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Master European-American Studies

Studien-/Prüfungsordnung

Studien-/Prüfungsordnung vor WS 2012/2013
Studien-/Prüfungsordnung ab WS 2012/2013


overview


Introduction

The Master of European-American Studies at the University of Regensburg is an international, interdisciplinary four-semester program that provides more specialized study of European-American relations in the past and present, as well as in a wide variety of contexts. Topics in fields of research such as political science, history, economy, literature, culture and language are analysed from a comparative, transnational perspective. This M.A. program includes an internship and focuses on a scholarly understanding of, and research expertise in, the field of European-American relations.


Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have an above-average first academic degree completed in a program with components related to the study of North America and Europe—usually a B.A. or equivalent, or a higher academic degree.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate their aptitude for  the American Studies graduate program. See application documents and procedures below.
  • Applicants must possess an excellent command of English at level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or higher (or equivalent).

Structure

  • 4 semesters /120 CP in 5 modules in (including M.A. thesis)
  • 10 courses + M.A. thesis + practical or project component
  • interdisciplinary and/or international component through internships

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Start

every winter term


Contact

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

Chair of American Studies

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3477/78

Fax: 0941-943 3590

E-Mail: american.studies@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

American Studies

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3477/76

Fax: 0941-943 3590

E-Mail: american.studies@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

Institute of Political Science

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3553/55

E-Mail: stephan.bierling@politik.uni-regensburg.de

Website:

amerikanistik.uni-r.de

Application


Application deadline

  • 1 June


Application Documents

  • B.A.-certificate (or equivalent): If the B.A.-certificate is not yet available, applicants need to include an official transcript of at least 150 credit points or of 5/6 of the required courses and exams of their program.
  • a cover letter in English (approx. two pages) that outlines the applicant’s motivation for applying for the Regensburg MA program in European-American Studies as well as the relevance of this program for the applicant’s professional and academic goals
  • a subject-based essay in English of 12,000-15,000 characters (including blanks). Please note: The topic will be posted at the American Studies website (here!) by April 15. Essay topic 2016 (MEAS):

    The United States has often been referred to as a ‘nation of immigrants,’ and forced as well as voluntary migrations have played crucial roles in American history. Select one present or past phenomenon relating to European-American migration from the fields of (popular) culture, politics, social life, history, economy, or the arts and discuss how it negotiates the national narrative of the United States as a ‘land of immigrants.’

  • documentation of relevant stays abroad
  • documentation of relevant academic and extra-curricular activities such as internships, projects, etc. 
  • a transcript of academic records, citing attended courses and documenting hitherto achieved credit points (at least 150 credit points ECTS) as well as the applicant’s grade average
  • English language certificate (level C1 or equiv.)
  • school-leaving certificate (high school or equiv.)
  • CV (including the exact titles + grades of the applicant’s qualifications as well as the full name of the university)
  • any other relevant certificates
  • international students: additional mandatory application form(s) and further information e.g. on tuition fees: see http://www.uni-regensburg.de/international/akademisches-auslandsamt/incomings/index.html

 

Please note that the MA program in European-American Studies is an English-language program. Although German-language proficiency is not required, it is advisable to have basic or advanced German language skills. An advanced command of German will allow students to benefit from the full interdisciplinary range of the program and attend classes in related disciplines.

Please send your complete application documents by post to the following address:

  Department of English and American Studies

  —Studienorganisation (M.A.-application)—

  University of Regensburg

  93040 Regensburg

  Germany

 For further information and updates on procedures etc., please check the following websites:

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/language-literature-culture/american-studies/index.html

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/sprache-literatur-kultur/anglistik-amerikanistik/studieninteressenten/m-a-master-of-arts-/index.html


Links:

Please visit the International Office’s website for non-program-specific information on application procedures:

Graduate Studies—International Students

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/ur-international/international-students/application-admission-registration/graduate-programmes/index.html

“Bildungsinländer”

 http://www.uni-regensburg.de/international/internationale-studierende/bewerbung-zulassung-einschreibung/antragstellung/index.html#Bildungsinlaender_Bildungsauslaender

APS Certificate

 http://www.uni-regensburg.de/international/internationale-studierende/download/index.html

Download Brochure “First Steps”

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/international/internationale-studierende/medien/dokumente/ersteschritte_07_2011-engl_webversion.pdf

 


 

Contact:

 

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

Chair of American Studies

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3477/78

Fax: 0941-943 3590

E-Mail: american.studies@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

American Studies

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3477/76

Fax: 0941-943 3590

E-Mail: american.studies@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

Institute of Political Science

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-943 3553/55

E-Mail: stephan.bierling@politik.uni-regensburg.de

 

Website: www-amerikanistik.uni-regensburg.de


Curriculum

Modulbeschreibung

Kernmodul: Issues and Skills (EAS-M 30)
Readings in European-American Relations 2 SWS 8 LP
Fundamentals: Approaches, Concepts, Theories 2 SWS 8 LP
Academic Writing 2 SWS 4 LP
6 SWS 20 LP
Vertiefungsmodul: Special Themes and Topics (EAS-M 31)
Seminar aus dem Themenbereich European-American Cultural Relations 2 SWS 10 LP
Vorlesung aus dem Themenbereich International Politics 2 SWS 8 LP
Cultural Studies Kurs aus dem Themenbereich European-American Studies 2 SWS 8 LP
Vorlesung oder Seminar aus einem frei wählbaren amerika- oder europabezogenen Themenkontext 2 SWS 8 LP
8 SWS 34 LP
Eines der folgenden Profilmodule:
   - EAS-M 32: Language Relations
   - EAS-M 33: Literatures and Cultures
   - EAS-M 34: History, Politics, Business
Für Profilmodul EAS-M 32: 3 Veranstaltungen aus dem Themenbereich der
europäisch-amerikanischen Sprachbeziehungen
á 2 SWS 8 LP
Für Profilmodul EAS-M 33: 3 Veranstaltungen aus dem Themenbereich der
europäisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen in Literatur und Kultur
á 2 SWS 7 LP
Für Profilmodul EAS-M 34: 3 Veranstaltungen aus dem Themenbereich der
europäisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen in Geschichte oder Politik oder Wirtschaft
á 2 SWS 7 LP
6 SWS 24 LP
Projekt- bzw. Praxismodul (EAS-M 35)
Praktikum in einem Bereich mit europäisch-amerikanischem Bezugsrahmen / in den USA oder Europa mit Dokumentation / Bericht 12 LP
12 LP
Forschungsmodul mit Masterarbeit (EAS-M 36)
Research Workshop / Blockseminar mit Präsentationen zu Master-Arbeiten  6 LP
Master-Arbeit 24 LP
30 LP

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