This course gives students the opportunity to explore current culturally relevant issues and topics. Through exposure to a variety of media outlets, students will gain a better understanding of how the United States sees itself and how cultural questions are being approached. Course participants will determine the foci of the topics covered (e.g. education, health, the arts) and address them in persuasive/argumentative presentations. In addition, participants will individually explore an additional relevant cultural issue. Both activities will provide students with ample material to strengthen their discussion skills, to further develop their presentation and language skills, as well as to expand their knowledge on current culturally relevant topics. Please note that 1) this course does not focus on the political aspects of the issues, and 2) this course is open to students who have already taken the other course with a focus on sociopolitical perspectives.
Students from the second term onwards: Please register by 30 September 2016 using the printed form you can find at "Weitere Links" (see top of page).
Exchange students only: Please register by 13 October (4pm) via email to email@example.com