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Study Program SoSe 2021

Programmes for Exchange Students (Incomings)

Programmes for Exchange Students (Incomings)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
10-76-4-D2-01Key Topics in Cultural History - Reframing Hollywood / C3 (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 10:15 - 11:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)
Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-4-D2/WD2-03Key Topics in Literature and Cultural History: Contemporary Crime Fiction/ C3 (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:15 - 15:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)

This course welcomes students who wish to complete the following modules:
B.A. E-SC “Key Topics in Literature”- D2-c; WD-2a and WD-2b
B.A. E-SC “Key Topics in Cultural History” – D2-a
Erasmus students and General Studies
Online course in the summer term 2021 – Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we will meet in weekly ZOOM sessions. Crime Fiction is overwhelmingly popular and yet, much of the narrative literature that involves crime of some kind or another is often not regarded as ‘literature’ at all. This course is designed to familiarise students with the contemporary critical and theoretical arguments concerning popular fiction and genre studies, as well as to enable all participants of this course to relate to the genre’s wider social, historical and political contexts while discussing the individual narratives in terms of form, language and imagery. Seeking to promote an analytical, creative and imaginative engagement with the complexities of literary and cultural discourses, we will focus on excerpts of both detective- or transgressor-centred narratives from the second half of the 20th Century onwards. These narratives include examples of the police novel (e.g. Ian Rankin); of female detectives and the feminist appropriations of the hard-boiled story (e.g. Sara Paretsky); of the psychothriller (e.g. Patricia Highsmith), of Afro-American crime fiction, here the examination of literary representations and other cultural manifestations of the Black Diaspora, discussing the relevance of this form of genre fiction to the Black experience of American Life (e.g. Walter Mosley), of Indigenous crime fiction (e.g. Thomas King), of the postmodern mystery (e.g. Paul Auster), and of representations of disability in crime fiction (e.g. Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series).

Please register on Stud. IP and explore the sections “Information” and “Schedule” on Stud. IP. for further details.
Requirements:
  • work through the weekly study units (ZOOM and podacsts);
  • in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material and course materials,
  • final exam according to module choice.

Reading materials (we will read excerpts of these novels but you are welcome to read these novels in full especially when planning a research project):
Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy, Faber and Faber, 1987.
Deaver, Jeffrey. The Bone Collector, Hodder and Stoughton, 1997.
Highsmith, Patricia. Strangers on a Train, Vintage, 1999, 1950.
King, Thomas. The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery, Harper Perennial, 2006.
Mosley, Walter. Devil in a Blue Dress, Serpent's Tail, 2001, 1991.
Paretsky, Sara. Blacklist: A V.I. Warshawski Novel, Signet Book, 2004.
Rankin, Ian. Knots & Crosses: Inspector Rebus Novel, Orion, 2005, 1998.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-6-C-01Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 14:15 - 15:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)

In this seminar, students get an introduction to the history of English, i.e. Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English. The course combines synchronous and asynchronous elements. In the second half of the seminar, we will study the major varieties of British and North American English as well as other world varieties with a focus on their structural and phonological features. We will follow the debates about English as a cause of language death, and talk about the place of English in language policies and language planning.

Dr. Ramona Kreis
10-76-6-C-02Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World / C (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:15 - 11:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)

In this seminar, students get an introduction to the history of English, i.e. Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English. This class is taught via podcasts and weekly discussions and tasks. In the second half of the seminar, we study the major varieties of British and North American English as well as other world varieties with a focus on their structural and phonological features. We will follow the debates about English as a cause of language death, and talk about the place of English in language policies and language planning.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-6-C-03Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World / C (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:15 - 11:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)

In this seminar, students get an introduction to the history of English, i.e. Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English. This class is taught via podcasts and weekly discussions and tasks. In the second half of the seminar, we study the major varieties of British and North American English as well as other world varieties with a focus on their structural and phonological features. We will follow the debates about English as a cause of language death, and talk about the place of English in language policies and language planning.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-6-C-04Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World / C (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:15 - 13:45 External location: online (2 Credit hours)

In this seminar, students get an introduction to the history of English, i.e. Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English. This class is taught via podcasts and weekly discussions and tasks. In the second half of the seminar, we study the major varieties of British and North American English as well as other world varieties with a focus on their structural and phonological features. We will follow the debates about English as a cause of language death, and talk about the place of English in language policies and language planning.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-78-4-FD2-1Digitale Medien im Spanischunterricht: Unterrichten mit dem Ipad

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum) (2 Credit hours)

Digitale Medien erhalten heutzutage Einzug in alle Lebensbereiche – nicht zuletzt auch in den Fremdsprachenunterricht. Die Frage, ob und inwieweit sich der Fremdsprachenunterricht im Rah-men der Digitalisierung verändert, wird daher im Zentrum des Seminars stehen. Die Studierenden sollen befähigt werden, digitale Medien, vor allem Webtools und Apps, sach- und fachgerecht in einen kompetenzorientierten Spanischunterricht zu integrieren. Insbesondere vor dem Hinter-grund, dass nun alle Bremer Schüler*innen über ein eigenes iPad verfügen, wird hierauf ein be-sonderes Augenmerk gelegt.
Um dies zu erreichen, wird aus wissenschaftlich-theoretischer Sicht die fremdsprachenspezifische Medienkompetenz definiert sowie der Umgang mit bereits bestehenden Angeboten an digitalen Medien geschult. Darauf aufbauend werden gemeinsame konkrete didaktisch-methodische Kon-zepte für deren Einbindung in den kompetenzorientierten Fremdsprachenunterricht mit dem iPad entwickelt. Die Studierenden bauen dadurch nicht nur ihre eigene fachspezifische Medienkompe-tenz aus, sondern werden in diesem Rahmen auch angeregt, ihr eigenes Handeln zu reflektieren.
Literatur und Seminarverlauf werden in der ersten Sitzung besprochen.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Grünewald
Corinna Sandkühler