Courses

We offer several courses especially designed for exchange students and German students who want to make their studies a more interdisciplinary and international experience.

 

 

CRiSS – Contemporary Research in Social Science (Lecture Series, Summer Term 2018)

Members of the Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports present their current research projects and provide insight into their research activities.

A great variety of topics are covered in summer term 2018, including conspiracy beliefs and terrorist attacks, MOOCs, Burn-out, procrastination, youths and sport, human performance in outer space and under water, EU-Africa relations, European freedom of movement, unconventional political preferences, and more.

 

Everybody’s welcome!

 

The lectures are held in English to also enable an international exchange - with international students as well as visiting researchers.

 

CRiSS in summer 2018
Lecture series: Wednesdays 6pm, GFG 01-731, 2 ECTS

New in 2018:
There will be an accompanying tutorial with focus on science communication.
Tutorial: Wednesdays 4pm, GFG 01-611, 3 ECTS

Find out more and visit our website: www.sozialwissenschaften.uni-mainz.de/criss/

 

 

Tutorial – Techniques of Academic Work within the German University Context (Compact Course, Summer Term 2018)

Content:

The tutorial introduces students from abroad to the techniques of academic work within the German university context. By attending this tutorial students will be able to meet the formal requirements concerning literature research, oral presentations and term papers which are also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

Course work:

To successfully take part in the tutorial (3 ECTS) students have to fulfill the following requirements: Short oral presentation + term paper (focus on formal criteria) + class participation.

Course details summer term 2018:

  • On Fridays: 25th of May, 1st of June, 8th of June, 15th of June, 6th of July (shorter closing session)
  • 12:15 p.m – 15.45 p.m
  • Philosophicum, Room: P 206
  • 3 ETCS

How to register: Send an email to international.fb02@uni-mainz.de providing your first and your last name, your Matrikelnummer (if you already have one) and your field of study/your subject at your home university

 

 

The Social Scientist’s View of Germany (Seminar and Tutorial, Winter Term)

Seminar (Winter Term 2017/18)
Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.
The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one. To successfully take part in the seminar (5 ECTS) students will have to fulfill the following requirements:Oral presentation + written exam + term paper (incl. a draft) + class participation

Time: Wednesdays, 4.15pm - 5.45pm
Location: SB 2, Room 03-436

Tutorial (Winter Term 2017/18)The seminar will be accompanied by a tutorial (3 ECTS) introducing students from abroad to the techniques of academic work within the German university context. By attending this tutorial students will be able to meet the formal requirements concerning literature research, oral presentations and term papers which are also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

Time: Wednesdays, 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Location: SB 2, Room 02-146

The seminar and tutorial are open for all incoming students.

We recommend taking part in both the seminar and the tutorial.

 

How to register for the seminar and/or the tutorial:
Just write an email to international.fb02@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:

  • your first and your last name
  • your Matrikelnummer (if you already have one)
  • your field of study/your subject at your home university
  • if you want to take part in the seminar and the tutorial or just one of them

 

 

 

Beyond Clichés – German and international students in intercultural exchange (Intercultural training and media Project, Winter Term)

 

“Please continue to offer this course! It will be a great supplement to the regular course of studies for any student in Mainz by nurturing intercultural proficiency, understanding and tolerance. Our generation benefits and struggles with the burden and blessing of globalisation, therefore I think that this course is a chance for anyone to get a glimpse of the required skills connected to living in a thriving global community.” (Participant's feedback from Winter 17/18)

 

Aim:
We are keen to welcome students from Mainz and all over the world to participate in this comprehensive intercultural training. Students taking this course will team up in small groups to reflect on their own cultural background, how it is perceived by others, and how they in turn perceive habits shaped by different cultures.

Content:
Students get an insight into the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication and apply their knowledge to their own intercultural experiences throughout the semester. Students are sensitized to pitfalls lurking when encountering different cultures, are enabled to actively shape their own presence in international contexts and to engage successfully in intercultural situations.

Course work:
The course work consists of reflecting on your own intercultural experiences throughout the semester by keeping a learning journal and then turning what you have learned, experienced and reflected upon into a short video with the professional support of the ZAP media center and experienced tutors. This means collecting ideas, forming a film crew in small groups with different responsibilities, writing a skript, planning and conducting studio recordings, and cutting a short clip from the raw material.

Course details:

  • planned again for winter term 2018/2019
  • open to all JGU students
  • 3 ECTS and certificate of attendance

How to register:
Exchange students: Just write an email to international.fb02@uni-mainz.de providing the following information:

  • your first and your last name
  • your Matrikelnummer (if you already have one)
  • your field of study/your subject at your home university

 

JGU students: Please register via Jogustine.

 

 

More courses and general information

The Gutenberg International School (GIS) provides an overview of

  • special courses for incoming students in German and English (like the ones offered by our faculty described above)
  • regular courses offered in foreign languages
  • information on types of courses and how to find specific courses in the general course catalogue (as downloadable JOGUStINe Guide)
  • a list of Academic Advisors for exchange students - the people you need to contact in order to enroll

 

You can use JOGU-StINe for setting up your Learning Agreement without a JGU account:

  1. Click on "Course Catalogue" (or "Vorlesungen" in the German version) at the top of the page.
  2. Choose the respective semester on the left.
  3. You get an overview of all the faculties at our university. For our faculty, click on "Fachbereich 02: Sozialwissenschaften, Medien und Sport".
  4. After that you can choose the respective subject and courses.

Please check with your home university if and how courses can be integrated in your schedule (for example if you are not a student of the respective department).