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English courses

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No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
anb003.2 Praxisorientiertes Seminar zur Literaturwissenschaft (Gruppe 1) Course details Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lennartz, M.A.
anb003.2 Praxisorientiertes Seminar zur Literaturwissenschaft (Gruppe 2) Course details Monday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
Swantje van Mark
anb003.2 Praxisorientiertes Seminar zur Literaturwissenschaft (Gruppe 3) Course details Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Leonore Sell
anb003.2 Praxisorientiertes Seminar zur Literaturwissenschaft (Gruppe 4) Course details Tuesday: 18:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Michaela Hausmann
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 1) Course details Monday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 2) Course details Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 4) Course details Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 5) Course details Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 6) Course details Monday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 7) Course details Monday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 8) Course details Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.1 Oral Skills 2 (Gruppe 9) Course details Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 1) Course details Monday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 2) Course details Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 3) Course details Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 4) Course details Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 5) Course details Friday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 6) Course details Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 7) Course details Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 8) Course details Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb005.2 Written Skills 2 (Gruppe 9) Course details Wednesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb902.2 Pronunciation Exercises: American English Course details Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb902.2 Pronunciation Exercises: British English (Gruppe 1) Course details Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb902.2 Pronunciation Exercises: British English (Gruppe 2) Course details Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb902.2 Pronunciation Exercises: British English (Gruppe 3) Course details Tuesday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb902.2 Pronunciation Exercises: British English (Gruppe 4) Course details Friday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
David Wright, M.A.
anb906.1 GB Survey Course Course details Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Susan Marsland
anb906.2 USA Survey Course Course details Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
anb907.1 / anb913.1 From Sound to Sentence: Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax: Past and Present / Advanced Linguistic Analysis I: The English Vocabulary: Past and Present Course details
The disciplines of semantics and lexicology offer a variety of perspectives on the English vocabulary. While componential analysis defines the meaning of words with the help of distinctive components, prototype theory makes use of culture-dependent cognitive models categorizing reality. Lexical field theory refers to different semantic areas of the vocabulary, investigating paradigmatic sense relations between individual lexemes and corresponding hierarchical structures. As for syntagmatic relations, we will look at collocations, selection restrictions and idioms. In general, the synchronic approach will be complemented by diachronic issues concerning foreign influences on the English lexicon. From the perspective of applied linguistics, it is also illuminating to address lexicographical questions regarding the organization of the vocabulary in monolingual dictionaries.
Recommended textbooks:
Jackson, Howard and Etienne Zé Amvela (2007). Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology. 2nd edition. London: Bloomsbury.
Katamba, Francis (2005). English Words: Structure, History, Usage. 2nd edition. London: Routledge.
Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubert
anb907.1 From Sound to Sentence: Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax: Dissecting Fictional Language: Linguistic Levels Course details
This course will cover the many ways that scripted texts (including novels and TV shows) can be used to conduct linguistic research. The introduction will compare spontaneous, natural speech to scripted speech. We will then analyze fictional dialogues to uncover how aspects of phonology, lexicology and syntax are used to shape the characters and setting and used to define the final product as a whole.
Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Claudia Enzweiler
anb907.2 / anb913.2 From Text to Context: Text linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Language History: Varieties of English / Advanced Linguistic Analysis II: Varieties of English Course details
The English language manifests itself in different varieties that depend on a number of contextual and situational parameters. On the one hand, there are user-related varieties, which are based on the origin of the speaker with respect to region (dialects) or social group (sociolects). On the other hand, use-related varieties are associated with the variables of ‘field of discourse’ (topic under discussion), ‘medium’ (spoken/written), and ‘attitude’ (stylistic levels of formality). We will discuss different varieties of English (such as Pidgin English, Cockney, legal English or journalese) at the levels of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, investigating authentic fictional and non-fictional texts.
Recommended textbooks:
Biber, Douglas and Susan Conrad (2019). Register, Genre, and Style. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Schneider, Edgar W. (2020). English Around the World: An Introduction. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Thursday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubert
anb907.2 From Text to Context: Text linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Language History: North American Dialects Course details
We will explore dialects starting in the north with Canadian English and ending in the south with Louisiana’s Cajun English. After introducing the field of sociolinguistics, we will cover the history, accent, grammar and vocabulary of each dialect. The course ends with a demonstration of how knowledge of dialects can be applied to a variety of linguistic research.
Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
Claudia Enzweiler
anb908.1 / anb912.1 Epochs and Contexts of British / American Literacy History: The Age of Shakespeare / Controversial Texts in Bristih, Irish and American Literature: The Age of Shakespeare Course details Monday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lennartz, M.A.
anb908.2 Authors or Genres from 16th- to 21st-Century Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Close Reading and Afterlives Course details Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lennartz, M.A.
anb908.2 Authors or Genres from 16th- to 21st-Century Literature: Thomas Hardy´s Tess of the dÚrbervilles: Close Reading, Film and Reception Course details Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lennartz, M.A.
anb909.1 Action-based language teaching: Objectives, methods, approaches: Briding the gap: The transition from the primary to the secondary EFL classroom (Gruppe 1) Course details
In this class we will work on ideas to facilitate the transition from primary to secondary foreign language teaching. Major problems of the transition between primary and secondary foreign language teaching are the lack of information, communication and cooperation between the teachers of the two levels. Often teachers have little knowledge about “the other”. This is why, this class is specifically meant for both: primary and secondary students. Together, we will analyse conditions, requirements and learning cultures of the respective teaching situations. Recent research issues as well as models of good practice in the field of transition will be presented and discussed. Based on these insights we will develop “bridging-tasks” with the aim to guarantee a continuous skill and competence development in the EFL classroom.
Thursday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Brunsmeier
anb909.1 Action-based language teaching: Objectives, methods, approaches: Briding the gap: The transition from the primary to the secondary EFL classroom (Gruppe 2) Course details
In this class we will work on ideas to facilitate the transition from primary to secondary foreign language teaching. Major problems of the transition between primary and secondary foreign language teaching are the lack of information, communication and cooperation between the teachers of the two levels. Often teachers have little knowledge about “the other”. This is why, this class is specifically meant for both: primary and secondary students. Together, we will analyse conditions, requirements and learning cultures of the respective teaching situations. Recent research issues as well as models of good practice in the field of transition will be presented and discussed. Based on these insights we will develop “bridging-tasks” with the aim to guarantee a continuous skill and competence development in the EFL classroom.
Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Brunsmeier
anb909.1 Action-based language teaching: Objectives, methods, approaches: NN Course details
What do we mean by “student-orientation” when we design EFL lessons? Why is it important to have a solid command of a variety of language learning strategies, with their different approaches and methods? On the level of secondary education, this opens up a wide spectrum of formats how to engage EFL learners actively in their learning process (and progress). Apart from discussing elementary concepts essential for planning tasks and lessons in English, we will discuss the implications of a range of foreign-language teaching approaches, and examine their different task designs and objectives.
Tuesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
apl. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Meyer
anb909.2 Analyzing teaching materials for the EFL classroom Course details
In this class, we will look at materials in different media to be used in secondary school, analysing and examining their structures and contents. Scrutinizing textbooks (plus publishers’ adjunct material) as the “Leitmedium” (Engelbert Thaler) of EFL lessons, we will see how a range of different materials tie in with the school form-specific curricula, and how they shape a contemporary teaching/learning environment. Our specific focus will be on the multimediality of teaching and the multimodality of textbooks. We will first pay particular attention to the way textbooks and other materials develop learners’ skills, and then analyse selected pages or digital formats with multimodal tasks during the second half of term. These analyses will be presented, and discussed afterwards.
Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
apl. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Meyer
anb909.2 Analyzing teaching materials for the EFL classroom: Analysing (digital) materials and media for the EFL classroom (Gruppe 1) Course details
Materials and media like coursebooks, worksheets, document cameras, films, picture and word cards, novels, realia, etc. are part and parcel of today’s EFL classrooms. They offer various possibilities to enrich English language learning and teaching. We will analyse and discuss the roles, functions and potentials of different (analogue and digital) materials and media for the development of English language competences.
Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Brunsmeier
anb909.2 Analyzing teaching materials for the EFL classroom: Analysing (digital) materials and media for the EFL classroom (Gruppe 2) Course details
Materials and media like coursebooks, worksheets, document cameras, films, picture and word cards, novels, realia, etc. are part and parcel of today’s EFL classrooms. They offer various possibilities to enrich English language learning and teaching. We will analyse and discuss the roles, functions and potentials of different (analogue and digital) materials and media for the development of English language competences.
Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Brunsmeier
anb912.2 From Page to Paper: Analysis and Presentation: Fatal Women in Literature and the Arts Course details Tuesday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lennartz, M.A.

Profilierungsbereich

No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
len004 English Language Skills B1+ Course details
Hier geht es zur Modulbeschreibung
Monday: 08:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
M. Sc Christina Niese
len006 Essential Academic Englisch B2 Course details
Hier geht es zur Modulbeschreibung
Friday: 08:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
M. Sc Christina Niese
len007 Academic English B2+ Course details
Hier geht es zur Modulbeschreibung
Wednesday: 10:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
PD Dr. Anne-Marie Scholz
len008 Advanced Academic English C1 Course details
Hier geht es zur Modulbeschreibung
Thursday: 12:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
PD Dr. Anne-Marie Scholz
len012 English for Specific Purpose: Cultural Studies (B2+) Course details
Hier geht es zur Modulbeschreibung
Friday: 10:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
PD Dr. Anne-Marie Scholz
pbb077 EXCURSION/FIELD TRIP Entrepreneurship & Sports: Project Development in the context of intercultural exchange Course details Dates on Friday. 30.04.21 18:00 - 20:00, Friday. 28.05.21 14:00 - 18:00, Saturday. 29.05.21 09:00 - 16:00, Friday. 25.06.21 14:00 - 18:00, Saturday. 26.06.21 09:00 - 16:00, Monday. 20.09.21 - Friday. 24.09.21 00:00 - 00:01 Maik Fischer,
Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt
pbx014 Sustainability and the Future Course details Wednesday: 14:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Senan Gardiner
pbx015 Sustainability activism in uncertain times - Equipping ourselves to transform society Course details Thursday: 14:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Senan Gardiner
pbx018 European and international perspectives on social work Course details Dates on Monday. 31.05.21 - Friday. 04.06.21 09:15 - 16:45, Monday. 07.06.21 09:15 - 11:45 Magnus Frampton
pbx026 Contemporary Social Issues Course details Tuesday: 14:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Magnus Frampton
pbx040 International and Intercultural Management Course details
This class is an introduction to international and intercultural management and suited for students of all subjects.
Wednesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Wednesday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Moritz M. Botts
pbx043 Global Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility Course details
This class has a focus on the social responsibilities of business and how to certify and communicate them. While it is a specialty topic in business ethics, the class is suited for students of all subjects.
Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Thursday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 08/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Moritz M. Botts
pbx046 Philosophy of Emotions Related to Economics Course details Monday: 16:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 12/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Anna Szyrwinska-Hörig
pbx047 Principles of Moral Self-Obligation Course details Tuesday: 16:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Anna Szyrwinska-Hörig

Soziale Arbeit

No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
msb023.1 Introduction to European and International Social Work I Course details Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Magnus Frampton
msb023.2 Introduction to European and International Social Work II Course details Tuesday: 18:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 06/04/21) n.a.
Magnus Frampton
szb011 (8a) a Social Work in Germany (Gruppe A) Course details Wednesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Magnus Frampton
szb011 (8b) b Social Work in Germany (Gruppe B) Course details Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 07/04/21) n.a.
Magnus Frampton

Sprachenzentrum

No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
DAAD-Sprachprüfungen Course details
In dieser Studiengruppe findet der mündliche Prüfungsteil der DAAD-Sprachprüfungen statt.
PD Dr. Anne-Marie Scholz,
Christiane Drave, M.A.,
Joanne Bartenwerfer

Wirtschaft und Ethik

No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
web009.5 Historical Texts on Economy and Society (Historische Texte zu Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft) Course details
This is a readings class, meaning we will engage deeply with original texts from the field. It is especially suited for students preparing for their thesis. Note that while web009.5 and web009.6 are usually taught in German, this class will be in English during the summer semester 2021. This class is connected to web009.6.
Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Moritz M. Botts
web009.6 Current Texts on Economic Ethics and Business Ethics (Aktuelle Texte zur Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik) Course details
This is a readings class, meaning we will engage deeply with original texts from the field. It is especially suited for students preparing for their thesis. Note that while web009.5 and web009.6 are usually taught in German, this class will be in English during the summer semester 2021. This class is connected to web009.5.
Friday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 09/04/21) n.a.
Dr. Moritz M. Botts
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