“Admiration, antagonism & ambivalence” was what characterized British images of Germany before WWI according to the historian Richard Scully. This course explores representations of Germany, its people and its language, and how these images have changed historically. We will explore contexts such as Tatort, German citizenship classes, German HipHop, the World Cup, the German language according to Mark Twain, and stereotypes of Germany in the Anglophone press.
In other words, the course looks at how German culture and society is viewed from an outside perspective, and compares Germany to other Anglophone nations.
The assessment requirement for this Spoken English course is a 15-20 minute oral language test at the end of the semester, with the grade to be added to the result from Written English.
The course is part of admission "ang311 Sprachpraxis Spoken/Written".
The following rules apply for the admission:
Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
This setting is active from 19.09.2022 06:00 to 31.01.2023 23:59. At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
Subject is Englisch
Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
Subject is English Studies
Subject is Anglistik
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 23.09.2022 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
The enrolment is possible from 19.09.2022, 06:00 to 31.01.2023, 23:59.