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[Vl] General Course in Public International Law (Public International Law I), in englischer Sprache, 2st.  (AfK-Nr. 149 / MK 101 TM)
1. Semesterhälfte (in der 2. Semesterhälfte findet verblockt Public International Law III statt); Anmeldeverfahren für Studierende (inkl. AfK-Studierende) über StudIP

Anmeldeverfahren im Nebenfach Völkerrecht zur begleitenden AG über StudIP:
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßige Termine ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 14.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 20 (HS 1)
3 Einzeltermine:
Di. 17.01.2023,12.00 - 14.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, HS 44
Di. 14.02.2023,12.00 - 14.00 Uhr   (Klausur) Licher Straße 68, 20 (HS 1)
Di. 28.03.2023,12.00 - 14.00 Uhr   (Klausur) Licher Straße 68, 052

Zielgruppen:
Jura, PV, ab 5.  |  Jura, WV, 3./1.  |  Jura, NF, 1.  |  AFK

[Vl] IHL Clinic (International Humanitarian Law Clinic), 2st.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 26.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 17:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum:
Einzeltermin:
Mo. 07.11.2022,17.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Raum 002

Zielgruppe:
Jura, WV, ab 5.

[Vl] International Economic Law (Public International Law III), in englischer Sprache, 2st.  (MK 101 TM)
MK 101 Law in Transition
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
6 Einzeltermine:
Do. 12.01.2023,16.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Licher Str. 68, 051
Fr. 13.01.2023,08.00 - 12.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 031
Do. 26.01.2023,16.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Licher Str. 68, 051
Fr. 27.01.2023,14.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 031
Do. 09.02.2023,16.00 - 20.00 Uhr   Licher Str. 86, 051
Fr. 10.02.2023,14.00 - 17.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 031

Zielgruppen:
Jura, WV, 3./1.  |  Jura, NF, 3.

[Vl] Introduction to the English Legal System and its Terminology, 2st.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 27.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 21 (HS 2)
Einzeltermin:
Mi. 21.12.2022,15.00 - 23.00 Uhr   BEreitstellung der Videomitschnitte zu den vergangenen Vorlesungsterminen in Ilias ab 21.12.

Zielgruppe:
Jura, WV, 3./1.

Kommentar:

Fremdsprachige Lehrveranstaltung

Inhalte der Veranstaltung: General Introduction, Legal Profession, Structure and Jurisdiction of the Civil and Criminal Courts, Sources of Law, Doctrine of Precedent, Statutory Interpretation, the law of Contract, the law of Tort, Constitutional law, Criminal Law, Land Law, the law of Equity.

Leistungsnachweise: Am Ende der Veranstaltung wird die Möglichkeit gegeben, einen besonderen Leistungsnachweis i.S.d. § 9 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 lit. e) JAG in Form einer Präsenz- oder take home Klausur zu erbringen. Für die Teilnahme an dieser Leistungskontrolle ist die Anmeldung über Stud.IP zur Veranstaltung notwendig.


[Ü] Jean-Pictet Moot Court, in englischer Sprache
Blockveranstaltung, vgl. Aushang
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
k.A.

[Koll] Kolloquium: Model United Nations (Völkerrecht), 2st.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 020

Zielgruppe:
Jura, WV, 6./5.

[Si] Seminar: Academic and Activism freedom in context of fragile democracies
digital
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum:

[Si] Seminar: The International Politics of Energy and Sustainable Development
digital
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum:

Zielgruppen:
Jura, WV  |  L2,3,BBB,5, WPV, oSem

[sonst.] Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
vgl. Aushang
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
k.A.

 
[Vl+Ü] Advanced Econometrics  (02-VWL:MSc-St-1 / 02-VWL:MA-St-01 / 02-VWL:BSc-St-4*)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßige Termine ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
wöchentlich Do. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 24a

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung + Übung
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

The course Advanced Econometrics introduces to current econometric methods. Lecture and exercise classes will be held in English.
The content of the course will be presented at intermediate to advanced formal level and will provide a good methodological base both for applied work and more specific econometric methods. Students will learn about potential and limitations of several methods. Applications will focus mainly, but not exclusively, on examples from microeconomics including cross-sectional and panel analyses as well as on the specific methods for modelling discrete and limited dependent variables. The lecture will also provide references to current literature in applied econometrics and econometrics.
It is assumed that participants possess some basic knowledge of statistical concepts, in particular regarding estimation and testing.
The course will be followed in the summer term by one which adds content on time series econometrics and computer based methods and has a stronger focus on application of these econometric methods.
The course will take place in presence.

Der Kurs Advanced Econometrics bietet eine Einführung in die aktuellen ökonometrischen Methoden. Die Vorlesung und Übung werden auf Englisch gehalten, um auch internationalen Studierenden die Teilnahme zu ermöglichen.

Die Inhalte werden auf einem mittleren bis fortgeschrittenem formalen Niveau präsentiert und bieten eine solide methodische Grundlage für die angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung als auch für speziellere Methoden. Die Studierenden lernen die Möglichkeiten der verschiedenen Methoden, aber auch deren Grenzen kennen. Im Hinblick auf die Anwendungsgebiete konzentriert sich dieser Kurs auf die Mikroökonomie, z.B. auf die Modellierung von Querschnitts- und Paneldaten einschließlich der Fälle von diskreten und begrenzt abhängigen Variablen. Im Kurs werden die Studierenden auch in Berührung mit aktueller Literatur der angewandten Ökonomie und Ökonometrie kommen.

Es wird vorausgesetzt, dass die Teilnehmenden über Grundkenntnisse der Statistik, vor allem im Bereich schätzen und testen verfügen.

Im Anschluss an diesen Kurs können Studierende das Modul Zeitreihenökonometrie und computergestützte Verfahren besuchen, das sich auf die praxisorientierte ökonometrische Modellierung von Zeitreihen konzentriert.

Die Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.


[Vl+Ü] Empirical Economic Research and Econometrics (BSc/BA)  (02-VWL/BWL:BSc-St-2)
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Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 07.11.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Übung findet ausschließlich digital (synchron) statt

Zielgruppen:
BWL BA, WV, 5. Sem  |  VWL BA, PV, 5. Sem  |  B.Sc. WiWi, WPV, 4. Sem  |  M.Sc. VWL (4 Semester), WPV, o. Sem  |  M.Sc. BWL (4 Semester) , WV, o. Sem

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung und Übung
Vorlesung: asynchron digital
Übung: synchron digital
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

The course corresponds to the course "Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung und Ökonometrie" offered in the summer term in German. It focuses on VIP- and Erasmus students as well as on regular students who prefer English and/or a digital offer.

Participants should possess some basic knowledge about statistical concepts such as estimation of parameters and testing hypotheses. The course will introduce to basic concepts of applied economic research starting with a strong focus on data and preprocessing of data for further analysis. It will provide an introduction to multiple linear regression including testing of hypotheses on parameters and checking whether relevant assumptions are satisfied. The course will also introduce to the modelling of discrete dependent variables and to dynamic modelling, which eventually are used for forecasts. The exercises and additional material offered through Ilias should help the participants getting used to the application of these methods and, possibly, also to first own empirical analyses.


[Vl+Ü] Industrial Organization  (02-VWL:MSc-V1-2 / 02-VWL:MA-V1-01)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßige Termine ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 002

Zielgruppen:
M.Sc. BWL (4 Semester)  |  M.Sc. VWL (4 Semester),  |  M.Sc. BWL (2 Semester)  |  M.Sc. VWL (2 Semester)  |  M.A. BWL  |  M.A. VWL

Kommentar:

Structure: Lecture + Tutorial
Rhythm: Winter semester
Credits: 6 CP
Course description: 02-VWL:MSc-V1-2
Language: English
Required work: Final exam (85%) + Assignments (10%) + Participation (5%)
Lecturers: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Götz
Possible Major: Economics, Management

The recordings of the lecture from the past WS 20/21 can be found on the chairs Youtube channel Economics2Go; in the playlist Industrial Organization.

Course description:
This course extends the basic concepts of Industrial Organization and presents advanced methods and topics. The focus is on business strategies such as price discrimination and product differentiation and on strategic interaction in oligopoly. Students will learn about the importance of the research and development activities of firms and how they are influenced by public policy in general and by the patent system in particular. The course models and evaluates business behavior from both a public policy and a managerial perspective.

Literature:
Pepall, Richard, and Norman: Industrial Organization: Contemporary theory and practice, South Western, 3rd edition. 2005 (or Industrial Organization: Contemporary theory and practice, Wiley, 4th edition. 2008).
Pepall/Richards/Norman: Contemporary Industrial Organization: A Quantitative Approach, resp. We recommend that you buy the more advanced "Quantitative Approach" text book.
D.W. Carlton and J.M. Perloff: Modern Industrial Organization, Pearson, 4th edition 2005.
Luis Cabral: Introduction to Industrial Organization, MIT Press, 2000.
Tirole, J., The Theory of Industrial Organization. MIT-Press, 1988.
Industrial Organization - Markets and Strategies by Paul Belleflamme and Martin Peitz, Cambridge University Press 2010.
Helmut Bester: Theorie der Industrieökonomik, third edition, Springer, Berlin 2004.


[Vl+Ü] Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen/International Economics  (02-VWL:BSc-V3-1/MK-112-EN-DI)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßige Termine ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 24b

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung + Übung
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

Die Modulinhalte umfassen unter anderem Aspekte aus folgenden Gebieten der Außenhandelstheorie und -politik:

• Erklärung von Handelsstrukturen
• Effizienz- und Verteilungswirkungen von Handel und Globalisierung
• Instrumente der Handelspolitik und deren Wirkungen
• Handelspolitik der Entwicklungsländer

Die Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.


[Ü] Leadership  (02-BWL:BSc-B8-3)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 24.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: digital online

Zielgruppe:
02-BWL:BSc-B8-3

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung + Übung
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

Inhalte:
• Grundlagen der Personalführung
• Klassische Theorien der Personalführung (z.B. Führungsrollen und Verhalten von Managern, Eigenschaftsansatz, Führungsstiltheorien, situative Theorien)
• Moderne Theorien der Personalführung (z.B. charismatische und transformationale Führung, dyadische Führungstheorien, destruktive Führung, informelle Führung; Führungsethik/ethische Führung)
• Empirische Erkenntnisse der Führungsforschung

Die Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.


[Vl] Leadership  (02-BWL:BSc-B8-3)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 23 (HS 4)

Zielgruppe:
02-BWL:BSc-B8-3

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung + Übung
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

Inhalte:
• Grundlagen der Personalführung
• Klassische Theorien der Personalführung (z.B. Führungsrollen und Verhalten von Managern, Eigenschaftsansatz, Führungsstiltheorien, situative Theorien)
• Moderne Theorien der Personalführung (z.B. charismatische und transformationale Führung, dyadische Führungstheorien, destruktive Führung, informelle Führung; Führungsethik/ethische Führung)
• Empirische Erkenntnisse der Führungsforschung

Die Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.


[Vl+Ü] Theory of International Trade  (02-VWL:MSc-V3-1)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßige Termine ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Licher Straße 68, 45

Kommentar:

Struktur: Vorlesung + Übung
Turnus: Wintersemester
Credits: 6 CP
Sprache: Englisch
Prüfungsform: Klausur

Das Modul Theory of International Trade zählt zu den Wahlmodulen der Master of Science-Schwerpunkte Economics of Global Risk und Economics. Es wird empfohlen das Modul Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen bereits belegt zu haben.

Die Modulinhalte umfassen unter anderem Aspekte aus folgenden Gebieten der Außenhandelstheorie und -politik:

-Verallgemeinerungen der neoklassischen Außenhandelstheorie
-Handel in Zwischenprodukten und Fragmentierung der Produktion
-Weltmarktintegration und Auswirkungen an Arbeitsmärkten
-Globalisierung und Wirtschaftswachstum

Die Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.


 
[Si] Dignity and humiliation in neoliberal contemporary societies
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
6 Einzeltermine:
Do. 01.12.2022,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online
Do. 08.12.2022,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online
Fr. 09.12.2022,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online
Do. 19.01.2023,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online
Do. 26.01.2023,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online
Do. 02.02.2023,12.00 - 16.00 Uhr   online

Kommentar:

Neoliberal contemporary societies create and reproduce inequalities. Not only does this have material consequences, but it also affects subjectivity and the Self. The levels of dignity assigned to activities people perform are unequally distributed; manual or domestic work is less valued than academic or banking work for instance. Receiving social security benefits, if any, is interpreted as an individual failure and the person is considered less deserving.
In this seminar we will revise how dignity and humiliation operate in different societies by comparing the cases of Germany, Chile and India.
Students are expected to participate in the discussions and present some of the readings. The seminar will be a Block online Seminar.
Assignment/Leistungsnachweis
Students who want a grade from this course will need to submit an essay related to the topic in English or German (1.500 – 2000 words without bibliography). Details will be discussed with the lecturer according to specific requirements.


[P Si] Emotions in Politics and Society
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil II, E 002

Zielgruppen:
SoSc Ba, PV, oSem  |  GuK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  SLK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  VWL BA, PV/WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, PV/WPV, oSem  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  L2,3,5, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

Description: This seminar will examine different sociological and psychological theories in order to understand emotions and basic instincts in society (i.e., fear, rage, and desire). The aim is to understand how these emotions influence social and political interaction, how they are portrayed, and how they can be used (and abused) by others.
Online consultation hours: Every Wednesday with prior registration.


[P Si] Germany's Political and Social System in Comparative Perspective
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 08.02.2023, Raum: Campus Phil. II, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21 E, Raum 106

Zielgruppen:
SoSc Ba, WPV, 2. Sem  |  GuK Pol Ba, WPV, 2./4. Sem  |  SLK Pol Ba, WPV, 2./4. Sem  |  Ggr. BSc, WPV, 2./.4./6. Sem  |  VWL Ba, WPV, 2./4./6. Sem  |  BWL Ba, WPV, 2./4./6. Sem  |  B.SC WiWi, WPV, 2./4./6. Sem  |  AB Ba, WPV, 2./4./6. Sem  |  MW Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

This seminar provides an introduction to the political and social system of the Federal Republic of Germany. It addresses both JLU's first-semester BA Social Sciences and Political Science minor subject (Nebenfach) students as well as international students (e.g. ERASMUS+ or other exchange programmes) who wish to learn more about politics and society in Germany. Together, we want to enable a reflective, comparative perspective on the political and social system of the Federal Republic of Germany.

TOPICS
The weekly seminar sessions usually cover the fundamental rights of the German constitution, the main political institutions and parties, the German welfare regime and the family conceptions underpinning it, the market economy model predominant in Germany as well as trending topics such as growing inequalities, migration, climate crisis and rising right-wing populism. Whenever possible, day-to-day politics serve to illustrate the theoretical arguments and models.

REQUIREMENTS (Studienleistung)
All participants of the seminar are expected to actively participate in the discussions and to read short introductory texts before each and every seminar session. All mandatory readings as well as the slides used in the sessions will be provided via Stud.IP.
As of now, the course is designed as a weekly, analogous face-to-face seminar on site in the university’s facilities.*

ASSESSMENT (Prüfungsleistung)
BA Social Sciences students studying under the current Study Regulation (since winter semester 2018/19) take an end-of-module exam (Modulabschlussprüfung) in the form of a written exam in the corresponding lecture delivered by Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève. To successfully pass the module, these BA Social Sciences students also need to submit a scientific Seminar Report (Seminarbericht, in English; 5 pages, not graded) in the proseminar.
International Exchange Programme students are either assessed on the basis of a scientific Seminar Report (2 ECTS; 5 pages, graded) or a coursework (5 ECTS; 10 pages, graded), depending on their Learning Agreement.
Political Science minor subject (Nebenfach) students are assessed on the basis of a scientific coursework (Hausarbeit: in English, 10 pages, graded).


International students more than welcome!
If you have any questions on this seminar, please contact Niklas.Ferch@sowi.uni-giessen.de.

*Status of the information: early October 2022. Subject to change; in particular with regard to the further development of the COVID-19 pandemic and JLU's commitment to save energy....


[Si] How to study energy: development and crisis
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: online

Zielgruppen:
SoSc Ba, WPV, oSem  |  GuK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  SLK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ba, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ma, WPV, oSem  |  BWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  VWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, PV/WPV, oSem  |  GuK Pol, Ba, oSem  |  SLK Pol Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  L 2,3,5, WPV, oSem  |  Gasth, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

Energy is so ubiquitous and normalized in our daily routine we often only notice it when there is shortage - when our smartphones are out of juice, our houses cold, when gas prices skyrocket. After the oil crisis in 1970s, we are now living through another man-made energy crisis. Whether one blames the Russian invasion of Ukraine, environmental crisis, (too) slow transition to a different fuel, energy is the buzzword this winter and will be for the upcoming period.
This course looks at energy from various historical and contemporary perspectives focusing on how it shapes our culture, economics and politics and how it has been interwoven with our societies’ developmental and growth policies, security demands and future plans. We are set to find out how energy is made, distributed, consumed, and how different modes of energy shortage or abundance expose societal crises almost always hitting the most vulnerable strata of the society. With the onset of energy transition we will look at how it reverberates across less developed regions and gives rise to newly recognized phenomena rise of energy prices due to carbon tax, energy poverty and similar. Furthermore, we will look at specific forms of resistance to lignite and oil fired systems, struggle for clean air and protection of waterways clogged with mini dams that often bring more harm than stability for the energy systems.


[P Si] Introductory Readings on Gender and Nation
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil II, E 201b

Zielgruppen:
SoSc, PV, GS  |  AB Ba, WPV, GS  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  L2, L5: WPV, oSem  |  L3 UF Sozk, WPV, oSem  |  VWL Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BWL BA, WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, WPV, oSem  |  GuK Ba, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

This course aims to conduct introductory discussions on the themes of gender and nation from a cultural sociological perspective. The content of the course will be based on mainly readings from the seminal work, Gender and Nation, by Nira Yuval-Davis (1997) and a thorough discussion of the arguments in this book. At the end of the course, students are expected to develop a basic sociological theoretical understanding of the notions of nationhood and gender relations, in particular, as those relate to the notions of citizenship, cultural difference, nation-state. The course will be carried employing a participatory perspective encouraging collective learning process and critical knowledge production in class.

Grading & Requirements
Participation: Attendance required at least 8 sessions in total
Requirement: Poster Presentation


[Si] Language attitudes, Language and Power Linguistic: Hierarchies in the Global South
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil II, E 104

Kommentar:

This class, which is enrooted in the highly ethno-linguistic and cultural landscapes of Southern Africa, discusses how people’s attitudes to languages are usually influenced by extra-linguistic factors; it deals with how, very often, social factors, such as the perceived influence, importance and political, economic and social power of speakers of some languages will dictate and influence decisions regarding the choice of languages to learn. The class deals with the constant interplay between modernity and tradition, conveyed, on one hand, by the adoption and use of the former colonial languages, which are often viewed as symbols of modernity and development; and on the other hand, the African languages, considered as markers of our African cultures and identities. It is expected that the ensuing debate will serve to raise awareness of the embedded resistance against the use of African languages in most formal domains of society, as they are often seen as belonging to the familiar and informal contexts, and therefore seen as being deprived of power and prestige. The class points to the hegemonic role played by modern-European languages, such as English, at the expense of the African languages, often seen as “dead-ends” no no-where. The class reviews recent claims regarding the need to look at language in instrumental, pragmatic and commercial terms, the view of language as a commodity, and focusses on the need for a market-oriented approach to language policy.


[Si] Loneliness and social media (in English)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Campus Phil. II, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21 E, Raum 106

Zielgruppe:
DuK Ma, WPV, 1. Sem

Kommentar:

In his 2020 book "Together" former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy finds that people need three levels of connection—intimate (partner or spouse), relational (circle of friends), and collective (community)—to avoid loneliness. All three seem currently strained, despite (or because) of the fact that the current age of digital communication offers limiteless possibilities to connect. In this course we will together investigate questions like: What is loneliness? Is it a particular problem of our times? If so, why? What are related topics of concern? Political (authoritarianism? proto-totalitarianism?), health (drugs? dating? obesity?). What kind of interrelations seem at play between technological progress and communicatiove decline? Theory of communicative action (What kind of interatctions technololgy mediates? is it neutral? do we use it neutral?) But that is just a very rough outline. And is only me.

The course, however, is meant to be an experimental design of research-oriented learning (Forschendes Lehren und Lernen) in which the inquiry is largely with the students. I will mainly guide reesarch question design and supervise methodologies. We will discuss the specfics when we meet for our first class. No need to bring anything but your curiosity and general interest in the subject.

Exam: Develop a research question and design. Then a paper.


[Si] Media discourses on migration, mobility, and difference
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil II, E 201b

Zielgruppen:
SoSc Ba, WPV, oSem  |  GuK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  SLK Soz, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ba, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ma, WPV, oSem  |  BWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  VWL Ba, PV/WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, PV/WPV, oSem  |  GuK Pol, Ba, oSem  |  SLK Pol Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  L 2,3,5, WPV, oSem  |  Gasth, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

Very often when we follow both international media channels and the local media, we are often presented with migration as a South-North phenomenon. The main goal of this class is to argue that there are two sides to the same coin, considering that South-South population movements are also quite common practice. The class intends to bring Mozambican and German students together via digital platforms with a view to discuss the social and cultural perceptions of the Other in both Germany and Mozambique. On the Mozambican side, students will have to analyse how migrants are portrayed in the main media and discuss whether the country could be considered as an example of cohabitation and tolerance. The focus will be on the main migrant and refugee groups who have entered Mozambique, particularly from the Great Lakes' region (from Rwanda, following the 1994 Genocide; the DRC - Democratic Republic of Congo, due to the situation of political instability, affecting security and leading to severe cases of Human Rights violations); Zimbabweans will also be a target group, (with the Zimbabwe crisis during Robert Mugabe's rule or following the land reforms and currently with the economic crisis).


[P Si] Post-colonialism and Economy in a globalized World
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil II, E 002

Zielgruppen:
SoSc Ba, WPV, GS  |  AB Ba, WPV, GS  |  BFK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  L2,L5: WPV, oSem  |  L3, UF Sozk, WPV, oSem  |  VWL Ba, WPV, oSem  |  BWL Ba, WPV, oSem  |  Ggr BSc, WPV, oSem  |  GuK Ba, WPV, oSem  |  AB Ma, WPV, oSem

Kommentar:

Description: The global interdependency we live in has consequences on all human endeavors, including knowledge production. Hence, the universalization of "dominant"; Western worldviews is an expected outcome of the process of globalization. Students will learn the basics essential to understanding this complex topic. In the end, students shall have a grasp of sociological and political concepts such as work, social change, and the state. Furthermore, they will comprehend the intricacies of the international political, and economic system, and apply the gathered knowledge for analysis.
Not for the faint of heart! This seminar is for students not afraid to try something "different". Reviewers (Ms. Beske) give this class 4.5 out of 5 stars (because there is always room for improvement) and comment, "Sometimes fun, sometimes not so much"
Keywords: Capitalism, Globalization, and Post-colonialism.
Online consultation hours: Every Wednesday with prior registration.


[Si] What is racism? MK-103-EN Power and Democracy
MK-103 Power and Democracy
Block seminar from February 20-22 2023 (full day). Preparatory and introductory sessions at October 17, 2-4pm, Oct 31, 2-4pm, and Jan 16, 2-4pm
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
6 Einzeltermine:
Mo. 17.10.2022,14.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 101
Mo. 31.10.2022,14.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 101
Mo. 16.01.2023,14.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 101
Mo. 20.02.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 102
Di. 21.02.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 102
Mi. 22.02.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Seminargebäude Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, Raum 102

Zielgruppen:
DuK Ma, WPV, 2. Sem  |  GuK Pol Ma, WPV, 2. Sem  |  MK TM, , Sj 1

Kommentar:

This seminar aims to introduce you to basic texts on the theory of racism. What are manifestations, what are causes of racism? How has racism developed historically? And what counter-movements were and are there?
The seminar will discuss classic texts by Pierre-André Taguieff and Frantz Fanon as well as thematic contributions on the connection between capitalism and racism up to more recent discussions of intersectional discrimination and critical whiteness studies. Finally, anti-racism approaches will be discussed, with this theme running as a common thread throughout the seminar.


 
[Ü] "Discovering" and Charting the (New) World - Knowledge, Expedition and Exploration in Early Modernity  (AfK-Nr. 11)
Unterrichtssprache ist englisch
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 25.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Online

Kommentar:

Today maps seem to be the primary way of understanding and imagining the world, their construction of space and borders shape the way we approach our surroundings and what we ‘know’ about them. This concept of space and the medial element of maps, as well as written descriptions of the space ‘discovered’ and ‘explored’, played an important role in European colonialism all over the World, especially when it comes to the Americas and Oceania.

This course will look at the role of media and knowledge in the ‘explorations’ and expedition by Europeans from Columbus to Cook in Early Modernity (1500-1800), as well as the influences of these trips on what and how something can be ‘known’, and its effects on the way we think and act today.

To pass the writing of an essay or the holding of a presentation will be required, as well as regular participation in the discussions of the reading every week.
Due to the tie-in with the Virtual International Programme (VIP) this course will be held in english and online (via BBB on StudIP). This course will therefore allow international discussions on and insights in international historiography and academics.

Diese Übung ist in der neuen Prüfungs- und Modulordnung im Sprachmodul anrechenenbar!


[Vl] Digital Academy 2 Protestantism and Participation
Onlineveranstaltung; Unterrichtssprache: Englisch; Gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit: Evangelischer Bund, GEKE (Wien) und Zentrum für Evangelische Theologie Ost, ZETO (Rumänien)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 03.11.2022
zwei-wöchentlich Do. 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 09.02.2023, Raum: Online

Kommentar:

14-tägliche Vorlesung in englischer Sprache
Die protestantischen Kirchen haben und pflegen eine lange Tradition partizipativer Entscheidungsprozesse. Bereits in der
reformatorischen Bewegung und in den damals schon pluralen Strömungen ist ein dynamisiertes
Institutionsverständnis wirksam. Die Gegenwart ist massiv geprägt von einer Erosion der Mitgliederzahlen von Parteien, Kirchen und Verbänden. Gleichzeitig entstehen neue digitale und analoge Partizipationsformate, die zu einer Pluralisierung des öffentlichen Diskurses und einer Entstehung neuer Diskursräume führen. Neben institutionelle Partizipationsformate wie Parlamente und Synoden treten zunehmend nicht-institutionelle aktivistische Bewegungen. Das Internet trägt maßgeblich dazu bei, diesen Prozess zu verstärken. Die Digital Academy verbindet interdisziplinäre Expert*innen, die unterschiedliche protestantische europäische Partizipationskulturen analysieren und Zukunftsperspektiven eröffnen.

Mehr Informationen über folgenden Link:
https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb04/institute/evtheo/aktuelles/ringvorlesung_digital_academy
oder: https://junge-theologie.de/lectures-two
Literatur zur Vorbereitung:
Michael Nausner: Eine Theologie der Teilhabe (Reutlinger Beiträge zur Theologie 2), Leipzig 2020.


 
[Vl] 'Woman'/Feminisms/Queer/Trans and Nonbinary/Race/Nation/Ability - Decolonizing Knowledge, Introducing Diversity Studies and Inclusion (NOT FOR ICB STUDENTS)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: online

Kommentar:

This interactive series of lectures seeks to introduce you to the concepts of and issues in gender, sexuality, and diversity studies. The aim is to make clear how gender, sexuality, LGBTQIA+ rights, race, class, nationhood, migration status, and ableism have to be thought in conjunction with each other in order to understand and to trouble existing social hierarchies. In each session, we will relate an issue such as racial politics or trans rights to the U.S. American and/or the German cultural political context, paying particular attention to contentious issues in this American election year. The goal is to heighten our sensibilities for how we think and talk about and react to social hierarchies based on categories of identity.

The lecture series can be taken as part of your Anglophone Studies coursework and/or as the introduction to the Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity. This certificate aims to give students the tools for understanding how gender and sexuality intersect with other areas of identity and social experience so as to combat continued forms of inequality in work and in their private lives. The certificate also adds a valuable extra qualification for those who wish to work in organizations and businesses committed to diversity (https://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/certificates/certificate-in-gender-sexuality-and-diversity).


[Si] "America Sings for You": Gender, Race, and the U.S. American Nation in Hamilton
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 101

Kommentar:

Immigrant, soldier, intellectual, politician - Alexander Hamilton is one of the great but forgotten founding fathers of the United States. Until 2015, that is. That year, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical premiered Off-Broadway, and has since been showered with international critical acclaim. The musical narrows in on the time of the American Revolution up until the founding of the US government through one of its key figures, Hamilton. And it does so from the perspective of the US today, with an all BIPoC cast and rap battles.

This seminar will consider the Blockbuster musical from three angles: Gender, race, and the US American nation as envisioned from the perspectives of the historical figure Alexander Hamilton and actor, songwriter, and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. We will consider the time of the US American Revolution and the ratification of the Constitution, the musical's rewriting of history, the (alleged) reimagination of gender and race tropes at Broadway, up to the musical's political reverberations today.


[Si] “Teaching to Transgress” and Teaching Diversity with bell hooks
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

The late bell hooks (1952–2021) de-marginalized Black women’s voices and Black feminisms and critiqued the Whiteness, classism, and imperialism of her surroundings. Her “Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom” (1994) encourages educators to allow for dissent and forceful disagreement and reminds them that education is never neutral or apolitical. Allowing for controversy has to be the basis for resistance and activism, as well as overcoming convention. She developed an “oppositional gaze” to overcome the Whiteness of popular media (1992), and she understood love and community as a “practice of freedom” and a strategy for healing the self from oppression and internalized forms of discrimination (1994). We will use hooks’s writings as a template for learning and implementing the practices of diversity and also for self-healing.


[Si] (Hi)Stories of Displacement and Exile in Eastern Europe and the Balkans (19th and 20th Century)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, G 233

Kommentar:

This interdisciplinary bilingual (English/German) seminar will provide a basic understanding of the histories of displacement and exile in Eastern Europe and the Balkans from the 19th into the 21st century (Russian exodus after the October Revolution, Greek-Turkish Population Exchange, Ukrainian exiles after WWII, the expulsion of Crimean Tatars, Refugees of Yugoslavian Wars 1990s, etc.). It explores various forms of displacement, forced migration, and exile by analyzing historical textual and visual primary sources as well as literary texts and films. The course also examines to what extent and by which means various historical and cultural factors, practices of violence, and the processes of nation-building influenced both the displacement itself and the “enrootment” (or: uprootedness) of the displaced persons in their new homelands. An essential part of the seminar focuses on the migrants’ perspectives and experiences as well as the ways they intertwine with the issues of memory and identity formation in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Recommended reading: Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder, What is Migration History? Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009, (Chapter 3. Theories of Migration and Cultural Interaction, pp. 53-86). See also We Refugees Archive https://en.we-refugees-archive.org/
ACHTUNG! Die Anmeldung zur Veranstaltung erfolgt über die gleichnamige VA bei der Osteuropäischen Geschichte!


[Si] Advanced Methods in Linguistic Studies
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

!!! Note that this seminar starts in the second week. First session takes place on Wed, 25 October 2022 !!!

Are 'nerd' and 'geek' used synonymously in English? Is their distribution similar or comparable in British versus American English, or can (statistically significant) differences be identified? Do female students attending an American University in the United Arab Emirates use the discourse marker 'like' more frequently than their male peers? How are discourse markers such as 'actually', 'well', 'I mean', or 'okay' used in spoken interaction? Can we identify differences across different varieties of English?

Instead of relying on intuition, questions like these can be and are typically answered with the help of corpora, that is, collections of authentic language use. The aim of this course is to learn how to empirically investigate language use by getting to know

(1) characteristics of linguistic corpora,
(2) techniques of corpus compilation and annotation,
(3) how to extract relevant data from corpora,
(4) and statistical approaches to analyze corpus data.

Throughout this hands-on course, we will become acquainted with tools and software used for corpus compilation, annotation, querying as well as statistical analysis. We will rely on different corpora, ranging from small-scale spoken (interview) corpora based on one specific group of speakers (university students) to large written and spoken language collections aimed to represent British or American English.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Introduction to English Linguistics I and II courses.

Reading: Reading material will be made available for download via Stud.IP.

Registration: Please register with FlexNow.

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments, active participation in class and an oral presentation, which may involve group activities and class discussions, or a written report.

Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam period: Final exam on 14 February 2023; deadline for term paper submission: 31 March 2023.


[Si] Advanced Semantics
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This seminar is designed to go beyond what you have learned in your introductory classes concerning semantics, i.e. the linguistic study of meaning. A special emphasis will be put on insights gained from Cognitive Semantics concerning the nature of meaning in language, cognition and culture.

Exam: Feb. 9, 2023
or
Term Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023


[Si] American Hip-Hop: Between Social Protest and Consumer Commodity
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
4 Einzeltermine:
Fr. 13.01.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 27
Sa. 14.01.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 27
Fr. 27.01.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 27
Sa. 28.01.2023,10.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Licher Straße 68, 27

Kommentar:

In the 1970s, U.S. American hip-hop emerged as a form of cultural expression and subculture that originated in the Bronx, New York City. Once understood as a rebellious outsider against the prevailing social system and found exclusively in the music industry, U.S. American hip-hop drew attention to marginalized groups, racial discrimination, and social injustice. Today, this cultural expression has grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry commodifying and commercializing its products and artists.
In this seminar, we will examine the U.S. American hip-hop culture and explore contradictions within this genre. The guiding question is whether a subculture of supposed resistance can be radical and/or subversive if it simultaneously evokes and celebrates consumer discourses in an extremely explicit way. Especially, since this variety of hip-hop challenges hegemonic power structures on the one hand, but on the other hand also presents consumer goods and materialism as identity-creating mechanisms. To deepen our observations, we will focus on comparative case studies of transmedial storytelling and cultural expressions suggesting a qualitative close reading of literature, song lyrics, music videos, viral pictures, film, series, and other media.
The aim of the seminar is to establish critical engagement with the U.S. American hip-hop culture as well as its commodification and to provide tools to understand opportunities and limitations of this culture.


[Si] Apocalypse in poetry and in contemporary novels and films
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

[Si] Apocalypse in poetry and in contemporary novels and films
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

[P Si] Approaches to Dealing with Heterogeneity in the EFLC
Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 103

Kommentar:

Although in the German three-tier school system pupils are pre-sorted according to their age and alleged abilities, empirical research has proven the homogeneous learner group to be an illusion. Consequently, the importance of dealing with heterogeneity by creating a learning environment that caters to a variety of individual interests, needs, learning styles, talents and weaknesses has been acknowledged for decades. Policy and curricular requirements show an increasing demand for differentiation and individualization in the classroom, which poses one of the big challenges for the teaching community. In this course the students will examine ideas of heterogeneity from a theoretical perspective and explore practical differentiation techniques in preparing micro teaching units. Flip as a video-based digital LMS will be used regularly.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of module TEFL I
Expectations: Regular attendance, active participation including weekly assignments (mostly written but sometimes also video-based reflections), mini-presentations, a micro teaching unit and submission of a term paper.
Credit: The term paper has to be handed in by March 31, 2023.
Registration: via Flex-now.


[P Si] Aspects of Planning and Organizing Lessons and Units in the EFLC
Sprachdidaktik. BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Diese Veranstaltung wird online durchgeführt.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: online

Kommentar:

Having a well-structured, yet flexible approach to planning units and lessons helps you deal with the complexity of factors involved in teaching. Some good teaching ideas evaporate upon entering the classroom when you are facing unpredicted situations and unexpected pupils’ conduct, however, a well-devised plan leaves room for alternative, possibly spontaneous interaction and creative solutions or improvisation without throwing you off track. We will investigate a variety of factors that are essential for good planning and classroom management in different EFL learning scenarios, and you will practice planning a lesson/unit circling around a topic of your choice.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of module TEFL I
Expectations: Regular attendance, active participation (sometimes using the LMS Flip), presentation/micro teaching unit and submission of a term paper.
Credit: The term paper has to be handed in by March 31, 2023.
Registration: via Flex-now.


[Si] British Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction from Winnie the Pooh to The Henna Wars
Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 303

Kommentar:

In this seminar, students will be introduced to key concepts in children’s literature and young adult fiction (YAF) and both learn about major genres of children’s literature (such as illustrated children’s literature and fantasy literature) and the treatment of inclusivity and LGBTQ* topics in YAF.
In each session there will be introductory input from the lecturer followed by in-depth engagement with the selected primary texts by the students. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that students obtain the selected texts and read them in advance of our sessions.
The primary and secondary reading for the first two sessions will be provided by the lecturer, but beginning with session three, we will focus on the selected literary examples (and, in several cases, their adaptations into movies and a Netflix series, respectively).

Prerequisites: ---

Reading:
Please obtain the following editions.
• Dahl, Roald. Matilda. London: Puffin Books, 2018. ISBN: 978 0 141 36546 6.
• Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. London: Vintage, 2004. ISBN-10: 0099470438.
• Jaigirdar, Adiba. The Henna Wars. London: Hodder Children’s Books, 2021. ISBN-10: 1444962205.
• Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh. London: Egmont, 2016. ISBN (Paperback): 978 1 4052 8131 7
• Oseman, Alice. Heartstopper. Volume 1. London: Hachette, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-4449-5138-7
• Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins. London: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2018. ISBN: 978 0 00 728641 6.

Credit: 10 CP

Exam period: Klausur on 8 February 2023.

Hinweise: Es wird das Basiswissen aus Introduction to English Linguistics I und II sowie aus Introduction to Literary, Cultural and Media Studies I und II vorausgesetzt.

Please register via FlexNow.


[Ü] Business English I: Business Communication (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, C 027

Kommentar:

The aim of Business English I is to familiarize students with various forms of communication in business settings, with an aim to hone students’ competence in effective, audience-oriented and professional English-language communication. In the course of the semester, students should manage to complete an oral and written portfolio, focusing on various communication goals and using various communicative approaches, registers, types, and channels/communication technologies (meetings, letters, memos, emails, etc.). Intercultural aspects of professional communication are also addressed in the course. In addition to the written, listening and oral tasks during this class, students complete a final written exam at the end of the semester in which they are given a set of assignments to apply the concepts learned during the semester.

Required reading: Texts will be made available on Stud.IP.
Credit: Active participation + written and oral portfolio + final exam (06.02.2023)


[Ü] Business English I: Business Communication (Group B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 402

Kommentar:

The aim of Business English I is to familiarize students with various forms of communication in business settings, with an aim to hone students’ competence in effective, audience-oriented and professional English-language communication. In the course of the semester, students should manage to complete an oral and written portfolio, focusing on various communication goals and using various communicative approaches, registers, types, and channels/communication technologies (meetings, letters, memos, emails, etc.). Intercultural aspects of professional communication are also addressed in the course. In addition to the written, listening and oral tasks during this class, students complete a final written exam at the end of the semester in which they are given a set of assignments to apply the concepts learned during the semester.

Required reading: Texts will be made available on Stud.IP.
Credit: Active participation + written and oral portfolio + final exam (07.02.2023)


[Ü] Business English II: Business Foundations (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, C 027

Kommentar:

The aim of Business English II is to familiarize students with the language of fundamental business concepts such as entrepreneurship, management, corporate culture, production, business strategy, marketing, finances, and a business’s relationship with its major stakeholders. On the basis of this newly acquired subject knowledge, students are to develop a business plan throughout the semester. In addition, students will manage to “pitch” their business proposals in a persuasive oral presentation. Students are also required to listen to their classmates’ presentations and act as mock potential investors. As a final assessment at the end of the semester, students complete a written exam.

Reading: Texts will be made available on StudIP.
Credit: Active Participation + Business Plan + Business Pitch + Final Exam (06.02.2022)


[Ü] Business English II: Business Foundations (Group B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 402

Kommentar:

The aim of Business English II is to familiarize students with the language of fundamental business concepts such as entrepreneurship, management, corporate culture, production, business strategy, marketing, finances, and a business’s relationship with its major stakeholders. On the basis of this newly acquired subject knowledge, students are to develop a business plan throughout the semester. In addition, students will manage to “pitch” their business proposals in a persuasive oral presentation. Students are also required to listen to their classmates’ presentations and act as mock potential investors. As a final assessment at the end of the semester, students complete a written exam.

Reading: Texts will be made available on StudIP.
Credit: Active Participation + Business Plan + Business Pitch + Final Exam (07.02.2022)


[Si] Contemporary British LGBTQ* Writing
Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

When Bernardine Evaristo received the Man Booker Prize – the most prestigious British prize for fiction in English - in 2019 for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, this piece of news was announced in the same breath with the information that she was “the first Black woman to receive the prize”. The novel, an example of ‘fusion fiction’ traces the lives of 12 women of colour, some of them feminists, some of them queer and all of them united by their lives as women (of colour) in contemporary Britain. What does it mean to be a (Black) woman in the UK now? What does it mean to be queer in the 21st-century? How can literary texts help us get answers to these questions and what can we learn from contemporary British writers in this respect?

In this seminar, we want to do close readings of a selection of novels, a play, poetry and one one music album by gay and queer British writers to find answers to these questions and discuss the voices of artists representing societal groups who not so long ago were not heard sufficiently. Starting with Evaristo’s novel, we will then read Ali Smith’s How to be Both, a coming-of-age story of a young girl who discovers her sexual identity, Alice Oseman’s graphic novel Heartstopper about coming out in secondary school, and Stef Smith’s feminist adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Nora. The final artist we’ll discuss will be the non-binary spoken word poet Kae Tempest and their novel The Bricks that Built the Houses that is accompanied by their rap album “Everybody Down.” This will be rounded off by looking at the ‘gay’ poetry of Keith Jarrett and recent debates in queer theory and activism.
In our discussions we will work out how all the artists experiment with form and use the flexibilities of the literary genres they employ (ranging from the novel, to the graphic novel, to plays and spoken word poetry) to express themselves and raise important questions about queer identity in the 21st century. We will especially keep in mind how the selected texts may provide comments on intersectionality, inclusivity and Black Lives Matter.

By the end of this seminar, students will (1) display familiarity with recent trends and topics taken up in 21st-century literature by queer writers and women; (2) offer comprehensive analyses of selected contemporary novels, a graphic novel and a play that are informed by knowledge of their generic contexts; (3) recognize and critically assess the status and importance of feminist and queer topics in the context of 21st century cultural production.

Prerequisites: ---

Reading:
• Evaristo, Bernardine. Girl, Woman, Other, London: Penguin, 2020. ISBN-13 : 978-0241984994
• Smith, Ali. How to be Both. London: Penguin, 2015. ISBN-13 : 978-0141025209
• Tempest, Ka(t)e. The Bricks that Built the Houses, London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2016. ISBN-13 : 978-1408857311
• Oseman, Alice. Heartstopper. Volume 1. London: Hachette, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-4449-5138-7

Credit: 10 CP

Exam period: Term paper (12-15 pages) has to be handed in by 31 March 2023.

Please register via FlexNow.


[H Si] Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Sprachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik, Kulturdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

ETCS 5

This seminar will first of all direct its attention to the different forms of bilingual education that co-exist at German schools. We will then concentrate on content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and explore its potential for the learning of the English and the integrated subjects in school. Empirical research will confront students with realistic views on bilingual reality in our schools. Students will be asked to plan CLIL-projects for their subjects (biology, chemistry, history, politics etc.)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Modul TEFL II for Lehramt.

Reading: A digital reader will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit:
Ungraded (alte Studienordnung): Active participation in class.
Graded (alte und neue Studienordnung): Active participation in class; Klausur in TEFL III, A1 for Lehramt. Preparation of teaching unit or term paper for Anglophone Studies.

Exam period: Klausur: 06.02.2023; teaching unit and term paper have to be handed in on March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now


[H Si] Corpus Linguistics: Analysing New Englishes
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 005

Kommentar:

Final exam on 14 July 2022 or term paper, to be specified at the beginning of the semester.


[H Si] Corpus Linguistics: World Englishes
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 024

Kommentar:

!!! Note that this seminar starts in the second week. First session takes place on Wed, 26 October 2022 !!!

In this seminar we will focus on global English and we will learn how World Englishes can be studied with the help of corpora, i.e., electronic collections of spoken and/or written language. The advantage of such an approach is that we can process large quantities of language use which we would otherwise, i.e., without corpus-linguistic methods, not be able to do.

First, this course introduces students to corpus-linguistic methods and provides an overview of theories and practices of analyzing World Englishes. Second, students will learn about tools and programs that facilitate the use of corpora and the analysis of corpus data (AntConc, Excel, R Studio). Third, students are expected to work independently on small corpus projects and to investigate different (grammatical) features in different English varieties employing corpora, corpus methods, and statistics. Note that in order to successfully follow this course, students should have prior knowledge of linguistics as well as an interest in statistical analyses.

Reading: The main resource will be the book 'Corpus linguistics for World Englishes. A guide for research' by C. Lange and S. Leuckert (2019). This book and all other reading materials will be made available for download via Stud.IP.

Registration: Please register with FlexNow.

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments, active participation in class and an oral presentation, which may involve group activities and class discussions, or a written report.

Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam period: Final exam on 14 February 2023; deadline for term paper submission: 31 March 2023.


[Si] Crisis Communication
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 08.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, E 104

Kommentar:

The necessity for effective crisis communication is greater than ever. In this course, we will therefore focus on key elements of crisis communication and crisis management – before, during and after a crisis. Students will learn how to use crisis communication to help prevent conflict from turning into a crisis, how to plan for potential crises, and how to deal with crises after they have become public. The course will also explain the role of a crisis communication team and spokesperson and teach students how to write a crisis communication plan. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of crisis communications theory by using real-life case studies. Some of the case studies illustrate a successful response to a crisis, others highlight how strategic planning helped to turn a potential crisis into a non-issue, and again other case studies highlight instances were communication practices failed to adequately respond to the crisis on hand. The participation in this course will help students to build analytical skills for dealing with crisis in their professional lives.

Final exam on 8 February 2023 or term paper; to be specified at the beginning of the semester.


[Si] Cultural Heritage and Diversity
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 203

[P Si] Designing activities in a digitally-mediated setting - a TEFLhybrid course
Sprach- und Mediendidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: digitale Veranstaltung

Kommentar:

In this TEFLhybrid seminar, which will be conducted primarily online, the focus will be on creating individualized activities for students at a school in Bad Hersfeld to foster their English language speaking abilities. As a theoretical basis for a collaborative digital project, students are introduced to task-supported language learning (e.g. Kolb/ Raith 2018), scaffolding (e.g. Gibbons 2015) and motivation (e.g. van Lier 1996). Using digital media and online tools (e.g. BigBlueButton, taskcards, and Flip) students will act as online mentors for their mentees from Bad Hersfeld, provide them with individually-designed activities, provide support and feedback and thus guide their individual learning process.
The sessions start at 02:15pm (c.t.) so the learners will be home from school and able to join the conference call periodically for synchronous online activities. Participants must be willing to join a trip to Bad Hersfeld on 1st February 2023. No other plans should be made for that day.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the selected literature, to participate actively in all online meetings, and to write weekly learning log entries in which they reflect on their own as well as on their mentees‘ learning experiences during this project.
This is a TEFLhybrid course: https://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Module TEFL 1.

Requirements: Regular attendance, active participation

Exam Period: Term paper to be handed in by March 31, 2023

Registration:
via Flex-now.


[H Si] Developing Grammatical Competence in the EFLC
Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This seminar focuses on teaching grammar in a communicative EFL classroom environment. The following aspects will be given special attention: linguistic approaches to grammar (overview), the history of teaching grammar in German EFL classrooms, the role of grammar today, concepts of grammar learning/acquisition in secondary schools (e.g. implicit/explicit, conscious/subconscious, monolingual/bilingual), teaching strategies, techniques, procedures, materials as well as error treatment, assessment and testing. Course languages are English (predominantly) and German (where appropriate and necessary; e.g. when bilingual methodological options are discussed).
In case of ongoing COVID-19, the course will be offered online only.

Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Programme: Successful completion of Moduls TEFL I and TEFL II.
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: BA

MA students with no academic TEFL background or EFL/ESL teaching experience are required to take part in an online orientation session prior to the semester start. Please contact Nadine.Traughber@anglistik.uni-giessen.de for registration.

Required Reading:
A comprehensive course bibliography will be made available on Stud.IP.

Credit:
Teacher Education Programme:
Ungraded: Regular attendance, active participation in class
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class; written exam

Anglophone Studies MA Programme:
Regular attendance, active participation in class, lesson plan (A1) or term paper (A2).

Exam period:
Teacher Education Programme: written exam: February 6, 2023
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: term paper / lesson plan: March 31, 2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[H Si] Diachronic Linguistics: Sociolinguistics
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 005

Kommentar:

At the center of this seminar is a historical approach to studying and researching sociolinguistics. While we will review essential concepts, theories and metholodogies attributable to sociolinguistics in general, we build up on these insights from a distinctly diachronic perspective, which will include an emphasis on diachronic corpus linguistics.

Term Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023


[Si] Discourse Analysis
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the central concepts, insights and methodologies surrounding a text linguistic approach to discourse. It provides the opportunity to engage with diverse case studies, ranging from institutionalized discourse surrounding politics and media to more interpersonal and individualized discourse, e.g. on social media. In doing so, it places a special emphasis on Critical Discourse Studies as an well established approach to analyzing discourse.

Term Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023


[Si] Early & Late Modern English
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

The Early Modern English period, i.e. the period from 1500 to 1700, is characterised by the standardisation of English catalysed by William Caxton setting up the first printing press in Britain. Also Early Modern English fictional writing continues to attract a lot of attention since Shakespeare’s plays fall into this period. In contrast, it was widely assumed that very little of linguistic interest took place with regard to the (development of the) English language in the period from 1700 to 1900 – a period where only the relatively large number of prescriptive grammars used to attract linguists’ attention. Today, this period in the history of the English language is generally referred as Late Modern English and by resorting to authentic text material of the time, important structural changes on different levels of language organisation (e.g. spelling and vocabulary on the word level or the development of the subjunctive and passive construction on the sentence level) have been identified.

In this seminar, we will – as a first step – contextualise Early and Late Modern English in relation to earlier and later periods of the English language. The main focus of this class will be on the structural characteristics and developments of English in terms of spelling, vocabulary and syntax, but we will also approach different (emerging) text genres of the time and consider sociolinguistic models to identify and describe possible changes in the English language and their agents. Methodologically, we will explore different empirical ways of studying English, for example with the help of dictionaries or corpus data.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to English Linguistics’ course.

Reading: Reading material will be provided for download via Stud.IP.

Registration: Please register with FlexNow.

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments, active participation in class and an oral presentation, which may involve group activities and class discussions, or a written report.
Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam period: Final exam on 09 Feb 2023; deadline for term paper submission: 31 March 2023.


[H Si] Evaluating & Producing EFL Textbooks - a TEFLhybrid Course
Sprachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil 1, B 005

Kommentar:

In many EFL classrooms in Germany, teachers use textbooks complemented by electronic materials and media to promote student learning and achievement. Adopting a communicative language teaching perspective, this course focuses on developing competencies and skills essential to evaluating, adapting, creating and – ultimately – using English language learning and teaching resources.
This is a TEFLhybrid Course: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid
In case of ongoing Covid-19, the course will be offered online only in a largely asynchronous format.

Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Programme: Successful completion of Moduls TEFL I and TEFL II.
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: BA

MA students with no academic TEFL background or EFL/ESL teaching experience are required to take part in an online orientation session prior to the semester start. Please contact Nadine.Traughber@anglistik.uni-giessen.de for registration.

Readings:
A comprehensive course bibliography will be made available on Stud.IP.

Credit:
Teacher Education Programme:
Ungraded: Regular attendance, active participation in class
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class; written exam

Anglophone Studies MA Programme:
Regular attendance, active participation in class, lesson plan (A1) or term paper (A2).

Exam period:
Teacher Education Programme: written exam: February 7, 2023
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: term paper / lesson plan: March 31, 2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[Si] Feminine Mourning: The Elegy from Ann Bradstreet to Mary Jo Bang
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Si] Feminist Literary Theory
Die Veranstaltung beginnt 18 Uhr s.t.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 18:00 - 19:30 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This seminar has the aim of acquainting you with different strands and approaches of mostly Anglo-American feminist literary and cultural theory, with a particular focus on theories developed in the last three decades of the 20th century. The seminar thus revisits some of the older debates of feminist literary theory and engages with questions such as: what is the position of women regarding literary authorship? How do literary texts register moments of oppression or resistance? How does gender intersect with other markers of identity, such as ethnicity or ability, and how does this affect the process of literary creation and interpretation? What is the place of women within the literary canon? A secondary aim of the seminar is to practice the art of reading and critically discussing theoretical texts. It goes without saying that to enjoy this class, you should bring along the willingness to read and engage with theory on a regular basis and to share your ideas with others in a respectful and open-minded manner.

The set anthology for this class is: Robyn Warhol-Down and Diane Price Herndl, eds. Feminisms Redux: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009. https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/feminisms-redux/9780813546209 This anthology is available as an ebook from the university library.


[Si] Forensic Linguistics
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

Was the will really written by the deceased or is it more likely that one of the family members faked it? Do the protocols of a murder confession represent exactly what the alleged murderer said or may the protocols have been tampered with by a police officer? Was this person drunk when he gave the interview? All these questions stem from the very heart of forensic linguistics, i.e. the usage of linguistic concepts and methods in legal contexts. In forensic linguistics, two areas are generally differentiated, i.e. the forensic linguist describing the language of law and the forensic linguist producing objective evidence based on the structures found in particular text for legal purposes.

In the course of the seminar, we will familiarise ourselves with different types of linguistic evidence – phonetic, lexical, syntactic, stylistic – in the context of legal examinations and seek to critically establish what role this type of linguistic evidence can and may be allowed to play in legal matters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to English Linguistics’ course.

Reading: Reading material will be provided via Stud.IP.

Registration: Please register with FlexNow.

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments and active participation in class.
Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam period: Final exam on 07 February 2023; deadline for term paper submission: 31 March 2023.


[H Si] Fostering Creativity in the EFLC
Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

Imagination, creativity, and flexibility are of great importance in today’s knowledge age and economy. Thus, it is crucial to develop and strengthen these capacities in schools. Current education reforms, however, place primary emphasis on the ability to perform to fine-graded standards of competency and skill. Imagination, creativity, and flexibility are chiefly viewed from this perspective. Moreover, creativity is typically conceived of as an individual process or product, not as a collaborative or collective endeavor. Little attention is given to improvisation (spontaneous creativity in performance) and to the spontaneous und functional use of accumulated competencies and skills in everyday social interaction (so-called ‘little-c’ creativity).
This course is based on international research indicating that implementing more adventurous, explorative, and creative forms of interaction in the EFL classroom is indispensable to enhancing learners’ target language proficiency. Participants will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster mental agility, communicative flexibility and resourceful spontaneity in attractive communicative contexts.
In case of ongoing Covid-19, the course will be offered online only in a largely asynchronous format.

Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Programme: Successful completion of Moduls TEFL I and TEFL II.
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: BA

MA students with no academic TEFL background or EFL/ESL teaching experience are required to take part in an online orientation session prior to the semester start. Please contact Nadine.Traughber@anglistik.uni-giessen.de for registration.

Readings:
A comprehensive course bibliography will be made available on Stud.IP.

Credit:
Teacher Education Programme:
Ungraded: Regular attendance, active participation in class
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class; written exam

Anglophone Studies MA Programme:
Regular attendance, active participation in class, lesson plan (A1) or term paper (A2).

Exam period:
Teacher Education Programme: written exam: February 6, 2023
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: term paper / lesson plan: March 31, 2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[P Si] Fostering Oral Competences in the EFLC - a TEFLhybrid Course
Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 011

Kommentar:

Course description:
In this seminar students will learn about concepts underlying the nature of spoken language and ideas of teaching speaking. They will familiarize themselves with some basic theory on interaction, motivation and authenticity as well as corrective feedback and get to try out some practical activities in class. Starting November, they will also engage in a practical project in cooperation with a local A-level school. Coursework will include using digital media e.g. Big Blue Button and the video-based LMS Flip (formerly Flipgrid) in synchronous virtual conferences and asynchronous sessions. Students will act as online mentors for pupils (9th-10th grade), develop speaking activities and assignments together, provide feedback and monitor their mentees’ progress.

Since this is a TEFL-Hybrid course, weekly learning log entries (based on readings and/or experiences) are mandatory.
This is a TEFLhybrid Course: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid

Prerequisites: Successful completion of module TEFL I

Required Reading: A comprehensive course bibliography will be made available on Stud.IP.

Credit: Regular attendance, active participation, presentation/micro teaching unit and submission of a term paper.

Exam Period: The term paper has to be handed in by 31 March 2023.

Registration: via Flex-now.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 309

Kommentar:

Within this course, students will be encouraged to practice and improve all English language skills with special emphasis on academic vocabulary, text and citation formatting, and intercultural communication. The course requirements include in-class and out-of-class projects and aim to provide communicative language learning opportunities through social and academic context.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 309

Kommentar:

Within this course, students will be encouraged to practice and improve all English language skills with special emphasis on academic vocabulary, text and citation formatting, and intercultural communication. The course requirements include in-class and out-of-class projects and aim to provide communicative language learning opportunities through social and academic context.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group C)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 309

Kommentar:

Within this course, students will be encouraged to practice and improve all English language skills with special emphasis on academic vocabulary, text and citation formatting, and intercultural communication. The course requirements include in-class and out-of-class projects and aim to provide communicative language learning opportunities through social and academic context.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group D)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 309

Kommentar:

Within this course, students will be encouraged to practice and improve all English language skills with special emphasis on academic vocabulary, text and citation formatting, and intercultural communication. The course requirements include in-class and out-of-class projects and aim to provide communicative language learning opportunities through social and academic context.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group E)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 309

Kommentar:

Within this course, students will be encouraged to practice and improve all English language skills with special emphasis on academic vocabulary, text and citation formatting, and intercultural communication. The course requirements include in-class and out-of-class projects and aim to provide communicative language learning opportunities through social and academic context.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group F)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group G)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group H)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group I)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group J)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group K)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the development of the students' general language skills. The aim is to work on language development and awareness with the focus on the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), both in an integrated way but also separately. There will also be considerable work done and emphasis placed on the sub-skill of Vocabulary and also some work done on Grammar. With the ultimate goal of advanced communication, students will have to deal with different levels of texts and other media, through which various aspects of the language will be highlighted.


[Ü] General Language Course (Group L)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] General Language Course (Group M)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Si] Global Mobility and the Transcultural Novel in the 21st Century
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

In the last years, globalisation and mobility have played a significant role in changing our perception and reception of nations and cultures; therefore, transculturality has become a buzzword in literary and cultural studies. Notably, literature in the 21st century, especially the genre of novel, mirrors the mobile constitution of our society. Not only does the novel unfold the relationship between mobility and transculturality, but also how immigrant and diasporic communities contribute to transforming both individual and societies. How these transformations affect exiles, expatriates, and migrants in the Western world as represented in the plotline is the central focus in this course. Keeping the “new mobilities paradigm” (Sheller and Urry 2006; Urry 2007) and “transcultural as a broad way between globalism and multiculturalism” (Epstein 2009) in view, the course participants will be able to understand moving cultures and communities from a new perspective in the age of increasingly globalisation.
This seminar aims to introduce students to the significance of global mobility and the transcultural novel in the 21st century, where cultural and political borders are increasingly interconnected. As more and more people and culture are on the move (Dagnino 2015), generating writers who thrive on their multiple cultural associations, a significant number of novels demonstrate the interplay between North-South connections and collisions, which are the prime focus of investigation in this seminar. Focusing on novels by Diasporic Asian writers, who find themselves between cultures and continents and write from a dual perspective, the course seeks to bring out the dynamics of “overlapping territories, intertwined histories” (Said 1993), cultural crisscrossing, translations, fusions, hybridity, liminality, nomadism, deterritorialization, cosmopolitanism, transnational relations, transmigration, new diasporas, “travelling cultures” (Clifford 1992), to name but a few.
The main objective of the course is to provide students deep insight into global mobility and the transcultural novel in the wake of new cultural configurations across territorial, national, linguistic, and social boundaries. At the same time, students will learn the most suitable methods to examine the transcultural novel from a variety of angles. Indeed, students will be introduced to the many dimensions of global mobility and transculturality as expounded and developed by Stephen Greenblatt, John Urry, Arianna Dagnino, Wolfgang Welsch, Diana Tylor, Mikhail Epstein, which will enhance and broaden not only their understanding of the porous nature of the transcultural novel but also of transnational and diasporic identities of fictional characters in selected novels in the era of global travel. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to show their critical understanding of literary texts in the form of an oral presentation and a term paper or an exam.
Texts Required:
1. "The Namesake: A Novel" (2003) by Jhumpa Lahiri
2. "Burnt Shadows: A Novel" (2009) by Kamila Shamsie
3. Reader with secondary materials will be uploaded on Stud.IP in the first week of the seminar


[Ü] Grammar (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This course mainly focuses on covering important areas of English grammar and linguistic features such as aspect. Participants will review the rules for the use of tense and aspect and will be encouraged to develop a situational awareness of the wide range of communicative possibilities inherent in the English verb system. The course materials and procedures include: review of tenses; analysis of modals; discussion of the conditional form; usage of passive voice; rules of reported speech, study of the functions of the -ing form (gerund, present participle) and infinitive; articles; relative clauses with a special focus on comma rules; adjectives and adverbs.

Each area is introduced by means of homework assignments comprising illustrations for use and practical exercises. The particular grammatical problem is then examined thoroughly in class before further application of the relevant forms is attempted. Please keep in mind that each week you are required to review a number of chapters from RM before class, focusing on filling in any gaps in your own basic grammar knowledge. Weekly quizzes will provide feedback whether you have done so successfully. Class sessions will begin with the preparatory work (homework check, pre-quiz questions, the quiz and post-quiz discussion), but most of the class session will involve extensive work to help you attain the higher level of mastery expected on the final exam.

Since grammatical competence is a part of communicative competence, the course sets out to cover the fundamental aspects of grammar to achieve accuracy in communication. As grammar rules help learners develop a habit of thinking logically and clearly, studying grammar will make students both accurate and fluent when using language.


[Ü] Grammar (Group C)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This course mainly focuses on covering important areas of English grammar and linguistic features such as aspect. Participants will review the rules for the use of tense and aspect and will be encouraged to develop a situational awareness of the wide range of communicative possibilities inherent in the English verb system. The course materials and procedures include: review of tenses; analysis of modals; discussion of the conditional form; usage of passive voice; rules of reported speech, study of the functions of the -ing form (gerund, present participle) and infinitive; articles; relative clauses with a special focus on comma rules; adjectives and adverbs.

Each area is introduced by means of homework assignments comprising illustrations for use and practical exercises. The particular grammatical problem is then examined thoroughly in class before further application of the relevant forms is attempted. Please keep in mind that each week you are required to review a number of chapters from RM before class, focusing on filling in any gaps in your own basic grammar knowledge. Weekly quizzes will provide feedback whether you have done so successfully. Class sessions will begin with the preparatory work (homework check, pre-quiz questions, the quiz and post-quiz discussion), but most of the class session will involve extensive work to help you attain the higher level of mastery expected on the final exam.

Since grammatical competence is a part of communicative competence, the course sets out to cover the fundamental aspects of grammar to achieve accuracy in communication. As grammar rules help learners develop a habit of thinking logically and clearly, studying grammar will make students both accurate and fluent when using language.


[Ü] Grammar (Group D)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This course mainly focuses on covering important areas of English grammar and linguistic features such as aspect. Participants will review the rules for the use of tense and aspect and will be encouraged to develop a situational awareness of the wide range of communicative possibilities inherent in the English verb system. The course materials and procedures include: review of tenses; analysis of modals; discussion of the conditional form; usage of passive voice; rules of reported speech, study of the functions of the -ing form (gerund, present participle) and infinitive; articles; relative clauses with a special focus on comma rules; adjectives and adverbs.

Each area is introduced by means of homework assignments comprising illustrations for use and practical exercises. The particular grammatical problem is then examined thoroughly in class before further application of the relevant forms is attempted. Please keep in mind that each week you are required to review a number of chapters from RM before class, focusing on filling in any gaps in your own basic grammar knowledge. Weekly quizzes will provide feedback whether you have done so successfully. Class sessions will begin with the preparatory work (homework check, pre-quiz questions, the quiz and post-quiz discussion), but most of the class session will involve extensive work to help you attain the higher level of mastery expected on the final exam.

Since grammatical competence is a part of communicative competence, the course sets out to cover the fundamental aspects of grammar to achieve accuracy in communication. As grammar rules help learners develop a habit of thinking logically and clearly, studying grammar will make students both accurate and fluent when using language.


[Ü] Grammar (Group E)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 024

[Ü] Grammar (Group F)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 024

[Ü] Grammar (Group G)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 024

[Ü] Grammar (Group H)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 024

[Ü] Grammar (Group I)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 031

[Ü] Grammar (Group J)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 031

[Ü] Grammar (Group K)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Grammar (Group L)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Grammar (Group M)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Grammar (Group N)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Vl] History of the English Language (Group A)
einstündige Veranstaltung;
mit zugehörigem Tutorium ab der 2. Woche der Vorlesungszeit (Zeiten werden im Kurs bekanntgegeben)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 15:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

The study of the history of the English language offers highly relevant insights into how the language has changed over the course of the centuries and into how the English language is structured and functions all around the world today. Therefore, we will pay particular attention to the different periods in the history of the English language, i.e. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Late Modern English and Present-day English, in order to follow the structural changes on the levels of phonology, lexis, syntax and semantics that have led to the English language as we use it today.

Exam Date
Feb. 7, 2023


[Vl] History of the English Language (Group B)
einstündige Veranstaltung;
mit zugehörigem Tutorium ab der 2. Woche der Vorlesungszeit (Zeiten werden im Kurs bekanntgegeben)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 15:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 3 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

The study of the history of the English language offers highly relevant insights into how the language has changed over the course of the centuries and into how the English language is structured and functions all around the world today. Therefore, we will pay particular attention to the different periods in the history of the English language, i.e. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Late Modern English and Present-day English, in order to follow the structural changes on the levels of phonology, lexis, syntax and semantics that have led to the English language as we use it today.

Exam Date: Feb. 9, 2023


[Si] Hogarth's London
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 103

[P Si] Interactivity in Digital Media
Medien-, Kultur-, Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin:
Einzeltermin:
Fr. 09.12.2022,10.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 103

Kommentar:

Digital media not only offers the potential to change the way how foreign languages are learned, but also how foreign language teachers learn to teach. To harness the advantages and counter the downfalls, teachers need to develop knowledge of, skills for and a positive attitude towards digital media usage. Thus we will cover topics ranging from managing learning platforms, critically evaluating educational apps to designing complex web-based tasks for beginners to advanced learners.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of module TEFL I.

Required Reading:
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit:
Graded: regular attendance, active participation in class, a written term paper.

Exam period:
Written term paper due March 31, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now


[Si] Intercultural Business Communication
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, E 104

Kommentar:

This seminar aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore the meaning of culture and communication in business and organisational contexts. Students will learn to understand intercultural communication processes, critically reflect on current models of culture and notions of group membership and identity, discuss generalizations and oversimplifications, improve self-awareness and communication in intercultural settings and develop skills in identifying analysing and solving intercultural communication challenges at work. Students will learn how intercultural awareness can benefit communication in workplace and organisational contexts.

Final exam on 8 February 2023.


[Vl] Introduction to English Language Teaching
mit zugehörigem Tutorium
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

Einführungsveranstaltung

In this class students will be introduced to some basic concepts of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (standards, syllabuses, listening/speaking and reading/writing skills, teaching literature, grammar and vocabulary at different levels, organising your classroom, and evaluation) starting out with a close look at the teacher, the learner, learning theory and classroom designs. At the same time students will take their first steps towards becoming “reflective practitioners” (Schoen). Therefore, this lecture is designed to be interactive, i.e. it demands students’ oral participation. They will learn how to assess their own progress in language learning with the help of the European Language Portfolio.

Reading: A digital reader will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit:
For the Lehramt students and students of Anglophone Studies (BA) this course is accompanied by the obligatory Tutorium TEFL I A2.
Graded for Lehramt students and students of BA Anglophone Studies: Klausur.
Ungraded for students of MA Anglophone studies.

Exam period: for all others: 13. – 16. 02.2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[Vl] Introduction to English Language Teaching
mit zugehörigem Tutorium
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)
Einzeltermin:
Do. 26.01.2023,10.00 - 11.00 Uhr   Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

(Einführungsveranstaltung,)

Description:
In this class students will be introduced to some basic concepts of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (standards, syllabuses, listening/speaking and reading/writing skills, teaching literature, grammar and vocabulary at different levels, organising your classroom, and evaluation) starting out with a close look at the teacher, the learner, learning theory and classroom designs. At the same time students will take their first steps towards becoming “reflective practitioners” (Schoen). Therefore this lecture is designed to be interactive, i.e. it demands students’ oral participation. They will learn how to assess their own progress in language learning with the help of the European Language Portfolio.

Reading:
A digital reader will beavailable at the beginning of the semester.
This course is accompanied by the obligatory Tutorium TEFL I A2.

Credit:
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class, homework assignments and Klausur (all L) and reflexion (all Anglophone Studies students).

Exam period:
Lehramt: Written exam - E-Klausur -
Nachschreibetermin

BA-Anglophone Studies: Reflexion on TEFL teaching principles has to be handed in by

Registration: Flex-Now


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: Feb. 6, 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: Feb. 6, 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group C)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: 08 February 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group D)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: Feb. 7, 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group E)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 401

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: 09 February 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to English Linguistics (Group F)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to the study of the English language in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terminology from the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Exam Date: 08 February 2023


[G Kurs] Introduction to Literary Studies
für neue Bachelorstudiengänge ab WS 2020/2021
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 5 (Hörsaal)

[Si] Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, E 104

Kommentar:

Pidgin and creole languages are the result of intense language contact situations in which people with different linguistic backgrounds came together and had to communicate with each other. They are of great interest to linguists because the special circumstances of their origin and use have given rise to fundamental issues in the understanding of how languages work.
In this seminar, we will address general issues that are fundamental to pidgin and creole studies, such as how to distinguish between pidgins and creoles and under which socio-historical conditions they emerged. In addition, we will discuss various theories that have been put forth to explain their genesis (monogenesis, polygenesis, bioprogram, etc.). We will also take a closer look at the phonological and grammatical structure of different pidgin and creole languages in different geographical areas.

Final Exam: 08.02.2023


[Ü] Introduction to Practical Training
Übung mit einem Blocktermin
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
Vorbesprechung: Fr. 04.11.2022, 12.00 - 14.00 Uhr, online
8 Einzeltermine:
Fr. 04.11.2022,12.00 - 14.00 Uhr   (Vorbesprechung) onlineVorbesprechung


Sa. 12.11.2022,09.30 - 16.00 Uhr   Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 204Blocksitzung 1 (Grundlagen)


Di. 10.01.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   onlineReflexion der bisherigen Recherchen


Di. 17.01.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   onlineCVs und Bewerbungsschreiben


Sa. 21.01.2023,09.30 - 16.00 Uhr   Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 204Blocksitzung 2 (Workshop)


Di. 24.01.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   onlineBewerbungsprozesse


Di. 31.01.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   onlinerechtliche Fragen


Di. 07.02.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   onlinePraktikumsbericht



[H Si] Investigating Teacher Education within Personal & Professional Development - A TEFLhybrid Course
Sprachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 08:30 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This is a TEFLhybrid course: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Modul TEFL II.

Expectations:
Regular attendance, active participation, presentation and submission of a term paper.

Exam Period: written exam

Registration:
via Flex-now.


[Si] Islam, the West, and the New Anglophone Literatures: An Introduction
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 009

Kommentar:

Since the fatwa in 1989 against Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel The Satanic Verses (1988) and the most recent life-threatening assault on him in New York in August 2022, attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York by Islamic terrorists on September, 2011 (or 9/11), the claims of ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) to establish a caliphate and to wage global jihad, the fall of secular Afghan government to the Taliban in August 2021, Islam has not only made the West increasingly nervous, but it has also drawn the world’s attention to its political agenda, as opposed to Islam as a spiritual, cultural, and personal practice. At the same time, Islam and its conflicting representations in modern media have inspired a significant number of writers from the Arab world, Africa and South Asia, who have responded to the many faces and forms of Islam in their fictional and non-fictional works from a variety of perspectives.
As a considerable number of Muslims in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from different Islamic countries have moved to the West to escape political or religious persecution, economic instability, cultural ostracism, simply to be reunited with their families abroad, or to seek better opportunities in life, the emergence of Muslim diasporic or immigrant communities in various Western regions, especially in the US and Europe, has turned out to be one of the prime dimensions of the rapid process of globalisation, modernity, travel and mass mobility. These diasporic communities have generated several writers whose work engage with a dialogue between Islam and the West. This course aims to investigate and explore this particular dialogue as represented within the realms of the New Anglophone Literatures, namely literatures from the Arab world, Africa and South Asia by multilingual writers on the move, who find themselves between cultures and continents and tend to write from a dual perspective. Hence, their works bring out the dynamics of transcultural and transnational connections as much travelling cultures and moving identities.
This seminar aims to introduce students to the fast-growing field of the New Literatures in English with a special focus on Islam and the West in twenty-first century novel. The main objective of the course is to provide students deep insight into these literatures as a distinct area of academic inquiry and teach them the most suitable methods to examine them in a convincing manner. Students will be introduced to the many versions of Islam as represented in the texts written by writers who have made the West their permanent home and who wish to integrate the Islamic and Western perception of Islam in their writings. Students will also learn about Islam from a variety of angles, which will enhance and broaden not only their understanding of religion in the New Literatures in English, but also the diversity of the Islamic world as well as their perception of ‘other’ histories, cultures, politics and societies. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to show their critical understanding of literary texts in the form of an oral presentation and a term paper or an exam.
Texts Required:
1. "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (2007) by Mohsin Hamid
2. "Just Another Jihadi Jane" (2016) by Tabish Khair
3. "North of Dawn" (2018) by Nuruddin Farah (Extracts)
4. A reader with secondary sources will be uploaded on Stud.IP at the beginning of the term.


[H Si] Learning to work with spoken data
digital
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
5 Einzeltermine:
Mo. 20.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Di. 21.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Mi. 22.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Do. 23.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Fr. 24.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar

Kommentar:

This course is an introduction to the principles of data transcription & analysis. We will look at the difference between different kinds of transcription (orthographic vs phonological vs phonetic) and learn how to annotate data. It is designed as a hands-on course which involves practicing on different kinds of tools for different kinds of fine-grained transcriptions and annotations. The course aims to show what transcription and annotation of spoken data actually entails, which means that it will involve a theoretical aspect, but will focus on the practical aspect of actually working with different kinds of transcriptions, annotations and analyses.

Reading: all in-course material.

Prerequisite:
Registration: by FlexNow.
Credit: ungraded: regular attendance, active participation in discussions and in-class tasks; graded: as above plus a final exam.


[Si] Lexicology
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This seminar is devoted to the study of words in its many facets. We will review and deepen our insight into the internal structure of words and how they are built. We will discover how they are organized in the mental lexicon and how they relate to each other. We will also discuss how we have arrived at the words that make up English vocabulary and what drives innovation and change to our words.

Exam: Feb. 8, 2023
or
Term Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023


[Si] Linguistic Perspectives on Gender in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 005

Kommentar:

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments, active participation in class and an oral presentation, which may involve group activities and class discussions, or a written report.

Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam Date: Feb. 6, 2023
Term Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023


[G Kurs] Literary and Cultural Studies (A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 5 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

Welcome to the study of anglophone literature and cultures!

The Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies course is designed to introduce students to the subject matter, major issues, and research methods in the study of anglophone literature and cultures. This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and vocabulary to analyze and discuss cultural practices from literature to other cultural artifacts and phenomena.

Mandatory text: Nünning, Ansgar, and Vera Nünning (2019): An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature; (ISBN: 978-3-12-939025-2). Students are asked to assure access to the text no later than 27.10.2022.

Additional course materials will be provided in the class reader. The course plan and reader will be circulated at the beginning of the semester and provided via Stud.IP.

Regular course attendance, active preparation for weekly lectures, and registration via Flexnow are expected.


[G Kurs] Literary and Cultural Studies (B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 08.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 3 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

Welcome to the study of anglophone literatures and cultures!

The Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies course is designed to introduce students to the subject matter, major issues, and research methods in the study of anglophone literatures and cultures. This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and vocabulary to analyse and discuss cultural practices from literature to other cultural artifacts and phenomena.

Students are required to actively prepare for and attend weekly lectures. In the course of the semester, students will be required to read An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature by Ansgar and Vera Nünning (ISBN: 9783129390252; available in JLU’s library), alongside other course materials provided in the class reader. The course plan and reader will be circulated at the beginning of term and provided via Stud.IP.

If you wish to attend this course, please make sure to register on Flex.now and Stud.IP.


[Si] Literary Multilingualism
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 103
2 Einzeltermine:
Mo. 13.02.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   OnlineConclusion & Term Paper Discussion**Homework:**

Write a short abstract for your seminar paper (around 150 words), including:

1. an overall description of the topic explored;

2. the theoretical, historical, or methodological framework used;

3. an outline of the main argument(s);

4. a brief summary of the conclusion(s).



Fr. 17.02.2023,16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   OnlineConclusion & Term Paper Discussion**Homework:**

Write a short abstract for your seminar paper (around 150 words), including:

1. an overall description of the topic explored;

2. the theoretical, historical, or methodological framework used;

3. an outline of the main argument(s);

4. a brief summary of the conclusion(s).




Kommentar:

National and language models are still prevalent in literary studies today. In Anglistik, we read works written (or performed) in English. In Germanistik, works in German. But what happens when literary works cannot so easily be categorized according to this model?

This seminar will explore the diverse ways in which literature exists in more than one language, be it through code-switching, multilingualism, translation, or diachronic language shifts. We will also critically reflect on how nation, culture and language influence how authors are perceived, how their works are received, and how literary institutions behave.

[Please make sure to register on FlexNow and StudIP. Readings will be made available on StudIP.]


[Si] Literature Culture Politics: Readings in Cultural Theory
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

[Si] Literatures of Migration
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

Throughout history, people have moved from one place to another for a variety of reasons: to flee from war and oppression, for love, for material benefits, out of curiosity, because of forced displacement etc. Literature has served as a medium for recording the manifold and contradictory experiences surrounding the process of migrating. In this seminar, we shall examine a selection of migration literature that spans centuries, genres, and countries. We will also discuss theoretical approaches to analysing migration literature.

The set text for this seminar is: The Penguin Book of Migration Literature, ed. by Dohra Ahmad. London: Penguin, 2019. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/575260/the-penguin-book-of-migration-literature-by-edited-with-an-introduction-by-dohra-ahmad-foreword-by-edwidge-danticat/ Make sure that you have a copy of this anthology.


[Ü] Methods of Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Analysis - Gruppe A
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the mediation of approaches and techniques of scientific work within English linguistics and literary studies with regard to structural, stylistics, and content design of academic research papers. Additionally, the course provides ample opportunity to work with different (linguistic) tools and practices research skills. We will also place an emphasis on how to discuss and present empirical findings.

In this seminar you will be asked to fill in several worksheets and there is no final examination.


[Ü] Methods of Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Analysis - Gruppe B
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 033

Kommentar:

This course focuses on the mediation of approaches and techniques of scientific work within English linguistics and literary studies with regard to structural, stylistics, and content design of academic research papers. Additionally, the course provides ample opportunity to work with different (linguistic) tools and practices research skills. We will also place an emphasis on how to discuss and present empirical findings.

In this seminar you will be asked to fill in several worksheets and there is no final examination.


[Si] Middlemarch: Text, Contexts, Approaches
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Vl] My Soul began to Expand: The Victorian Novel (NOT FOR ICB STUDENTS)
Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 5 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

This lecture will provide an overview of the general characteristics of literary production in the Victorian age with a focus on the most popular genre of the period, the novel. The sessions will combine an introduction to the key debates of the time which will be exemplified by in-depth case studies of selected novels, ranging from Jane Austen (as marking the transition from Romanticism to the Victorian age), to the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and others. We will also look at present-day adaptations (such as Austen’s Persuasion on Netflix and the National Theatre’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre) in order to understand how the Victorian legacy has stayed with us until today.

Prerequisites: ---

Reading: A digital reader will be made available at the beginning of term.

Credit: n/a

Exam period: if required: Take home exam to be handed in by noon, 8 February 2023.

Please register via FlexNow.


[Si] Nature Culture Poetry
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Koll] New approaches and developments in literary and cultural theory
Zusätzlich zu der Stud-IP/Flex Now Anmeldung melden Sie sich bitte bei Frau Dr. Magdalena Pfalzgraf
bezüglich eines Termins für die Präsentation Ihres Projekts: ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 26.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Konferenzraum 001, GCSC, Otto-Behaghel-Str.12

Kommentar:

During this course, Master students participate in the doctoral colloquium of the International PhD Programme (IPP) “Literary and Cultural Studies.” The colloquium is an opportunity to gain insight into projects actively being pursued by doctoral students, to participate in advanced discussions in the field of literary and cultural studies, and, most importantly, to begin planning their own MA theses and receive feedback before moving forward.

In addition to attending selected sessions of the doctoral colloquium, MA Students are required to attend some sessions of the IPP Workshop Series, which take place on Tuesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. (c.t.). The IPP workshop series offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of current topics and methods in literary and cultural studies in a lively environment. The topics range from general introductions to various "schools" of literary and cultural theory to concepts, methods and topics of literary and cultural theory.

Sessions start on the 26th of October.
In addition to registering via Stud.IP/FlexNow, students are required to register with the IPP (via email to ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de) in order to learn about course requirements and to receive the necessary materials.


[Si] Philosophy and Rhetorics. Skovoroda and the Migration of Cultural Concepts (digital)
Dozent/-in:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Daiber M.A., Dr. Rostislav Semkiv, NaUKMA, Kiev
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 08.02.2023, Raum:

Kommentar:

1. Das Seminar zur Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte wird ausgehend vom Beispiel des ukrainischen Philosophen Gregorius Skovoroda (1722-1794) die Verflechtungen von sprachlicher Begrifflichkeit, metaphorische Anschaulichkeit und rhetorischer Performanz behandeln. Das historische und areale Wandern von Konzepten gibt Einblick in den Aufbau der Kultur als Transformationsphänomen. Die Lektüre Skovorodas (im Original bzw. auch in Übersetzung) kann auf Wunsch der Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer um verwandte Themen aus Sprach-, Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte erweitert werden. Ziel ist, die Theorie und Methode der kulturwissenschaftlichen Lektüre - close reading und interdisziplinäre Kontextualisierung - am konkreten Material zu entwickeln und theoretische Kompetenz mit praktischer Anwendbarkeit zu vermitteln.

1. The seminar is concerned with the interconnections of concepts, speech and performance in intellectual and cultural history. As a starting point selected works of Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda (1722-1794) will be analyzed to examine the migration of concepts in time and space as building blocks of culture as a phenomenon of transformation. We will read Skovoroda in original language and all available translations; we are not so much interested in lingustics, but in the migration of concepts, which may be found in other media (painting, sculpture, architecture, dramatic plays), as well. Participiants are welcome to broaden the thematic range of the seminar according to their academic interests. The seminar aims at a close reading of Skovoroda's work together with its interdisciplinary contextualization to introduce theoretical and methodological approaches to cultural science.


[Si] Postcolonial Perspectives on Eastern Europe
BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Diese Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz statt.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 26.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, D 209

Kommentar:

The space between Poland and the Baltic countries in the Northwest, Siberia in the Northeast, the Caucasus, Ukraine, and Bulgaria in the South has in recent history been impacted by empires (the Tsarist, the Prussian, the Hapsburg, and the Ottoman). Most of the peoples residing there have been repeatedly denied state sovereignty over the course of centuries; the titular nations of the great empires imposed upon these peoples their own cultural patterns. In contrast to overseas colonies this process has only rarely been described by historical scientists as colonialism.
This course is devoted less to the question of whether it is justified to speak of an East, East-Central or South-East European “colonization,” but rather investigates, first, how the hegemonic cultures conceptualized the suppressed peoples as less civilized and thus in need of “colonization.” Secondly, we focus on the ways in which foreign domination was perceived by the subjugated peoples as colonization.
Anglo-American Postcolonial Studies have made significant propositions for describing not only the hetero-stereotypes deployed to the Orient (Said), but also the cultural strategies of the subordinated elites. The provocative central question investigates how the theoretical concepts developed for the paradoxical strategies of identity building of Arabs and Black Africans (such as hybridity, in-betweenness, subalternity, mimicry, Black Signifying, self-Orientalization or agency) can become productive for describing the cultural processes of nation building in East, East-Central, and South-East Europe. During the course we will be exploring this question in a mosaic-like form with regard to Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

More participants are welcome; for registration please send an email to dirk.uffelmann@slavistik.uni-giessen.de


[H Si] Promoting Technology-Enhanced Learning in the EFLC - a TEFLhybrid Course
Sprachdidaktik, Mediendidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: asynchrone Online-Veranstaltung

Kommentar:

Mobile software applications for smartphones and tablets have the potential to transform the way languages are learned. This course focuses on commercial and non-commercial as well as textbook-related and textbook-independent mobile apps and their potential value for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language [EFL) in the classroom and beyond. In terms of approach to pre-service EFL teacher education, the seminar focuses on reflecting upon participants’ knowledge about and experience with mobile apps and mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) and current international research in this area. Special emphasis is given to exploring, evaluating, and comparing a few exemplary apps in systematic ways.
Please note that this course will be conducted in an asynchronous, computer-mediated virtual format predominantly. Since asynchronous online courses are not conducted live and in-person, participants are not required to be logged in at the same time as everyone else, for instance, to attend virtual lectures or participate in video conferences and chat sessions. Instead, the instructor will distribute coursework through a virtual learning management system (i.e. StudIP, usually at the beginning of each week). Participants can complete the provided writing assignments and tasks at their own paces, adhering to the deadlines requested by the instructor (usually at the end of each week). This means that they can log on whenever they want, completing the coursework as they would like during each weekly block of learning. However, in order to provide more individually tailored feedback, two sessions (before the Christmas break in December and at the end of the course in February) will be offered in a synchronous mode through video conferencing.
This is a TEFLhybrid Course: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid

Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Programme: Successful completion of Moduls TEFL I and TEFL II.
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: BA

MA students with no academic TEFL background or EFL/ESL teaching experience are required to take part in an online orientation session prior to the semester start. Please contact Nadine.Traughber@anglistik.uni-giessen.de for registration.

Required Reading:
A comprehensive course bibliography will be made available on Stud.IP.

Credit:
Teacher Education Programme:
Ungraded: Regular attendance, active participation in class
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class; written exam

Anglophone Studies MA Programme:
Regular attendance, active participation in class, lesson plan (A1) or term paper (A2).

Exam period:
Teacher Education Programme: written exam: February 8, 2023
Anglophone Studies MA Programme term paper / lesson plan: March 31, 2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[H Si] Research Methods
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 005

Kommentar:

Empirical research into the English language frequently relies on the analysis of linguistic corpora. In corpus-linguistic work, three main areas of activity can be identified, i.e. text compilation to create a corpus, data extraction from the corpus and statistical analysis of the annotated corpus data.

In the course of this seminar, we will practise ways of completing these corpus-linguistic steps in the programming language R. As guidelines for how to implement these steps, we will mainly rely on the textbooks by Gries (2017) and Field et al. (2014).

Exam date: 08 Feb 2023
Term paper deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Field, A., J. Miles & Z. Field. 2014. Discovering Statistics Using R. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Gries, S.Th. 2017. Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R: A Practical Introduction. New York: Routledge.


[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group A)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This course aims to develop and enhance students’ listening and speaking skills for academic purposes at level B2+/ C1 CEFR. After attending this course, students should be able not only to comprehend an academic presentation in detail, but also to summarise its gist and ask critical questions about any weaknesses in the line of argumentation. Further, they should manage to present a research project and discuss its findings in a presentation using effective visual aids as well as academic language and vocabulary. Students are expected to present their views in a logical and systematic manner, correctly and appropriately using academic phraseology as found, for example, in the Manchester Academic Phrasebank, tense and aspect, particularly verbs of stating, contradicting and comparing, as well as academic collocations. Hence, students will be encouraged to express their ideas and arguments in a grammatically correct manner by using clear syntax and vocabulary appropriate for academic discourse. As the course is designed to teach speaking in a formal setting, students will be encouraged to speak in a convincing and confident manner by adhering to the rules of an academic discussion. Consequently, students’ academic presentations are supposed to have unity and coherence as well as appropriate use of idiomatic expressions. In order to improve competency in their listening comprehension, students will learn how to listen to speeches on various topics and take notes by identifying the main idea as well as the development of the main arguments and by paying attention to language and vocabulary. Listening skills will be further refined by encouraging students to take part in active class discussions and presentations individually or in groups. The fundamental aim of the course is to make students hold and understand an academic or job-related presentation in a professional manner required at university level to pass their courses. As the final assessment includes a listening task and a presentation to test their oral skills, students will obtain feedback throughout the course to overcome their weaknesses so that they are able to prove themselves as successful speakers and listeners.


[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group B)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This course aims to develop and enhance students’ listening and speaking skills for academic purposes at level B2+/ C1 CEFR. After attending this course, students should be able not only to comprehend an academic presentation in detail, but also to summarise its gist and ask critical questions about any weaknesses in the line of argumentation. Further, they should manage to present a research project and discuss its findings in a presentation using effective visual aids as well as academic language and vocabulary. Students are expected to present their views in a logical and systematic manner, correctly and appropriately using academic phraseology as found, for example, in the Manchester Academic Phrasebank, tense and aspect, particularly verbs of stating, contradicting and comparing, as well as academic collocations. Hence, students will be encouraged to express their ideas and arguments in a grammatically correct manner by using clear syntax and vocabulary appropriate for academic discourse. As the course is designed to teach speaking in a formal setting, students will be encouraged to speak in a convincing and confident manner by adhering to the rules of an academic discussion. Consequently, students’ academic presentations are supposed to have unity and coherence as well as appropriate use of idiomatic expressions. In order to improve competency in their listening comprehension, students will learn how to listen to speeches on various topics and take notes by identifying the main idea as well as the development of the main arguments and by paying attention to language and vocabulary. Listening skills will be further refined by encouraging students to take part in active class discussions and presentations individually or in groups. The fundamental aim of the course is to make students hold and understand an academic or job-related presentation in a professional manner required at university level to pass their courses. As the final assessment includes a listening task and a presentation to test their oral skills, students will obtain feedback throughout the course to overcome their weaknesses so that they are able to prove themselves as successful speakers and listeners.


[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group C)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 409

Kommentar:

This course aims to develop and enhance students’ listening and speaking skills for academic purposes at level B2+/ C1 CEFR. After attending this course, students should be able not only to comprehend an academic presentation in detail, but also to summarise its gist and ask critical questions about any weaknesses in the line of argumentation. Further, they should manage to present a research project and discuss its findings in a presentation using effective visual aids as well as academic language and vocabulary. Students are expected to present their views in a logical and systematic manner, correctly and appropriately using academic phraseology as found, for example, in the Manchester Academic Phrasebank, tense and aspect, particularly verbs of stating, contradicting and comparing, as well as academic collocations. Hence, students will be encouraged to express their ideas and arguments in a grammatically correct manner by using clear syntax and vocabulary appropriate for academic discourse. As the course is designed to teach speaking in a formal setting, students will be encouraged to speak in a convincing and confident manner by adhering to the rules of an academic discussion. Consequently, students’ academic presentations are supposed to have unity and coherence as well as appropriate use of idiomatic expressions. In order to improve competency in their listening comprehension, students will learn how to listen to speeches on various topics and take notes by identifying the main idea as well as the development of the main arguments and by paying attention to language and vocabulary. Listening skills will be further refined by encouraging students to take part in active class discussions and presentations individually or in groups. The fundamental aim of the course is to make students hold and understand an academic or job-related presentation in a professional manner required at university level to pass their courses. As the final assessment includes a listening task and a presentation to test their oral skills, students will obtain feedback throughout the course to overcome their weaknesses so that they are able to prove themselves as successful speakers and listeners.


[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group D)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

This course aims to develop and enhance students’ listening and speaking skills for academic purposes at level B2+/ C1 CEFR. After attending this course, students should be able not only to comprehend an academic presentation in detail, but also to summarise its gist and ask critical questions about any weaknesses in the line of argumentation. Further, they should manage to present a research project and discuss its findings in a presentation using effective visual aids as well as academic language and vocabulary. Students are expected to present their views in a logical and systematic manner, correctly and appropriately using academic phraseology as found, for example, in the Manchester Academic Phrasebank, tense and aspect, particularly verbs of stating, contradicting and comparing, as well as academic collocations. Hence, students will be encouraged to express their ideas and arguments in a grammatically correct manner by using clear syntax and vocabulary appropriate for academic discourse. As the course is designed to teach speaking in a formal setting, students will be encouraged to speak in a convincing and confident manner by adhering to the rules of an academic discussion. Consequently, students’ academic presentations are supposed to have unity and coherence as well as appropriate use of idiomatic expressions. In order to improve competency in their listening comprehension, students will learn how to listen to speeches on various topics and take notes by identifying the main idea as well as the development of the main arguments and by paying attention to language and vocabulary. Listening skills will be further refined by encouraging students to take part in active class discussions and presentations individually or in groups. The fundamental aim of the course is to make students hold and understand an academic or job-related presentation in a professional manner required at university level to pass their courses. As the final assessment includes a listening task and a presentation to test their oral skills, students will obtain feedback throughout the course to overcome their weaknesses so that they are able to prove themselves as successful speakers and listeners.


[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group E)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:30 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group F)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group G)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[Ü] Speaking & Listening I (Group H)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Rathenaustraße 8, 308

[P Si] Task and Material Design
Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 009

Kommentar:

Description:
The construction of tasks as well as their instruction plays a crucial role in successful foreign language teaching. Complex tasks aim at developing foreign language discourse ability by activating, integrating and fostering various skills and competences. In this seminar, you will learn about the characteristics of such tasks, explore their potential for individual learning processes and work with miscellaneous examples. You will also get insights into the current research project 'Leistung macht Schule (LemaS)' and find out how tasks can help our students to unfold their potentials. The course focuses on enabling you to plan and create complex tasks on your own by means of collaborative task and material design.

Expectations:
Regular attendance, active participation, preparation and presentation of a complex task.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of module TEFL I.

Required Reading:
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit:
Submission of a written term paper.

Exam period:
Written term paper due 31 March, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now


[H Si] Teaching and Producing Films in the EFLC
Mediendidaktik, Kulturdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

Kommentar:

Using short films in the language classroom will introduce pupils to important glimpses of the foreign cultures as well as to listening and viewing experiences that are motivating and valuable for their language learning process. This seminar will provide a theoretical understanding of the forms and functions of short films and videos and a conceptual approach to their analysis. Building on this foundation, students will learn how to use these texts in the foreign language classroom, how to make use of their cultural potential and how to design activities that involve different media, stimulate discussion and practise language skills.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Modul TEFL II for Lehramt.

Reading: A digital reader will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit:
Ungraded (alte Studienordnung): Active participation in class.
Graded (alte und neue Studienordnung): Active participation in class; Klausur in TEFL III, A1 for Lehramt. Preparation of teaching unit or term paper for Anglophone Studies.

Exam period: Klausur: 08.02.2023; teaching unit and term paper have to be handed in on March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now


[P Si] Teaching Crime Fiction
Literaturdidaktik, Kulturdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 203

Kommentar:

In this seminar, students will explore one of the most popular genres nowadays – crime fiction. We will dive deep into the world of crime, acquire basic knowledge of the genre and explore classical, well-known stories from the literary canon to contemporary texts. In a next step, we will approach fundamental didactic questions – why shall we teach crime fiction? What are important aspects we have to consider when teaching literature? Which competences can we foster with a particular text? How can we exploit the potential of this particular genre for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom?
Students will be encouraged not only to discover practical implications and classroom activities for their teaching but also to scrutinize student-centered ways of engaging with crime fiction. Finally, students will cooperatively and independently create competence-oriented tasks for younger as well as more advanced learners. Depending on the number of participants in the course, there will be micro-teaching units or presentations.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of module TEFL I.

Required Reading:
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit:
Graded: regular attendance, active participation in class, a micro teaching unit and a written term paper.

Exam period:
Written term paper due March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now.


[Si] The Cultural Work of Christmas Movies
Präsenzveranstaltung
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)

[H Si] The development of English in a typological perspective
digital
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
5 Einzeltermine:
Mo. 13.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Di. 14.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Mi. 15.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Do. 16.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar
Fr. 17.02.2023,10.00 - 16.00 Uhr   Online-Seminar

Kommentar:

Old English is the earliest form of the English language. It developed from the languages of the North Sea Germanic tribes that settled and spread in Roman Britain from the mid-5th century on and consisted of four main dialects, Kentish, West Saxon, Mercian and Northumbrian. Modern English descends from the Mercian dialect of Old English, but the development of the language involved a significant amount of contact, particularly with Old Norse and Norman French. The linguistic structure of these two historical stages of English thus differ considerably.
This course will compare the Old English linguistic structure with that of Modern English from a typological point of view. We will look at individual linguistic features of Old English and place them in a typological context, and compare that with the Modern English equivalents in a typological context in order to determine whether development of English has made the language profile typologically more common or more rare. The course is designed as a hands-on exploration using typological databases and will therefore serve not only as an introduction to Old English, but also as an introduction to linguistic typology and how to use large-scale cross-linguistic databases.

Reading: to be announced at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisite:
Registration: by FlexNow.
Credit: ungraded: regular attendance, active participation in discussions and in-class presentation; graded: as above plus a final exam.


[Si] The Exploration of Hope on the British and Irish Stage
Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, F 009

Kommentar:

In recent years, there has been a development towards relatively short plays on the British and Irish stage, usually featuring only one or two characters. While being comparatively short, the stories the plays tell linger on in the readers’ and audiences’ minds as they address the question on how to find hope in personally or societally challenging circumstances. In this seminar, we will read a selection of plays staged in British and Irish theatres in the last five years and dealing with the topics of love and loss from different perspectives. We will read and discuss the plays together and in several cases also watch adaptations of the plays (such as the Amazon Prime adaptation of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag). The topics cover a range from the love and loss of a parent, love and moral responsibility, love, loss and feminism and queer love and loss.
At the end of the seminar, students will have acquired a) knowledge of key concepts in the analysis of contemporary British and Irish drama; b) an overview of recent and representative examples of British and Irish theatre production; c) be able to critically analyse and discuss dramatic texts and their connection to central societal discourses.

It is absolutely essential that students read the dramatic text and the secondary reading that are set for a session BEFORE THE SESSION.

Prerequisites: ---

Reading: A reader will be made available at the beginning of term.

Credit: 10 CP

Exam period: Term paper (12-15 pages) has to be handed in by 31 March 2023.

Please register via FlexNow.


[Vl] The Novel in the Nineteenth Century: A Transatlantic History (NOT FOR ICB STUDENTS)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 5 (Hörsaal)

[Si] The Roaring Girl: Moll Cutpurse
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 203

[Ü] The Shoa in East Central European Cinema
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. II G, 112

Kommentar:

The Shoa/Holocaust is one of the defining events of the 20th century. The thoroughly planned and industrially organized genocide of over 6 million Jews and other groups surpassed by far what before was considered humanly thinkable. It has become one of the reoccurring topics in literature and moving pictures, the latter playing probably the main role in popularizing knowledge about the holocaust and in keeping its memory alive. It is the TV mini-series Holocaust and movies like Schindler’s List that warranted that the holocaust entered mainstream awareness.
This class will focus on contributions Czech, Polish and Hungarian film makers made to the corpus of Holocaust movies. We will be looking at films mainly from the late 1940ies to the late 1960ies. If time permits recent movies like the Oscar-winning films Ida (engl.: Ida, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, PL 2013) or Saul fia (engl.: The son of Saul), directed by László Nemes, HU 2015) will also be discussed. As part of the module “Theory and Method” of the Slavic program at JLU the class will also introduce the students to film as a specific art form and familiarize them with its formal and technical possibilities.
We will be able to analyze only 10 movies. The screening of the movies will be done mostly individually at home before each class. A list of questions will be distributed for each movie which will form the starting-point for the discussion. During the first session the following list of movies will be reduced to ten (the numbered films are mandatory parts of the program):
1. Ostatni etap (The last stage). Director: Wanda Jakubowska (PL, 1948)
2. Daleká cesta (The long journey), Director: Alfréd Radok (CZ, 1949)
3. Pasażerka (Passager), Director: Andrzej Munk / Witold Lesiewicz (PL, 1963)
4. ...a pátý jezdec je strach (... and the Fifth Horseman is Fear), Director: Zbyněk Brynych (CZ, 1964)
Démanty noci (Diamands of the Night), Director: Jan Němec (CZ, 1964)
5. Obchod na korze (The Shop on Main Street), Director: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos (CZ, 1965)
6. Apa (Father), Director: István Szabó (HU, 1966)
7. Spalovač mrtvol (The Cremator), Director: Juraj Herz (CZ, 1968)
Europa Europa (Europa Europa): Director: Agnieszka Holland (PL/D, 1990)
Sunshine (Sunshine), Director: István Szabó (HU 1999)
Musíme si pomáhat (Divided we Fall), Director: Jan Hřebejk (CZ 2000)
The pianist (The pianist), Director: Roman Polański (PL/UK/D/F 2002)
Sorstalanság (Fateless), Director: Lajos Koltai (HU 2005)
Protektor (The Protector), Director: Marek Najbrt (2009)
W ciemności (In Darkness): Director: Agnieszka Holland (PL, 2012)
Pokłosie (Aftermath), Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski (PL, 2012)
Ida (Ida), Director: Paweł Pawlikowski (PL, 2013)
Saul fia (The son of Saul), Director: László Nemes (HU, 2015)

Suggested reading: The text book used for the introduction to film analysis will be Film Art. An Introduction (10th edition) by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. The university library has several copies available (https://hds.hebis.de/ubgi/Record/HEB335088945). In case students want to freshen up their knowledge of the Holocaust as a historical background for the analysis of the films suggested reading is War & genocide: a concise history of the holocaust by Doris Bergen which the library holds available as an e-book (https://hds.hebis.de/ubgi/Record/HEB362459169)

The class is open to any student of JLU but since it is part of the English track of JLU’s MA program Interdisciplinary studies on Eastern Europe it will be held in English.


[P Si] Transmedia Storytelling
Literaturdidaktik, Mediendidaktik, Kulturdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin:
Einzeltermin:
Fr. 16.12.2022,10.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 103

Kommentar:

In this course we will dissect the broad terms of intermediality and transmediality in the light of the EFLC. We will explore what happens when ‘translating’ one medium to another (e. g. graphic novel to film) and how choices of literary or cinematic devices change the impression of the reader or viewer. Additionally, we will dissect how interactivity in new media shapes real-time transmedia storytelling in interactive films or virtual games. Further, we will discover in how far texts are intertwined in various discourses. Concurrently, we will discuss the teaching potential of these foci for the EFLC, critically evaluating and designing tasks for beginners to advanced learners when working with inter- and transmedial literature.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of module TEFL I.

Required Reading:
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit:
Graded: regular attendance, active participation in class, a micro teaching unit and a written term paper.

Exam period:
Written term paper due March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now.


[Si] TS Eliot and Virginia Woolf
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (b)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (c)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (d)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (e)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (f)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 08.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (g)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (h)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 08:00 - 10:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 440

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (i)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Tut] Tutorium to Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (j)
zugehöriges Tutorium zur Vorlesung "Introduction to TEFL"
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Si] U.S. American Legal Culture and the Supreme Court
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 031

Kommentar:

U.S. American legal culture is characterized by its adversarialism – using the courts to resolve personal and social conflicts –, the high degree to which legal disputes are mediatized, and what has been a nearly sacred regard for the Supreme Court. Recent decisions by the Roberts Court on abortion, gun rights, environmental protections, and religious issues have called the Court’s impartiality into question and have highlighted deep-seated U.S. American divisions.

The seminar introduces you to the American legal system and explains how it differs from Germany’s Roman-law based one before looking at the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (2022). The repercussions of this decision in terms of other civil rights, the politics of the decision, and how it has been represented medially are all topics we will discuss.


[Si] Ukrainian Language and Russia’s War against Ukraine (digital)
Dozent/-in:
Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender, Prof. Dr. Natalia Kobchenko, NaUKMA Kyiv/Ukraine
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 19.10.2022
wöchentlich Mi. 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 01.02.2023, Raum:

Kommentar:

The tandem seminar is held together by Prof. Wingender (JLU Giessen) and Prof. Kobchenko (NaUKMA Kyiv). Our tandem seminar deals with the complex research field of language and war. The seminar begins with the treatment of the methodical basics and the historical background. Thus, on the basis of a model of language conflict types we deal with the complex relationships of language and conflicts. This is followed by the historical background in form of a short overview of Ukraine’s history and its language policy.
The focus of the seminar is then on three thematic blocks:
1. Myths and narratives regarding the origin of the Ukrainian language, public opinions on Ukrainian language, stereotypes, propaganda;
2. Myths and narratives regarding the language situation in Ukraine, language laws, laws on education, propaganda with regard to the role of Russian in Ukraine;
3. Attitudes towards Ukrainian and Russian in Ukraine, changes in attitudes, current surveys and polls, language of cultural products, language as a means of Ukrainian battle, changes in word usage and word meanings, linguistic landscape.
The tandem seminar is part of the project “Ukraine digital: Ukraine in its transcultural and transnational context” of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) together with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the frame of our tandem seminar we will invite an international expert on the topic to an online guest lecture.


[Si] Varieties of English around the World
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 203

[Vl] Varieties of English around the World: Synchronic and Diachronic Dimensions
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, A 4 (Hörsaal)

Kommentar:

No final exam


[Si] Varieties of English: Epicentres
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

Epicentres in World Englishes are regional varieties of English that exhibit structural influences on neighbouring Englishes, i.e. it has – for instance – repeatedly been shown that Indian English can be regarded as influencing other varieties in South Asia such as Sri Lankan or Pakistani English. Epicentral configurations can consequently be found in South Asia, but also in Southeast Asia as well as in Australia and potentially in other parts of the world. The regional focus of this class is thus on Australasia and the notion of linguistic epicentres provides the framework against which the regional varieties are going to be presented.

In the course of this class, we will introduce central models describing the evolution of postcolonial/non-native varieties of English (e.g. Moag 1982; Kachru 1985; Schneider 2003, 2007) and discuss the notion of a linguistic epicentre in the World Englishes paradigm. Against this background and on the basis of structural and sociohistorical evidence, we will discuss the development and present-day structure-related as well as sociolinguistic profile of a selection of varieties in Australasia. Methodologically, we will explore different ways of a) empirically studying the structures and usage patterns that profile each of these Australasian Englishes in a unique way and b) trying to delineate epicentral configurations.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to English Linguistics’ course.

Reading: Reading material will be provided for download via Stud.IP.

Registration: Please register with FlexNow.

Ungraded credit: Regular attendance, completion of reading and homework assignments, active participation in class and an oral presentation, which may involve group activities and class discussions, or a written report.
Graded credit: In addition to the above, a final exam or a term paper.

Exam period: Final exam on 09 Feb 2023; deadline for term paper submission: 31 March 2023.


[P Si] Virtual Reality for TEFL
Kulturdidaktik, Mediendidaktik, Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin:
Einzeltermin:
Do. 15.12.2022,10.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Rathenaustraße 8, 303

Kommentar:

This course will investigate the power of Virtual Reality for teaching and learning English as a foreign language. Virtual Reality is an immersive and interactive computer-mediated simulation of a multidimensional environment with manipulations of the users´ senses. During this practical course each student will be given a head-mounted VR headset as we will explore ways of integrating VR into the EFLC. Here we will take a critical look at current research on VR as well as examine various VR-Apps to harness their potential for designing competence-oriented tasks for beginners to advanced learners.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of module TEFL I.

Required Reading:
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit:
Graded: regular attendance, active participation in class, a micro teaching unit and a written term paper.

Exam period:
Written term paper due March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now.


[Si] William Blake
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 20.10.2022
wöchentlich Do. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 02.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 428

[Si] Worlds on Fire: Tracing Abolitionist Theory from Frederick Douglass to Dean Spade
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 202

Kommentar:

This course will introduce the concept of abolitionism and some of its manifestations. We will look at the history of abolition from the American Revolution to today, get to know W.E.B. Du Bois’ concept of “abolition democracy,” and talk about current abolitionist movements in the U.S. We will also discuss how the concept of abolitionism is imagined as the foundation of new sociocultural orders, and analyze its potential for political activism. Please make sure to enroll on Stud.IP and FlexNow.


[Koll] Writing Your MA/WHA Thesis: How to Get Started, How to Survive
Präsenzveranstaltung
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 06.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This interactive colloquium and seminar first reviews topics such as writer’s block, perfectionism, having too many ideas, and choosing and applying theoretical frameworks and analytical models. The goal is to get you working with others in order to cross the finishing line of submitting your WHA or MA thesis. Second, you will be encouraged to present your thesis work to the class so as to get feedback on your corpus selection, the formalities of writing academic English, and on theory.


[H Si] Written Mediation
Medien-, Kultur-, Sprachdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 17.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
nächster Termin:
Einzeltermin:
Do. 08.12.2022,10.00 - 19.00 Uhr   Rathenaustraße 8, 303

Kommentar:

Description:
This course will investigate the concept of mediation (ger. Sprachmittlung). Generally speaking, mediation activities make communication possible between individuals who are unable – for whatever reason – to communicate with each other directly (CEFR 2020). In schools, especially written mediation is becoming increasingly important as it is now an obligatory task in the Abitur. During this course we will take a critical look at past and current research on mediation, explore approaches for constructing mediation tasks for beginners to advanced learners, argue about problems of implementation as well as talk about assessment.

Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Programme: Successful completion of Moduls TEFL I and TEFL II.
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: BA

Reading: A digital reader will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit:
Teacher Education Programme:
Ungraded: Regular attendance, active participation in class
Graded: Regular attendance, active participation in class; written exam

Anglophone Studies MA Programme:
Regular attendance, active participation in class, lesson plan (A1) or term paper (A2).

Exam period:
Teacher Education Programme: written exam: tbd
Anglophone Studies MA Programme: term paper / lesson plan: March 31, 2023

Registration: Flex-Now


[H Si] Young Adult Literature
Literaturdidaktik, Kulturdidaktik
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 18.10.2022
wöchentlich Di. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin: 07.02.2023, Raum: Phil. I, B 410

Kommentar:

This seminar will explore the general didactics of literature as well as new and competence oriented approaches to the teaching of literature in higher grades (9 –13). We will explore the role of literature in the foreign language classroom with the help of three recently published young adult novels. The seminar will offer different approaches to classroom work with YAL, e.g. reading journals, classroom discussions, analytic and creative tasks. Students are expected to read the novels and purchase the reader.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Modul TEFL II for Lehramt.

Reading: A digital reader will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit:
Ungraded (alte Studienordnung): Active participation in class.
Graded (alte und neue Studienordnung): Active participation in class; Klausur in TEFL III, A1 for Lehramt. Preparation of teaching unit or term paper for Anglophone Studies.

Exam period: Klausur: 06.02.2023; teaching unit and term paper have to be handed in on March 31st, 2023.

Registration: Flex-Now


             
[Si] Interkulturelle Kompetenz (Präsenz)  (AfK-Nr. 275)
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
regelmäßiger Termin ab 31.10.2022
wöchentlich Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
nächster Termin:

Zielgruppen:
AFK, WPV, 1.-6. Sem  |  HaF, WPV, o. Sem

Kommentar:

Interkulturelle Kompetenz (Präsenz-Workshop, AfK-Nr. 275)
WiSe 22-23; Semesterbegleitendes Seminar ab Mo, 31.10.2022; jeweils 19-12 Uhr, mit Zwischen- und Abschlussaufgaben

Sie möchten Ihr Studium in heterogen zusammengesetzten Arbeitsgruppen erfolgreich meistern?
Sie möchten sich auf einen Auslandsaufenthalt vorbereiten oder Bilanz aus internationalen Erfahrungen ziehen?

Sie brauchen AfK-Credits und sind offen für ein Seminar, welches Theorie und Praxis interaktiv verbindet?

Dann besuchen Sie unser fachübergreifendes interkulturelles Training!

Als internationale JLU-Studierende sind Sie in diesem Kurs herzlich willkommen. Wenn Deutsch für Sie Zweit-/Fremdsprache ist, sollten Sie Kenntnisse auf Niveau GER B2 mitbringen.

You are interessted in an Intercultural Awareness Training in English?
Sign up for our new workshop „Lab for Intercultural Readiness“ (AfK 710)

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In diesem praktisch orientierten Grundlagen-Workshop arbeiten wir an drei Präsenzterminen intensiv und interaktiv. Sie erhalten Raum für persönliches interkulturelles Lernen, Erfahrungsaustausch sowie kurze Inputs zu zentralen Themen wie Kultur und Identität, Wertvorstellungen, kultureller Wahrnehmung, Stereotypen und Umgang mit Konflikten im interkulturellen Kontext. Zwischen den Präsenzterminen bearbeiten Sie Selbstlern-Aufgaben, mit denen Sie sich auf die nächste Sitzung vorbereiten.

Alle Termine im Überblick:

HINWEIS: Aufgrund der Terminverschiebung dieses Seminars werden die Themen der Blocktage in der gleichen Abfolge auf die wöchentlichen Termine verteilt. Der angepasste Seminarplan wird in der 1. Sitzung besprochen.

Mo, 10.10.2022, 8:30 -14:00 Uhr: 1. Präsenztermin, Thema „Kulturbegriff“
Di, 11.10.2022, 10:00 Uhr: Abgabe der 1. Zwischenaufgabe
Mi, 12.10.2022, 8:30 -14:00 Uhr: 2. Präsenztermin, Thema „Interkulturelle Kommunikation“
Do, 13.10.2022, 10:00 Uhr: Abgabe der 2. Zwischenaufgabe
Fr, 14.10.2022, 8:30-14:00 Uhr: 3. Präsenztermin, Thema „Umgang mit Konflikten im interkulturellen Setting“
Fr, 28.10.2022: Abgabe der Abschlussleistung

Eine Teilnahme an allen Teilen der Lehrveranstaltung ist verpflichtend, um 1 CP zu erwerben.

Ich freue mich auf das Kennenlernen am 31. Oktober und den Workshop mit Ihnen.
Kerstin Dresing


[Si] Lab for Intercultural Readiness - Intercultural Workshop and Coaching (englischsprachig; Online)  (AfK-Nr. 710)
Registration until 16th of November only via email to: Kerstin.Dresing@zfbk.uni-giessen.de .

Please include the information of your student status (e.g. domestic, exchange, incoming, outgoing) and what your primary goal is in attending this workshop (e.g. preparing for a stay abroad, reflecting on international experiences or getting impulse for other purposes). If you would like to participate from outside Gießen due to a stay abroad, please indicate as well as this is relevant to allow hybid learning.
Dozent/-in:
Zeit und Ort:
4 Einzeltermine:
Fr. 25.11.2022,08.30 - 12.00 Uhr   Online
Fr. 02.12.2022,08.30 - 12.00 Uhr   Online
Fr. 09.12.2022,08.30 - 12.00 Uhr   Online
Fr. 24.02.2023,08.30 - 12.00 Uhr   Online

Kommentar:

Lab for Intercultural Readiness (Workshop, AfK 710, 1 CP, English CEFR B2 required)
Wintersemester 2022/23

Dates and Deadlines:
25 November 2022, 8:30-12:00: Kick-off Session
02 December 2022, 8:30-12:00: Session on IRC Dimensions 1 & 2
09 December 2022, 8:30-12:00: Session on IRC Dimensions 3 & 4
Up to 21 December 2022: Individual IRC Assessment and Feedback Sessions on IRC Profiles
22 December 2022 to 18 January 2023: Self study (Action Planning and Writing a Learning Diary)
18 January 2023, 8:30: Deadline for Learning Diary
20 January 2023, 8:30-12:00: Final Session

This workshop aims at students who are looking for a practical intercultural training and peer coaching. Wether you are planning a study or internship abroad, if you want to reflect on previous international and intercultural experience or if you want to broaden your intercultural horizons about your life in Germany, this workshop will provide helpfull ways to enhance your intercultural performance. You should bring along interest in interactive methods, self-reflection, personal learning and willingness to complete the IRC questionaire.
Together we will explore exercises and theoretical background on the following competencies of interculturality: intercultural sensitivity, intercultural communication, building commitment and managing uncertainty. These are the core competencies of the Intercultural Readiness Check ® , a validated self-assessment tool designed by experts to supply participants with feedback and suggestions for personal intercultural development.
In addition to a series of three practical sessions you will be asked to complete the IRC, create a personal action plan and reflect on what you have learned in a learning diary and peer groups. The final session will serve us to wrap up what we have learned.
English language skills at CEFR B2 level are required. If you are not sure of your proficiency, we recommend you to check before registering: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zfbk/forumsprachen/einstufungstest
Reading material will be provided via StudIP.

Credit of 1 CP will be given for regular attendance, active participation in class, an individual feedback session on your IRC profile and a written learning diary.

Registration only via email to: Kerstin.Dresing@zfbk.uni-giessen.de .
Please include the information of your student status (e.g. domestic, exchange, incoming, outgoing) and what your primary goal is in attending this workshop (e.g. preparing for a stay abroad, reflecting on international experiences or getting impulse for other purposes). If you would like to participate from outside Gießen due to a stay abroad, please indicate as well as this is relevant to allow hybid learning.


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