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Courses Taught in English for Exchange Students

The following information is only relevant for exchange students. Students who do not come within an exchange agreement but want to apply as degree seeking students should see our information on English-taught degree programs.


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Paris 1919 and Beyond. How Post-war Order in Southeastern Europe was Imagined and Negociated.  - 10 ECTS - Thu 10 - 12 

The Centenary Anniversary of the Peace conference in Paris that ended World War One raises an especial occasion to evaluate ist outcomes for the post-war order in Southeastern Europe in a new light. The seminar offers the opportunty for a critical examination of various sources (memoirs, diaries, letters,postcards, conference minutes, fotos, etc) and new theoretical perspectives that allow a shifts of perception of Peace conference from Paris to the region. Visions, expectations and agendas of various state and non-state actors, such as institutions, groups, and individuals, will be thrown to the fore of analysis in order to depict how these wentalong, or clashed with the visions and rationale of the decison-makers in Paris. Last, but not least, the echo of Paris negotiations in the region, and back, will be depicted.

Please sign up by writing a short e-mail to svetlana.suveica@ur.de as soon as possible since class has already started.

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Small cities in Southeast Europe: Material, Spatial and Social Relations in a Historical Perspective - 7 ECTS - Mon 16 - 18

This Proseminar analyses the particularities of urbanism in small and medium-sized cities of Southeast Europe. These have been badly neglected in urban studies, although they account for a large part of the urban population and display patterns that clearly set them apart from the larger national and regional capitals. Their populations are shrinking and ageing, their industrial enterprises and built environment dilapidated and their political relevance minimal. The first part of the course looks into the historical processes of small-city urbanisation in the Balkans. We particularly analyse the belated but accelerated urbanisation of Southeast Europe under the ideological premises of socialist development and modernisation after the Second World War. The second part of the course analyses the legacy of socialist urbanisation in contemporary small cities of Southeast Europe, with a particular focus on demographic developments, the social and material value of the built environment, deindustrialisation, and political economy. The course will use case-studies of particular small and medium-sized cities in the Balkans from a wide range of disciplines (urban geography, sociology, urban history, anthropology) to come to a characterisation of small-city urbanism in the Balkans.

Please sign up via the online registration of the course catalogue as soon as possible since class has already started.

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Please Note:

English courses in Education not listed via the search function or the direct links.

The following courses will unfortunately not be listed in the online course catalogue if you use the "search for English courses" function or the direct links provided in other sections of this homepage:

We apoligize for any inconvenience caused.

Spaces available:

Identities, Stereotypes and the Concept of "Heimat" - Introduction to Methods and Theories of Comparative European Ethnology and their applciation to Bavarian Culture.   -   4 ECTS   -   Wed  14 - 16

Bavaria! That's all those weird leather-trouser wearing, beer-drinking, yodeling people that live in the mountains, right? -- Right?!

If you would like to find out more about real Bavarian Culture and your new hometown Regensburg, then why not join this course? It will introduce you to the methods and theories of Comparative European Ethnology and their application to multiple examples in the city of Regensburg. The course consists of a mixture of practical application and theoretical research.

Please sign up for this course by writing a short email to anja.geisenhof@stud.uni-regensburg.de  ideally before April 18th.

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Additional Spaces available:

The Book of Job - Seminar - 4 ECTS -  Wed  10 - 12

The problem of evil and suffering is universal. Why is there illness and death? Why are so many people hungry and poor? For thousands of years poets and wise in Mesopotamia, in Ancient Egypt and also in ancient Israel have struggled with these questions. The book of Job is the best known essay dealing with this existential riddle. It definitely belongs to the World Literature. In this seminar we will study the book of Job in its relation with its extra-biblical parallels.

Please sign up for this course by writing an e-mail to: erik.eynikel@ur.de
The application deadline has been extended until April 20th, 2019.

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How to Use the Online Course Catalogue (LSF)

If you have not done so, please check our section on how to use our online course catalogue and  download our short guide.

Two pieces of advice:

  • Please check the first line of the course catalogue whether you have opened the right semester. You can choose between different semesters!
  • When looking at course details, please always check the info under "Language of Instruction". The mere fact that the course title appears in English does not mean that it is also taught in English.

How to find courses taught in English

There are three ways in which to find lists of courses taught in English in the online course catalogue.

a) Using the main navigation and the heading
"Lehrveranstaltungen in englischer Sprache/Courses taught in English"

From winter semester 2018/19, you can find a direct link to courses taught in English as part of the main navigation page of the online course cataloge, heading "Lehrveranstaltungen in englischer Sprache/courses taught in English".

Please follow this link or go to:


--> Courses

--> Course overview

--> Lehrveranstaltungen in englischer Sprache/Courses taught in English

Important Note:
This section has been established very recently and not all courses could be integrated so far. We are working on completing the section as soon as possible!

b) Using the search function

You can create a list of all courses taught in English by using the search function.


--> Courses

--> Search for Courses

  • Then use "English" or "English/German" under the category "Language of Instruction"

c) Using the links provided

To make things easier for you, we have provided links to the search results of the departments which offer courses taught in English on a regular basis. For the moment, you can find them in the menu on the left under "individual areas".

Courses that are open to students from all degree programs:

The following courses are open to exchange students from all degree programs and will be offered on a regular basis.

Organized by the Center of Language and Communication (ZSK) :

Please note: For these four courses, you will need a password to register online. The password will be sent to all exchange students by the International Office. Please check your mailboxes!

Organized by German Studies:

Organized by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems:

Organized by History:

Organized by Media Studies and Comparative Cultures:

Organized by Political Science:

Organized by Musical Education:

Downloadable PDFs and Flyers

Here are some flyers that contain courses that are taught in English on a regular basis:

  1. UR International

Courses taught in English

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