Philosophische Fakultät

    English-Language Programme

    Würzburg English-Language Programme:

    Intercultural Studies – Inside Germany


    Classes in Winter 2019/2020

    1. German World Cultural Heritage (Vst.-Nr. 04000010/1. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from 15th October through 17th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 18
    Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    2. Baroque and Rococo Art in Germany (Vst.-Nr. 04000020/1. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 16th October through 18th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 20
    Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    3. The History of German Food (Nr. 04000020/2. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 12 noon to 2 p.m., from 16th October through 18th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 20
    Lecturer: Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A.

    4. Röntgen, Einstein, and 105 Others: Würzburg, Germany, and the Nobel Prize (Nr. 04000030/1. Gr.)
    Monday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., from 14th October through 16th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 19
    Lecturer: Lisa Stolz B.A.

    5. Film Highlights of the 20th Century – an Introduction to the History of German Film (Nr. 04000050/1. Gr.)
    Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 14th October through 16th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 18
    Lecturer: Dr. Lisa Herrmann-Fertig M.A.

    6. An Introduction to the History of German Literature (Nr. 04000060/1. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., from 15th October through 17th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 21
    Lecturer Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A.

    7. From Rome to Maastricht and beyond: The History of the European Union (Nr. 04000100/1. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 16th October through 18th December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room 18
    Lecturer: Sabrina Hüttner M.A.

    8. An Introduction to German Law (Vst.-Nr. 02673000/1. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 16th October through 5th February 2020
    Alte Universität – Lecture Hall IV
    Lecturer: Dr. Karin Linhart LL.M.

    9. Basics of Legal English (Rechtsenglisch I) (Vst.-Nr. 02601000/3. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 12 / noon to 2 p.m., from 15th October 2019 through 4th February 2020
    Neue Universität – Lecture Hall 126
    Lecturer: Rachel Zöpfl

    All classes are worth 3 ECTS-points.


    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 2019/2020: 27 September 2019,
    for Summer Semester 2020: 1 May 2020,
    for Winter Semester 2020/21: 25 September 2020,
    for Summer Semester 2021: 30 April 2021.



    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


    Dr. Süß is out of office:

    6th April through 17th April 2020


    Das Büro ist zu nachfolgenden Zeiten nicht besetzt:

    6. April 2020 - 17. April 2020


    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:

    14 October 2019 to 20 December 2019 in winter 2019/2020,
    18 May to 24 July 2020 in summer 2020,
    12 October 2020 to 18 December 2020 in winter 2020/2021,
    17 May to 23 July 2021 in summer 2021.

    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.


    Classes Offered or Projected

    Classes Offered or Projected at Present