Philosophische Fakultät

    English Language Programme

    Würzburg English-Language Programme:

    Intercultural Studies – Inside Germany


    Classes in Winter 2022/2023

    1. Through Disaster to Democracy Germany 1900 to 1970 (Vst.-Nr. 04000010/1. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from 18 October through 20 December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 8, Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    2. German Monuments reflecting State History III (Vst.-Nr. 04000010/2. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 19 October through 21 December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 8, Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    3. Baroque and Rococo Art in Germany (Vst.-Nr. 04000020/1. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from 19 October through 21 December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 14, Lecturer: Dr. Peter A. Süß M.A.

    4. The History of German Food (Vst.-Nr. 04000020/2. Gr.)
    Block course (21 Oct 2022: 2–4 p.m. online/02 Dec: 2–6 p.m./03 Dec: 10 a.m.–5 p.m./16 Dec [exam]: 2–4 p.m.)
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 14, Lecturer: Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A.

    5. German Inventions (Vst.-Nr. 04000030/1. Gr.)
    Monday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from 17 October through 19 December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 14, Lecturer: Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A.

    6. Crime and Punishment. German Historical Criminal Cases and Newspapers (Vst.-Nr. 04000030/2. Gr.)
    Block course (21 Oct 2022: 4–6 p.m. online/28 Oct: 2–6 p.m./29 Oct: 10 a.m.–5 p.m./16 Dec [exam]: 4–6 p.m. online)
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 14, Lecturer: Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A./ Lisa Stolz M.A.

    7. Spotlights on German Music History (Vst.-Nr. 04000040/1. Gr.)
    Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., from 20 October through 22 December
    Zentr. HS- und Seminargeb. – Room: 2.009, Lecturer: Alexander Hofmann M.A.

    8. An Introduction to the History of German Literature (Vst.-Nr. 04000060/1. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., from 18 October through 20 December
    Online-Class, Lecturer: Dr. Christina Schäfer M.A.

    9. From Rome to Maastricht and beyond: The History of the European Union (Vst.-Nr. 04000100/1. Gr.)
    Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from 19 October through 21 December
    Philosophie-Gebäude – Room: 12, Lecturer: Sabrina Hüttner M.A.

    10. Basics of Legal English (Rechtsenglisch I) (Vst.-Nr. 02601000/2. Gr.)
    Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 18 October through 7 February
    Alte Universität – Lecture Hall II, Lecturer: Rachel Zöpfl

    11. Special Topics of School Pedagogy (Vst.-Nr. 05033215)
    Monday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from 17 October through 6 February
    Bibliotheks- u. Seminarzentrum (Josef-Martin-Weg 64) – Room TBA, Lecturer: Dr. Matthias Erhardt

    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 2022/23: 30 September 2022,
    for Summer Semester 2023: 28 April 2023,
    for Winter Semester 2023/2024: 27 September 2023,
    for Summer Semester 2024: 26 April 2024.



    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:
    3. September–26. September 2022


    Das Büro ist zu nachfolgenden Zeiten nicht besetzt:
    3. September–26. September 2022


    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:
    17 October 2022 to 23 December 2022 in winter 2022/2023,
    15 May 2023 to 21 July 2023 in summer 2023,
    16 October 2023 to 22 December 2023 in winter 2023/2024,
    13 May 2022 to 19 July 2024 in summer 2024.

    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. 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