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    Faculty of Arts. Historical, Philological, Cultural and Geographical Studies

    Würzburg English-Language Programme:

    Intercultural Studies – Inside Germany


    Classes in Winter 2017/2018

    1. German Monuments reflecting State History II (Vst.-Nr. 04000010)
    Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from 17th October through 19th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
    Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    2. German History: A concise View onto its first Millennium I (Vst.-Nr. 04000020)
    Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 18th October through 20th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room HS (= lecture hall) 18
    Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    3. Spotlights on German Music History (Vst.-Nr. 04000030)
    Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 18th October through 20th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
    Lecturer: Lisa Herrmann 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 12th October through 14th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room (= lecture hall) 18
    Lecturer: Sabrina Hüttner M.A.

    5. An Introduction to German Law (Vst.-Nr. 02673000)
    Thursday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 19th October through 14th December
    Alte Universität – Room (= lecture hall) III
    Lecturer: Dr. Karin Linhart

    6. Basics of Legal English (Rechtsenglisch I – Gruppe 5) (Vst.-Nr. 02601000)
    Tuesday, 4 p.m.to 6 p.m., from 17th October through 17th December
    Paradeplatz 4, Seminarraum 101
    Lecturer: Dr. Karin Linhart

    7. Medical Ethics in Germany (Vst.-Nr. 04000080)
    Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., from 18th October through 20st December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 19
    Lecturer: Dr. Alexander Pyrges

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

    for Summer Semester 2019: 26 April 2019.



    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:
    27th December  2017 until 5th January  2018
    15th January  2018
    26th March until 6th April 2018.


    Das Büro ist zu nachfolgenden Zeiten nicht besetzt:
    27.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
    26.03.2018 - 06.04.2018

    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:

    12 October to 20 December in Winter 2017/2018,
    14 May to 20 July 2018,
    15 October to 21 December in Winter 2018/2019,
    13 May to 19 July in Summer 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 for exchange students 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)

    Intensive Courses “German as a Foreign Language” which are designed to systematically prepare participants for the German Language University Entrance Examination for Foreign Candidates (DSH – Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) are offered every month (organised by Universität Würzburg GmbH für Bildungs- und Campusdienstleistungen, Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg, Phone: ++49 (0)931 – 31-86613, info@deutschkurs-uni.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



    Philosophische Fakultät (Historische, Philologische, Kultur- und Geographische Wissenschaften)
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 931 31-85221
    Fax: +49 931 31-84601

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    Hubland Süd, Geb. PH1