszeit ist daher nicht zwingend. Die Materialien werden auf Moodle (lms-uni-mainz.de) eingestellt. Eine Exkursion auf freiwilliger Basis ist vorgesehen, soweit es das Pandemiegeschehen erlaubt.

Anforderungen
• Wegen der aktuellen Bedingungen gibt es keine Teilnahmepflicht an den wöchentlichen Online-Konferenzen.
• Drei schriftliche Hausaufgaben werden im Laufe des Semesters verlangt.
• Alle Studierende beteiligten sich mit einer kurzen Präsentation im Kurs. Nähere Informationen enthält der Kursplan/Syllabus.

Noten und ECTS (nur für Incomings)

8 ECTS (Kurs und Tutorium)
- Die Kursnote ergibt sich aus der Note der Hausarbeit.
• Umfang der Hausarbeit: 15.000-18.000 Zeichen, Abgabeschluss: 15.03.2021
(1 ECTS = 2.250 Zeichen (einschl. Leerzeichen, Anmerkungen, ohne Titelblatt, Literaturverzeichnis)

5 ECTS (Kurs ohne Tutorium)
Anforderungen siehe oben

1 ECTS (Kurs ohne Hausarbeit und ohne Note)
Anforderung: drei schriftliche Hausaufgaben und Präsentation

Die Zahl der ECTS (Kurs 5-7 + Tutorium 3/0 ohne Tutorium) ergibt sich nach dem Arbeitsaufwand (“Workload”). Die Zahl der ECTS kann daher individuell an die Anforderungen der Entsendeuniversität angepasst werden.

Literatur und Quellen
Auf Grund der aktuellen Situation werden die zentrale Kursliteratur sowie Quellen elektronisch in Moodle (lms.uni-mainz.de) bereitgestellt.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:45
Location: online

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

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 English for Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2020 - History & Culture

Course description

tba

Time: Wednesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: NatMed, room 01-355 (Seminarraum 5)

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

n/a

Credits: n/a

How to register

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

Link: n/a

 

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

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, 16:15 - 17:45 (lectures) & Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 (reading course)
Location: NatFak, Senatssaal on 7th floor (lectures) & NatFak, room N 239 (reading course)

Credits: 2 ECTS (lectures) & 2 ECTS (reading course)

How to register

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

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

 

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 (seminar) & Fridays, 12:15 - 13:45 (tutorial)
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-511 (both seminar & tutorial)

Credits: 8 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology: Send an email to jreissma@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:
• your first and your last name
• your „Matrikelnummer“ (if you already have one)
• your field of study/subject, # of semesters and your home university’s name

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 (3 ECTS) can be taken together with the history classes “German History since the 20th Century. Culture of Remembrance” (5 ECTS) or “Das Hambacher Fest 1832 im kulturellen Gedächtnis. Eine forschungspraktische Übung” (5 ECTS).

Time: Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: NatMed, room 02-369 (Seminarraum 6)

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 2020 - 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.

Lecture

Time: Wednesdays, 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 01-731

Tutorial

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-731

Credits: 2 ECTS (Lecture) + 3 ECTS (tutorial)

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 (lecture) / Course catalogue (tutorial)

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, room P2

Credits: 3 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: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-611

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

Overview

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, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P205

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 aim of the seminar is to work on media-geographically relevant topics in greater depth, focusing on the connections between media-geographical perspectives and different forms of media. Students prepare a presentation on a media-geographic topic and lead a practice lesson. Possible topics are:

Geography and…
o Film & Cinema
o Photography
o Comics & Graphic Novels
o Music & Video Clips
o Sound & Audioplays
o Advertising
o Video Games
o Digital Platforms
o Graffiti & Street Art
o News & Journalism
o (…)

In addition, three lectures will be attended as part of the seminar (mini-symposium in May). The module exame is the creation of a scientific blog on a media geography topic.

Time: 4 sessions (Fri., 24 April; Sat., 25 April, Fri., 03 July & Sat., 4 July) each day from 10:00 - 17:00
Location: NatFak, 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

After a general introduction into cartographic fundamentals and a discussion on the theoretical problems of maps as a powerful visualisation tool, the course intensively grapples with the web-based “user generated geographic content” of the social web, particularly with the specific social architecture of amateur mapping projects, such as Open Street Map, and the effectiveness and issue of the mashup-cartography on the basis of Google Maps and Google Earth. Following the theoretical study of the fundamentals of digital geography participants create their own internet-mapping-project, especially with the goal of being able to independently use social technologies of Web 2.0 as research tools. Potential further topics of the tutorials: Economic structures of Web 2.0, social media marketing, geographies of video games, power and hierarchies in the process of wiki-based knowledge production,etc. Addressing the current developments of each topic rounds off the seminar.

Time: 3 sessions (Weekend of 17-19 April), each day from 10:00 - 16:00
Location: NatFak, room 04-223

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 seminar explores newly arising forms of entrepreneurship and labor which are related to and dependent on social media. This includes the emergence of small-scale businesses, for instance, by selling hand-crafted products on online-platforms or by becoming “mumpreneurs” using twitter or blogs for sharing parental experiences and placing products. Such new economic activities are analyzed from a geographical perspective.

After dealing with relevant texts, the students will start an own qualitative analysis of selected social media activities. A report has to be submitted at the end of the course.

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

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

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 2020 - 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: 2-6 ECTS

How to register:new registration period 03.04.2020 - 15.04.2020

Please find information on registration here: Registration for German courses

Link: Course program

 

General information

Im Wintersemester 2019 /2020 finden am Internationalen Studien- und Sprachenkolleg (ISSK) ein Deutschkursfür internationale Studierende der JGU statt, die nach dem Studium einen berufsbezogenen Aufenthalt in Deutschland planen und sich bereits während des Studiums sprachlich auf das Arbeitsleben hierzulande vorbereiten wollen.

Literature
Fokus Deutsch
Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf B2
Verlag Cornelsen
ISBN 978-3-06-020991-0

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

Time: Tuesdays, 13:00 - 15:30 & Thursdays, 13:00 - 16:15


Credits: 7 ECTS

How to register

Please use the following link to register for the course: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

 

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.

Time: Tuesdays, 08:30 - 10:00

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

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.

Im SS 2020 wird für alle Grammatik-Kurse ein gemeinsames digitales Angebot in ILIAS (https://ilias.uni-mainz.de) zur Verfügung gestellt. Sie finden es unter folgendem Pfad: Magazin >> FB 05 - Philosophie und Philologie >> Deutsches Institut >> Deutsche Philologie >> Abteilungen >> Deskriptive Sprachwissenschaft >> GRAM SS 2020
Das Passwort teilen wir Ihnen nach Ablauf der zweiten Prüfungsanmeldephase per Jogustine-Mail mit.

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

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

 

Course description

Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) zählt mit seinen Dramen und Erzählungen zu den bedeutendsten Schriftstellern des „Jungen Wien“. Mit seiner berühmten Erzählung „Traumnovelle“ (1925/1926) widmet sich die Veranstaltung einem späten Text aus der Zeit nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und dem Ende der Habsburgermonarchie. Erste Ideen zur Erzählung reichen jedoch weit zurück, und thematisch wie motivisch lassen sich an ihr wesentliche Spezifika von Arthur Schnitzlers Prosakunst aufzeigen. Die „Traumnovelle“ gehört zu den populärsten Texten Schnitzlers. Sie wurde von Stanley Kubrick mit Nicole Kidman und Tom Cruise („Eyes Wide Shut“, 1999) prominent verfilmt.

Die Übung zielt vor allem auf ein gründliches sprachliches, inhaltliches und strukturelles Verständnis des Textes, das im Rahmen einer schrittweisen Lektüre gewonnen werden soll.
Es können in der Veranstaltung durch das Absolvieren einer Prüfung am Semesterende maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte (mit qualifizierter Note) erworben werden.

Angesichts der derzeitigen Pandemie wird die Veranstaltung bis auf Weiteres als online-Kurs abgehalten. Jede Woche gibt es den Auftrag, einen bestimmten Abschnitt des Textes in eigenen Worten zusammenzufassen und dazu eine Vokabelliste zu erstellen.
Falls technisch umsetzbar, werden wir zu noch festzulegenden, einzelnen Terminen (Uhrzeit wird der regulären Veranstaltungszeit entsprechen) versuchen, zur Klärung von Fragen und Problemen direkt miteinander zu kommunizieren (Chats oder Konferenzschaltungen). Nähere Informationen zur Organisation des Kurses erhalten Sie nach der Anmeldung über Jogustine.

Empfohlene Literatur
Bitte beschaffen Sie sich unbedingt folgende Textausgabe (z.B. bei Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/Traumnovelle-Textausgabe-mit-Kommentar-Materialien/dp/3150190428/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=Schnitzler+traumnovelle&qid=1586335460&sr=8-1 )
Arthur Schnitzler: Traumnovelle. Hg. v. Sabine Wolf. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2013 (= Reclam XL, Text und Kontext; Band 19042). ISBN: 9783150190425, Preis: 4,- €.

Als Ergänzung empfiehlt sich zudem:
Heizmann, Bertold: Erläuterungen und Dokumente zu Arthur Schnitzler: Traumnovelle. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2006 (= Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, Band: 16054).

Time: Thursdays, 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Philosophicum, room 01-471 (Übungsraum des Deutschen Instituts)

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Kurs angeboten von Germanistik: Anmeldung per Email an gis@international.uni-mainz.de.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

1928 wurde in Berlin die von Bertolt Brecht verfasste und von Kurt Weill komponierte Dreigroschenoper uraufgeführt. Das Stück basiert auf John Gays The ?eggar’s Opera (1728); es wurde der größte deutsche Theatererfolg des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Das Stück stellt eine satirische Attacke auf die bürgerliche Moral dar und ist ein frühes Beispiel des von Brecht entwickelten ‚Epischen Theaters‘.

Die Übung wird im Wesentlichen aus einer auf das sprachliche und sachliche Verständnis des Stückes abzielenden Textlektüre bestehen. Am Ende des Semesters können durch das Absolvieren einer Prüfung eine qualifizierte Note und maximal 4 ECTS-Punkte erworben werden.
Angesichts der derzeitigen Pandemie wird die Veranstaltung zumindest in den ersten Wochen als online-Kurs abgehalten. Jede Woche gibt es den Auftrag, einen bestimmten Abschnitt des Textes in eigenen Worten zusammenzufassen und dazu eine Vokabelliste zu erstellen. Nähere Informationen zur Organisation des Kurses werde ich über Jogustine kommunizieren.

Empfohlene Literatur
Bitte beschaffen Sie sich unbedingt folgende Textausgabe (z.B. bei Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/Die-Dreigroschenoper-Erstdruck-Suhrkamp-BasisBibliothek/dp/3518188488/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=9783518188484&qid=1586276593&s=books&sr=1-1)
Brecht, Bertolt: Die Dreigroschenoper. Der Erstdruck 1928. Mit einem Kommentar von Joachim Lucchesi. Frankfurt/M. 2004 (= Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek 48). 6,00 €; ISBN 9783518188484

Time: Tuesdays, 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Philosophicum, room P101

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by German Studies: By personal email to cjakobi@uni-mainz.de. After registration you will be provided with more information via Jogustine.

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

n der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere in der Zeit von 1830 bis 1848/49, lässt sich eine Vielzahl von öffentlichen Bekundungen beobachten, die sich kritisch mit den sozialen und politischen Verhältnissen der Zeit auseinandersetzten. Die Praktiken, Unmut kundzutun und eine Veränderung der Verhältnisse herbeizuführen, waren auch qualitativ vielfältig. Sie reichten von legalistischen Vorgehensweisen bis hin zu revolutionären Ansätzen, sie umfassten Protestformen bis hin zu widerständigem Verhalten. Auch das Spektrum der Akteure war breit: Sowohl bürgerliche wie nichtbürgerliche Gruppen begehrten auf. Im südwestdeutschen Raum kommt dem Hambacher Fest von 1832 als politischen Fest in diesem Zusammenhang besondere Bedeutung zu. Ende Mai versammelten sich auf dem Hambacher Schloß in der Nähe der südpfälzischen Stadt Neustadt mehr als 20.000 Menschen und forderten die „Einheit“, „Freiheit“ und „Wiedergeburt“ Deutschlands. Sie setzen sich damit von der monarchischen Herrschaft im vielgliedrigen Deutschen Bund ab . Auch wenn die politischen Bemühungen der Initiatoren des Hambacher Fests letztlich erfolglos blieben, die zentralen Akteure verfolgt und gemaßregelt oder ins Exil getrieben wurden, haben die Ereignisse von Hambach Anlass zu Deutungskämpfen gegeben. Die Auseinandersetzung um die Bedeutung des Hambacher Fests und um den ihm angemessen historischen Ort im regionalen, nationalen und europäischen Kontext dauert bis heute an. Sie werden in der Wissenschaft und der Öffentlichkeit ausgetragen.

In unserem Kurs werden wir unsa.in einem ersten Schritt mit dem Hambacher Fest in seinem politischen Kontext sowieb.mit markanten Phasen dieser Erinnerungsgeschichte beschäftigen. Dabei leiten uns die zentralen Fragen nach zeitspezifischen Entstehungsbedingungen. Akteuren, Interessen und der Medialität der jeweiligen kulturellen Erinnerungskonstrukte um Hambach. Die Beschäftigung mit diesen Fragen dient der Einführung in das geschichtswissenschaftliche Arbeitsfeld der historischen Erinnerungsforschung und der anwendungsbezogenen Public History.FormatWegen der gegenwärtigen Beschränkungen durch die Pandemie werden keine Treffen im Klassenraum stattfinden. Vielmehr werden wir in der Regel im Selbststudium auf der Grundlage von Arbeitsaufträgen und gelegentlichen Videokonferenzen arbeiten – dies ist geboten, da einige KursteilnehmerInnen die Lehrveranstaltung aus anderen Weltzeitzonen verfolgen werden. Dieses Arbeitsformat macht uns überdies von der synchronen Verfügbarkeit elektronischer Medien unabhängig. Um das Kursziel zu erreichen, sind die regelmäßige und kritische Lektüre der Sitzungstexte sowie die sorgfältige und kontinuierliche Erledigung der Arbeitsaufträge wichtig. Darüberhinaus wird jeder TeilnehmerIn gebeten, einmal im Kurs einen Sitzungstext oder Rechercheauftrag als „Presenter“ schriftlich vorzubereiten. Die Übung beinhaltet•thematische Überblicke sowie •forschungspraktische Elemente durch Online-Recherchen.

LEKTÜRE/VORBEREITUNG

Es gibt kein spezielles Lehrbuch für diesen Kurs. Die Literatur zur Vorbereitung wird via Moodle zur Verfügung gestellt oder ist im Netz zugänglich. Eine umfängliche Literaturliste (Stand 2007, zumeist Printwerke) ist verfügbar unter https://www.demokratiegeschichte.eu/index.php?id=189. Weitere Literatur im Kurs.

Austauschstudierende können im Kurs 5 ECTS sowie einen benoteten Leistungsnachweis
erwerben. Die Punktezahl kann individuell durch höheren/geringeren Arbeitsaufwand an die
Vorgaben der Heimatuniversität angepasst werden.
Bei Besuch des ergänzenden und freiwilligen Tutoriums („Tutorium für Incomings – Tutorial:
Techniques of Academic Work, only for incoming students“, 2 SWS) können weitere 3 ECTS
erworben werden.

Die Kursnote für Austauschstudierende ergibt sich durch
a. eine schriftliche Prüfung am Ende der Vorlesungszeit ODER
b. eine mündliche Prüfung (15 Minuten) am Ende der Vorlesungszeit ODER
c. die Anfertigung eines schriftlichen Essays oder einer Hausarbeit (1 ECTS = 1 Textseite
á 2250 Zeichen einschl. Leerzeichen). Die Themenwahl erfolgt in Absprache mit der
Dozentin. Abgabeschluss: 15. September 2020.

Solange die derzeitigen Restriktionen gelten, ist nur die Prüfungsform c. (Essay/Hausarbeit)
möglich.

Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 - 12:00
Location: BKM, room 00-011 SR 05

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

Das Projektseminar zur Geschichte der Gärung thematisiert epochenübergreifend und in transdisziplinärer Perspektive die Gärung als einen chemischen Vorgang, der von höchster Relevanz für die Entwicklung der menschlichen Zivilisation war. Der Kurs soll den Zugang zu diesem Thema theoretisch wie praktisch erschließen. Dazu wird mit den Studierenden u.a. einen Nutzgarten nach dem Vorbild indigener Völker Nordamerikas angepflanzt sowie Gerichte nach überlieferten Rezepten nachgekocht. Die Studierenden werden dadurch in die Lage versetzt, die Bedeutung natürlicher biochemischer Vorgänge für die menschliche Ernährung von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart zu verinnerlichen. Ausgehend vom Nutzgarten soll die systematische Kultvierung und Verarbeitung von Nahrungsmitteln und deren kulturelle Bedeutung bis ins 21. Jahrhundert aufgezeigt werden, darüber hinaus sollen die Studierenden dazu angeregt werden, interdisziplinär und vernetzt zu denken und die Methoden anderer Fachwissenschaften – auch der Naturwissenschaften - in der Geschichtswissenschaft zu kontextualisieren.

Preliminary plan of the sessions

1. Der Anfang der Landwirtschaft: Einen nordamerikanischen Garten anbauen*
2. Die Geburt des Staates: Brot und Bier in frühen Zivilisationen
3. Demeter und Bacchus: Käse und Wein in der Antike
4. Im Gargantuas Bauch: Gären im Mittelalter*
5. Chicha und Schokolade: Der kolumbianische Austausch
6. Die Reformation: Das Bier vor Luther*
7. Das Barock: Tortellini à la Scappi
8. Kimchi in der Ära des Imperialismus
9. Die Ernährung im Dritten Reich: die Vollkornbrotpropaganda
10. Essen und Trinken in Stalins UdSSR: Den neuen Menschen ernähren
11. Die grüne Revolution: Tempeh für Alle!
12. Requiem für das Anthropozän: Die Zukunft der Ernährung
* Kurssitzungen im Botanischen Garten / Küche der K3 Mensa

Additional information

Die Veranstaltung beginnt ab Mi, den 13. Mai 2020
i.d.R. Mi, 16:15-17:45 Uhr Raum P101 (Philosophicum)
Ausnahmen:
Mi, 13. Mai, 16:15-18.30 Uhr im Botanischen Garten
Mi 27. Mai, 16:15-18:30 Uhr in K3 Mensa
Mi, 3. Juni,16:15-18:30 Uhr in K3 Mensa
Sa, 6. Juni, 9-12 Uhr (Raum n.n.)

Time: see above
Location: see above

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

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.

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 or here: Website of inFORM-Tutorial

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 English for Exchange Students - Winter Semester 2019/20 - History & Culture

Course description

n/a

Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-617

Credits: 5-8 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

Course description

The seminar “Negotiating Regional Identity through Film: Film History in Rhineland-Palatinate” focuses on film and film production in the region Rhineland-Palatine (RLP). The course takes a closer look at the traces of film works since 1903 (under the British production company Heptworth) and the production of early documentaries and genre films. Of special interest is the production of the Western movie “BULL ARIZONA” (1919, Piel Jutzi) which was shot in the Maudacher Bruch. Jutzis combination of an US-American storytelling tradition (Western) and a German scenery marks a new approach and is an interesting starting point for discussions on the usage of different national story telling strategies in the international context.

By reflecting on regional film and well-known sceneries (such as the Porta Nigra, Beilstein on the Moselle or the St. Nicholas Hospital in Bernkastel-Kues) students will gain a deeper knowledge on geographical and historical backgrounds in relation to cultural products. Yet, also critical voices to the Heimatfilm and its connection with the German history should find their place.

Contemporary works will also be taken into account: e.g. the film epos HEIMAT (1981-2012) by Edgar Reitz, which illustrates the life after the end of the Second World War until the German Unification in a village of this region. Reitz reflects in his works not only on the term and meaning of “Heimat” but also discloses its inconsistencies. It creates a new perspective on the “Heimatfilm” genre by questioning its romanticizing attitude. This leads also to the connection between regional productions influence narration and discourse of historical events.

Further topics will be the “Mainzer Tatort” (a crime drama), the media location “Rhineland-Palatine (optional visits of the broadcast station “ZDF” or Film-und Medienforum), international productions in the region, research opportunities for film and media in RLP, film funding and film tourism.

The combination of German film history and regional aspects promotes a deeper cultural understanding which makes this course especially suitable for international students who want to get a closer insight into the “Medienstandort” Rhineland-Palatine.

The class is open for students of any fields of studies.

Time: Mondays, 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Medienhaus (Wallstraße 11), room 01-002

Credits: 5 ECTS + 1 ECTS for the Screenings

How to register

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

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

Students learn about the most important theoretical accesses to human geographical issues in the context of globalisation; they will acquire skills enabling them to understand theoretical perspectives and to independently transfer them to current problem areas. Therefore, students develop the ability to critically and reflexively design, present and defend their own theoretical positions on the basis of arguments. The mutually dependent written works, i.e. essay and paper, strengthen the participants’ reading and writing skills. In the seminar, common theories in social sciences (e.g. action theory, systems theory, etc.) as well as approaches and concepts in culture theory are analysed on the background of their implications for an empirically substantiated conceptualisation of spatial references of social relationships. Therefore, students read and discuss selected key texts in their original versions.

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

Credits: 6 ECTS

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

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. Regarding its development, the relationship between man and nature has been very complex from the beginning. 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. Hereby it will offer a glimpse into the multiple aspects of interaction between man and nature (e.g. hunting, agriculture, architecture and cuisine) and into some theories of perception.

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

Bei diesem Q+Baustein geht es um „Simulationen“ aus interdisziplinärer, nämlich künstlerischer und zugleich ethnologischer Perspektive. Am Beispiel des Projekts „Staging Times“, das Theaterschaffende und Fotografen aus Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenia, Malawi, Mali und Südafrika zusammenbringt, werden mögliche Herausforderungen und Konfliktfelder in den verschiedenen Projektphasen besprochen und simuliert. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der interkulturellen Kommunikation, aber auch auf inhaltlichen Auseinandersetzungen bezüglich der Bedeutung von Kunst und Kultur in unterschiedlichen regionalen Kontexten. Darüber hinaus werden von den Studierenden Konzepte für die Präsentation des Projekts in Afrika und in Europa entwickelt.

Zentrale Fragestellungen sind zum Beispiel:
Wie ist eine Partnerschaft auf Augenhöhe trotz ökonomisch unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen möglich?
Auf welchen Wegen ist eine Kommunikation mit mehreren Partnern vielversprechend?
Auf welchen Ebenen kann sich ein künstlerischer Dialog entfalten?
Welche Erwartungshaltungen und Vorurteile prägen und beeinflussen die Kooperation?
Ggf. kann eine Ausstellung zum Projekt (und die Arbeit der Studierenden) an der Universität Mainz präsentiert werden.

Staging Times“ mündet 2020/2021 in drei Theaterinszenierungen, die sich erstmals 2020 in Bujumbura präsentieren und in einer Ausstellung, die ab 2020 auch in Europa gezeigt wird, ggf. auch im Rhein-Main-Gebiet.

Lehrende: Clemens Bechtel absolvierte das Studium der Angewandten Theaterwissenschaften in Giessen. Er arbeitet seit 25 Jahren als freier Regisseur in Deutschland, der Schweiz, Österreich, Dänemark, Rumänien, Malawi, Mali, Burkina Faso und Burundi. Neben seinen vorwiegend dokumentarischen Theaterarbeiten leitete er verschiedene internationale Netzwerke. In „Hunger for Trade“ arbeiteten acht Theater aus vier Kontinenten m Schauspielhaus Hamburg zusammen über die globale Nahrungsmittelindustrie. In „Human Trade Network“ recherchierten und arbeiteten Theater aus Rumänien, Indien, Burkina Faso und Deutschland zum Thema Menschenhandel. In „Longing for the Future“ im Auftrag der Universität Basel kooperierten Fotografiestudierende aus Bamako, Mali mit Gleichaltrigen aus Zürich zum Thema Erwachsen Werden. Die Bilder waren wiederum Ausgangspunkte für verschiedene Theaterarbeiten.

In „Staging Times“ bilden Künstler aus Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenia, Malawi, Mali, Südafrika ein Netwerk und erarbeiten drei Theaterproduktionen (die erstmals 2020 in Bujumbura präsentiert werden) und eine Ausstellung, die ab 2020 auch in Europa zu sehen wird.

Noemi Steuer arbeitete mehr als zwanzig Jahre als Schauspielerin an deutschsprachigen Theatern (u.a. in Mannheim, Basel, Essen) und spielte in vielen Film- und Fernsehproduktionen mit (u.a. „Die zweite Heimat“ von Edgar Reitz). 1992 absolvierte sie in Köln und Basel das Studium der Ethnologie und Soziologie; in ihrer Dissertation befasste sie sich mit verschiedenen Formen sozialer Anerkennung in Mali, Westafrika.
Seit 2013 arbeitet Noemi Steuer am Zentrum für Afrikastudien in Basel, ist dort für Leitung und Koordination verschiedender Forschungsprojekte in Westafrika verantwortlich. Zudem konzipiert sie kulturelle Projekte in Deutschland und Mali und begleitet diese in wissenschaftlicher Hinsicht.

Gemeinsam mit Clemens Bechtel hat sie das Projekt „Staging Times“ entwickelt.

Time: Blockseminar 25. & 26.10.2019 and 15. & 16.11.2019
Location: Philosophicum II, room EG 00.212

Credits: 2 ECTS

How to register

Course offered by Studienprogramm Q+: If interested in this course, please write the Q+-Team StudienprogrammQPlus@uni-mainz.de.

 

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” (5 ECTS) or “Kalter Krieg in Rheinland-Pfalz” (5 ECTS).

Time: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Philosophicum, room P201

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 - Winter Semester 2019/20 - Social Sciences & Society

Course description

Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one.

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

Oral presentation + written exam + class participation

In the seminar, the students obtain 5 ECTS credits for participation, written exam, oral presentation, and homework assignment.

Time: Wednesdays, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: SB II, room 02.146

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

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: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-617

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

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

n/a

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: Course catalogue

 

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: Wednesdays, 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: Thursdays, 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

Students acquire the relevant theoretical fundamentals of media geography and the skills enabling them to critically deal with a globalised and media-charged day-to-day-world in a problem-orientated manner, particularly with a view to the effects of a globalised and media-dependent world through the reception of different. Students develop active technical and aesthetic competencies in dealing with and applying different media (audiovisual, dramaturgical, creative). In this part of the module, theoretical fundamentals of media geography are taught in a Seminar. Students deal with established specialist articles on media geography from a geographical perspective. The articles are presented and discussed in the group. Reference to everyday life of media geographical theories and their globally networked effectiveness is of particular importance.

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

Credits: 6 ECTS

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: 6 ECTS

How to register

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

Link: Course catalogue

 

Course description

Aim:
We are keen to welcome students from Mainz and all over the world to participate in this comprehensive intercultural training. In this course you will team up in small groups to reflect on your own cultural background, how it is perceived by others, and how you in turn perceive habits shaped by different cultures.

Content:
In this course you are sensitized to pitfalls lurking when encountering different cultures, are enabled to actively shape your own presence in international contexts and to engage successfully in intercultural situations
The course will take place weekly. In three block sessions taught by Ellen Rana, a professional intercultural trainer and academic from Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, you get an insight into the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication. You will apply this knowledge to your own intercultural experiences throughout the semester by realising a video project in intercultural teams. Thus, other sessions will consist of workshops about video production and tutorial sessions with hands-on assignments for the video teams.

Course work:
The course work consists of keeping a learning journal to reflect on your own intercultural experiences in Mainz, of teaming up with other German and international participants to create a short video based on these experiences and reflections, and of finally writing your own critical reflection on the finished videos.

Time: Fridays, 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Georg-Forster-Gebäude, room 02-751

Credits: 3 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. In addition, please write an email to international.fb02@uni-mainz.de providing the following information: your first and your last name, your Matrikelnummer (if you already have one) and your field of study/your subject at your home university

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, 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Philosphicum, room P107

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

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

 

General information

Im Wintersemester 2019 /2020 finden am Internationalen Studien- und Sprachenkolleg (ISSK) zwei Deutschkurse für internationale Master-Studierende der JGU, die nach dem Studium einen berufsbezogenen Aufenthalt in Deutschland planen und sich bereits während des Studiums sprachlich auf das Arbeitsleben hierzulande vorbereiten wollen.

Course 1: Deutsch für den Beruf B1+ für Akademiker

Course description

Dieser Kurs richtet sich an ausländische Master-Studierende mit einem abgeschlossenen B1-Niveau und führt von der Niveaustufe B1 zu B1+. Der Kurs ist auch sehr gut für ausländische Ph.D.-Studierende, Postdocs, Gastwissenschaftler*innen und Mitarbeiter*innen der JGU geeignet.
Da das Ziel des Kurses eine erste gezielte sprachliche Vorbereitung auf den Berufseinstieg für Akademiker in Deutschland ist, ist der Kurs für Studierende vorgesehen, die nach dem Studium einen berufsbezogenen Aufenthalt in Deutschland planen.
Inhaltlich liegt deshalb der Fokus auf Themen wie Bewerbungsprozess, Arbeitsverhältnisse, Arbeitsmarkt sowie Branchen und Berufe in Deutschland.
Im Bereich der Grammatik werden vor allem die wichtigsten Inhalte der Basisgrammatik (A1-B1) wiederholt und gefestigt.

Lehrwerk:
Fokus Deutsch. Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf. Vorkurs B1+, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, Cornelsen Verlag, ISBN 978-3-06-120898-1

Time: Thursdays, 15:00 - 18:15
Location: ISSK in Binger Str. 14-16, room 00-131

Credits: 4 ECTS

How to register

Please use the following link to register for the course: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

 

Course 2: Deutsch für den Beruf B2.1 für Akademiker

Course description

Der Kurs richtet sich an ausländische Studierende auf Masterniveau mit fortgeschrittenen Deutschkenntnissen (ab B1+), die den Berufseinstieg in Deutschland planen und sich bereits während des Studiums sprachlich auf das Arbeitsleben hierzulande vorbereiten wollen. Im Fokus des Kurses steht die Berufssprache, die auf der Allgemeinsprache basiert.
Auch ausländische Ph.D.-Studierende, Postdocs, Gastwissenschaftler*innen und Mitarbeiter*innen der JGU sind in diesem Kurs herzlich willkommen.
Dies ist kein Fachsprachekurs, er basiert vor allem auf der Kommunikation in allen Berufsbereichen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der interkulturellen Kompetenz. Gemeint sind folgende Themen:

1) Bewerbungsprozess, Bewerbungsmappe, Vorstellungsgespräch
2) Perspektiven für Tätigkeiten mit einem akademischen Abschluss
3) Arbeitsformen, Arbeitsorte, Arbeitsplatz
4) Termine, Telefonieren, Meetings
5) Interkulturelle Kompetenz im Berufsalltag
6) Arbeiten in interkulturellen Teams in Deutschland
7) Der deutsche Arbeitsmarkt
8) Konflikte im Team lösen
9) Weiterbildung

Im Bereich der Grammatik werden zusätzlich die wichtigsten Inhalte der Basisgrammatik B2 eingeübt und gefestigt.

Der Kurs führt in zwei Schritten zum B2-Niveau:
Schritt 1: WiSe 2019/2020 > Deutsch für den Beruf B2.1 für Akademiker (Kapitel 1-8 aus dem Lehrwerk „Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf“ + zusätzliche Materialien)
Schritt 2: SoSe 2020 > Deutsch für den Beruf B2.2 für Akademiker (Kapitel 9-15 aus dem Lehrwerk „Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf“ + zusätzliche Materialien)

Lehrwerk:
Fokus Deutsch, Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf B2
Verlag Cornelsen
ISBN 978-3-06-020991-0

Time: Mondays, 13:15 - 16:30 & Thursdays, 13:15 - 14:45
Ort: ISSK in Binger Str. 14-16, room 00-131

Credits: 6 ECTS

How to register

Please use the following link to register for the course: https://www.issk.uni-mainz.de/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/studienbegleitende-deutschangebote/anmeldung-fuer-die-deutschkurse/

 

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.

Time: Mondays, 08:15 - 09:45 (Group A - German level A2/B1) & Tuesdays, 08:15 - 09:45 (Group B - German level B2/C1)
Location: SB II, room 03-152 (Group A - German level A2/B1) & SB II, room 01-525 (Group B - German level B2/C1)

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

Link: Course Catalogue (Group A - German level A2/B1) & Course Catalogue (Group B - German level B2/C1)

 

Course description

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Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00
Location: SB II, room 03-134

Credits: 5-8 ECTS (depending on 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

Jüdisches Leben 1
Besichtigung der Synagoge Mainz, Interpretation Genesis 1,1 aus der Tora mit dem Mainzer Rabbiner, Teilnahme am Freitagsgebet, danach Teilnahme am Kiddusch, dem traditionellen gemeinsamen Essen mit der Jüdischen Gemeinde Mainz
Leitung: Rabbiner Aharon Ran Vernikovsky
Freitag, 6. Dezember 2019, 16:00 – ca. 20:00
1 Leistungspunkt/ECTS
Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Basiswissen Judentum; Besondere Literatur dazu nicht notwendig. Gute Deutschkenntnisse (mind. B2-Niveau).
Lernziele:
Einblick in die synagogalen Bräuche
Erkenntnisse über jüdisches Leben in Deutschland
Geschichte des Judentums in Mainz
Theologisches Grundwissen der Judaistik
Architektur einer Synagoge
Anforderungen: Lektüre Genesis 1,1
Veranstaltungsbeschreibung: Mainz besaß einer der ältesten und traditionsreichsten jüdischen Gemeinden Europas, bis ins späte 11.Jahrhundert war hier die wichtigste und bedeutendste Gemeinde nördlich der Alpen beheimatet. Zusammen mit Speyer und Worms gehörte Mainz zu den sog. SchUM-Städten, die Anfang des 13.Jahrhunderts in ganz Europa hohes Ansehen genossen und eine führende Rolle im askenasischen Judentum spielten. Das Wort „SchUM“ ist ein Akronym aus den Anfangsbuchstaben ihrer mittelalterlichen, auf die in Latein zurückgehenden hebräischen Namen „Schin“ (Sch) für Schpira, „Waw“ (U) für Warmaisa und „Mem“ (M) für Magenza. Erste urkundlich gesicherte Hinweise