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BA Fachvorstellung WiSe 2017/1018

Here's the pdf of our presentation.

Enrollment Procedure for English and American Studies Winter 17/18

How to find the list of modules and courses in English and American Studies 

All modules and courses are listed in Stud.IP. Find your degree programme and see an overview of the courses on offer in our department. Please be aware that changes in rooms, timetable, and courses are still possible.


How to enroll for courses in English and American Studies

Starting with the winter term 17/18, enrollment is no longer organized on a first-come-first-served basis (i.e. “Windhund-Verfahren”) which previously required you to sign in for courses at one specific day, hour, minute. We now use a system that, first of all, collects the number of students interested in a specific course over a longer period of time, and then draws lots to select the students that will be given a place in the selected course (i.e. “Los-Verfahren”). With this new system the enrollment process no longer depends on a fast internet connection and there is more flexibility about when you sign in for courses.


What to do

Step 1: Have a look at the modules offered this term and identify the ones you want to attend.

Step 2: For each module that you want to attend, choose the particular courses you want within the designated enrollment period to signal your interest in participation. Within this time frame, it does not matter when you signal interest (i.e. if the enrollment period runs from Monday to Friday, your chances of securing a seat are exactly the same whether you sign in on Monday afternoon, Tuesday night, or Friday morning).

Note A: Some modules, such as the introductory modules, offer a choice of numerous parallel courses. Select as many of the courses as possible and prioritize these (“drag&drop”). The more alternatives you select, the higher your chances of securing a place in the module.

Note B: Some modules consist of only one course (i.e. seminar); others require the enrollment in two or three different courses (i.e. tutorial, Übung, lecture). Check the relevant “Modulbeschreibung” for details.




Find the schedule for the registration process here.


Step 3: To ensure a productive learning and teaching environment, BA seminars are generally limited to 40 students. The maximum number of participants in Übungen in Language Practice, introductory modules and Master modules is lower. If the number of students interested in a particular course is at or below the maximum number of participants at the end of the enrollment period, all students will be granted a place in their preferred course. If the number of students interested in a particular course is larger than the maximum number of participants, the system draws lots and signs in the maximum number of participants. This is why it is important to select as many courses as possible when parallel courses are available – otherwise you might miss out completely.

Note: Stud.IP does not account for possible overlap with other courses, i.e. you may be allotted courses that overlap with another course in your second subject or another course in English. Choose one and sign out of the course that you do not want to attend.

Step 4: Once the enrollment period is up and the lots have been drawn, students who did not get a place in their requested course or students who were not yet registered in English/American Studies may sign up for any courses where the maximum number of participants has not yet been reached and seats are still available. These seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served-basis (“Windhund-Verfahren”). Students that sign up for a course that is already full will be transferred to a waiting list. Waiting lists are limited to max. 10 students.

Note: Please make sure you sign out of all courses that you do not want to attend to make room for another student.



If you did not receive your Stud.IP details in time and you missed the enrollment period, choose courses that still have seats available and write an e-mail to the lecturer explaining the problem. See Michaela Koch in an office hour if the problem persists.

Direct your queries regarding the enrollment procedure to m.koch(at) or see me in my office hour.

Note: Register for the department’s listserver to keep up to date with additional courses, vacancies, and other possible changes:

Gastvortrag: Multilingualism and eyetracking: using eye movements to study second and foreign language processing (23/11/17)

Liebe Studierende und andere Interessierte,

am 23. November 2017 wird Dr. Hanneke Loerts von der Riijksuniversiteit einen Gastvortrag geben zum Thema 'Multilingualism and eyetracking: using eye movements to study second and foreign language processing'. Der Vortrag findet von 10.00-12.00 Uhr statt in A05-0-055. Eine kurze Zusammenfassung finden Sie im Anhang. Alle sind herzlich eingeladen!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Ankelien Schippers

Past Events

Credit where credit’s due

Blocktermin zur Anrechnung von im Ausland erbrachten Studienleistungen und Auslandsaufenthalten

OKTOBER 11, 2017, 14-16, A6-2-212

Die Anglistik lädt Sie ein, Ihre im Ausland erbrachten Studienleistungen (alle Fachkomponenten!) sowie den Auslandsaufenthalt unkompliziert und effizient anzurechnen. Sparen Sie sich die Wege in verschiedene Sprechstunden und kommen Sie mit allen relevanten Unterlagen zum Blocktermin.

Vor Ort werden VertreterInnen aller Fachkomponenten eventuelle Nachfragen direkt klären und alle Leistungen anrechnen.

Wenn Sie im Ausland studiert haben, bringen Sie bitte Ihr Transcript (Original und zwei Kopien!), dokumentierte Prüfungsleistungen (gern auch digital), Kurs­beschreibungen, das Return Sheet sowie eine Gleichwertigkeits­beschei­ni­gung („Blankoformular“) und einen Modulschein mit.

Wenn Sie ein Praktikum o.ä. absolviert haben, bringen Sie bitte Ihr Arbeitszeugnis (Original und Kopie), das Return Sheet und einen Modulschein mit.

Die Formulare finden Sie zum Download auf der Homepage des Instituts.


Nach Abschluss des geisteswissenschaftlichen BA-Studiums stellen sich für manche die Fragen: Will ich einen Master machen? Gar promovieren? Möchte ich eine wissenschaftliche Karriere anstreben? Bin ich an einem Graduiertenstudium im englischsprachigen Ausland interessiert? Wenn Sie eine oder mehrere dieser Fragen mit „Ja“ beantworten können, könnte für Sie ein Graduierten-Studium in den USA von Interesse sein. Gastreferent Jan Hübenthal, Doktorand der American Studies am College of William & Mary, leitet einen Workshop zum Thema „Graduate Studies in den USA“. Der Workshop wird u.a. folgende Themenbereiche behandeln:

  • Struktur der „graduate studies“ an US-amerikanischen Universitäten
  • Erfahrungsbericht: Das Graduierten-Studium in den USA
  • Bewerbung/Vorbereitung/Voraussetzungen
  • Finanzierungs- und Förderungsmöglichkeiten
  • Diskussionsrunde – Frage & Antwort

Thursday, 13.07.2017
Time: 13:00‐14:30
Room: A02 3‐321

Please note: This workshop will be held in German. However, if you prefer, the speaker will be
available to answer questions in English after the workshop.

In times of marriage quality, military service and popular media saturation, HIV/AIDS has ceased to be central to U.S. LGBT rights politics. Medical innovations, particularly in terms of antiretrovirals and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), have made living (and surviving) with HIV possible. However, popular and political representations of “undetectable” viral loads—which seem to pave the road to a “post-AIDS” age—fail to account for the multiple layers of privilege that embed such biopolitical technologies in racial, political, and economic hierarchies. Using textual and visual examples, this talk argues that homonormative politics have exacerbated the vulnerability of minority populations to HIV/AIDS while also breathing new life into historical forms of AIDS stigma.

Jan Hübenthal (American Studies, College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia)

Thursday, 13.07.2017
Time: 16:00‐18:00
Room: A02 3‐321

BANG: BAs, Next Generation

The Department of English and American Studies proudly presents »BANG: BAs, Next Generation

Master students of English will be presenting the results of their BA theses in Linguistics, Didactics, and Literary and Cultural Studies and invite you to ask them about the development of their research question, the design of their research project, or their experiences during the writing process. This is your chance to talk about your upcoming BA thesis with classmates and Master students.

Join BANG for one or more of the talks on Friday, January 27, in room A6-2-212. No registration required!

Contact Michaela Koch for questions and further information.

BA Fachvorstellung WiSe 16/17

Here's the ppt to the Fachvorstellung BA WiSe 16/17.