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Philosophische Fakultät (englisch)

Important information concerning the courses of the School of Humanities

Please note:
The list of courses and lectures below is only intended for students at the School of Humanities. Students from other schools can only register for courses from the
University-wide electives.

To start the registration procedure please click on 'Details' behind the course title.

For further questions regarding all the courses offered by the School of Humanities,
please contact the departmental exchange coordinator:

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Germanistik

Digital Methods (Richard Rogers) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Learning aims
At the end of the course the student is able to:
Build source and key word lists according to a series of web-related techniques;
Collect and organize online data by manual, semi-manual and automated means;
Apply so-called digital methods to the study of online objects and subject matters, such as Internet censorship, archived websites, search engines, Wikipedia, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter;
Write a research report.
Literatur:
Course literature
Digital Methods by Richard Rogers (MIT Press, 2015)
Reader
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Anmeldung: Die Anmeldung zu den Master-Seminaren der Germanistik erfolgt für die Studien­gänge „Kultur und Wirtschaft“, „Sprache und Kommunikation“, „Literatur, Medien und Kultur der Moderne“ „Intercultural German Studies“ sowie „Lehr­amt an Gymnasien (GymPO)“ nicht im Online-Verfahren, sondern per E-Mail. Wählen Sie im „Studien­planer“ anhand der Kommentare und Ihrer Studien­pläne diejenigen Seminare aus, an denen Sie verbindlich (!!) teilnehmen wollen, und teilen Sie die entsprechenden Lehr­veranstaltungen (Dozent und Titel) mit Angabe Ihrer Matrikel-Nr. und Ihres Studien­gangs in der Zeit vom 30. Jan. bis 5. Feb.  an die folgende Adresse mit: germanistik[at]phil.uni-mannheim.de. Sie erhalten keine Eingangsbestätigung Ihrer E-Mail und sehen voraussichtlich zwei bis drei Tage nach Anmeldeschluss im Studierenden­portal unter „Belegungen“ Ihre entsprechenden Seminarplätze.
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Das Hauptseminar ist für die folgenden Master-Module relevant:
MA „Sprache und Kommunikation“: Linguistische Methodik, Interaktion und Text
MA „Kultur und Wirtschaft“: Grundlagenmodul (Seminar Linguistische Methodik), Aufbaumodul
MA „Intercultural German Studies“: Modul Linguistik
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Course description
Internet research is often undertaken with standard methods from the social sciences and the humanities, such as surveys, interviews, participant-observation, observation, textual analysis, audience research and content analysis. This course, contrariwise, takes up the conceptual question of medium specificity, and applies it to method. Which methods may be said to have been born digital, as opposed to having been digitized? What may one learn from how online devices (such as search engines and other recommendation devices) analyze information? The course trains students in social and cultural research, employing digital methods.

Geschichte

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Philosophie

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Romanistik

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Medien- und Kommunikations­wissenschaften

MKW 422: Communication as Storytelling (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Gottschall, J. (2012). The storytelling animal. How stories make us human. New York, N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Lektor(en):
Peter Vorderer
Beschreibung:
It can be argued that much of what is studied in our discipline is essentially “storytelling”. But it’s not limited to the act of telling a story but encompasses at least as much the act of exposing oneself to a story, of understanding and experiencing it, and the effects such a story might have on its users. Hence, what in media and communication studies we call “exposure to and effects of media (content)”, very often relates to one or another aspect of “storytelling”.

In this seminar we’ll take a broader and more interdisciplinary look at more recent insights of what storytelling does to individuals, with or without the media.
MKW 412: Mediating the refugee situation (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
7/8
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Bleiker, R., Campbell, D., Hutchison, E., & Nicholson, X. (2013). The visual dehumanisation of refugees. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(4), 398-416.
Lektor(en):
Hartmut Weßler
Beschreibung:
The recent movement of refugees from the Middle East and Africa to Europe and their arrival in their host societies is a heavily mediated process. Refugees and their supporters are connected via smartphones and online tools. Mainstream media coverage creates distinct images and interpretations of refugees’ motivations and experiences as well as the political decisions in receiving societies. Citizens debate such decisions using online platforms in sometimes uncivil and manipulative ways. Recent international research on the topic will be studied and discussed. Students will also discuss normative guidelines as to how the refugee situation should ideally be communicated and publicly debated.
MKW 431: Permanently Online, Permanently Connected (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Vorderer, P., Hefner, D., Reinecke, L., & Klimmt, C. (Eds.). (in press). Permanently online, permanently connected. Living and communicating in a POPC world. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lektor(en):
Peter Vorderer
Beschreibung:
he ways people communicate and interact with each other has changed substantially within a relatively short period of time. Instead of using media to receive or retrieve information and/or entertainment only at certain points in time and for a specific amount of time, many users have now developed the habit of being online and connected with others almost permanently. This being permanently online and permanently connected (POPC) occurs in situations where a person is steadily using electronic media while simultaneously engaging in other social, mental-cognitive, or physical activities. Today, there seems to be hardly any social context, where individuals voluntarily go and stay offline and disconnected. People seem to spend less time focusing solely on one communicative partner, instead shifting their attention between partners who are physically present and the screen of their mobile device, where a new message has come in or is expected.

This seminar will discuss the most recent theoretical advancements and empirical results related to this new phenomenon by critically reading a book that is currently still in press but will be provided for the students in this class.

International Cultural Studies

IDV 402 The Weimar Republic (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de. Anmeldung: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
The one and a half decades after the First World War were often described as a golden age (“Goldene Zwanziger“, “Roaring Twenties”), that oscillated between cultural-experimental bloom and economic as well as political disintegration. After the defeat in war and its destabilizing effect, the German society tried to overcome the past by searching refuge in live in the moment, leisure and hedonism – as seen for the U.S. in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby”. But Weimar's social and cultural development could not be separated from the political and economic crises of its time. Rather, they laid the foundations for the development of an escapist mentality.

The seminar attempts to trace this entanglement of the political, social, economic and cultural development by first tracing the lines of German history from the empire to national socialism, and then, in a second step, deepening the cultural prosperity of the interwar years: How did the war burden the new political system? How could an economic recovery be achieved after hyperinflation? And what kind of escapades have influenced the concept of the avant-garde Weimar culture, which is still to this day the proverbial? In weekly meetings with regular reading, essay writing and group presentations, we approach the complex history of the interwar years during the course of the semester.
IDV 402 Post-war Germany, 1945 to the 1960s (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de Anmeldung: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Lektor(en):
Reinhild Kreis
Beschreibung:
In 1945, Germany was defeated, militarily as well as morally, occupied, and in ruins. This course explores the history of West Germany from the end of World War II to the mid-1960s as a period of substantial transformation both politically as well as socially and culturally. We will discuss the development of the international order after World War II with a focus on the process of European integration, the Cold War, the division of Germany, and German-German relations. We will also examine the challenges of adapting to what became “Western values” by looking into the idea and process of “democratization” and on Germany’s dealing with the Nazi past. A particular focus will be on the social implications of the division, re-construction, and re-integration of Germany. Challenging notions of a “zero hour” and narratives that present a linear development from 1945 to 1989/90, we will discuss both continuities and breaks in German post war history.
 
Course requirements: I expect students to read the assigned readings and be prepared in class. Students are required to give a presentation during the semester, and to complete a short essay during summer. There will be one in-class quiz (mid-term) dealing with terms, developments, dates, and persons discussed in the texts assigned for reading.
 
 
Bessel, Richard, Germany 1945. From War to Peace, New York 2009
Gassert, Philipp, Alan E. Steinweis (eds.), Coping with the Nazi Past: West German Debates on Nazism and Generational Conflict, 1955-1975, New York 2006
Junker, Detlef, et.al. (eds.), The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 2 vol., Cambridge 2011
Ritter, Gerhard A., Continuity and change: political and social developments in Germany after 1945 and 1989/90, London 2000
IDV 402 Intercultural Communication (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de. Anmeldung: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
What is intercultural communication? Where can we find it and how is it defined? In this seminar, we take a critical look at the concepts of intercultural communication and related terms such as intercultural competence, multi- and transculturality. Current approaches and Critical Intercultural Communication as a new field will be introduced. Furthermore, issues on stereotyping and identity construction will be introduced.

Along with analyzing the theoretical concepts, participants will also be involved in group work, activities, and discussions on the topic. Additionally, students will have the chance to reflect upon personal intercultural experiences.

Please note that we are not going to discuss Intercultural Communication from a Business Studies perspective but from a Cultural Studies one. This is not a class on Business Communication.

Requirements: Active oral participation, either a session review or text discussion in class, final work in writing.

Please note that in this class, oral participation is essential.

Lecturer: Ina-Lotte Dühring, M.A.
IDV 402 The Mechanics of Identity in Role-Playing Games (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de. Anmeldung: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Develop a deep understanding of identity as social construct and performance through an academic approach to role-playing games. Understand why play is an essential ritual in human culture and how games are able to adapt, to transform, and to display constituents of identity. Explore how game mechanisms allow us to critically reflect on identity in contexts such as personal development, intercultural enco­unters, political resistance, and hybridity. Play, analyse and discuss one of four pen and paper role-playing games.
At the end of the semester, students will have acquired an academic understanding of the term identity and its etymology, learned the fundamental vocabulary of game analysis, be able to apply the MDA model of game analysis and to independently conduct research in the field of role-playing games.
 
Requirements:

Active participation in a gamified portfolio. In order to pass the seminar, students must pass a brief introductory test, create an entry for a seminar wiki, write a reflective essay, and conclude the seminar with a term paper. All assignments earn points which, in summary, shape your final grade.
IDV 402 Social Diversity and Migration (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
Registration: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de. Anmeldung: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per E-Mail zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Due to the increasing diversification of the population, politics and society are faced with new challenges: Whether the integration of immigrants, the equality of homosexual couples, or the overcoming of gender gap - in all these subjects, major changes can been observed over the last 50 years accompanied by discussions of citizens, politicians and journalists on their consequences.


Using the example of migration and immigrants, the course will show the historic development of migration in Germany such as the recruitment agreements in the 1960s, the EU enlargement and the impact of the financial and euro crisis.


Against this background, models for explaining attitudes towards migrants, migrant groups and migration will be presented. Selected relevant surveys and their results will be discussed as well as problems in the collection of sensitive data and methodological innovations in survey research.

Lecturer: Dr. Sebastian Fietkau

Anglistik

ANG 329 Foundation Course (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
The Foundation Course is a basic grammar revision course. As the name suggests, the course offers participants the foundation on which all further courses at various levels are based.

The course is divided into three areas: vocabulary work, grammar terminology and basic grammar revision. Participants are required to learn and revise vocabulary, the knowledge of which is tested on a weekly basis. Grammar terminology is explained and work with such terminology is tested every other week. The main area of the course is grammar revision with a focus on tenses.

This area is covered by the coursebook used during the lessons.

At the end of the term, participants are tested on all three areas in the final examination and have to pass all three sections to be able to pass the overall exam.
ANG 337 Phonetics Lecture, Course A (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Philip Griffiths
Beschreibung:
Designed specifically for Lehr­amt and Wipäd students, the Phonetics Lecture focuses on the key features of English phonetics and phonology. First, the course will cover speech production and perception (the anatomy and physiology of speech, acoustic as well as auditory phonetics) and introduce key phonological concepts. We will then focus on the patterns of speech sounds found in the English language (vowels and consonants) before moving on to an analysis of phonetic and phonological variation in English around the world. In combination with the Phonetics Übung - a weekly practice session in our language lab – the lecture will help students become more aware of their own pronunciation problems in English while also teaching them to appreciate the phonological diversity of World Englishes. The course offers insights into some of the major problems German native speakers face when they learn English as a second language, thereby making it easier for future teachers to identify and, if necessary, rectify their pupils' pronunciation errors.
ANG 337 Phonetics Lecture, Course B (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
ANG 338 Phonetics UK, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 338 Phonetics UK, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 338 Phonetics UK, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 338 Phonetics UK, Course D (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 339 Phonetics US, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After successful completion of this course you will:
--have a solid foundation in the pronunciation of American English
--be able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols for phonetic transcription
--be aware of typical interference problems facing the German speaker learning English
Literatur:
Required text:

Walter Sauer, American English Pronunciation: A Drillbook. Heidelberg: Universitäts­verlag C. Winter, 2001.
ISBN: 3-8253-1211-9
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This course (which is restricted to those studying to become future teachers of English [Lehr­amt, Wipäd] and taken in conjunction with the Phonetics lecture [Ang 337]) systematically reviews the pronunciation of American Standard English and offers practice with oral exercises in a language lab.
ANG 339 Phonetics US, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After successful completion of this course you will:
--have a solid foundation in the pronunciation of American English
--be able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols for phonetic transcription
--be aware of typical interference problems facing the German speaker learning English
Literatur:
Required text:

Walter Sauer, American English Pronunciation: A Drillbook. Heidelberg: Universitäts­verlag C. Winter, 2001.
ISBN: 3-8253-1211-9
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This course (which is restricted to those studying to become future teachers of English [Lehr­amt, Wipäd] and taken in conjunction with the Phonetics lecture [Ang 337]) systematically reviews the pronunciation of American Standard English and offers practice with oral exercises in a language lab.
ANG 339 Phonetics US, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After successful completion of this course you will:
--have a solid foundation in the pronunciation of American English
--be able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols for phonetic transcription
--be aware of typical interference problems facing the German speaker learning English
Literatur:
Required text:

Walter Sauer, American English Pronunciation: A Drillbook. Heidelberg: Universitäts­verlag C. Winter, 2001.
ISBN: 3-8253-1211-9
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
This course (which is restricted to those studying to become future teachers of English [Lehr­amt, Wipäd] and taken in conjunction with the Phonetics lecture [Ang 337]) systematically reviews the pronunciation of American Standard English and offers practice with oral exercises in a language lab.
ANG 339 Phonetics US, Course D (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After successful completion of this course you will:
--have a solid foundation in the pronunciation of American English
--be able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols for phonetic transcription
--be aware of typical interference problems facing the German speaker learning English
Literatur:
Required text:

Walter Sauer, American English Pronunciation: A Drillbook. Heidelberg: Universitäts­verlag C. Winter, 2001.
ISBN: 3-8253-1211-9
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
This course (which is restricted to those studying to become future teachers of English [Lehr­amt, Wipäd] and taken in conjunction with the Phonetics lecture [Ang 337]) systematically reviews the pronunciation of American Standard English and offers practice with oral exercises in a language lab.
ANG 332 Intermediate English Skills (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 333 Intermediate Essay Writing and Discussion, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Students will be able to:
Identify structural parts of an essay (thesis, argumentation, symmetry)
Identify the main thesis of an essay and topic sentences in paragraphs
Construct thesis statements and topic sentences that express a particular point of view
Support one’s point of view on the basis of arguments
Increase awareness of essay types and purposes
Compose paragraphs that have topic sentences, logical coherence/presentation of evidence, concluding statements
Literatur:
Literatur: The following titles are recommended (for improving your English-language writing skills generally, also in ways that go beyond [i.e. academic essays] the more specific goals of this course:
 
Essay Writing for High School Students: A Step-by-Step Guide. Education Program Newsweek. NY: Kaplan, 2006. [don’t be put off by the title—this contains excellent advice for writers at any level]
 
Richard Aczel, How to Write an Essay. Stuttgart: Klett, 2007 [primarily concerned with writing essays on literature, but it does have a useful chapter on argumentative essays and offers good advice in general]
 
Jeffery Strausser, Painless Writing. NY: Barron’s, 2009 [offers very good advice in the stylistics of effective writing on any topic]
 
Derek Soles, The Academic Essay. Bishop’s Lydeard, UK: Studymates, 2005 [a good overview of essay writing from the planning stage to the final execution]
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
This course is meant to help solidify students’ skills in effective writing. While some attention to various approaches to writing prose will be given, the first priority will be to gain a sure mastery of the “classic” argumentative essay. Additional class time will be spent examining the basic mechanics of essay writing, reading and discussing selected sample essays, and working on various language use exercises. Students will be expected to read the weekly essays / articles that will be provided on ILIAS.
ANG 333 Intermediate Essay Writing and Discussion, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
- You will learn how to structure an essay effectively.
- You will be introduced to rhetorical techniques that enhance the readability of your writing.
- You will improve your ability to analyze the coherence of arguments.
- You will gain competence in expressing and grounding your own opinions both orally and in writing.
- You will hone your presentation skills (working as part of a team).
Literatur:
Recommended titles:

Essay Writing for High School Students: A Step-by-Step Guide. Education Program Newsweek. NY: Kaplan, 2006. [don’t be put off by the title—this contains excellent advice for writers at any level]
 
Richard Aczel, How to Write an Essay. Stuttgart: Klett, 2007 [primarily concerned with writing essays on literature, but it does have a useful chapter on argumentative essays and offers good advice in general]

Course readings week-to-week to be announced later.
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This course covers the theory and practice of writing the general-interest personal essay, the „classic“ argumentative or persuasive essay in particular. Participants will read and discuss sample essays, examine the rhetorical techniques employed by their writers, and engage in discussion and debate on the wide range of different topics that they address along with the topics introduced by student presentations.
ANG 333 Intermediate Essay Writing and Discussion, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 333 Intermediate Essay Writing and Discussion, Course D (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 334 Intermediate Translation German-English, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
- You will receive a comprehensive review of the English verb system.
- You will practice the grammatical analysis of sentences and increase your knowlege of grammatical terminology in English.
- You will gain a fundamental grasp of how German sentence structures can be transformed to make acceptable English sentences.
- You will increase your vocabulary in English.
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
Beschreibung:
Participants in this course practice translating short literary and factual texts of medium difficulty from German into English. Emphasis is laid upon the mastery of certain grammatical features that are unique to English (such as the use of perfect and continuous verb forms) and upon the comparison of sentence structure patterns in the two languages.
ANG 334 Intermediate Translation German-English, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Stephen Krug
ANG 334 Intermediate Translation German-English, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
- You will receive a comprehensive review of the English verb system.
- You will practice the grammatical analysis of sentences and increase your knowlege of grammatical terminology in English.
- You will gain a fundamental grasp of how German sentence structures can be transformed to make acceptable English sentences.
- You will increase your vocabulary in English.
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
Beschreibung:
Participants in this course practice translating short literary and factual texts of medium difficulty from German into English. Emphasis is laid upon the mastery of certain grammatical features that are unique to English (such as the use of perfect and continuous verb forms) and upon the comparison of sentence structure patterns in the two languages.
ANG 334 Intermediate Translation German-English, Course D (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Stephen Krug
ANG 334 Intermediate Translation German-English, Course E (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Stephen Krug
ANG 335 Advanced Translation German-English, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 335 Advanced Translation German-English, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 335 Advanced Translation German-English, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
- You will extend your knowledge of how to structure an essay effectively by studying variations of the „classic“ form.
- You will broaden your knowledge of rhetorical techniques that enhance the readability of your writing.
- You will improve your ability to analyze the coherence of arguments.
- You will strengthen your competence in expressing and grounding your own opinions both orally and in writing.
- You will hone your presentation skills (working as part of a team).
Literatur:
Recommended texts:

Essay Writing for High School Students: A Step-by-Step Guide. Education Program Newsweek. NY: Kaplan, 2006. [don’t be put off by the title—this contains excellent advice for writers at any level]
 
Richard Aczel, How to Write an Essay. Stuttgart: Klett, 2007 [primarily concerned with writing essays on literature, but it does have a useful chapter on argumentative essays and offers good advice in general]

Readings for the weekly sessions to be arranged later.
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This course will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of writing the general-interest personal essay. Along with the „classic“ argumentative or persuasive essay, we will consider other approaches to writing: reflective, descriptive, narrative, and critical (e.g. book and film reviews).Participants will read and discuss sample essays, examine the rhetorical techniques employed by their writers, and engage in discussion and debate on the wide range of different topics that they address along with the topics introduced by student presentations.
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Philip Griffiths
Beschreibung:
In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to produce advanced level academic writing. To this end, we will focus on the mechanics of advanced essay writing, spending a great deal of time on the production of set pieces (introductions, paragraphs and conclusions). In addition, the course will introduce a variety of social, cultural, and political themes in order to generate essay topics for the homework as well as for our discussions and debates in our class meetings.
Leistungs­anforderungen:
homework essays, final exam
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course C (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course D (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course E (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Philip Griffiths
Beschreibung:
In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to produce advanced level academic writing. To this end, we will focus on the mechanics of advanced essay writing, spending a great deal of time on the production of set pieces (introductions, paragraphs and conclusions). In addition, the course will introduce a variety of social, cultural, and political themes in order to generate essay topics for the homework as well as for our discussions and debates in our class meetings.
Leistungs­anforderungen:
homework essays, final exam
ANG 336 Advanced Essay Writing and Discussion, Course F (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • Through reading and analyzing a variety of essays by well-known authors, students will become acquainted with essential elements of writing that contribute to a logically coherent argument. In addition, students will learn to locate thesis statements within the structure of these essays and relate them to the chosen form / structure.
  • Class discussions will give participants the chance to develop oral skills and express opinions on complex topics in English.
  • The drafting and revising exercises will enable participants to recognize individual language and writing problems - and hopefully start to eradicate them.
  • By compiling all writing in a composition book, students will learn to take their own writing seriously and to assess their own development as writers.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
Texte:
Essays will be chosen from the Best American Essays series as well as some currently published essays on social justice.
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
This course is designed to polish your essay skills, as well as giving you a chance to discuss topics on a more complex level. Discussion topics will be developed from the weekly essays we will be reading.
Students will be asked to keep a composition book where all essays and revisions will be collected. Homework assignments will be submitted in this form. You will also be expected to peer review an essay and have one of your own essays peer reviewed. Your composition book should also include a reflection about your own writing process.
In addition, the craft of essay writing will be gone into in more depth. Logical coherence, argument structure and register will be discussed and practiced. The focus here is to develop academic essays that have a clear thesis and topic development. Grammar problems or other writing exercises will be introduced as needed.

Regular attendance and participation in discussions; three essays and revisions, and a final exam.
Each course participant has the opportunity to schedule a short tutorial (language assessment) with the instructor to discuss his/her work.
ANG 340 Übersetzung Englisch-Deutsch (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Texte werden für die jeweiligen Sitzungen verteilt
Lektor(en):
Stefan Glomb
Beschreibung:
Anhand von ausgewählten literarischen Texten und Sachtexten soll diese Übung Studierende dabei unterstützen, häufig wiederkehrende Übersetzungs­hürden zu meistern und ihr Gespür für semantische und stilistische Feinheiten weiterzuentwickeln. Eine Reihe von Arbeits­blättern zu einzelnen Problem­bereichen (Wortartenwechsel, Satzbau etc.) werden die text­basierten Übersetzungen systematisch ergänzen.
ANG 301 Introduction to English Linguistics (Einführungs­veranstaltung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Einführungs­veranstaltung
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you have a chance to
  • learn about the basics of synchronic linguistics,
  • get to know some descriptive and analytic tools used in linguistics,
  • practice linguistic analyses in the areas of sounds, words, and sentences,
  • find out what is of interest to you in linguistics,
  • learn to work with English textbooks,
  • and learn to accumulate and aggregate information from different sources.
Literatur:
Radford, Andrew, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, Andrew Spencer. (2009). Linguistics: an Introduction. (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Textbook, please buy!)
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
Beschreibung:
This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the central topics and terms in current (English) linguistics. We will discuss the sound system of English, how words are formed and modified in English and how words are combined to form sentences. Or in technical terms: We will cover phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, major (syntactic) contrasts between English and German and occasionally glimpse at the historical development of English. We will also have some brief looks at how these topics are relevant in language acquisition, language storage and processing in the human brain. Furthermore, we will occasionally analyse language variation over time and in society.
Note that this class will be taught as a flipped classroom, which means that you prepare sessions individually by reading the textbook chapter and watching video clips online BEFORE the sessions. In class your questions will be answered and problem cases solved. You’ll learn more about this in the first session.
ANG 301-1 Tutorial to Introduction to English Linguistics (Lena Knoll) (Tutorium, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Tutorium
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
ANG 301-1 Tutorial to Introduction to English Linguistics (Luca Hager) (Tutorium, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Tutorium
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
ANG 301-1 Tutorial to Introduction to English Linguistics (Luisa Schneider) (Tutorium, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Tutorium
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
ANG 301-1 Tutorial to Introduction to English Linguistics (Jessica Lumma) (Tutorium, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Tutorium
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
ANG 302 Quantitative Research in Linguistics, Course A (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After this course students will:
  • approach linguistic research in a methodical and systematic manner
  • understand why empirical research is important to gain scientific knowledge
  • be able to find and understand academic literature in linguistics
  • understand research designs and will be able to apply them to investigate their own (research) questions
  • understand the purpose of numbers and statistics
  • make active use of statistics
  • document their own (research) work in term papers and theses convincingly and in formally appropriate terms
  • transfer the methodological knowledge and skills acquired in this course to other and future areas of study and work
Literatur:
Rasinger, S. (2013). Quantitative research in linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Continuum.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides students with essential knowledge and skills they need to understand and produce quantitative research in linguistics. It consists of several major parts. First, you learn about the basics of the scientific method, research designs, data collection and coding. Second, we turn to analyzing empirical data with descriptive statistics and to statistical hypotheses testing. You will apply your new statistical knowledge in hands-on exercises with the use of statistical software packages. Third, we consider essentials of creating and reporting research. We address key issues such as finding relevant literature, finding research questions, creating items, and working with references. All topics will be illustrated with authentic research (data) from psycho- or sociolinguistics.
ANG 302 Quantitative Research in Linguistics, Course B (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After this course students will:
  • approach linguistic research in a methodical and systematic manner
  • understand why empirical research is important to gain scientific knowledge
  • be able to find and understand academic literature in linguistics
  • understand research designs and will be able to apply them to investigate their own (research) questions
  • understand the purpose of numbers and statistics
  • make active use of statistics
  • document their own (research) work in term papers and theses convincingly and in formally appropriate terms
  • transfer the methodological knowledge and skills acquired in this course to other and future areas of study and work
Literatur:
Rasinger, S. (2013). Quantitative research in linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Continuum.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides students with essential knowledge and skills they need to understand and produce quantitative research in linguistics. It consists of several major parts. First, you learn about the basics of the scientific method, research designs, data collection and coding. Second, we turn to analyzing empirical data with descriptive statistics and to statistical hypotheses testing. You will apply your new statistical knowledge in hands-on exercises with the use of statistical software packages. Third, we consider essentials of creating and reporting research. We address key issues such as finding relevant literature, finding research questions, creating items, and working with references. All topics will be illustrated with authentic research (data) from psycho- or sociolinguistics.
ANG 302 Quantitative Research in Linguistics, Course C (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After this course students will:
  • approach linguistic research in a methodical and systematic manner
  • understand why empirical research is important to gain scientific knowledge
  • be able to find and understand academic literature in linguistics
  • understand research designs and will be able to apply them to investigate their own (research) questions
  • understand the purpose of numbers and statistics
  • make active use of statistics
  • document their own (research) work in term papers and theses convincingly and in formally appropriate terms
  • transfer the methodological knowledge and skills acquired in this course to other and future areas of study and work
Literatur:
Rasinger, S. (2013). Quantitative research in linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Continuum.
Lektor(en):
Agnieszka Ewa Krautz
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides students with essential knowledge and skills they need to understand and produce quantitative research in linguistics. It consists of several major parts. First, you learn about the basics of the scientific method, research designs, data collection and coding. Second, we turn to analyzing empirical data with descriptive statistics and to statistical hypotheses testing. You will apply your new statistical knowledge in hands-on exercises with the use of statistical software packages. Third, we consider essentials of creating and reporting research. We address key issues such as finding relevant literature, finding research questions, creating items, and working with references. All topics will be illustrated with authentic research (data) from psycho- or sociolinguistics.
ANG 302 Quantitative Research in Linguistics, Course D (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After this course students will:
  • approach linguistic research in a methodical and systematic manner
  • understand why empirical research is important to gain scientific knowledge
  • be able to find and understand academic literature in linguistics
  • understand research designs and will be able to apply them to investigate their own (research) questions
  • understand the purpose of numbers and statistics
  • make active use of statistics
  • document their own (research) work in term papers and theses convincingly and in formally appropriate terms
  • transfer the methodological knowledge and skills acquired in this course to other and future areas of study and work
Literatur:
Rasinger, S. (2013). Quantitative research in linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Continuum.
Lektor(en):
Agnieszka Ewa Krautz
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides students with essential knowledge and skills they need to understand and produce quantitative research in linguistics. It consists of several major parts. First, you learn about the basics of the scientific method, research designs, data collection and coding. Second, we turn to analyzing empirical data with descriptive statistics and to statistical hypotheses testing. You will apply your new statistical knowledge in hands-on exercises with the use of statistical software packages. Third, we consider essentials of creating and reporting research. We address key issues such as finding relevant literature, finding research questions, creating items, and working with references. All topics will be illustrated with authentic research (data) from psycho- or sociolinguistics.
ANG 302 Quantitative Research in Linguistics, Course E (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After this course students will:
  • approach linguistic research in a methodical and systematic manner
  • understand why empirical research is important to gain scientific knowledge
  • be able to find and understand academic literature in linguistics
  • understand research designs and will be able to apply them to investigate their own (research) questions
  • understand the purpose of numbers and statistics
  • make active use of statistics
  • document their own (research) work in term papers and theses convincingly and in formally appropriate terms
  • transfer the methodological knowledge and skills acquired in this course to other and future areas of study and work
Literatur:
Rasinger, S. (2013). Quantitative research in linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Continuum.
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides students with essential knowledge and skills they need to understand and produce quantitative research in linguistics. It consists of several major parts. First, you learn about the basics of the scientific method, research designs, data collection and coding. Second, we turn to analyzing empirical data with descriptive statistics and to statistical hypotheses testing. You will apply your new statistical knowledge in hands-on exercises with the use of statistical software packages. Third, we consider essentials of creating and reporting research. We address key issues such as finding relevant literature, finding research questions, creating items, and working with references. All topics will be illustrated with authentic research (data) from psycho- or sociolinguistics.
ANG 303 Sentences: Their Structure and their Meaning (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this class you have a chance to …
  • revise and deepen your knowledge of syntactic and semantic sentence analysis.
  • learn how sentence meaning is compositionally derived from the words in the sentence.
  • practice syntactic and semantic analyses and
  • apply them to areas where English and German exhibit systematic contrasts
  • gain deeper understanding of how English works and how it differs from German.
  • practice your skills in critical thinking, academic reading, writing, presenting and teamwork.
Literatur:
Beck, Sigrid & Remus Gergel. (2014). Contrasting English and German Grammar: An Introduction to Syntax and Semantics. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton. (Textbook please buy!)
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
Beschreibung:
Could you still analyse the sentence Mount Everest is covered in snow and ice (Beck & Gergel, 2014, p. 107)? If not, don’t worry. In this class we will revise the syntactic analysis of English sentences and extend it to the semantic level. How is the meaning of sentences generated and how can it be systematically explained and described? Once we have laid a foundation of how to do syntactic and semantic analyses we will use these skills to apply our new analytic skills and investigate some German-English contrasts.
ANG 303 Morphology (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Aronoff, Mark; Fudeman, Kirsten (2005): What is Morphology? Oxford: Blackwell.
Bauer, Laurie, Lieber, Rochelle; Plag, Ingo (12013): The Oxford reference guide to English morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Haspelmath, Martin (2002): Understanding Morphology. London: Arnold.
Marchand, Hans (1969): The Categories and Types of Present-Day English
Word-Formation. München: C. H. Beck.
Plag, Ingo (2003): Word-Formation in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.
Radford, Andrew et al. (1999): Linguistics. An introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Lektor(en):
Carola Trips
Beschreibung:
This seminar provides an overview of the field of morphology, the study of the internal structure of words. We will start out by discussing which phenomena are generally subsumed under morphology like word-formation and inflection. Further, we will take a look at the definition of the term morpheme and discuss if the notion of morpheme is needed at all. We will then deal with a number of morphological phenomena like derivation (e.g. kingdom), inflection (I go vs. he goes,
compounding (e.g. love letter, the “I love you” glance), conversion (e.g. the butter => to butter ) and how they can be analysed in different morphological models. Moreover, we will deal with different interface phenomena (syntax-morphology, morphology-phonology) and discuss instances of morphological change (e.g. the borrowing of suffixes).

Note that attendance of the first meeting of the seminar is obligatory.
ANG 303 Contrastive perspectives on German and English (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • You will revise and deepen your knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of G+E grammar.
  • You will develop a basic understanding of typological classification of languages.
  • You will enco­unter theories of L2A.
  • You will become familiar with modern methods of contrastive analysis.
  • You will be invited to think critically about implications for L2 teaching and learning.
  • You will practice your skills academic reading, writing, presenting and teamwork.
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
TBA
Lektor(en):
Marlene Schulz
Beschreibung:
Historically, German and English are closely related languages. However their grammars are surprisingly different. In this seminar, we will first discuss the historic relations­hip between G+E and place them on the typological spectrum. By applying techniques of contrastive analysis, we will then have a close look at selected areas of G+E grammar as well as at contrasts in the lexicon and take stock of differences and similarities. Afterwards, we will discuss those in the light of Universal Grammar and other L2A theories as well as compare them with other languages. Finally, students will be introduced to “corpus analysis” as a tool for contrastive analysis.
ANG 307 Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics, Course A (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you will learn how the English language developed over the past centuries. The terms and ideas from the course „Introduction to Linguistics“ will be expanded and reviewed from a diachronic perspective. Accordingly, we will cover phonological, morphological, syntactic as well as semantic and lexical change to acquaint you with basic concepts of language change on all levels of linguistic survey. The individual phenomena will be illustrated by examples and source texts spanning a period of almost sixteen centuries: Old English (450-1100), Middle English (1100-1500), Early Modern English (1500-1750) and Modern English (from 1750 onwards).
Lektor(en):
Tabea Harris
Beschreibung:
Language is constantly in flux. This universal truth is illustrated perfectly by the English language as it has changed profoundly in the course of time. Just take, for instance, the first lines of the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come.

In Shakespeare's times, these lines looked different:
Our father which art in heauen,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdome come.

Three hundred years before that, even more so:
Oure fadir that art in heuenes,
halewid be thi name; thi kyngdoom come to.

And right at the beginning of English language history, these lines are almost unrecognizable:
ure fæder, þu þe on heofonum eardast, ...
Sy þinum weorcum halgad ...Cyme þin rice wide.
ANG 307 Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics, Course B (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you will learn how the English language developed over the past centuries. The terms and ideas from the course „Introduction to Linguistics“ will be expanded and reviewed from a diachronic perspective. Accordingly, we will cover phonological, morphological, syntactic as well as semantic and lexical change to acquaint you with basic concepts of language change on all levels of linguistic survey. The individual phenomena will be illustrated by examples and source texts spanning a period of almost sixteen centuries: Old English (450-1100), Middle English (1100-1500), Early Modern English (1500-1750) and Modern English (from 1750 onwards).
Lektor(en):
Michael Percillier
Beschreibung:
Language is constantly in flux. This universal truth is illustrated perfectly by the English language as it has changed profoundly in the course of time. Just take, for instance, the first lines of the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come.

In Shakespeare's times, these lines looked different:
Our father which art in heauen,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdome come.

Three hundred years before that, even more so:
Oure fadir that art in heuenes,
halewid be thi name; thi kyngdoom come to.

And right at the beginning of English language history, these lines are almost unrecognizable:
ure fæder, þu þe on heofonum eardast, ...
Sy þinum weorcum halgad ...Cyme þin rice wide.
ANG 312 PS II New Approaches to Romanticism: British and Irish Literature and Culture Around 1800 (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
The academic field of Romantic Studies has changed fundamentally during the past decades. Up until the early 1970s, it was quite clear what the term “Romanticism” meant: it designated a literary period at the turn of the 19th century, dominated by poetry, that is concerned with descriptions of nature, subjectivity, and the creative power of the imagination. The literary canon was relatively small, consisting basically of works penned by the all-male Big Six: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

In the wake of New Historicism and Gender Studies of the 1980s, a much wider range of genres and authors – male and female – were re-introduced to the canon. Today, Romanticism is investigated in the light of many different theories, and prominent topics range from the sciences, the city, cultural imperialism, speculative realism to network theories and performance theory. These new approaches lead to many new and thrilling insights: well-known texts appear in a new light and many not so well-known authors are being re-discovered. This seminar will serve as an introduction to Romanticism while aiming at providing an overview of these most recent developments.
ANG 312 The Historical Novel (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Graham Swift’s Waterland (1983)
Sarah Waters’ Affinity (1999)
Lektor(en):
Lisa Schwander
Beschreibung:
During this seminar we will trace the genre of the historical novel as it developed over the centuries. Our discussions will look at how texts dealt with history at different points in time, at their different concepts of history as well as at the literary strategies they employed. We will also discuss what characterizes their concern with history – do the texts take a nostalgic, critical or revisionary stance on their topics? With Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859) we will start off with a Victorian representative of the genre. We then move on to the second half of the twentieth century, where we will be dealing with Graham Swift’s Waterland (1983) and Sarah Waters’ Affinity (1999). As we are working our way through the centuries, the course introduces students not only to this specific genre but also offers a first approach to some developments in literary history, contextualising the novels within the Victorian period, postmodernist writing and the neo-Victorian field of contemporary literature.
ANG 312 Doppelganger Fiction (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Markheim” (1885)  - please have a look at Ilias
and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
Joseph Conrad The Secret Sharer (1910) - have a look at Ilias
Lektor(en):
Caroline Lusin
Beschreibung:
Meeting your doppelganger – or being told you apparently have one – certainly makes for a fascinating, if rather uncanny experience: You are confronted with something ‘other’ that is still somehow part of yourself. Philosophers, scientists, psychologists and writers, too, have found themselves fascinated by the idea of the doppelganger from classical antiquity to the present. Although there is no such thing as a simple, straightforward definition of this concept, it is based not merely on the notion of similarity, but rather on difference. In literature, the motif of the doppelganger is thus frequently used to discuss notions of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ or to address the idea of identity, and to render them problematic.

In this course, we will examine the doppelganger fiction of three famous, canonical late Victorian and early modernist authors in which the motif of the doppelganger plays a crucial role: Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Markheim” (1885) and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer (1910). Drawing on the tools of literary analysis, we will explore how these authors conceptualize the idea of the ‘doppelganger’ and investigate the uses to which they put it. In order to come to a better understanding of these novels, we will take a closer look at their cultural and historical background and familiarise ourselves with different psychological and literary concepts of the doppelganger.
ANG 313 American Drama (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
Students will become acquainted with some of the most prominent modern American plays. They will practice the interpretation of drama, learn to analyze topics, characters, settings as well as dramatic techniques and discuss them in the context of American myths, ideologies, dreams and failures.
Literatur:
- Eugene O’Neill, The Hairy Ape
- Tennesse Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
- Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
- Marsha Norman, ‘Night, Mother
- David Mamet, Oleanna
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
This seminar serves as an introduction to major modern American playwrights. We will focus on their critique of American myths and American society. All the plays show a concern for the common man (or woman) and his or her failures which reveal the superficiality or downright falseness of the American Dream. Notions of historical innocence, the success story of capitalism, the idealization of family values, the utopia of social equality or educational opportunities are debunked. We will identify dramatic genres and techniques and analyze the major themes of each play in the context of American ideals and values.
ANG 313 Post/Modernism and the Human Subject (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
In this seminar you will practice and develop:
  • critical analysis and reflection of literary texts
  • interpreting literary texts through close reading
  • finding and applying theoretical concepts
  • developing and defending arguments and interpretations
  • basic as well as advanced knowledge of literary styles, genres, theories



 
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Without a doubt, the 20th century is the period which brought forth some of the most radical changes in mankind's recent history. Whether it is the collective and global traumas brought about by two World Wars, the rapid technological and social changes that resulted from the rise of capitalism and industrialism, or the far reaching consequences of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the following recession, subjects were indeed experiencing turbulent times. Naturally, the United States was a major stage on which these traumas, changes, and conflicts were influenced, explored and coped with. Within that context, literature played a decisive role as a medium for experimentation as well as reflection of ongoing events and enabled writers and readers alike to ponder new concepts of aesthetic representation, subjectivity, agency, and literary style. Over the course of the century, cultural expression experienced the rise of literary as well as artistic Modernism, with its agenda of radical breaks from tradition and customs through a vivid experimentalism, and the emergence of Postmodernism, which itself reacted to the radically altered post-WWII world while also continuing and developing co­unter-reactions to traditions and the perceived “normativity” or “conventionality” of modernist style. As a result of these developments, the representation as well as the role of human subjects and agency radically changed, allowing (or sometimes forcing) readers to question the primacy of traditional liberal humanism and its core values, an idea which is strongly supported by contemporary posthumanist theory.
 
This seminar will provide an overview of core literary strategies, tropes, and topics of both Modernism and Postmodernism by applying basic theoretical concepts to exemplary readings of short stories and novels by Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, John Dos Passos, David Foster Wallace, and Colson Whitehead. There will be a special focus on the role of the individual/subject within these works, and we will discuss the question of whether or not the works of modernist and postmodernist writers were already foreshadowing contemporary developments in the subversion of human agency and the emergence of posthumanism.
ANG 313 Realism (Proseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Proseminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
You will deepen your knowledge of American literature of the late nineteenth century.
You will become familiar with the theoretical framework of Realism.
You will be enabled to distinguish Ralism from Naturalism.
You will gain insight into the political events, the cultural phenomena, and the ideologies shaping the late nineteenth century.
Literatur:
William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham.
Edith Wharton. The Customs of the Country.
Abraham Cahan. The Rise of David Levinsky.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
As a reaction against literary Romanticism, Realism emerged in America in the time between the end of the Civil War and World War I. Following William Dean Howells's dictum to depict „life as it really is,“ realist writers focussed on verisimiltude, social learning experience, and on free will to deal with the forces shaping their age, such as  mass urbanization, immigration, race relations, urban middle class life and the rise of the Leisure Class.
ANG 330 Introductory English Skills, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Stephen Krug
ANG 330 Introductory English Skills, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
This course revises basic English writing rules. Emphasis is placed on word order, syntax and punctuation. Exercises are based on many common errors made in translating and essay writing: sentence fragments, parallel structures, the use of articles, and the sequence of tenses in time clauses. The course also concentrates on linking ideas and improving style.
ANG 404 New Theory of How Children Acquire Language [taught by M. Schiffmann] (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
This seminar will give you the opportunity to
  • get acquainted with an exciting, innovative theory of language acquisition (LA)
  • get an overview of other, competing theories of LA
  • acquire and demonstrate the ability to digest and present new linguistic data and theoretical concepts
  • discuss arguments that speak for and against diverse conceptions of LA in a relaxed atmosphere (as we dig deeper into the topic, you will learn that among various scientists, such debates can be quite heated), and
  • develop your capacities to work out and present your own point of view both orally and in writing, as well as to collaborate with others (not least because you can do joint presentations and write joint term paper).
Literatur:
Charles Yang, The Infinite Gift. How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World, Scribner, New York 2006, € 18,99; the book will also be available in electronic form to participants of the seminar. Additional material as we go along.
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
Beschreibung:
In recent years Charles Yang, a linguist and psychologist at Yale University, has developed an
audacious new theory of language acquisition which combines Noam Chomsky’s theory of Universal Grammar (UG) with Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
Starting from Chomsky’s idea that children are born with a full-fledged menu of all possible natural languages wired into their brains, Yang comes to the startling conclusion that the native languages we end up with are actually learnt by unlearning all the others. Just as certain organisms didn’t manage to survive their natural environment in the course of evolution, languages we once all carried within us as a potential – had I been born in Shanghai, I would now not speak German and English, but Chinese – are progressively weeded out by the linguistic data in our environment. Language acquisition is learning by “forgetting” what could  have been.
The seminar will be based on Yang’s book The Infinite Gift. As this well-written book is sometimes even a little bit too easy, I will also bring in parts of Yang’s new 2016 book The Price of Linguistic Productivity as well as other material. Check out my university website
https://uni-mannheim.academia.edu/MichaelSchiffmann for introductory handouts for each of the eight chapters of Infinite Gift. Some of these are already posted, and the others will be by the beginning of the semester.
ANG 404 Language and Marketing I (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
As a result of this course students will:
 
  • Have acquired basic knowledge in central areas of psycholinguistics and marketing communication.
  • Be able to recognize relations between semantic and processing structures in language and the effects of linguistically determined marketing/ advertising and market research instruments.
  • Be able apply this new knowledge analytically and constructively to solve authentic problems in market research and advertising.
  • Have improved their skills in reading and comprehending research articles, giving informative and concise presentations, working in teams effectively.
  • Have acquired the basic knowledge and skills to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret an empirical (experimental) study.
  • Have prepared a research proposal that builds on previous research and describes a feasible project.
  • Have practiced to conduct an empirical or experimental study in a team.
  • Have learnt how to document and present their research findings on a scientific poster.
Literatur:
A reading list (textbooks and empirical research papers) will be made available at the beginning of the course.
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
Beschreibung:
Marketing communication and research heavily rely on language. Advertisers use language to convince consumers to buy a certain product. Market researchers ask consumers what they think about a product or what kind of product consumers think they need. Obviously, the success of such marketing efforts depends on linguistic and psycholinguistic processes.
Recently, the application of psycholinguistic theory to marketing communication has become a topic of great prominence in the field of consumer behavior. The use of certain linguistic structures aims at increasing activating and cognitive psychological processes, or at measuring such non-linguistic psychological variables as attention, attitude and memory. In this course, we build up psycholinguistic background knowledge and simultaneously analyze how this knowledge has been applied to the marketing context. Selected topics are: 
  • Theoretical foundations of the interfaces between language, cognition and consumer behavior
  • How principles of sound symbolism and human word recognition can inform brand name construction
  • How needs, expectations and ethics determine the potentials and limits of subliminal advertising
  • How linguistic framing manipulates consumer decision making
  • How exploiting semantic relations provides structure for consumer learning
  • How flouting the Maximes of Conversation gains attention and raises awareness in behavioral change marketing
  • How conceptual metaphors in marketing communications realize heuristic and decorative functions
  • How bilingual language processing affects cognitive and emotional consumer reactions
  • How narrative structure in commercials affects memory and emotions
The course uses a practical approach and continuously shows how theory and research evidence are relevant to analyze and criticize authentic examples from marketing practice. Moreover, we work on three extensive case studies that allow students to integrate and productively apply the course content. The cases involve developing a brand name for a pharmaceutical product, building an awareness campaign for a non-profit organization and creating a story for a crowd-sourcing campaign of a start-up company. The cases simulate agency pitches where students work in small teams (agencies), present and competitively peer-vote to select the best campaign.
ANG 404 Linguistic Analysis of (Child) Literature (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you have a chance to …
  • learn about language acquisition, discourse analysis, and literacy.
  • practice the analysis of literary texts from a linguistic point of view.
  • apply knowledge and skills from earlier linguistic classes to the linguistic analysis of texts.
  • gain deeper understanding of how texts differ from spoken discourse.
  • understand how literature contributes to language acquisition and literacy.
  • practice your skills in critical thinking, academic reading, writing, presenting and teamwork.
Literatur:
To be announced
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
Beschreibung:
Why would a linguist be interested in child literature? Well, because there is great child literature that plays with language and is fun to read. Child literature is one of the important factors of children’s language acquisition and them becoming literate. There is ample of evidence that stresses how important being read to is for children’s development.
In this course we take child literature as a starting and focal point to think about and discuss discourse structure. Additionally, we will examine how (child) literature differs from spoken discourse and supports language acquisition as well as development so that the course brings together the fields of discourse analysis, language acquisition, and literacy.
Participants are expected to pursue their own (group) project and in this project you might also analyse other types of literature from a linguistic point of view.
ANG 404 [canceled/entfällt] (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
ANG 404 Language and Ageing (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
After completing this course, students will:
  • have an understanding of the basic terminology, including “language”, “aging”, “lifespan” etc. from a mostly psycholinguistic perspective;
  • have a general overview of the scientific literature on “language and aging”;
  • be able to read scientific papers and judge them critically;
  • be able to conduct their own, small-scale research project on the topic (from a psycholinguistic perspective).
Literatur:
Text book:
  • De Bot, K., & Makoni, S. (2005). Language and aging in multilingual contexts. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Papers/journal articles:
  • Burke, D. M., & Shafto, M. A. (2004). Aging and language production. Current directions in psychological science, 13(1), 21-24.
  • Kemper, S., & Anagnopoulos, C. (1989). Language and aging. Annual review of applied linguistics, 10, 37-50.
  • more tba.
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
Beschreibung:
Have you ever wondered what happens to language across the life span, in particular at an older age? Given our aging society, this question will figure highly relevant for years to come. In this course we will therefore look at the relations­hip between language and aging. Taking a dynamic perspective on language, we will discuss a number of important topics such as language and communication with the elderly, language use and language skills in healthy and pathological aging, resources in language and aging, as well as the currently hot topic in psycholinguistics on bilingualism and aging.

Each week a different topic will be discussed based on the core reading, i.e. a chapter from a course textbook or a selected research article, which will be made available. Also, each week a group of students will give a presentation on a chosen research paper referring to the currently discussed topic.
ANG 404 The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Grosjean, F. & Li, P., (2013) The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell

Pavlenko, A. (2014). The bilingual mind: And what it tells us about language and thought. Cambridge University Press
Lektor(en):
Agnieszka Ewa Krautz
Beschreibung:
This course will address various aspects of bilingualism from the psycholinguistic perspective. It will be initiated with a discussion of what it means to be bilingual for an individual as well as society. Also, ways of studying bilingual people in experimental settings will be discussed. Next bilingual speech comprehension and production will be of a major focus. Furthermore, aspects of bilingual reading, writing, as well as language acquisition will be tackled, before discussing bilingual memory, emotions and cognitive effects of bilingualism.

Each week a different element will be discussed based on the core reading, i.e. a chapter from the course textbook or a selected article. Also, each week a group of students will give a presentation on a chosen research paper referring to the currently discussed topic.
ANG 404 Code Switching (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
As a result of this course students will:
1. Have a basic knowledge of core concepts and theories used in code-switching research
2. Have improved their skills in discussing research papers in a group of peers
3. Be able to identify and describe typical code-switching phenomena
4. Be able to apply the theoretical knowledge to empirical data
5. Be able to document and present their research findings in oral and written form
Literatur:
A reading list will be made available at the beginning of the course.
Lektor(en):
Mareike Keller
Beschreibung:
In this course we will look at linguistic code-switching - the alternating use of more than one language in a single conversation. We will address social and pragmatic aspects of bilingual language use but will focus primarily on structural aspects (morphology, syntax) and the implications of a possible code-switching grammar for questions of language processing. We will explore code-switching as a subject of linguistic inquiry by reading seminal papers and discussing the theoretical concepts and approaches proposed. As part of the course requirement, students will also examine oral and written code-switching data for themselves in order to find out where the existing theoretical models and categorizations are useful, what their shortcomings are, and how you could describe and interpret the phenomena you observe in a linguistically sound way.
ANG 408 How new languages emerge (zu LAG-Rahmenthema Language Change) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Lightfoot David. (2006). How new languages emerge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lightfoot David. (1979). Principles of Diachronic Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lust, Barbara. (2006). Child Language. Acquisition and Growth. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Matras, Yaron (2009): Language contact. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.
McMahon, April (1994): Understanding Language Change. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Roberts, Ian G. (2007): Diachronic Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Thomason, Sarah G. (2001): Language contact. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University
Press.
Weinreich, Uriel (1953): Languages in contact: findings and problems. New York:
Linguistic Circle of New York (= Publications of the Linguistic Circle of New
York).
White, Lydia. (2003). Second language acquisition and universal grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lektor(en):
Carola Trips
Beschreibung:
Daily we can read in newspapers that languages are dying out but what they don't tell us is that new languages are constantly emerging as well. To understand how this can actually happen we need to know how languages change and how they emerge in children. So clearly language change and language acquisition are tightly linked.

In many generative studies of child language acquisition the focus is on successful language acquisition, i.e. how we can explain that children fully acquire the language of the adult grammatical system. But when it comes to language change we must admit that sometimes acquisition is not totally successful and that something went „wrong“. Niyogi & Berwick, two bright sparks from the MIT, called this „the logical problem of language change“ (1996). They noted that if every generation always successfully acquires the grammar of their parents, how is it then possible that languages change? Rather we would expect them to remain constant. Still language change exists constantly bringing about new languages. In his book „How new languages emerge“ (2006) Lightfoot tackles this question in an engaging way. In this seminar we will take a close look at Lightfoot's assumptions including the role children and adults play in language acquisition, the difference between E(xternalised)-language and I(ndividual)-languages, gradualness of change and spread of change.

Note that attendance of the first meeting of the seminar is obligatory.
ANG 409 Form and Function (LAG-Rahmenthema) (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Rosemarie Tracy
ANG 414 British Novels of 2016 (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Sarah Moss’ The Tidal Zone
Ali Smith’s Autumn
Zadie Smith Swing Time 
Kate Tempest The Bricks That Built the Housest
Lektor(en):
Caroline Lusin
Beschreibung:
Novels have always been a powerful tool of taking stock of a certain time and place. What perspective, then, do British novels published in the year 2016 provide on our day and age? What topics and current issues do they address, and to what purpose? What literary techniques do they employ to set in scene these issues? And what, last but not least, are the benefits of literature in particular as a medium for cultural self-reflection and social criticism?

            Though published in the same year, the four novels we will discuss in this class focus on very different aspects of contemporary life. Sarah Moss’ The Tidal Zone traces the impact which a life-shattering event has on a family; Ali Smith’s Autumn, hailed by critics as the first post-Brexit novel, is an elegiac meditation on change and death; Zadie Smith’s Swing Time deals with friendship and music; and finally, The Bricks That Built the Houses by rapper, playwright, poet and novelist Kate Tempest follows the lives of its characters in a low-life London “whose cocaine shimmer barely covers its grottiness and venality” (Preston). Each in its own way, these novels are ‘contemporary’ in the best sense of the word.
ANG 414 Paradise Lost in Context: John Milton between the English Civil War and the Restoration (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Please purchase and read the following edition before the beginning of term: John Milton. Paradise Lost. Ed. Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg.
Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:

John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost was almost immediately considered a classic at the time it was first published in 1667. Although the text is generally considered to be the greatest epic in the English language, the general acclaim has also led to the situation that its greatness tends to obstruct the view that this is an intensely political poem rooted in 17th-century culture and society. During the English Civil War and the ensuing Interregnum, Milton was one of the most important spokesmen of the republican cause and a defender of the rebellion against King Charles I. In the first years of the Restoration of the monarchy, i.e. the time that he wrote the poem, Milton’s life was therefore in grave danger.

Reading Paradise Lost against this background, the fact that Satan is the most fascinating and even appealing character gathers an immensely political dimension. Focussing on the main topic of freedom – free will and the freedom to choose –, we will investigate the poem’s many intertextual references: biblical, literary and philosophical. Furthermore, we will try to understand the epic against the backdrop of the social, cultural, and political conditions in which it was created.
ANG 414 London in a Day (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Texts:
Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway. Penguin Modern Classics, ed. by Stella McNichol & Elaine Showalter
Ian McEwan. Saturday. Vintage
A.L. Kennedy. Serious Sweet. any edition
Lektor(en):
Stefan Glomb
Beschreibung:
This seminar will focus on three novels – Mrs Dalloway (1925), Saturday (2005) and Serious Sweet (2016) – which share three conspicuous traits: they are set in London on one day, they employ modernist narrative techniques, and they contrast the lives of two characters, thus highlighting the fact that lives can be considerably different even if they are located in one and the same city. Our discussion will deal with the following aspects (among others): the reciprocal relation of London and literature, i.e. the idea that London is just as much shaped by literary texts as these are shaped by the city; the relation between the presentation of city life and modernist writing styles; the relation between the concentration on London and the depiction/criticism of modern/contemporary life in general. We will conduct meticulous close readings and complement these by discussions of secondary and theoretical texts.
ANG 414 Current British Drama (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Bola Agbaje’s, Off the Endz (2010)
Lucy Prebble’s, The Effect (2012)
Katherine Soper’s, Wish List (2016)
Martin Crimp, The City (2008)
Raman Mundair, The Algebra of Freedom (2007)
Lektor(en):
Caroline Lusin
Beschreibung:

Britain has a longstanding tradition of socially and politically committed theatre, but 21st-century British drama certainly stands out in its liveliness and variety. Young female playwrights from various backgrounds in particular have entered the scene with great success, such as the by now 35-year-old Bola Agbaje, 35-year-old Lucy Prebble and 25-year-old award-winning newcomer Katherine Soper.

In this course, we will discuss Bola Agbaje’s, Off the Endz (2010), Lucy Prebble’s The Effect (2012), Katherine Soper’s Wish List (2016) as well as The City (2008) by the established playwright Martin Crimp and The Algebra of Freedom (2007) by poet and artist Raman Mundair. Adressing a variety of topics relevant to our life today, such as terrorism, war and social injustice, these plays provide compelling portraits of the ‘state of England’ that are well worth exploring.
ANG 415 Toni Morrison (LAG-Rahmenthema) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Students will become familiar with the work of one of the most important (African) American writers of the 20th/21st century. They will identify major topics, especially regarding race, in the larger context of American literature, history, and culture, and discuss their deeper meaning. They will practice their skills in close readings of the novels as well as in applying theoretical concepts (related to race, gender, memory culture etc.) to individual texts.
Literatur:
The Bluest Eye (1970), Beloved (1987), A Mercy (2008). A fourth novel will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Please buy the Vintage editions of the novels.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Her eleven novels are characterized by a highly original imaginative power and a musical voice influenced by the oral tradition of African Americans, by the blues and jazz. Morrison investigates the history of African Americans, especially slavery, and its legacy for contemporary African American consciousness. She depicts the development of a black identity at various epochs and at various geographical places in the USA with a special emphasis on the categories race and gender. In the seminar we will focus on four of her novels und read them as impressive examples of African American endeavors towards an assessment of history and self-representation.
ANG 415 Herman Melville, Moby Dick (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Students will not only do a close reading of Melville’s master work, they will also discuss the novel in the wider context of religious, philosophical, aesthetic, cultural, and other topics. They will analyze a complex text from various angles and at the same time learn to think about the function of fiction and practice the skill of interpretation.
Literatur:
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick. Please buy the Norton Critical Edition.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
In Moby Dick, one of the major works of American literature, the narrator Ishmael tells the story of the mad captain Ahab and his monomaniacal hunt for a gigantic white whale who had bit off one of his legs. The multiracial and multicultural crew on board the Pequod sail the oceans of the world to find and kill the monstrous animal, following common whaling routes of the 19th century and obeying their captain’s increasingly insane commands. Moby Dick is not a traditional novel, but focuses on different issues without a clearly recognizable structure. Readers learn not only many details about whaling, they are also drawn into questions of “truth” in the mode of epistemological skepticism and invited to search for a possible meaning behind the veil of reality. In the seminar we will identify and analyze the many different issues of the novel: philosophy, religion, transcendentalism, economy, racism, history, styles and genres, structure, and others.
ANG 415 Self-Thematization: Autobiography, Life-Writing, Blogs, Self-Tracking (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this class you will become acquainted with a wide range of forms of self-thematization in American culture. You will learn about the historical context as well as get to explore the current forms of life-writing and self-tracking in the digital age. You will do research and possibly write a blog yourself.
Literatur:
The selection of texts will be mainly based on the Norton Anthology of American Literature.
Lektor(en):
Ulfried Reichardt
Beschreibung:
In this seminar, we will trace the development of life writing and self-thematization in American literature and culture from Puritanism to the digital age. We will discuss texts that delineate and explain the features, characteristics, and functions of texts that focus on the self – and in many ways, create a self in the first place. To achieve this, will read a wide spectrum of US-American texts throughout the centuries (such as Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin, Fredrick Douglass and Henry David Thoreau, Henry Adams, Anzia Yezierka and Zora Neale Hurston, Sylvia Plath, Frank O’Hara and Maxine Hong Kingston). In the last third of the course, we will look at blogs and digitally based forms of self-tracking, versions of self-thematization, genres and techniques that are still emerging and that can be explored through actual research on the internet.
ANG 415 Science Fiction (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Please buy a copy of the following novels:
Philip K. Dick. Ubik (1969); Octavia Butler. Kindred (1979); Margaret Atwood. Oryx and Crake (2003).
 
Additional primary and secondary Texts will be made available online.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Science Fiction is associated with nerds in pajamas; with ray guns and five-headed bug monsters from outer space. The genre is certainly all this, but it is also a playing ground in which writers have tested out the implications of societal change and scientific progress, have questioned the cause of history in alternate histories, and actualized utopian ideas; or expressed the pressing issues of their times in allegorical form.
Although sometimes considered a white, “male” genre (particularly in its “hard scifi” form), the freedom of constructing a future or alternate society unburdened by the oppressions of patriarchy and racism have attracted female writers and writers of color since at least the 1970s.
The course will try to provide a first overview of some of the main North American science fiction authors of the 20th century. Authors whose work we will discuss include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, and Margaret Atwood. We will examine the short stories and novels from different angles, focusing on their generic nature, their cultural historical framing, as well as their broader cultural and political “work”.

On top of the primary literature you will be expected to read a selection of secondary and theoretical texts, which will put the primary texts into perspective and prepare you to applying theory to primary texts, a skill central to writing your B.A. thesis.
ANG 415 North American Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature (LAG-Rahmenthema) (Hauptseminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Hauptseminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Participants will get to know a wide spectrum of American authors and their work – which are in some ways representative of American writing. You will learn to assess criticism, reviews, official statements and develop your own personal responses and discuss them in an engaging and critical intellectual environment. You will learn to distinguish between the literary field that decides about publication, fame and success – and literary merit. Also, you will practice your skills in critical thinking, academic reading, writing, presenting and in teamwork.
Literatur:
A reading list will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Lektor(en):
Ulfried Reichardt
Beschreibung:
In this seminar, we will read texts by North American authors who won the Nobel Prize in Literature – from Sinclair Lewis in 1930 to Bob Dylan in 2016. We will also have a look at their Nobel Prize acceptance speeches and attempt to find out what is the common thread that connects them (or if there is one at all). Thus, we will become acquainted with a good sampling of US-American writing (plus one Caribbean and a Canadian writer). The list is also symptomatic of who (and what ethnicity, gender, political position etc.) is seen as being of importance at the respective time that the award was handed out.
ANG 416 American Literature and Culture (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Students will gain overall knowledge of the main parameters of American literary history and will be able to locate important literary texts and significant cultural events within American history. The class is supposed to help participants to place more specialized seminars in American Studies in an historical context. For LAG students (GymPo “Überblickswissen”) it is mandatory.
Literatur:
To be bought: Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970). London: Vintage, 1994.
Lektor(en):
Ulfried Reichardt
Beschreibung:
(Wird bei allen LAG Abschluss­prüfungen in der Amerikanistik als Überblickswissen vorausgesetzt!)
 

This introductory lecture course will present a survey of the history of American literature and culture from its beginnings to the present. While contextual information will be provided, the main emphasis will be on the interpretation of individual works (novels, poems, films, other texts). The focus will be on Puritanism, the Declaration of Independence, Transcendentalism and Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. While literature will be in the center, the lecture will also discuss film, art, and music and locate the developments in the arts within wider political, social, as well as scientific and technological developments.
ANG 416 A Survey of British Literature and Culture (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Caroline Lusin
Beschreibung:
Bitte beachten: Für KandidatInnen der Gym-PO empfehlen wir dringend die Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung

Literature, in some sense, is like history: You need to know the past in order to fully understand and appreciate the present. And to some extent, literature is like an animal species: It changes and evolves in response to its circumstances. Historical events, such as the invention of the printing press or the French Revolution, had a profound impact on the history of literature, too. If you study literature, it is therefore essential to gain at least a rough overview of the history of literature as well as the key cultural and historical events that took place in each literary period. This is why taking this class is strongly recommended to all students of British literature even if it is not a mandatory part of your syllabus.

          This lecture will take you on a journey through the history of British literature from the Renaissance to the present, thus covering the time from the late 15th to the early 21st century. It will introduce you to the most important periods in the history of British literature as well as to central works of canonical authors. The course will combine lectures with interactive tasks. In each class we will trace the history of the period in question and identify its distinguishing features by reading excerpts from a specific text.
ANG 421 Ireland, Course A (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course, you will gain basic knowledge of Irish history. You will understand how Ireland became part of the United Kingdom and then how the South broke away to become independent. You will understand why there has always been a conflict of interest among the inhabitants in the island's northern province. You will also gain basic knowledge in areas of Irish culture such as music, literature and sport.
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
Beschreibung:
This course is an introduction to Ireland and is divided into two parts. The first part looks at the history of Ireland concentrating on the background to the Troubles. The second part deals with Irish culture and society today. Participants are expected to chose subjects for this part; which they will present to the class. The history of Ireland is presented in a reader, which will be distributed at the beginning of the term.
ANG 421 Exploring Canada - An Interactive Experience (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Philip Griffiths
Beschreibung:
Taught in collaboration with two Canadian universities – Guelph and Waterloo –, this course will explore a wide range of core topics that define the Canadian experience, ranging from concepts of Canadian multi-culturalism and ethnicity to representations of Canadian landscapes and environments.
 
We will not approach these topics in a traditional teacher-centred/classroom-centred way; instead, Mannheim students will be paired off with Canadian students from Guelph and Waterloo and will then explore a chosen topic (selected in the first week of class) together. Using a number of tools at your disposal – chat rooms, skype, twitter, blogs etc – you will exchange ideas online and lay the groundwork for a presentation on your chosen topic in the second half of term. In your interactive sessions, your Canadian peers will answer questions you have devised to shed light on your chosen topic; in turn, you will answer questions about German culture and society devised by your Canadian co­unterparts (all of which are German studies students). In this way, you will not only gain unique insights into what it means to be Canadian but also improve your English language skills and help second-language learners of German gain a sense of what it means to grow up and live in Germany.
 
Please note: Since we will be discussing the key features of the course in our first session, it is vital you come to our first lesson!
ANG 421 British Politics (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course, you will learn how Britain's system of government has developed over many years. You will get to know the institutions that form a part of this system and how they function today. You will gain an insight into the various policies of britain's post-(second-world) war governments and learn how divided all political camps are today after the recent „Brexit“ referendum.
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
Beschreibung:
This course is divided into three sections: the development of the British system of government, the British system of government today, and contemporary British poilitics.
The first section deals with British history with particular emphasis on events relating to the development of the system of government.
The second section looks into the role of Britain's political institutions as they are today. The functions of both houses of parliament are examined, as are the roles played by institutions such as the monarch, government and cabinet. Electoral procedure is also analysed.
The third section looks into the political parties of the UK and their manifestoes. The policies of various post-war governments are examined and important political issues of the day are discussed. Particular emphasis will be given to current developments after the recent referendum on the UK's future outside the EU.
A mark is given for the course on the basis of a mid-term essay and an end-of-term test.
ANG 421 Deutsch-Britische Beziehungen (Blockseminar) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
Die Seminar­veranstaltung behandelt die komplexen und vielschichtigen deutsch – britischen Beziehungen ab der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Nachdem diese Beziehungen lange Zeit überwiegend die Domäne von Herrschenden und offiziellen Regierungs­stellen war, werden sie seit dem Ende des 2. Weltkrieges von einer Vielzahl offizieller und privater Organisationen mitgestaltet. Im Mittelpunkt steht daher die Erarbeitung eines Überblicks über die historischen Gegebenheiten ( incl. ihrer Auswirkungen bis heute ) sowie über die staatlichen und nicht-staatlichen Institutionen und Organisationen in beiden Ländern, welche die bilateralen Beziehungen beeinflussen. Ferner soll der Versuch unternommen werden,   sog. „Nationaleigenschaften“ sowie Klischees und (linguistische) Stereotypien in der öffentlichen und veröffentlichten Meinung zu definieren und zu bewerten.

Das Seminar basiert auf englischen und deutschen Texten sowie auf englischsprachigen audiovisuellen Quellen.

Zur Lehr­person:
Studium der Geschichte, Politischen Wissenschaft und Anglistik an der Universität Mannheim. Nach Eintritt in den Auswärtigen Dienst u.a. Leiter der Presse- und Informations­abteilung ( Pressesprecher ) der Deutschen Botschaft London,  zuständiger Referatsleiter für die deutsch-britischen Beziehungen im AA Berlin und Botschafter im Nahen Osten sowie in Europa.

Formalien, Themenvergabe und Einführung in das Seminar in der 1. Sitzung am 24. Februar 2017.  
ANG 421 Ireland, Course B (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Ian Bailey
ANG 422 American Political Tradition (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Those who successfully pass the course will acquire a solid foundational knowledge of:
--the major chronological political developments and events in American political history
--the key political documents in the American tradition
--the institutional structure of the American system of government
Literatur:
The required text for the course is:

Donald T. Critchlow, The American Political Tradition: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. ISBN: 978-019-934-0057
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This seminar traces the course of American political philosophy and practice from the colonial era to the present and examines the contemporary political scene concerning major issues, political parties, and the results of the 2016 presidential race, among other topics, in order to understand the roots of American political ideas as well as how particular political ideologies and policies are faring in the current context.
ANG 422 Storytelling across Borders (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • engaging with international partners
  • working on a virtual team
  • applying theory to stories in order to get at some deeper levels of meaning
  • relating local and regional tales to a larger context
Literatur:
to be uploaded on ILIAS
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
The whole country is rife with demons, tricksters, giants and talking animals! Many American folk tales seemed to have sprouted up from the land itself (Paul Bunyon and his blue ox, Babe) other tales tell of hybrid cultures such as the African-American trickster figure Brer Rabbit or the Latin-American wailing visage, La Llorona, and still others come from Native American lore or even songs (John Henry). That these figures still populate the imagination is evident in the way they are still incorporated in the media today – TV shows like Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and  American Horror Story translate these traditional tales into today’s vernacular. Urban legends still persist in maintaining that some places are haunted by devil babies, serial killers and even Elvis.

This class will introduce these popular tales and myths so that we can enco­unter them in the US culture today. We will also work on techniques and theories to help us analyze these tales from the fields of social sciences and literature.
We have the chance to work with students from Drexel University in a Global Learning Program, students will be in virtual groups and exchange stories across borders. Each group will choose a myth, folktale and urban legend and explore it from both sides of the Atlantic. In a second phase, you will present your results to the class and write a short analysis of the story and its cultural significance.
ANG 422 The American South (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Those who successfully pass the course will acquire a solid foundational knowledge of:
--the major historical developments and events in the region from colonial times to the present.
--the evolution of the musical traditions of the South, blues, country, jazz, etc.
--the history of the racial dynamics of the region
Literatur:
The required text for the course is:
Oxford Book of the American South: Testimony, Memory, and Fiction. Eds. Bradley C. Mittendorf and Edward L. Ayers, Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.

ISBN: 978-019-508-5228
Lektor(en):
John Miller Jones
Beschreibung:
This course traces the history of what is perhaps the most distinctive region in the USA from its colonization to the present. Topics to be covered include the initial problematic enco­unters between Europeans and Native Americans, black-white race relations from slavery onward, the evolution of many if not all the styles of American popular music, and the region's art and literature.
ANG 422 American Gender Benders (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • you will learn basic terms involved with / describing the evolution of the concept of gender
  • you will be able to place key historical events and legislation involved with defining gender and regulating it in the USA
  • you will learn to apply theory to cultural events and media in order to gain a deeper understanding of the topic
  • you will practice research and presentation skills by selecting a weekly topic and acting as the discussion leader(s)
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
With the latest teenage make-up artist James Charles as the new face of Covergirl magazine, transgender models such as Hari Nef stomping down international runways and transgender performers such as Laverne Cox starring on Broadway - it is clear that gender boundaries in the USA are becoming more fluid. Recents debates about where transgendered school kids can go to the bathroom indicate, however, that not all Americans are comfortable with these changes. This course will look at the history of intersexuality in the US including examples from Native American cultures through to the Stonewall riots and up until the present day. We can examine how gender bending is shaping American culture on hand from media representation, as well as how discrimination against transgendered identities is actively shaping law. General theoretical concepts about gender performativity, cyborg and queer theory will be introduced in order to develop a vernacular to discuss historical and current topics. Examples of gender fluidity in film, TV, fashion and on social media will be used to base our arguments on.
ANG 425 Screening America on TV (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • become acquainted with the history of television broadcast in the USA including those who were excluded from the screen at different times
  • learn to 'read' a show using media terms
  • learn to work with film as a media by producing small segments
  • analyze the cultural significance of specific shows to US society
     
Literatur:
will be uploaded on ILIAS
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
This course will take a twofold approach to the television landscape in the US. We will examine how television itself and TV shows developed in the USA (from sports events, news coverage, series, etc.) and the culture this screening represents. Issues such as gender and ethnicity, as well as depictions of urban life, suburbia, life in the country / wild will be analyzed in order to assess what American TV broadcasts about the society. We will examine media theory as applied to specific TV shows in order to lay a foundation for our analysis. The roles of government censorship and corporate ownership will also be taken into account. Now that series are often not viewed on televisions, but on personal computers, phones and tablets, we can also attempt to grasp where the television landscape in the US is now and where it will be in the future.
Students have the option of not only analyzing TV shows, but also producing a film segment about your topic as part of your grade.
ANG 425 British Humour (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Philip Griffiths
Beschreibung:
British (or dare I say English) humour is revered around the world as a unique reflection of the quirkiness and inconsistencies of the British (or possibly the English?) character. In the course, we will treat British/English humour as a culture-specific artifact that can help analyse and situate British (English?) identity and history. (At this point, let me apologise for the British/English divide, but let me stress that it is a necessary step that will, I hope, be explained to your satisfaction  in the course). We will begin by dealing with theories of humour (the superiority theory, the incongruity theory, the release theory etc.) before moving on to a short history of British/English humour and a comparison between said humour (to avoid another British/English divide!) and German humour. The final part of the course will be taken up by an analysis of stand-out B/E comedy: Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, The Office, Four Weddings and a Funeral and more.
(P.S. I also apologise for the many brackets I used in this course description)
Course requirements will be discussed in class. A reader will be supplied in the first week of term.
ANG 428 Fach­didaktik II (LAG nach Praxissemester, MSc.Wipäd), Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
5.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you have a chance to
  • learn about and practice the tasked based approach to L2 teaching
  • learn about recent research finding  and prominent concepts in didactics
  • practice planning and designing a lesson combining literary, linguistic and cultural aspectssimulate a task and get feedback on this simulation
Literatur:
Will be announced shortly.
Lektor(en):
Ira Gawlitzek
Beschreibung:
Planning and teaching an English unit bears multiple challenges
  • planning structured and motivating lessons
  • training different skills of the students
  • enhancing the student’s language competence
  • addressing different cultural and intercultural topics
  • and of course fulfilling the requirements of the Bildungs­plan 
We are going to address the topics above by taking a recently published youth novel as a basis, for which we will step-by-step plan a unit that is then ready to use in class. An important aspect we are going to address is the combination of theoretical knowledge, challenging aspects of language teaching and your practical experience during your internship to create useful practical tasks.
ANG 428 Fach­didaktik II (LAG nach Praxissemester, MSc.Wipäd), Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
5.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
In this course you have a chance to
  • learn about and practice the tasked based approach to L2 teaching
  • learn about recent research finding  and prominent concepts in didactics
  • practice planning and designing a lesson combining literary, linguistic and cultural aspectssimulate a task and get feedback on this simulation
Literatur:
Will be announced shortly.
Lektor(en):
Frauke Fried
Beschreibung:
durchführende Lehr­person: Frau Frauke Fried


Planning and teaching an English unit bears multiple challenges
  • planning structured and motivating lessons
  • training different skills of the students
  • enhancing the student’s language competence
  • addressing different cultural and intercultural topics
  • and of course fulfilling the requirements of the Bildungs­plan 
We are going to address the topics above by taking a recently published youth novel as a basis, for which we will step-by-step plan a unit that is then ready to use in class. An important aspect we are going to address is the combination of theoretical knowledge, challenging aspects of language teaching and your practical experience during your internship to create useful practical tasks.
ANG 542 MAKUWI - Advanced Essay Writing & Academic Writing, nur FSS, Course A (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • you will have gained experience in writing various types of academic texts
  • you will be able to analyze a text on hand from its structure and style
  • you will be able to critique / review secondary sources on a key topic and express your opinion in academic terms
  • you will gain a sensitivity to some of the problem areas in academic writing presented in sexist / racist language as well as become acquainted with current buzzwords in the field
  • you will learn to apply these methods to your own research goals
     
Literatur:
One textbook that we will be making use of is: Academic Writing. 2014. Felicitas Macgilchrist. (Uni Tipps, Band 4087)
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
Academic Writing for Master’s students is designed to deepen writing skills that were developed in your undergraduate studies and introduce you to different forms of writing that you will enco­unter as you further your academic career. This could include writing abstracts, peer reviews, critiques, analysis of graphs / tables, research proposals and annotated bibliographies. Students will be asked to complete four writing tasks which will be graded and have the option of revising their drafts. Writing conventions, common pitfalls and gray areas such as the usage of ‘sexist’ pronouns in academic writing will be presented and discussed.
 
This course will work in tandem with the course: ANG 621 MaKuWi: Landes­kunde „Economy, Business, Society.“ Topics, articles, research papers, etc. from the course can be used for our writing exercises with the aim of deepening knowledge of these topics while considering ways to write about them. This will also give students the chance to engage with these texts from a different perspective, namely – the structure of the argument, register, logical coherence and genre.
 
Although ANG 621 is not a pre-requisite for taking this course, more attention will be given to the types of writing those in the MaKuWi program are likely to enco­unter – including using APA and MLA style guides.
ANG 542 MA LIMEKU Advanced Essay Writing & Academic Writing (Literatur), nur FSS, Course B (Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Übung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
  • you will have gained experience in writing various types of academic texts (including academic essays)
  • you will be able to analyze a text on hand from its structure and style
  • you will be able to critique / review secondary sources on a key topic and express your opinion in academic terms
  • you will gain a sensitivity to some of the problem areas in academic writing presented in sexist / racist language as well as become acquainted with current buzzwords in the field
  • you will learn to apply these methods to your own research goals
Literatur:
One textbook that we will be making use of is: Academic Writing. 2014. Felicitas Macgilchrist. (Uni Tipps, Band 4087)
Lektor(en):
Susan Montoya
Beschreibung:
Academic Writing for Master’s students is designed to deepen writing skills that were developed in your undergraduate studies and introduce you to different forms of writing that you will enco­unter as you further your academic career. This could include writing abstracts, peer reviews, critiques, analysis of graphs / tables, research proposals and annotated bibliographies. Students will be asked to complete four writing tasks which will be graded and have the option of revising their drafts. Writing conventions, common pitfalls and gray areas such as the usage of ‘sexist’ pronouns in academic writing will be presented and discussed.
 
This course will work in tandem with the course: ANG 602 Literature and ScienceTopics, articles, and texts from the course can be used for our writing exercises with the aim of deepening knowledge of these topics while considering ways to write about them. This will also give students the chance to engage with these texts from a different perspective, namely – the structure of the argument, register, logical coherence and genre.
 
Although ANG 602 is not a pre-requisite for taking this course, more attention will be given to the types of writing those in the LiMeKu program are likely to enco­unter – including using MLA style guides and secondary sources in literary analysis.
ANG 601 Language and Marketing II (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
As a result of this course students will:
  • Have acquired basic knowledge in central areas of psycholinguistics and marketing communication.
  • Be able to recognize relations between semantic and processing structures in language and the effects of linguistically determined marketing/ advertising and market research instruments.
  • Be able apply this new knowledge analytically and constructively to solve authentic problems in market research and advertising.
  • Have improved their skills in reading and comprehending research articles, giving informative and concise presentations, working in teams effectively.
  • Have acquired the basic knowledge and skills to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret an empirical (experimental) study.
  • Have prepared a research proposal that builds on previous research and describes a feasible project.
  • Have practiced to conduct an empirical or experimental study in a team.
  • Have learnt how to document and present their research findings on a scientific poster.
Literatur:
A reading list (textbooks and empirical research papers) will be made available at the beginning of the course.
Lektor(en):
Dieter Thoma
Beschreibung:
Marketing communication and research heavily rely on language. Advertisers use language to convince consumers to buy a certain product. Market researchers ask consumers what they think about a product or what kind of product consumers think they need. Obviously, the success of such marketing efforts depends on linguistic and psycholinguistic processes.
Recently, the application of psycholinguistic theory to marketing communication has become a topic of great prominence in the field of consumer behavior. The use of certain linguistic structures aims at increasing activating and cognitive psychological processes, or at measuring such non-linguistic psychological variables as attention, attitude and memory. In this course, we build up psycholinguistic background knowledge and simultaneously analyze how this knowledge has been applied to the marketing context. Selected topics are: 
  • Theoretical foundations of the interfaces between language, cognition and consumer behavior
  • How principles of sound symbolism and human word recognition can inform brand name construction
  • How needs, expectations and ethics determine the potentials and limits of subliminal advertising
  • How linguistic framing manipulates consumer decision making
  • How exploiting semantic relations provides structure for consumer learning
  • How flouting the Maximes of Conversation gains attention and raises awareness in behavioral change marketing
  • How conceptual metaphors in marketing communications realize heuristic and decorative functions
  • How bilingual language processing affects cognitive and emotional consumer reactions
How narrative structure in commercials affects memory and emotions­The course uses a practical approach and continuously shows how theory and research evidence are relevant to analyze and criticize authentic examples from marketing practice. Moreover, we work on three extensive case studies that allow students to integrate and productively apply the course content. The cases involve developing a brand name for a pharmaceutical product, building an awareness campaign for a non-profit organization and creating a story for a crowd-sourcing campaign of a start-up company. The cases simulate agency pitches where students work in small teams (agencies), present and competitively peer-vote to select the best campaign.
ANG 601 Sociolinguistic Field Work (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
The first part of the course is training; the second part of the course is conducting genuine research contributing to our understanding of the non-native forms of English. It consists of practising participant observation, carrying out sociolinguistic interviews and collecting experimental/survey data. The third part of the course is data processing and compilation; its tangible goal is to come up with a corpus of linguistic data revealing how innovative, ‘youthful’ features of English are adopted by the young people in Germany.
Literatur:
Schilling, Natalie. 2013. Sociolinguistic Fieldwork. [Key Topics in Sociolinguistics] Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
“Sociolinguistic fieldwork is perhaps the most mysterious aspect of doing sociolinguistics, the stuff of late-night in-group gatherings among the select few who have actually been there” (Coulter and Tagliamonte 2014: 3).
  This course is s step-by-step, exercise-based introduction designed to uncover the ‘mysteries’ of collecting sociolinguistic data, providing you with a unique opportunity to explore your own academic community – the University of Mannheim. The main goal of this course is to contribute to your ability to develop an attractive research question in sociolinguistics, to decide which method is best suited for addressing it and, more importantly, to determine the most efficient way to get to your gold – your data. While honing these academic skills, we discuss the techniques employed for collecting both spontaneous speech data and experimental/survey data.
For illustration, we will be practising collecting data suited for the investigation of quotative be like. Be like is an innovative strategy to construct dialogue in the discourse used by many young speakers of English all over the world: e.g. And I am like, ‘What are you doing here, man?’ Sociolinguists believe the advance of be like is one of the most dramatic language changes over the past 40 years. That said, two questions arise, „Which German learners of English produce be like in their speech and how do they use this language feature? More importantly, how do they evaluate be like as a linguistic variant?“
ANG 601 Corpus Linguistics (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
S. Hoffmann, S. Evert, et al. (2008 ): Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb - a Practical Guide,. Frankfurt am Main:Peter Lang [English Corpus Linguistics 6]
Lemnitzer, L.; Zinsmeister, H. (2010): Korpuslinguistik. Eine Einführung. Tübingen: Narr [narr studien­bücher]
Lektor(en):
Carola Trips
Beschreibung:
This class deals with corpus linguistics which is probably best defined (in broad terms) as a methodology to study language based on examples of authentic language use and which can be used in almost any area of linguistics. Due to advances in computer technology corpus linguistics has undergone a remarkable renaissance in recent years, since by using computers we can access large amounts of data (samples of speech) which allow us to investigate linguistic phenomena in a comprehensive and representative way. We will start out with the question „What is a corpus?“ and a brief overview of the history of this methodology. I will then introduce you to working with corpora and we will focus on working with the British National Corpus (BNC). Based on this, you will be instructed to work on your own research project where you will analyse one linguistic phenomenon and re-examine long-held assumptions about it by means of corpus data.

Note that attendance of the first meeting of the seminar is obligatory.
ANG 602 Literature and Science (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Texts:
Mary Shelley. Frankenstein. 1818 Text. Oxford World’s Classics, ed. by Marilyn Butler
H.G. Wells. The Time Machine. Norton Critical Edition, ed. by Stephen Arata
Tom Stoppard. Arcadia. Faber & Faber
Michael Frayn. Copenhagen. any edition
Nick Payne. Incognito. Faber & Faber
Lektor(en):
Stefan Glomb
Beschreibung:
The relation between literature and science has for some time been a closely researched field of study, investigating the following questions (among others): Does literature merely popularize scientific findings or is it a medium of knowledge in its own right? How do literary texts reflect on the fact that science has become a master discourse in our culture? Where do scientific studies employ devices that are usually considered literary? Ever since the beginning of what has come to be known as the Two Cultures-debate in the nineteenth century – the debate about the relative importance of the sciences and the humanities – the relations­hip between literature and science has been a potentially troubled one. The latest reincarnation of this debate was provoked by (some) neuroscientists a few decades ago, who claim that many philosophical questions (such as freedom of the will) are best left to the scientists, who will then dispose of them once and for all. The concerns sketched here will also inform our discussions which will primarily be focused on a historically and generically diverse selection of literary texts: two novels from the 19th century (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein [1818] and H.G. Wells, The Time Machine [1895], as well as three contemporary plays (Tom Stoppard, Arcadia [1993], Michael Frayn, Copenhagen [1998] and Nick Payne, Incognito [2014]). We will read the texts in chronological order.
ANG 602 The Quantified Self: Quantification, Knowledge, Media, and the Self-Theory and Research (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
The seminar will introduce participants to the theory and practice of life-writing and allow them to explore contemporary digitally based forms of self-tracking/self-monitoring as well as to experiment with these themselves. The course involves a higher degree of initiative and creative participation than a standard seminar, but the research methodology, academic inquiry and deep knowledge of a specific topic gathered will perhaps help you on your way to writing your Master’s thesis.
Lektor(en):
Ulfried Reichardt
Beschreibung:
In this seminar, we will focus on the current Quantified Self movement and take it as a starting point to explore earlier and contemporary forms of self-thematization. We will discuss a wide range of texts from Puritanism to the present (extracts), read theoretical texts that define autobiography, life-writing, and self-thematization, and think about the advantages and disadvantages of (self-) quantification. Moreover, you will also do research yourself – mostly on the internet (by investigating blogs and texts of Quantified Self groups, for example). The format of the seminar will be more experimental – including a student conference, invited speakers, and possibly the publication of texts online. Suggestions, moreover, are welcome.
ANG 602 Migration and Mobility (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lernziel:
Students will become familiar with basic concepts of place, mobility and migration in our globalized world. They will gain an understanding of the complexity of mobility and migration, their inherent power relations as well as their identity shaping functions. Students will further learn how to apply these theoretical criteria to a critical reading of fictional texts which highlight and problematize issues of mobility in our contemporary society.
Literatur:
Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide (Harper Collins); Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior (Harper Collins). Further novels will be announced in early February at the latest. Theoretical texts will be provided in the library.
Lektor(en):
Beschreibung:
One of the defining features of globalization is the mobility of capital, of goods or resources, of technology and information, but to a significant extent also of people, animals, plants, viruses and other living organisms. This mobility, faster and more pervasive than ever before, is experienced as an asset for certain groups of people, most of them affluent and educated, because it promises progress, development, an expansion of economic, cultural and other possibilities; but it is a very risky and often involuntary experience for poorer or disadvantaged people on the move such as refugees or labor migrants. Mobility is more than ever a question of power, determining who gets to move and who doesn’t. Contemporary migration and mobility have altered our sense of place. Place can no longer be seen as a stable entity with solid borders, but must be interpreted as dynamic, changing its shape and identity with the flow of migrating people, other living beings, ideas and objects. This seminar will analyze the function of migration and mobility in our contemporary globalized world: What happens to our sense of place with people freely (or not so freely) moving? What happens to the identity of people on the move? How do they connect to place when they move (or are left behind)? What power relations are involved in specific movements? How are race, class, and gender linked to migration and mobility? How do we have to interpret the significance of natural phenomena on the move (animals, plants, viruses) for ourselves and our community? In this class we will discuss various approaches to sense of place and to issues of mobility and migration by Doreen Massey, David Harvey, Stephen Greenblatt, Tim Creswell and others, and apply basic ideas and concepts to the interpretation of at least three novels: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide; Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior. Further novels will be announced in early February at the latest.
ANG 602 Shakespeare's Others (LAG-Rahmenthema) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Literatur:
Texts:
The Merchant of Venice. John Drakakis (ed.). Arden 3
Othello. E.A.J. Honigmann (ed.). Arden 3
Antony and Cleopatra. John Wilders (ed.). Arden 3
The Tempest. Virginia Mason Vaughan & Alden T. Vaughan (eds.). Arden 3
 Please make sure to buy these editions.

Secondary Literature: information at the beginning of term
Lektor(en):
Stefan Glomb
Beschreibung:
The works we will discuss in this seminar focus on cultural otherness, a topic that people are still familiar with today (perhaps more than ever), which is why these plays in particular seem to have a ‘contemporary’ ring to them. The characters and contexts differ, and yet it seems appropriate to class the plays under a common thematic heading, since all of them explore racism/marginalization/othering and do so not by simply taking sides but by revealing the logic underlying the conflicts that they stage. These conflicts take different shapes: a clash between Jews and Christians in The Merchant of Venice, between the black protagonist and (some of the) the white Venetians in Othello, between Rome and Egypt in Antony and Cleopatra and, finally, between Caliban and those who enter his island during the early phase of colonialism. What makes these plays particularly appealing and thought-provoking is the fact that they consistently undermine attempts to grasp reality in terms of dichotomies, in place of which they present a much more interesting and accurate picture. We will read the plays in chronological order and also discuss a number of secondary texts to gain a sense of the variety of interpretive approaches that Shakespeare’s works lend themselves to.
ANG 621 MaKuWi: Landes­kunde „Economy, Business, Society“ (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austausch­studierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Lektor(en):
Christiane Koch