Würzburg English-Language Programme:

Intercultural Studies – Inside Germany



Classes in Summer 2017

1. German Monuments reflecting State History I (Vst.-Nr. 04000010)
Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from 16th May through 18th July
Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

2. German History and Constitution (Vst.-Nr. 04000020)
Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 17th May through 19th July
Philosophie-Gebäude – Room HS (= lecture hall) 18
Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

3. The German Culture of Remembrance - Examples and Problems (Vst.-Nr. 04000030)
Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 19th May through 21st July
Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
Lecturer: Johannes Schellakowsky M.A.

4. From Rome to Maastricht and beyond: The History of the European Union (Vst.-Nr. 04000040)
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 18th May through 20th July
Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 13
Lecturer: Sabrina Hüttner M.A.

5. Cross-Cultural Impressions: Germans in America, Americans in Germany (Vst.-Nr. 0409905)
Monday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 22nd May through 24th July
Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
Lecturer: Molina Klingler B.A.

6. Basics of Legal English (Vst.-Nr. 0260100)
Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., from 16th May through 18th July
Paradeplatz 4 – Lecture Hall Seminarraum 101
Lecturer: Jennifer Allison J.D. (Harvard Law School)

7. European Macropolitics (Vst.-Nr. 10119070)
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., from 25th April through 25th July
Neue Universität (Sanderring 2) – HS (= lecture hall) 413
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger

8. Introduction to Bohemian history from Middle Ages to 19th century (Vst.Nr. 04071000)
15th May, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 24
17th May, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Zentr. HS- und Seminargeb. – Room (= lecture hall) 1.002
19th May, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 24
20th May, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 24
24th May, 6- p.m. to 9 p.m., Zentr. HS- und Seminargeb. – Room (= lecture hall) 1.002
26th May, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 24
Lecturer: Dr. Jana Vojtísková (ERASMUS-Lecturer) 


Vorlesungsverzeichnis / Class Schedule

Next Term's Projected Classes



Application Form

For participation please fill in the application form below and send it back to the programme responsible.

Application Form

For more detailed information, please refer to the below mentioned contact.

Application Deadline
for Summer Semester 2017: 28 April 2017,
for Winter Semester 2017/2018: 29 September 2017,
for Summer Semester 2018: 27 April 2018,
for Winter Semester 2018/2019: 28 September 2018.




Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.
Dean's Office Faculty of Philosophy
University of Würzburg
Am Hubland 97074 Würzburg

Room 7 / U / 1
Phone: ++49 (0) 931 – 31-80781 or -31-85656
Fax:     ++49 (0) 931-31-84601
peter.suesz@uni-wuerzburg.de or amerikanistik@uni-wuerzburg.de


Dr. Süß is out of office from April 10th until April 21th 2017.


Das Büro ist in der Zeit vom 10.04.2017 bis einschl. 21.04.2017 nicht besetzt.



Key Facts and Objectives

The programme is addressed to students from all countries and disciplines who wish to augment their intercultural skills and to gain a better understanding of Germany as their host country

One-semester course programme fits into ten-week period:

15 May to 21 July in Summer 2017,
12 October to 20 December in Winter 2017/2018,
14 May to 20 July 2018,
15 October to 21 December in Winter 2018/2019.

One-year stay, equivalent to two complete semesters, optional

Classes open to both students from abroad and German students of the University of Würzburg

Participants free to select and attend one or more classes according to their preferences and interests

Interdisciplinary and internationally orientated classes designed to promote intercultural competence and advance more profound insights into key aspects of German civilization:
History, Politics, the Law, the Economy, the Arts, etc.

Opportunity to interact and enhance/practice English-language proficiency inside and outside of the classroom

Language of instruction: English

Practical German language classes (German as a foreign language) during or in-between semesters optional, (taught by the Zentrum für Sprachen, Am Hubland, Matthias Lexer Weg 25, 97074 Würzburg, Phone: ++49 (0) 931 – 31-85659, Fax: ++ 49 (0) 931 – 31-85698, zfs@uni-wuerzburg.de)





Classes may be taken for credit within the framework of modularized study programmes, e. g. the BA, but the programme as such does not offer an own final graduation (BA, MA).

Acquisition of language requirement

Preparation for prolonged stay in Germany

Supplementation of individual academic careers

Preparation for national and international careers in both academic and non-academic sectors, meeting the demands of careers requiring expertise in multi- and transnational contexts

Potential non-academic employers placing emphasis on intercultural experience include museums, festival organization, the media and publishing, advertising and public relations, consulting, international organizations and government organizations dealing with cultural relations, as well as multinational private business companies in various areas of industry.




The programme is taught by specialists in their various disciplines. Instructors have a wide range of specializations and cultural interests and encourage trans- and interdisciplinary approaches in classwork.
The main staff of the programme comprises the following persons:

Programme Director: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.



Requirements and Admission

The programme invites all students intending to spend a study-abroad semester/year at the University of Würzburg or already registered there, irrespective of their chosen courses of study. Excellent English-language skills constitute the sole precondition for participation in the programme. These skills can be documented by a Bachelor of Arts degree in English or American Studies, by the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an equivalent language certificate. A good command of German is helpful but not obligatory.
Prospective students are expected to have a distinctive interest in the field of intercultural studies and in the relevant areas of German culture.

Examination Requirements:

  • Regular attendance, session minutes and two written papers, or
  • Regular attendance, three written papers, or
  • Regular attendance, session minutes and written exam, or
  • Regular attendance, term paper and oral presentation in class.

Eagerly interested students may optionally increase the number of credit points procured by the classes in submitting an additional term paper.



Additional Offers

Every semester the programme offers also extracurricular activities. Manifold events outside the classroom include receptions by state authorities and visits to local museums, as well as guided tours and excursions (e.g., to Bamberg). Social life is fostered by a wine tasting and a brewery visit.

Reception of “WELP”-students by Dr. Paul Beinhofer (1st person on the left),
Governor of Lower Franconia, on November 28th, 2012. Photo: Lydia Neubert.

Classes Offered or Projected

Classes Offered or Projected at Present